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Gianluigi Nuzzi, la bête noire du Vatican

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Philippe Ridet in LE MONDE | 
Il est celui par qui les VatiLeaks arrivent. Dans un nouvel ouvrage, le journaliste italien lève le voile sur des abus sexuels commis au sein du Saint-Siège.

Enfant, Gianluigi Nuzzi faisait sonner les cloches de la petite église du village du Frioul où il passait ses vacances.

A l’école élémentaire, à Milan, la ville où il réside toujours, il avait pour institutrice une cousine d’Albino Luciani, cardinal de Venise, qui deviendra pape sous le nom de Jean Paul Ier, le 26 août 1978, avant de s’éteindre subitement 33 jours et six heures de règne plus tard. « Elle nous parlait souvent de lui, de son sourire, de sa simplicité. »

S’il tient tant à ces petits détails, c’est qu’il entend souligner – alors qu’est sorti, le 9 novembre, en Italie et en France, Péché originel (Flammarion), son quatrième livre de révélations sur les dessous du Vatican – qu’il n’a rien contre la religion catholique en général ni contre les papes en particulier.

« On peut être baptisé, avoir la foi et enquêter sur les institutions religieuses, je ne vois pas le problème. »

« Le Vatican est un lieu de secrets qui sont autant d’armes pour contrer l’autorité du pape. » Gianluigi NuzziAprès avoir scruté le fonctionnement suspect de l’Institut pour les œuvres de religion (IOR), autrement dit la « banque du pape » par laquelle ont transité l’argent de la Mafia et les pots-de-vin des hommes politiques (Vatican SA, éd. Hugo et Cie, 2011) ;

Après avoir expertisé la gestion désinvolte des finances de l’Etat du Saint-Siège (Sa Sainteté, scandale au Vatican, éd. Privé, 2012) – un scandale qui aurait mené Benoît XVI à se retirer ; mis au jour une vaste affaire de détournement de fonds destinés aux indigents (Chemin de croix, Flammarion, 2015),

le journaliste révèle cette fois rien moins que des abus sexuels qui se seraient déroulés au pré-séminaire Saint-Pie-X, à l’ombre de la coupole de la basilique Saint-Pierre et à seulement quelques mètres de la résidence Sainte-Marthe, où loge François depuis le début de son pontificat.

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Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 101

Note 1: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains months-old events that are worth refreshing your memory

All Lebanon political parties are Isolationists and family related. The couple ideological ones are isolationists in practice. Hezbollah is the only organization in active transformation.

The Lebanese considers the whole world a small town: Symptom of ” oversize grandeur”

Back home, the Lebanese subdivides his small town to fit his tiny stature.

A radically different idea of humanity that exposes how origin myths mystify, disguise global power, rapacious exploitation, poverty, the worldwide oppression of women and girls, and of course massive, accelerating inequalities

Parfois, je monte l’ annesse Lucy de Kornet Chehwan fi al montazah, et je comprend “Le bonheur est le chemin, pas la destination”. J’ ai l’impression que je suis le seul adulte a monter Lucy. Les gamines sont les clients preferes de Lucy and its Free. Les gamins sont rare a essayer le trajet: ils se censurent eux-memes: Peut-etre ce n’ est plus une affair d’ hommes? Le guide Ma7moud me raconte des histiores et je lui donne un pouboire allechant.

What after Sayyed Hassan Nasr Allah, general secretary of Lebanon Hezbollah? Could Hezbollah retain its strong and wide connections and play the effective role of mediator in the internal and external problems? How about of Job’s patience that Hassan demonstrated for 3 decades with respect to our treacherous “leaders”?

Quand tu etais petit, tu etais plus gentil. Oui, je te connaissais moins.

Les femmes musulmanes apprirent a relancer a la face de leurs maris, fils et maitres le mot Honte, hchouma, 7eshmet, 3ayb…Elles sont devenues les gardiennes des gardiens de leur prison

Pendant le mandat Francais au Maroc: Le grosse matrone Europeenne marchait dans le souk et avait refuse qu’ un des gamins lui tienne le panie’ (koufa). Les gamins se moquaient d’ elle dans son dos. La police n’ est pas intervenue: elle n’ etait pas Francaise.

Quand on a un vice, autant en prendre un que la communaute reprouve, surtout dans les societes nevrosees

Revenant d’outre-mer, le Libanais subdivise son village en petit quartiers, sur mesure de pas grande chose. C’ est coutume depuis des centaines d’ annees.

 The human brain is capable of visualizing the interactions of 9 combinations of variables two at a time. Go ahead and use 3 factors and 2 dependent variables in your design of experiments

I must have been shoving under the rug of my consciousness all the unsuspected emotional discrepancies and grievances.

The perception by others of my being arrogant in my silence and mutism, as if I knew more than the assembly and refused to share what I knew or felt, isolated me even further from being invited to discussions

Writing got me engaged in becoming an accomplice and a collaborator to authors I like.

If you are interested in a topic, write about it…” It doesn’t lend to saying that what you wrote is correct: good or bad. At least you reached a position on the topic. 

“The Markets” are the young trade merchants (22 to 27-year) who graduated in business schools mentality of liberal capitalism.

These young trade merchants possess the mentality and emotional intelligence of Junior-cycle secondary school students.

They young market makers want their fast cars, slick yacht, current life-style cloths and amenities…and right away. That’s all they want to satisfy their ambitions…

Is it “I’ll know it when I see it,” or “I’ll see it when I know it…”? And how do you know anything? And how do you know what you see does Not match your idiosyncrasies?

Confirmed. Syrian Kurdish and US forces joined extremist ISIS terrorists in fighting the Syrian army in Deir Zor. 

Wide range speech of President Aoun of Lebanon at the UN. Frank and heart felt of the plight of tiny Lebanon with 50% of its population refugees (Syrians and Palestinians)

Amma daakhiliyyan, al Loubnani bi nosf 3akel, fi ya3ref enno al balad bi kabdat zo3ama al 7arb ahliyya, 7atta al futat ma yehlam bihat, wa la 7oukou al mouwatanat

Iza mazbout al sabaya fi madaaress Sourya al rasmiyyat majboureen yelbso 7ijab, rej3et 7alimat la 3adatiha

Les mercenaires etrangers, peau foncee’, coupaient les tetes au nom de la religion, reecrivaient la loi (shari3at) et se comportaient en colonizateurs

I prefer women “friends” on FB and Twitter: They are the ones who read and translate to males, who then urge them to cancel

Late terrorist Menaheim Begin, 6th Prime Minister of Israel wrote: “Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.” 

Empty trips are part of the job of cab driver, and it’s okay, because the next ride will pay for it.

On the first intercourse with any new beau, many women utter the sentence “You are mine!”, and all of them think it.

Women who managed to swallowed their tongue “You are mine!”at the first intercourse, most probably got another occasion (with the same beau).

Rationally, there should be high positive correlation between seduction skills and foreplay teaching skills. Confirmed for male partners.


Passing a law on domestic violence: Putting Lebanese women at further risk?

The Lebanese Parliament Passed a Law that Put Women at Further Risk 

Manal, Roula, Aminah, Latifah, Sonia, Christelle, Marguerite, and all the women who died of domestic violence will not rest in peace: Today the Lebanese Parliament passed a law, a joke that now legalizes marital rape. 

No women will leave or face her husband while her children remain at risk…

No women will dare to speak up knowing that if she protects herself, her children will be the next boxing bag.

Abir Ghattas posted this April 1, 2014

A law passed, it is for sure not the law we’ve been fighting for!

All those thousands of people who marched weeks ago where not apparently enough to move our parliament, all those women who died, and those children who were/are bruised for life apparently are not enough reason for a fair law. 

To hell with this country, to hell with every politician… all the blood of innocent women and children are on your hands!

KAFA, is calling for a public protest at 5pm in Riadh El Solh square… be many.


How your “English” sounds?

First need to differentiate between American and English.

Then differentiate among Scottish, Irish, Whales, Australian, Canadian, Indians…

What do you sound like to a foreigner?

Sarah Barness posted on The Huffington Post this March 6, 2014

Girl Speaks Gibberish With Perfect Accents To Show What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners

Girl Perfectly Demonstrates What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners

19-year-old Finnish YouTube user Sara is here to unveil the mystery. Although she is speaking total gibberish, her spot-on accents give us a clue as to how you might sound to someone who doesn’t speak your language.

To hear UK and American English accents skip to 0:50 and 1:12.

But trust us, this whole video is worth watching. Since being uploaded on Monday, it has racked up over 2 millions views.

We hope this girl plays musical instruments, because she clearly has a VERY good ear.

What American English sounds like to non-English speakers
Prisecolinensinenciousol, a parody by Adriano Celentano for the Italian TV programme Mileluci is sung entirely in..

How English sounds to non-English speakers
‘Skwerl’. A short film in fake English. A film by Brian & Karl: Screenplay: Karl…

Sex, Violence and New York City Ads

In Benjamin Lowy blog:

This blog is part of a project borne during my travels as a professional photojournalist.

For years, I have worked with bulky digital cameras, always mindful of the technical maneuvers from setting the shutter speed and aperture to editing and toning on a computer screen.

In the last few years I have discovered that my iPhone has allowed me to capture scenes without feeling that I am once again on the job.

To “point and shoot” has been a liberating experience. It has allowed me to rediscover the excitement of seeing imperfections and happy accidents rendered through the lens of my handheld device.

I am able to create imagery, edit, and transmit all the images straight to this blog, creating a modern and efficient workflow for the most inefficient of pursuits – self expression.

All Images are copyrighted @Benjamin Lowy

New York City, NY | March 4, 2014<br /><br /> Contrasty.

New York City, NY | March 4, 2014

I don’t want children — stop telling me I’ll change my mind

One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them.

From a young age, she knew she didn’t want kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she’d change her mind. In this talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization — and makes the case that motherhood is an extension of womanhood, not the definition.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxMileHighWomen, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

Christen Reighter · Poet, essayist. She writes and performs as a poet and essayist, focusing primarily on social justice issues.

Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 100

Note 1: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains months-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

Un vrai rythm ca ne s’achete pas tout fait, zim-boum-boum, de la fanfare de regiment. Le rythm ca s’ invente.
After 70 years of its institution, the UN has learned to be vocal on ethnic cleansing (Rohingyas refugees).  Israel did the same cleansing of Palestinians when created in 1948, and with higher numbers, and UN still refrain to call it “Ethnic Cleansing”
So far, 500,000 Rohingyas refugees in Bangladesh. Finally, UN mastered the courage to voice “Ethnic Cleansing”. Google failed to register Rohingya in her spell-checking, though this problem has been in the news for years.
Can there be love without a feeling of pride for sharing in the daily maintenance and upkeep in the family?
We want practical support in overcoming the daily chores to keep up the spirit of stability and confidence in the near future.
Pour les enfants, a chaque jour suffit sa peine. Et pourtant, les enfants doivent vieillir pour avoir une perception logarithmique du temps qui s’ecoule.

There are no answers: I desisted to ponder on the intricacies of love relationship, a long time ago

Je prefere le role du fou de la communaute: ca demande beaucoup plus de reflection pour les critiques
On cherche vaillamment a mettre en relief un trait attrayant pour que notre instruction et connaissance aient de la valeur.

You cannot judge a mental handicapped person with the same standards used by the justice systems of the reasonable communities.

No need to be funny: Just sell ice cream for an overdose of love

2 fois plus de goudron (tar) et 3 fois plus de nicotine si tu fumes Croix Bleu. Pouquoi payer plus pour moins?

Peres Anonymes GI qui ont faient des bebe’ parceque la femme ne parlait pas Anglais. Et les mercenaires de l’ armee Americaine, combien de langues parlent-ils?

Reste, regarde la mort et ecoute les informations apres

It seems that for success in science and art,a dash of autism is essential.

When I stumble of a cleric walking, hitch hiking and taking public transportation, I might listen to his theological philosophy

He resuscitated from the dead. He was lucky: he had donated all his organs, but the system at ministry of health was faulty for 2 days

The physician signed the certificate of death. The hospital morgue signed the certificate of  staying overnight in the cold chamber. Can the testimony of hundred of souls that the resuscitate person is “probably” the same person? That they are unsure that this occurrence can happen, even if they saw him crawling out of the box in the salon?

I’m pretty convinced that many people resuscitated from the dead in history. That Not many accounted for these events or left any written story, does that mean that rare events cannot take place, those rarest end tails in probability?

On what basis did Myanmar Suu got her Nobel peace prize if she lacks courage to uphold the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas?

How can you get concerned with 100 million children going hungry? Go on hunger strike for a week

If you are failing to elevate your status of human into the stage of humanity, what are you doing with your life?

Ici, on avait droit d’etre aveugle, pas en tort: s’ excuser est une perte d’autorite’, les colons perdaient la face

Trump, as the previous President, are disappointed with social Venezuela system: Social budget steadily increased to 73% this year.

Norway Sovereign Fund reached $One trillion, or 1,000 billion. Still keeping full public health coverage and free quality education, regardless of party in power.

Venezuela treasury is highest in gold coverage. Never defaulted on a loan. Maduro got highest votes: 8 million and for real. Got more foreign investments than Argentina 

On vient d’annoncer qu’il n’y auraient plus de cyclones pour le restant de l’ annee’, qu’ un cease fire avait ete decrete’ par UN partout. Demain je cesse de fumer. En attendant les nouvelles fumantes

Nous sommes fondamentalement hostiles, il n’ y a pas a en avoir honte. Ne vous retener pas. Ouvrer les soupappes. C’ est la recommendation de mom medecin, et j’en suis l’un d’eux.

C’est ce que je pensais en montant l’ ane Salma bi montazah Kornet Chehwan: Le bonheur est un chemin, pas une destination

Urgent. If you think level of intelligence is what defines you, consider repairing the bug in your brain

“Dare to refuse the origin myths that claim who you are”. I’m puzzled to have pride in your national or ethnic identity, pride in the ACCIDENT of birth from a warm and cozy womb, belief in your superiority because of the ACCIDENT of birth.”- Chetan Bhatt from his TEDxExeter talk

Do we really need identity myths to feel safe? Because I see religious, national, ethnic disputes as adding to human misery.

If Jesus failed to perform miracles, would we had Saints? All religious sects have saints, except the extremist Wahhabi-type sects




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