Monthly Archives: December 2014

Hunter S. Thompson on Life


Hunter S. Thompson on Life

Aldous Huxley on History


Aldous Huxley on History

Ndamukong Suh’s Faux Pas Earns Him One Game Suspension


In the fourth quarter of the last game in the regular season between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers at Lambau Field, Lions Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh seems to add injury to insult to the opposing quaterback.  As Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers lay on the turf after being tackled by Suh, Suh seems to take two steps backwards to step on the quarterback’s ankle and calf.

Although Fox Sports Commentator Mike Pereira (who previously was an NFL VP of Officiating) was skeptical if  Suh’s bad steps were intentional, that is not the view of the powers that be in the NFL.  Suh was suspended for one game, which happens to be the NFC wild card matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys.

It may not have helped Suh’s initial cause that his aggressive playing style has caused him $216,875 from four incidents (including one stomping) over his five season pro career.  Suh has the right to appeal but they can go to the videotape.

The Lions have not won a playoff game since 1991, when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys. While the Lions have a vaulted defense this season, they may have to make due without Suh.

Suh is a free agent after this season. Will teams be willing to pay be bucks only to have their star tackle unavailable due to league discipline issues?

On the Lack of Religious Liberty in the Middle East


Sister Hatune Dogan is a Universal Syrian Orthodox nun who does field work through “A Helping Hand to the Poor” dedicated to aid persecuted Christians, especially in Syria and Iraq.

 

Sister Dogan has been outspoken not only in calling out Muslims for their religious intolerance but also for Western complicity in not helping persecuted Christians.  Sister Dogan’s perspective from living in Syria noted that 95% of what was reported in the West about the Free Syrian Army (from which ISIS sprang) was wrong.
At the Defense of Christians Inaugural Summit in September, Sister Hatune decried the mainstream media’s blindness to the slaughter, raping, ransoming, crucifying and killing of Christians in the Middle East.
Among the “thousands of stories” of Christian persecution, Sister Hatune recounted:

“I met an Iraqi girl, five-and-a-half-years maybe, and they kidnapped her.
I met her at seven-and-a-half-years. Until today, she [will not] say,
no one knows, what happened to her, because she was misused. They [were]
paid $30,000 dollars to release her. They released her, but under that
condition. I am sorry for her. That was the youngest girl that I met.
She was misused.”

Paying a ransom is no guarantee of being freed from a hell on Earth. A 21 year old Jordanian woman was abducted and repeatedly raped her.  When these savages were not satisfied the ransom money, they cut her face in different ways.  Sister Hatune saw with her own eyes 280 girls who were kidnapped and misused by Muslim men and then had their breasts and “other sensitive areas” cut. Sadly, these stories of horrific brutality were ignored in the American Mainstream Media  to instead focus on the Ray Rice NFL reinstatement saga.
Moreover, Sister Hatune inveighed against the open immigration policies in Sweden favored Muslims rather than the persecuted Christians from the Middle East.
As we reflect upon the year that has past and make new year’s resolutions, we ought to contemplate the lack of religious liberty and our collective lack of reaction to such deplorable deprivations in the Middle East and to a lesser extent at home in the West.

h/t: Media Research Center 

Ayn Rand on Tyranny


Ayn Rand on Tyranny

Mother Teresa on Love


Mother Teresa on Love

Voltaire on Disposition


Voltaire on Disposition

C.S. Lewis on Friends


C.S. Lewis on Friends

Elizabeth Gilbert on Love


Elizabeth Gilbert on Love

Pope Paul VI on Christmas


Pope Paul VI on Christmas