Category Archives: Minor notes

Samurai Mormon

This cracks me up.

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Intrade anger

[Content warning: Swearing. Lots  of it.] [Update: I got my principle back, minus a few Dollars for fees and a few Euros because the Dollar got stronger.] So during the sedisvacancy I put $500 into Intrade, betting most of it … Continue reading

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Thinking about a pseudonym change

I first used the Gilbert moniker on German fora. In that context it's a relatively subtle reference. But I think using it in English-speaking contexts might have been a mistake. A Catholic naming himself after Chesterton is a bit pretentious … Continue reading

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A propos

English translation of the text: 1. I am baptized an consecrated to God through Christ's name and sign, the seal of the trinity will never depart from me. God has given me his spirit, I am recessed into Christ and … Continue reading

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And another note on the circumcision bill

Like I predicted, the Bundesrat forworded the circumcision bill to the Bundestag without objections. The first reading in the Bundestag is scheduled for the 208th session on the 22nd of November.  Thats a bit later than I predicted, probably because … Continue reading

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Divergent reporting

Basically all English language media report that Pussy Riot gut sentenced to two years in "prison". All German media report two years in a "Straflager" (penal camp). It's outrageously excessive either way, but "Russian penal camp" makes me think of … Continue reading

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Some political worrying on the side

So when the Euro unravels and if it does so disorderedly, how much of the rest of European integration does it take down with it?

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Please donate for evil

I can't say anything positive about the Secular Student Alliance. They are clearly not worthy of support. Free speech, however, is worthy of support. Unfortunately some people seem to disagree with it. Recently, the SSA has been targeted by Distributed … Continue reading

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Liturgical fretting for hypocrites

I just left mass early.  It was a children's mass and I hadn't expected that. Now I like children, and I like mass, and I approve of children's masses. But I can't bring myself to like them.  The way I … Continue reading

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Today in history

75 years ago today, on March 21, 1937, the papal encyclical Mit brennender Sorge (with burning concern) was read in all Catholic churches of Germany. It had been prepared and copied in secret, for doing that openly  was impossible, Germany … Continue reading

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