2017Now, against Sweden, too?

February 20, 2017

2017 Now, against Sweden, too?

No limit to fake news, misinformation, weak retractions, insults to one of our closest allies… and utilization of “one of the most ‘respected’ sources of information in the USA, Fox News” as to give international-vital information?

The White House, if not its inhabitant, should take much better care of deciding who they are dealing with. Not perfect, who is, but Sweden is one of the most civilized-advanced countries in the world, a country that has always valued civil society over any other values. Of course, even Sweden has in its interiors, rotten apples of the fake news-extreme-right, white-supremacist type, which traditionally have created havoc, including the assassination of one of the most recognized heads of government in the whole world, Mr. Olof Palme, the Swedish Prime Minister in the 197-80s. But such rotten apples should not be utilized as models and sources of serious information at the highest level of the government, elected, non-elected and somewhere in between, of the USA. It is shameful and at times even comical if it were not so tragic.

 

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OK: so the US Congress takes regrettable steps to damage Obamacare…

January 19, 2017

OK: so the US Congress takes regrettable steps to damage Obamacare (by the way and for the information of some of those same voters Obamacare is the sobriquet for the Affordable Health Care Act-AHCA) and the President Elect tweets:

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Guess what: some of the most affected hospitals are rural hospitals in the areas where the majority of voters voted for such President Elect. And those voters will find out soon enough as those rural hospitals will be closing.

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Dr. Francis Collins and The Language of GOD

December 20, 2016

drcollinsandlanguageofgodOn a related subject, another attempt to make scientific biology incompatible with science, I have the following experience:
Dr. Francis Collins is, since 2009, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIHs) in the USA. He created and led for years the Human Genome Program that identified in detail the complete sequence of the human genome (DNA). It was there that I met him while I worked at NIH.  In his masterpiece-popular book, “As God Speaks / The Language of God: Scientific evidence of faith”, Dr. Collins considers DNA, that powerful helical molecule, the basis of all life and genetics, as an inescapable evidence of God in biology. Thus his name for it: <The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief>.

KIM DAVIS, MARRIAGE CLERK PAR EXCELLENCE

September 10, 2015

Oh, sure, Kim Davis is protecting the integrity and sanctity of traditional marriage…I mean “traditional quadruple-4X marriage” like in the OLD Testament… endangered… by…. whom?

“Kim Davis (county clerk)” on @Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Davis_%28county_clerk%29?wprov=sfia1

Comentario a El Malpensante; por Antonio Caballero

April 28, 2015

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Edición Nº 139

Marzo 2013

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La ejemplar vida fracasada de Camilo Torres

Son varias las objeciones que tengo a la presentación, en su primera edición, y ahora en su reedición según nos lo anuncia la inteligente revista colombiana El Malpensante, al libro de Broderick. Hoy me dirigiré solo a algunas. Me tomo el atrevimiento de contradecir algunos de los puntos allí expresados, por varias razones, resumidas mejor en mi libro en estadios finales de culminación: <<Jorge Camilo, Sacerdote y Primo>>. Me atrevo a llamarlo Jorge Camilo, precisamente para reiterar nuestro parentesco y afinidad, llamándolo por su nombre real y oficial, que poco, pero no nunca, usaba y que solo los que lo conocíamos un tris mejor sabíamos que tenía: Jorge Camilo.
Es un libro que escribo con mi nombre propio, precisamente para enfatizar algunos puntos, que también justifican este mi comentario.
Jorge…

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ON PBS’ GRANTCHESTER

February 14, 2015

COMMENT POSTED ON VULPESLIBRIS, ABOUT PBS’ GRANTCHESTER
https://vulpeslibris.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/grantchester-from-page-to-screen/
Dr. Manuel J.Torres-Anjel
February 14, 2015
Marvelous, this article-review, the TV series and the books. This is why my 13 year old and myself have intelligent British television as the basis of our daughter-father moments. Gracias.

LETTER TO WOMEN

February 6, 2014

LetterToWomen

Yes, ladies, as I well suspected it, this extraordinary writing and photography are from the physician and Mexican-Nayarita PAN Deputy Leopoldo Dominguez González, nicknamed Polo. He wrote this letter (in Spanish) on behalf of all us other men. I declare solidarity with it, line by line, and I have translated (free translation) it to English to spread it even more. Thanks VictoriaEugenia Perez.
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FREE TRANSLATION BY MJoTA

Dear female friends:

We give a f… how much you weigh. It is fascinating to touch, hug and caress the body of a woman. Weight, does not give us any effect!

We have no idea what a waist is. Our evaluation is visual. I mean, if it is shaped like a guitar it is good. We do not care how tall you are in inches [or centimeters]. It is a matter of proportion, not measurement.

The ideal proportions of a woman’s body are: Curvy, fleshy, feminine … That kind of body that in a single glance one identifies [as belonging to a woman] without doubt and in a split second.

The skinny girls parading on fashion shows, follow the trend as designed. Their fashions are, quite simply, the attacks of body haters because they can not have such bodies.

There is no more irresistible beauty in women that femininity and sweetness. The elegance and good treatment, are equivalent to one thousand Viagras.

Makeup was invented for women to use it. Go, use it. To walk in a straight-washed face, you have us, …it is what we are.

The skirts were invented so you can show off your magnificent legs. What the f… is the purpose of your being logged clogged with baggy pants? To have yourselves confused with us?

A wave is a wave, hips are hips, period.

If nature gave them that curvaceous look is for something and I reiterate: we like that.

To hide these curves, is equivalent to having your best chair packed in the basement.

Let us understand it once and for all: try to be liked by us, not by you yourselves [members of your own gender], because there will never be an objective reference of how cute you all are coming from woman to woman. No woman will never recognize in the in front of a guy that another woman is pretty.

The body changes. Grows. A woman of 40 or 50 years, which does get clothes of when she was 20 or 25 years, either has development problems, or is self-destructing.

We like women who know how to balance their lives and know how to manage their natural tendency to self-blame.

That is, those ones that when they have to eat, eat to win (the diet will come in September, not before); those ones when on the dieting mode, diet wanting (not sabotaging or suffering); the ones that when they want to be intimate partners, do it wanting; the ones that when they buy something they like, they buy it; those ones when they have to save, they save.

Some lines on the face, some stitches in the womb, some stretch marks, do not take away their beauty. They are war wounds, testimony that they have done something with their lives, that they have not spent years in formalin or in a spa. They have lived!

The female body is the proof that God exists. It is the sacred place where we all hatched, where we fed, we rocked, we inadvertently filled it with the stretch marks, and other things that had to happen for us to be alive.

Look after it (your bodies). Look after yourselves. Love yourselves. Beauty is all that, all together.

Signed = We Men

LEAVE MY PREZ ALONE

December 11, 2013

2013PrezObamaSelfie1 ƒPMofDKHelle-Thorning-Schmidt BbIsT9ZIQAAsXRj 2013PrezObamaSelfieScoldedLeave him alone. He has enough having to deal with four scolding women at his WhiteHome (Mrs. Obama’s faces, yes, say, it all). These were three young people, all of them Heads of Government, our stressed President also Head of State, trying to have a minute of relaxation, as Mr. Madiba knew how to have when, in all occasions, as a real South African, he started to dance and sing, by the way and very rare in that gorgeous country, off tune. By the way, Helle-Thorning-Schmidt, the successful PM of Denmark also has enough of abusive opposition from her own opposition in Parliament, and otherwise. Of the troubles of the PM of the UK we need not to narrate here. Leave them alone…

Comentario a El Malpensante; por Antonio Caballero

September 9, 2013

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Edición Nº 139

Marzo 2013

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La ejemplar vida fracasada de Camilo Torres

Son varias las objeciones que tengo a la presentación, en su primera edición, y ahora en su reedición según nos lo anuncia la inteligente revista colombiana El Malpensante, al libro de Broderick <<El cura guerrillero, la extraordinaria biografía sobre Camilo Torres,>>. Hoy me dirigiré solo a algunas. Me tomo el atrevimiento de contradecir algunos de los puntos allí expresados, por varias razones, resumidas mejor en mi libro en estadios finales de culminación:
<Jorge Camilo, Sacerdote y Primo©2013>.
Me atrevo a llamarlo Jorge Camilo, precisamente para reiterar nuestro parentesco y afinidad, llamándolo por su nombre real y oficial, que poco, pero no nunca, usaba y que solo los que lo conocíamos un tris mejor sabíamos que tenía: Jorge Camilo. Es un libro que escribo con mi nombre propio, precisamente para enfatizar algunos puntos, que también justifican este mi comentario. Jorge Camilo y yo éramos primos terceros, es decir que compartíamos tatarabuelos. Eso lo explica mejor el libro, aunque basta decir que no es por, o no tanto por, el apellido Torres. Fuimos ademas coincidentes en el Seminario: el en el Mayor, porque era mayor, yo en la Apostólica de San Benito, donde le ayude una de sus primeras misa; y mas tarde en el Menor. Compartíamos ademas nuestro Liceo de Cervantes, en donde ambos obtuvimos nuestros títulos de Bachiller. Y también coincidimos en nuestra amada Universidad Nacional, donde yo fui alumno y egresado durante su actividad como capellán auxiliar, pero mas importantemente por su propio derecho, como profesor de escalafón. Aunque en campos completamente distintos, yo seguí esa misma carrera académica habiendo llegado a la categoría de profesor titular. El como profesor asociado iba para allá, excepto que su carrera académica, y académico-adminisrativa (decano en la Escuela Superior de Administración Publica ESAP) fue frustrada por el cardenal oligárquico, Msgr. Concha (descripción en el Malpensante). Para que no se diga que mi visión progresista me ciega en mi evaluación de Jorge Camilo, prefiero citar aquí a otro pariente, y biógrafo de nuestra familia (la de el mismo, la de Jorge Camilo y la mía). Ricardo Puentes Melo es un adalid de una fuerte corriente de la derecha política de Colombia, Ricardo mismo, en su libro, se refiere a Jorge Camilo con términos respetuosos, y lo cito yo en mi libro verbatim para mostrar como se puede diferir y dirimir, e inclusive estar en desacuerdo sin irrespetar:
Por estar en lo que hoy seria una izquierda social-demócrata académica, comparativa y, en principio, enormemente pacifica, moderada, ponderada, y en total acuerdo con la del Papa Francisco, fue Jorge Camilo siendo arrinconado y despojado de sus plataformas y forzado por las circunstancias a despojarse [“desenfrailado”, dijo su hermana la profesora Gerda Westendorp Restrepo] de su sacerdocio, por un “establishment” eclesiástico cavernario y una institución de iglesia medieval. (El articulo de El Malpensante, hace un buen trabajo describiendo la caverna). Terminó Jorge Camilo aliándose a una izquierda beligerante y armada, lo ultimo que hubiera querido, y de lo que el no sabia absolutamente nada como lo demuestra su inútil muerte en su primera acción armada, o en su caso mas bien desarmada o a medio armar, en Patio Cemento, Santander. Digo que a medio armar, porque por definición iba sin fusil, el cual el tendría que haber adquirido el mismo, y en eso incompetentemente estaba cuando lo acribillaron. Hay quienes dicen que si todo esto hubiera ocurrido años mas tarde, Jorge Camilo no hubiera tenido que salirse de su sacerdocio o morir por sus ideas.
En cuanto a la critica acerba y su enfoque hacia la pobreza, no estaría para nada Jorge Camilo alejado de lo que ha venido proclamando el sacerdote jesuita, el nuevo (2013) Papa Francisco, de Roma, el antiguo solamente cardenal y ex-arzobispo de Buenos Aires, Mgr. Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Entonces los apodos de Cura Guerrillero (su nombre de guerrilla, si hubiera llegado a adquirirlo, iba a ser Argemiro) no esta ceñido a la verdad. Pero peor aun el resumir su vida en un titulo no culminado, es una negación a la historia. Alguien mas emblemático entre los colombianos (quizá el maestro Garcia Marquez), que Jorge Camilo Torres Restrepo? Y si, como lo intenta el articulo de El Malpensante, el compañero de Jorge Camilo en el club de los “ingenos” y “fracasados” es El Libertador Simon Bolivar, y yo aplicando los mismos conceptos tendría que incluir a Nuestro Señor Jesucristo, pues entonces bienvenida sea la descripción. Porque, entonces, el que la sociedad humana no siga a sus mas importantes líderes en cuanto a mejorar la vida de los habitantes de este planeta, es un fracaso que se le adjudica a los mejores entre nosotros? A los que entregaron todo, vida incluida, en perseguir las mas humanitarias causas?

Manuel Jose Torres-Anjel DMV PhD
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God and Science

September 2, 2012

There is a pervasive confusion here. All of those famous scientists (see below), and more, including Dr. Francis Collins, the present director of the National Institutes of Health, and director of the human genome project, all of them, and without the fame I include myself, are, am, believers in God. So, against what some confused fundamentalists preach, science and God are not incompatible concepts. On the contrary: God is the origin of science, and the scientific mind is a precious gift of God. That is completely different from accepting what some literalists want to sustain: one is not to deny the evolution of knowledge, including biblical knowledge, that by definition evolved: from Old Testament, to New Testament, from polygamy, slavery, revenge and war to peace and love and sitting with sinners and publicans (instead of condemning them), and invading Romans, and Samaritans, and eunuchs and black Ethiopians, and women of the night. Christians evolved from walking on sandals, to driving automobiles, from living only 40 years average, to over 80 years of age, from decaying teeth, to preventive dentistry, etc. All of that with God’s guidance and support. And science… Perhaps one could agree with letting our pastors preach us, and scientists teach us in perfect and Christian harmony and respect. Jesus Christ, who even as a child taught in the Temple, but allowed physicians and writers and fishermen and agriculturalists and women come as part of his team, each one with defined responsibilities in his earthly time and after his departure. http://www.adherents.com/people/100_Nobel.html 50 Nobel Laureates and Other Great Scientists Who Believe in God