INPUT:In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. "The heavens were made on fire," says Job, speaking in the Immanuel language, "And the earth, and everything that is in it, was made of water." Psalm 46:4 goes so far as to attribute the material creation of these bodies to "the breath of God."(9)
Is it reasonable to think that God, who must know all that is possible, might have used such an immeasurably subtle and wonderful language as this, for the making of a man? What else is it possible for Him to have done? And in the image of these perfect, material things what else can He have done? And yet, what can we say of this thing I know not? I cannot speak of the wonders of the heavens, for their teaching is incomprehensible to me, and yet to the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and all the beasts of the earth, in the beasts, and birds, and fish of the sea, and all the fishes of the waters, and all the living creatures that move upon the earth, from the earth, and the beasts, and birds, and fish. And I know that you know nothing."
Surely some one has said it or written it; he has asked us, not only how the heavens are formed, or what the other inhabitants of the earth are like, but what are their characters and their names, and who they are, and what is their number and numberless offspring. They ask why our earth is so different from the earth of other planets, and more and more complicated and beautiful with time, and with all its complicated and beautiful and complicated systems of matter; or why there are such numerous and different circles of stars as we can distinguish with the naked eye.
In the meantime, I shall amuse myself with the magnificent truth, that all the lower parts of the earth are fiery, but all the upper are temperate. Hence it is that my favorite ancient writer, Antipater, in his description of Antipater, mentions "hot and dry" as well as "hot and temperate" regions; "a high-spirited heat" as well as "a calm coolness." This very sentiment was repeated by William of Ockham in his book, De Bonis Omnia (the word "omnia" meaning "earth").
Whoever maintains that all the vegetable kingdoms, and of the animal kingdom, are entirely united under the Sun's dominion, who expects to find animals accompanied by birds of the air and other living beings, without animals being specially marked out by the environment, and with birds and beasts and insects and fungi all creatures dwelling together in the same paradise? Who not only imagines that we are a part of nature, and makes us human and female, but extends this common womanhood to other animals by making the whole herb and grain and the animal kingdom the property of the man, and everyone having no more right to go up or down the vegetable chain than he has to the wild beasts of the woods? I, for one, am much disgusted with this common maxim that men are to be "discovered by their opinions" and yet is only born and nurtured in a moral community. No, if there is to be any way out of this universal ephemeral self-denial, one should avoid almost all conclusions of this kind, from the standpoints of the man and of the situation. These are fallacies or wilful misstatements, to say the least, and to those who are acquainted with human nature and find no good in them, will be more than evident.
If a man is over-attached to the opinions of others and perhaps his profession is so also, I can only laugh at him and say that in all the activities of his life he has been ever present to the God of good pleasure. This alone makes up for all the defects he may otherwise have. If a man is good only for himself, then he is quite worthless and even wrong in his career as a counsellor or teacher. Let him search his heart and soul and do no wrong to anyone, and if his former avocations seem useful and worth pursuing and if the things done are in conformity with his character, his external and inner morality, then he will gain and will be able to gain great benefit from the effort which he has made. Just as he should not allow himself to lose sight of the truth about nature and the usefulness of the things that happen to him, so he should not allow himself to lose sight of the truth about the moment, with all its randomness, the mere operation of chance, the uncaused power that seizes and holds it all in the hands of the final causes. He will therefore have no difficulty in seeing how He can bring to pass all the good things He has promised in the gospel, as if He had never begun to show His power in them. For He does not speak only of spiritual blessings, but of temporal blessings also; He does not add them up, but says, "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."
Chrys.: Observe how his first words imply, the greater to the lesser, as if He had said, I will make greater then less things, that you might not mistake the magnitude of the good things of which He promises.
belongs to a man, and is common to all men: but not to one which belongs to angels, who are immaterial. And consequently he says, if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed; meaning not that in any sense Abraham was Adam's seed; for that was a devil, whose seed was no man, and therefore could not have been God.
Jerome: But Abraham was the seed of Abraham, for God said, I will make my covenant with thee and thy seed after thee, and with thy seed, and thy seed after thee; and with thy seed I will establish my covenant.
Greg., 790, 799 sqq. (Jesuits), 310 (St. John's), 1 (Peter's), 2 (St. Mark's), 4 (St. Thomas'), 5 (St. Peter's), 7 (St. Thomas' just war), 12 (Christmas), 13 (St. Thomas' feast), 15 (Advent), 17 (Bull of excommunication), 35 (Feasts and customs), 82 (Matins), 90 (Vespers), 92 (Matins for children), 101 (Lent), 103 (Vespers for children), 109 (Lent for Children), 115 (Lent for women), 118 (Lent for those about to be married), 120 (Easter), 120 (Vespers for teenagers), 612-632 (Catechism of the young), 825-863 (Devotions to Our Lady), 945-953 (Christmas).
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30 to 40% of the world's dental care is actually paid for and provided to the people who need it. The majority of the world's population,
in developing countries, is still without access to dental care. There is a growing body of evidence, a growing global marketplace, a rapidly growing
global population and a growing need for health-care resources. Infant mortality in Bangladesh is already more than twice the global average, which presents a significant opportunity to shift future development priorities to healthcare and early-childhood development.
Global Population Growth is Ripe for Intervention
The World Bank Group's Population Prospects 2015, released last December, presented a hopeful picture of world population growth. With an expected annual increase of 2.6 percent through the end of the century, the world's population will rise to 8.5 billion by 2050. In addition, the statistics reported by the World Bank indicate that population growth rates are slowing in the developing countries. It is projected that between 2012 and 2030, growth will slow in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, while it is predicted to accelerate in Latin America, Europe, and the North America. The report attributed this to greater education, a more educated population, and improved treatment of reproductive health.
Population growth presents a number of challenges. Given the diverse health needs of different segments of society, health-related management needs to be integrated from the macro level to the micro level. Rural health personnel do their best to meet such demands. We therefore aim to study the rural health workforce in a comparative manner in a fast growing city (patients cared for in hospitals, emergency rooms and pharmacies).The comparability of our study design can also be ascertained because it is a sample of matched persons for each of the two study cities. The sampling and matching were conducted by the same respondents, and this has not been modified to obtain a more precise sample in case of an under-sampling effect. For a detailed description of the sampling and matching strategy, see the Results Section and the Supplementary Data. Third, in our results, all three options for small (0.5 million persons) area urbanization were selected. Unfortunately, the details of these options are not possible for the selected number of countries.
Last, in the relevant comparative studies on the association between urbanization and cancer mortality we could not investigate the effects of social and economic development by any means.
Our results clearly demonstrate that cancer mortality increased with urbanization. Urbanization reduces the exposures to air pollution and is associated with reduced life expectancy, and therefore with increasing cancer mortality.
Table 3 shows the risk difference (RD) and attributable fraction of RR of coronary heart disease and cancer mortality, by mean years of schooling, urbanization (having started after 1965), and year of conception for all the five combined studies. The results suggest a similar relation of rural mortality to that of urbanization. In conclusion, we assume that RR estimates derived for rural and urban populations are independent (uncorrelated), but we can not exclude the possibility that rural population may be biased because of low/no coverage of elderly in these areas or lack of effective monitoring systems/treatment of older persons/neglect of these people. It would be interesting to conduct a comparative analysis between India and Japan and see if the same RR estimates were achieved in India. This could be crucial in order to confirm the validity of RR for elderly people from rural areas and to establish how RRI can be implemented at the levels necessary to achieve the positive effects. Finally, in the light of the results of this study, it is worth noting that IHRs for mortality in rural and urban areas should be comparable for all-cause mortality and for cardiovascular events as recommended by the guideline.26 Finally, in a pooled analysis of RCTs on hypertension and heart disease, the IHR for stroke was 1.13 (95% CI, 0.91–1.46), and the non-significant association for heart attack was 0.94 (95% CI, 0.80–1.13).
INPUT:The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniencies of life which it annually consumes, and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations.
The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniencies of life which it annually consumes, and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations. If then they are ever either rendered superfluous, or put to a proper use, either by the expence or demand of some other people, or by the accident of falling in the way of any particular people, they are immediately supplied by the taxes imposed on other nations; and consequently constitute that fund which originally supplied the supply of the annual expence of every nation.In like manner all other revenue, which any people either makes or discovers, either by confiscation of the property of others, or by allowing, for the support of their government, a tax which is less burdensome, so much is it taxed, and pays in more than it receives in tax. Is it more or less imprudent to enrich ourselves, by taking the surplus produce of our industry, and investing it, at our own hazard, in unprofitable and uncertain enterprises? But it is otherwise with government. When the taxes, which it lays upon us, are equal to the revenue we make, it is no longer expensive to put the money into the hands of the public.In the case of the former, the rich are enriched by the loss of the poor. On the side of the Christians, all those who hold true religious convictions – but are poor – are taken by the Leftist forces. Indeed, those who feel religious inclinations are often targeted with scorn and bullying. The burning of houses, indeed, is a practised form of intimidation, aimed at those who are regarded as opponents of the Leftist polity.
When the Leftist forces defeat those who adhere to the most basic religious convictions, whether it is Christians (for they are less likely to hold values of egalitarianism and social equality), Muslims (who are favoured over Christians in the anti-terror campaign), the Jews, Hindus or the modernist thinkers who are behind such movements as the New Atheists, the will of those who care about tradition will have turned. But these forces have become emboldened by 'dogmatic self-congratulation' for their rejection of tradition.
Of course, this dogma is reinforced by the European Left. It is believed in and upheld that there is a dichotomy between tradition and modernity. Of course, that thinking is absurd. Moreover, it is dangerous. Far from restoring unity between East and West, it will only cause increasing tensions and fighting between believers on the one side and those who are indifferent or anti-European on the other.
Some think that a rupture with the euro will lead to more fighting between national communities and classes. This can't happen. It will lead to a few more ministers leaving their jobs. If a local crisis emerges, it will not be without a price. The so-called "right to refuse austerity" is a precious product of the Left.The currency unions of the 1990s were financed through public deficits and interest payments on "lost gold," which consists of a large amount of foreign-held and hidden assets hidden in secret vaults all over the world. None of the member countries have been able to repatriate their gold, so they "borrow" it. The Americans in particular have done this extensively. In essence, a huge liability has been contracted by the Europeans, whose governments have amassed large deficits on which they are expected to make interest payments. Not coincidentally, the US has a monopoly on foreign exchange; in other words, it creates the money that the governments of the member countries use to pay their debts to the US.In essence, an unholy trinity of what Karl Marx would call the three "formal powers" of the modern state, representing the ultimate power pyramid: violence, lies, and (my personal favorite) religion. In fact, the three forms of "power" are almost identical to each other. First, we have the centralized, structural, and religious power that exists in the institutions of this age and lies at the core of all corruption. This is represented by the organs of the "religious" world that threaten to bring a new age of darkness. We have the psychogenic, cybernetic, and psychological power that lies at the core of every nation and ideology. This is represented by the institutions and theories of security, that lie at the heart of every "security-minded" politician's mantra: sanctions, sanctions, sanctions. The ultimate sanction is a war with Iran.
A joint effort by the "P5+1" -- the United States, Britain, France, China, and Russia -- has been agreed upon to lay the groundwork for a global anti-nuclear deal that would place stricter restrictions on Iran's nuclear program. If that goes forward, it could be implemented within a matter of months.A further two weeks in which neither Iran or the United States were able to agree to political terms resulted in the imposition of U.S. economic sanctions on Iranian assets and trade with the country. This setback in the attempt to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue, which was at least nominally on a path toward resolution, saw as many as two-thirds of Americans with some view of the United States taking an unfavorable view of Iran, although the survey points to a weakening in that proportion as months passed. That number is still substantial, and is something that the United States should wish to build on.
Obama took office with the highest favorability rating of any new president in Gallup's history (92 percent favorable) and was in the lead for many months over his predecessor, George W. Bush (90 percent favorable). Obama's broad approval rating was buoyed by a widespread view that he was able to do a great deal in his first months, even though it was unclear if he had accomplished much.
According to Gallup, the current 68 percent to 20 percent partisan gap in favorable ratings for the president has occurred only twice since World War II and has never existed for more than four months in any of those instances.
Gallup first asked this question in November 2008. Bush won his second term in 2008 and 2008 saw the lowest favorable rating for any incoming president since Gallup began tracking their ratings in 1945. More Republicans and Republicans-leaning independents, than Democrats or Democrats-leaning independents, saw the president as understanding and caring about the needs and problems of the people. In January 2009, after the financial crisis had hit, more Republicans than Democrats saw the president as taking proper precautions to ensure that the economy recovered.
Gallup's measure of positive perception of Obama did not change much during his two terms as president. But as was the case after the 2007 elections, much more people rated Obama as "strong leader" than as "strong." President Obama did not win even half as many partisan favorability ratings in 2009, the only other time Gallup has tracked the number of positive views he received.
Consistently high majorities view Obama as a good or excellent job-holder, a good or excellent manager, a good or excellent communicator, and a good or excellent father, brother, or son. He is also well liked overall as an individual.
It would have been even better had the nation thought positively of Obama when he came to office. But when the finances tanked in the Great Recession, and the president's approval rating sank into the 30s, he never faced a comparable backlash that they did over and over in the GOP's early efforts to oust him.
If Sanders is seen as the principled progressive who can galvanize the liberal base, he also risks having his every utterance see-sawed by the same political winds that buffeted the Republican presidential race.Obama can afford to keep expressing his fondness for an America as diverse as America is a diverse nation, as long as Sanders gets right down to it—and not by insinuating the US isn't made up of too many brown folks.
"Look, I know that President Obama has a very broad coalition, but it doesn't include me and my fellow brown people," writes Law, highlighting the fact that he doesn't wish to alienate Obama's base. He also brings up immigration reform as an area of overlap, for both Obama and Sanders, though he says he doesn't think Sanders' position is the same. (Though when I asked if immigration is a policy he'd support, Law responded in the negative, saying it was too divisive for him to answer.
"It's like asking me who I'd vote for," he said, referring to being given a check for $12,000, "because that's something I'd vote for."
Because immigration is so hot right now in the campaign, neither Law nor other Jewish Republicans have publicly embraced the entire segment, which is essentially a threat to vote if Romney loses. But for JB, the promise is more personal.
"One of the reasons I like to write these is to keep these warm thoughts in my heart for any friend or family member who comes after me," he said Supported by roughly five supportive co-workers and his wife, Fontes has managed to get through the last year without other than a handful of minor aches and pains. "I have physical therapy at my disability retirement home, and it is great," Fontes said, adding that most of the staff members are doctors who have treated him. "I appreciate them taking the time to care for me."
"And I have a wonderful wife and I can't wait for the next challenges," he added. And while the last six years have been hard and painful, Fontes said she still views herself as living in a family-friendly country with the benefit of a strong legal system.
"It's important for children to be able to have relationships with one another," Fontes said.
After Aluci left Ohio, he sent photos of him and Emilia on an outing. Her sister snapped a photo and sent it to her mother, who saw it.
"After that, it just snowballed and snowballed, to where now my entire life, every day that I see my daughter on social media, I can't help but laugh," she said.
Fontes has lived a long life. She's been a California resident since the mid-1970s, but has maintained an apartment in New York since 1987, when she moved there for work.
Cape wants to retain North Cape for "fearless, young artists and innovators," especially compared to "the madness of New York," she says. She loves the Bay Area as a place with a "traditional and generous attitude," but he hopes North Cape will continue to thrive.
"Every town has their own personality, but one thing it's about is localizing, and that's what we do," says Cape. "We want to bring in artists and artisans, just like we bring in the way-faring Californians."
INPUT:1:2. And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.
1:2. And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.
2:3: And God spoke all these words: and the words that the Lord spoke were as the voice of a rushing torrent.
2:4: And the waters ceased; the face of the deep was illuminated; and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
2:5: And God brought forth, and behold a green herb, named herb of the field, in the midst of the garden; and behold a maid, which had been drawn out of the water.
2:5: And God brought forth, and behold a green herb, named herb of the field, in the midst of the garden; and behold a maid, which had been drawn out of the water.
2:6: And the Lord said unto the woman, What hast thou done? She said, I have done nothing: and the man said, Behold now, thou art dry.
2:7: And the woman said, What then hath the water withal, that it hath not become quite dry? And he said, It is not so.
2:8: And the Lord said unto the woman, What hast thou done? And she said, I have brought forth fruit that should be picked up. And the Lord