Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Quotation of the Week (February 7 - 13, 2016)


A quotation of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 'climate change and our responsibility,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Courtesy: metroNEWS, Toronto

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Donald Trump: The Pros and Cons


Donald Trump in one of his expressive moods
Photo courtesy: photographywallpapers.bigbangfish.com/

Cartoon courtesy: The Toronto Star

Cartoon courtesy: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Donald J. Trump, commonly known as Donald Trump, is one of several U.S. presidential candidates vying for the Republican Party nomination in mid-2016. 

In his campaign trails, he was most vociferous, disrespectful of other candidates, rude to some women, and racially biased.  Some called him a bigot, megalomaniac, narcissistic, misogynist, racist, rude, and divider rather than a uniter. 

In spite of all these, in the last six months, he bulldozed his way in the campaign and was the frontrunner in the Republican voters' opinion polls.  

Yesterday, in the Iowa caucus, Ted Cruz, another co-campaigner of Trump who was trailing behind him in the polls, won the votes, Trump being in the second place. Donald Trump, unexpectedly,  accepted the results gracefully and congratulated Ted Cruz! He also said that he would keep on campaigning. 

It would be interesting to see how far Donald Trump can go with is brash, quirky, unpredictable, and vindictive behaviour because whatever he did and said so far during his campaign, would be difficult for a person with common sense to accept and support. 

Please read the following to know this colourful personality better:
 
His Life:

His Election Campaign:


Donald Trump and the Republican Party/Conservatives:


Donald Trump and President Barack Obama:

Donald Trump and the U.S.Economy:  


Donald Trump and the World:

Donald Trump and the Mexicans:


Donald Trump and the Muslims:

Donald Trump on Guns/GunControl and Mental Health Problem: 

Donald Trump and Nuclear Weapons:


Donald Trump and His Quotes and Messages:


Donald Trump's Supporters: 

Donald Trump and His Adversaries:


Donald Trump's Mind:


Donald Trump and the Media: 


Photos of Donald Trump's Body Language, Mood, and Gesture:


How Cartoonists See Donald Trump in Action:


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Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Quotation of the Week (January 31 - February 6, 2016)


A quotation of Martin Niemoeller on 'speaking out against injustice,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (A Persian carpet in Toronto: March 22, 2015) © Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Quotation of the Week (January 24 - 30, 2016)


A quotation of Mark Twain on 'an Englishman and an American,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Artwork © Joachim Romeo D'Costa

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Quotation of the Week (January 17 - 23, 2016)


A quotation of Barbara De Angelis on 'anger and love,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (A divider inside a Costco store in Scarborough, Toronto: April 1, 2015) © Jerome D'Costa

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Pope Francis' Book on Mercy Comes Out in the Holy Year


Pope Francis
Artwork © Joachim Romeo D'Costa

Pope Francis, in a book-length interview, given in last June to Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli, tells how how the Catholic Church in this modern day needs to follow Jesus' example of mercy, reports the National Catholic Reporter. 

On the occasion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the interview has been put into a book, called The Name of God Is Mercy, is to be released tomorrow, January 12.  It will be published in 86 countries in about 20 languages. 

 The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with Pope Francis' teaching on the mercy of God rather than being hypocritical by emphasizing on strict adherence to Church teaching over the practice of mercy. The second part deals with Pope Francis' own encounters with mercy. The third part  explains the pope's own words "Who am I to judge?"

The interview ends with Pope Francis reflecting on the traditional spiritual and corporal works of mercy.  

"By welcoming a marginalized person whose body is wounded and by welcoming the sinner whose soul is wounded, we put our credibility as Christians on the line," says Pope Francis. "Let us always remember the words of Saint John of the Cross: 'In the evening of life, we will be judged on love alone.'"

For details, kindly read the following:



 

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Quotation of the Week (January 10 - 16, 2016)


A quotation of Albert Einstein on 'not to stop questioning,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Artwork © Jerome D'Costa (May 4, 2013)

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