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Church Documents Released After Years of Resistance

Posted on February 2nd, 2013 at 16:08 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

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Over four decades, particularly under Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, parishioners in the nation’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese repeatedly tried to alert church authorities about abusive priests in their midst, trusting that the church would respond appropriately.

But the internal personnel files on 124 priests released by the archdiocese under court order on Thursday reveal a very different response: how church officials initially disbelieved them and grew increasingly alarmed over the years, only as multiple victims of the same priest came forward and reported similar experiences.

Even then, in some cases, priests were shuttled out of state or out of the country to avoid criminal investigations.

A sampling of the 12,000 pages suggests that Cardinal Mahony and other top church officials dealt with the accusations of abuse regularly and intimately throughout the last several decades. It often took years to even reach the realization that a priest could no longer simply be sent to a rehabilitation center and instead must be removed from ministry or even defrocked.


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  1. And the same parishioners continued to go to the same churches? Why?

F.T.C. Suggests ‘Do-Not-Track’ Feature for Mobile Software and Apps

Posted on February 2nd, 2013 at 15:15 by John Sinteur in category: News

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In a strong move to protect the privacy of Americans as they use the Internet on their smartphones and tablets, the Federal Trade Commission on Friday said the mobile industry should include a do-not-track feature in software and apps and take other steps to safeguard personal information.

The staff report, which was approved by the commission, is not binding, but it is an indication of how seriously the agency is focused on mobile privacy. As if to emphasize that, the commission on Friday separately fined Path, a two-year-old social networking app, $800,000. It charged the company with violating federal privacy protections for children by collecting personal information on underage users, including almost everyone in users’ address books.


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rdar://13128709: OSX apps (TextEdit)

Posted on February 2nd, 2013 at 13:31 by John Sinteur in category: Apple, Software

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open TextEdit. type “File:///”. The capital ‘F’ is important. On the third /, it crashes.

If you send an iMessage with File:/// it will crash the recipients Messages app, and they can not relaunch the app unless they go to Library and delete the history.


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  1. Also seems to crash Safari (URL bar), Spotlight (search field), Calendar (new event). Hilarious!

  2. OS10.6.8 – no crash in Textedit nor Safari – rekkon it must be only the newer stuff. I’ll try it at work tomorrow on my 10.7 machine,

Malala Yousafzai nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Posted on February 2nd, 2013 at 12:57 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Malala Yousafzai, the shot Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance, and ex-Eastern bloc activists are among those known to be nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, as the deadline expired on Friday.


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