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    To prove once again that the famous website, Sanityandsense.com is well in front of the curve, I call your attention to the well read article titled:  ” Fifty Shades of Green : The Petula Southey Story. ”  Scenes were released today from the upcoming movie: ” Fifty Shades of Grey. ”  It made international news !  People are talking about this movie !

   Yet, this outstanding website has already presented our readers with a far better selection.  Back on September 4, 2012, this website presented the story of Petula Southey ! So after you have finished reading the excellent interviews with Jack Lenzen, Danny Tillis, and Clint Johnson, take some time and kick back with an outstanding selection.  Just type the words: ” Petula Southey” into the search box at the top of this webpage and then click go.  Through the marvels of the internet, ” Fifty Shades of Green: The Petula Southey Story ” will appear upon your computer screen in the original and uncut version.   

   ” Fifty Shades of Green: The Petula Southey Story ” is rated IQ-140.  Individuals with an IQ less than 140 should not read this outstanding article unless accompanied by an individual with an IQ of 140 or higher.  This is the blockbuster that some of you may have missed.  If you read it before, as so many people did, it has the same memorable character: Petula Southey !

                                       R. Van Conoley

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A Wise Saying – Part 111

  An independent individual is an unbalanced individual.  The confidence and self-esteem which keep independent individuals on an even keel are extremely perishable and they must be generated anew each day.  An achievement today is but a challenge for tomorrow. 

   The soul of the autonomous individual has the aspects of a volcanic landscape.  There is a seismic line running through it.  This line is the line that separates the individual from himself.  All the enthusiasms, dreams, and aspirations have their origins along this line.  Independent individuals try to heal over the seismic line by a reconciliation with the self through achievement, or camouflage it by self-forgetting, or eliminate it by self-rejection. 

                            R. Van Conoley  ( Editor’s note:  I suspect that 98% of the people who read this aphorism will find it meaningless.  I believe that about 2% will understand it immediately.  Unfortunately, the 98% who find it meaningless are the individuals who most need to comprehend the aphorism and the wisdom it contains. )

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Clint Johnson For DeBary Mayor – 2014

   The following interview with Clint Johnson took place on July/17/2014.  Sanityandsense.com provides this information as a public service for all De
Bary residents. 

#1) Would you please state your background.   Ans.  ” I am 28 years old and I was born in Sanford, Florida.  I am married and I live with my wife, Alicia, in DeBary.  I earned a B.A. Degree in Business from Stetson University.  My mother, father, and both sets of grandparents live here in DeBary.  I am a Relator and I have been very fortunate to have owned and operated several successful bussiness enterprises.  Presently, I am the owner and CEO of ‘ Screen Enforcement ‘ in DeBary and I have operated this business for six years. ”

#2) What is your greatest strength and your greatest weakness that you bring to the office of Mayor?    Ans.  ” My greatest strength is my ability to communicate clearly and concisely with people in all areas.  My greatest weakness is that I tend to lack patience with individuals who attempt to take advantage of our city government. ”

#3) As of this date, how much money have you collected and how much money have you spent.   Ans.  ” I have collected about $ 7,000.00, and I have spent $ 6,000.00 ”

#4) What issue do you believe is the most important issue for DeBary and why is it important?    Ans.  ” I believe that growth in our city is the most important issue.  DeBary needs leadership that is not afraid to fight for smart growth that serves to accentuate and improve our unique atmosphere. ”

#5) Would you discuss the issue of gambling?   Ans.  ” This is an important issue worthy of serious consideration if it arises again. ”

#6) Would you discuss taxation?   Ans.  ” I have made a very serious effort to understand the financial aspects of SunRail.  Unfortunately, I have not received any straight and factual answers.  Clearly, SunRail will impact our city, but without facts it is difficult to evaluate how this project will modify our tax base.  I am opposed to higher taxes and will continue to seek an understanding of potential future burdens.”

#7) Would you discuss growth and development in DeBary?   Ans.  ” I was the only person on the ‘ planning and zoning ‘ board to vote against the variances requested by the Dollar General Store.  I will continue to insist on growth that will improve our city. ”

#8) Are there any sections of the city budget that you believe should be decreased?  Ans.  ” I would like to decrease the amount of funds that are budgeted for administrative bureaucracy. ”

#9) Are there any sections of the budget that you believe should be increased if you are elected?  Ans.  ” I would like to see more discretionary funds available for prompt and efficient servicing of the day to day needs of our residents. ”

#10) Please rate City Manager Parrott on a scale from one to ten with 1 as the lowest and ten as the highest.   Ans.  ” 8 ”

#11) Should DeBary have our own fire department?  Ans.  ” Presently I am satisfied with our fire services.  However, I believe that the Council should conduct a yearly review to determine the most cost efficient direction. ”

#12) Should all DeBary residents have county water?  Ans.  ” Those residents who do not presently have county water could petition the Council to bring county water to them.  I would support the petition if the concerned individuals were willing to assume the financial burdens required. ”

#13) If the U.S. has another serious economic recession/depression like 2008, what will you do to fund the revenue shortage?  Ans.  ” I would reduce services that are not essential for the safety of the residents of DeBary. ”

#14) Would you please make any additional comments that you believe need to be discussed?  Ans.  ” It is an honor to offer myself to the task of working with the residents for a better DeBary.  I look forward to earning not just a vote, but your support. ”

                         R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s note:  Clint Johnson is one of three candidates seeking the office of Mayor on August 26, 2014.  This website plans to present all Mayoral candidates the opportunity to present their views. )

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Danny Tillis For DeBary Mayor – 2014

  The following interview with Danny Tillis took place on July 21, 2014.  Sanityandsense.com provides this information as a public service for all DeBary residents. 

#1) Would you please state your background?    Ans. ” I am 67 years of age and I am divorced.  Ms. Tracy McCutchen is my soulmate.  I have two sons, Shawn age 39, and Danny Jr., age 37.  My two sons work for my corporation, Tillis Pest Control, Inc.  I am the founder and CEO of this corporation which has been in operation for 30 years. 

   ” Also, I am the owner of Tillis Pest Control of Lake County, LL.C.  I have two daughters Tracy, age 41, of Sanford, Florida and April, age 43, of Winter Springs, Florida.  In addition, I am a Master of Clinical Hyponosis. ”

#2) What is your greatest strength and your greatest weakness that you bring to the office of Mayor?    Ans.  ” One of my greatest assets is that I am able to work well with people.  I am extremely good at using my leadership skills to solve problems.  One of my weaknesses is that I do not like to ask for campaign money and I do not like to campaign against my friends. ”

#3) As of this date, how much money have you collected and spent?   Ans.  ” I collected about $550.00 and spent about $200.00. ”

#4) What issue do you believe is the most important issue for DeBary and why is it important?  Ans.  ” Our city is not listening to our business owners and to our citizens.  I suggest that business owners should have a monthly meeting and then send a representative to the Council meetings to keep our Council fully informed of important business issues.  I also believe that DeBary has too much bureaucracy and too many regulations that harm business.  I believe that a wise City Council should issue clear directions to the City Manager as to how the City Manager should interact with business owners. ”

#5) Would you discuss the issue of gambling?   Ans. ” A lot of people gamble.  The State of Florida sponsors gambling by selling LOTTO tickets.  I am open minded on this issue and will evaluate all factors if this issue comes before the Council. ”

#6) Would you discuss taxation?   Ans. ” I do not believe in raising taxes unless there is an emergency.  We pay too much in taxes now.  I believe that we stayed on the same level of taxes during my term. ”

#7) Would you discuss growth and development in DeBary?  Ans.  ” The city should set up a 5 to 10 year plan to improve the business district. ”

#8) Are there any sections of the city budget that you believe should be decreased if you are elected?   Ans.  ”  I would need to evaluate that with all of the data in front of me.  As a businessman, I know the difficulty of allocating funds. ”

#9) Are there any sections of the budget that you believe should be increased if you are elected?  Ans.  ” Again, I would need to evaluate that with all of the data in front of me. ”

#10) Please rate City Manager Dan Parrott on a scale from one to ten with one as the lowest and ten as the highest.   Ans.  ” 7.5 ”

#11) Should DeBary have our own fire department?  Ans.  ” Absolutely.  We have some of the oldest fire equipment in the county.  We need to also modernize our equipment. ”

#12) Should all DeBary residents have County water?  Ans.  ” The price of water is too high from the county.  I think every citizen that does not have county water should be able to attain both county water and sewer service. Also, more fire hydrants would reduce home insurance preniums. ”

#13) If the U.S. has another serious economic recession/depression like 2008, what will you do to fund the revenue shortage?  Ans.  ” I hope to God that we do not have to face this serious issue again.  This is where we become better neighbors and use the people in our city to help each other.  The Council may have to cut a little of everything. ”

#14) Would you please make any additional comments that you believe need to be discussed?   Ans.  ” I want DeBary to be a city with a very low crime rate.  While I understand that the law enforcement division  does not take direction from the Council, I would like to have a law enforcement representative present a summary to the Council at each meeting.  I thank Sanityandsense.com for their time and I would like to ask the citizens of DeBary to vote for Danny Tillis on August 26, 2014. ”

                            R. Van Conoley  ( Editor’s note:  Danny Tillis is one of three candidates seeking the office of Mayor in DeBary on August 26, 2014.  All candidates have their interviews posted on this website. )

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Jack Lenzen For DeBary Mayor – 2014

  The following interview with Jack Lenzen took place on July/16/2014.  Sanityandsense.com provides this information as a public service for all DeBary residents. 

#1) Would you please state your background.

Ans. ” I am 54 years old and have been married for 31 years.  I was born in Orlando, Florida, and grew up in Casselberry, Fl.  Our family has lived in DeBary for 18 years. 

” I have one son, age 25, who is a civil engineer and lives in DeBary.  I also have a daughter, age 22, who is finishing her education.  I am the owner and CEO of Lentec Machining, Inc.  Our corporation, located in Sanford, Florida, makes parts out of metal using a high technology process called computer controlled machinery. 

#2) What is your greatest strength and your greatest weakness that you bring to the office of Mayor?

” My greatest strength is that I have many years of community involvement and by using my common sense, I find it easy to work with people.

” My greatest weakness is that I do not like to campaign and I do not like to ask for political contributions. ”

#3) As of this date, how much money have you collected and how much money have you spent?

Ans. ” I have collected $ 1,600.00 and have spent $ 650.00 so far. ”

#4) What issue do you believe is the most important issue for DeBary and why is it important?

Ans.  ” It is extremely important to update and modernize the equipment for both the police and fire departments.  We can easily do this without raising taxes. ”

#5) Would you discuss the issue of gambling?    Ans. ” I preferred the card room to the low income housing when I was on the DeBary Council.  I do not gamble and I am not pro-gambling.  If the issue ever comes before the Council again, I have an open mind and must wait until I understand all of the facts and listen to our citizens.”

#6) Would you discuss taxation?  Ans. ” During my six years on the DeBary Council, I voted once to raise taxes to address the serious problem with flooding.  At the present time, I do not see a need to increase taxes or the millage rate. ”

#7) Would you discuss growth and development in DeBary?  Ans. ” I support smart growth.  DeBary has approximately 19,000 residents and I project that our city will be built out at about 24,000 residents.  Whenever a building applicant comes before the city council and asks for a variance, that is a red flag to me and always causes me to do much additional analysis. ”

#8)  Are there any sections of the city budget that you believe should be decreased if you are elected?  Ans. ” No. ”

#9) Are there any sections of the city budget that you believe should be increased if you are elected?  Ans. ” Our city has debt (loans) that must be paid off. If possible, I would like to pay the principal loan off or pay down the loan to improve our financial position. ”

#10) Please rate City Manager Dan Parrott on a scale from 1 to 10 with one as the lowest and ten the highest.  Ans. ” 8 ”

#11) Should DeBary have our own fire department?  Ans. ” Not at this time.  Our joint agreement with Orange City is working out very well. ”

#12) Should all DeBary residents have county water?  Ans.  ” Our city entered into an agreement with a developer that he would pay to bring county water to the boundary of his development.  Regions of DeBary that do not have access to county water could ask the Council to apply for access if they are willing to pay the needed monies for the project. ”

#13) If the U.S. has another serious economic recession/depression like 2008, what will you do to fund the revenue shortage?  Ans. ” I will do exactly what I did before when I was on the Council.  I will vote to cut spending until our city budget is in compliance with state requirements. ”

#14) Would you please make any additional comments that you believe need to be discussed.  Ans.  ” My involvement in our community is extensive.  I was a little league coach for over four years.  I have been a volunteer in our river clean-up programs for years.  Also, I have been an advocate for quality public education and I have supported the DeBary Elementary school as a volunteer.  Also, I have served on our ‘ Streetscape Committee. ‘

” I have been a member of the Charter Review Committee.  I served on the code enforcement board.  Also, I served our citizens as a DeBary representative on the Volusia Transportation Planning Organization.  I served on the Metropolitian Planning Alliance, sometimes called the MPO.  I served on the Volusia Growth Management Commission, often called the VGMC. 

” I served two terms on the DeBary City Council.  Also, I was the vice-Mayor of DeBary. 

” I thank Sanityandsense.com for their time and would like to encourage DeBary voters to vote for Jack Lenzen on August 26, 2014. ”

                                           R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s note:  Jack Lenzen is one of three candidates seeking the office of Mayor in DeBary on August 26, 2014. This website plans to present all Mayoral candidates the opportunity to present their views. )

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The Volusia Republican Party Endorses Candidates

 The Volusia County Republican Party has endorsed the following candidates that will be on the ballot for most of DeBary’s residents on August 26, 2014.  The party endorsed John Mica even though there is a strong republican candidate, David Smith.  The party must like the high National Debt that Mica frequently voted to raise or possibly they appreciate the great things that Mica has done to secure the southern U.S. border ( meaning nothing.)  Possibly the party is fond of the high levels of unemployment which Mica helped create along with the republican crooks and in conjunction with the democrat crooks.  Obviously the republican crooks do not want a United States retired Marine Colonel like David Smith to get the republican nomination.  Colonel Smith has a solid understanding  of how to save Americans money in the U.S. Defense budget.  The republican crooks can not have a man like David Smith who will work for the People instead of the republican special interests. 

2) The republican crooks also endorsed Webster Barnaby for the County Council seat at large that all Volusia County residents are able to vote for.  Barnaby is opposed by Pat Northey and Joyce Cusack.  Ms. Cusack voted against the great land theft by the county council so I would have thought that a party that was interested in the rights of the People would have endorsed Ms. Cusack. 

3) The party endorsed Rich Gailey and now have insured Gailey’s defeat by encouraging the democrat crooks to ally themselves with the independents and defeat Gailey.  Gailey is so much a republican that I am surprised that he has not stated that his main issues involve abortion and gay marriage.  Gailey is a candidate for County Council district 5.  District 5 covers almost all of DeBary SOUTH of Highbanks road. 

4) The party also endorsed the incumbent, Pat Patterson for Seat 1 on the Volusia County Council.  Pat Patterson is basically a parasite living inside of the rectum of the big insurance lobby.  PAC man Patterson  supported the Pat Northey initiative to grab People’s land to build a bicycle trail.  All of DeBary north of Highbanks is in District 1. 

5) Interestingly, the republican crooks have endorsed both Clint Johnson and Jack Lenzen for mayor.  I hope the republican crooks did not spend too much time studying the complex financial projections submitted by these two candidates.  Then again, the only criterion for being endorsed by the republican crooks is to be registered as a republican !  Rather silly since this is supposed to be a nonpartisan race in DeBary !

6) The republican crooks have endorsed Mike Brady for Council seat 3.  Again this is a nonpartisan race in DeBary. 

7) The republican crooks endorsed three candidates for seat 4.  Again, I doubt that the endorsements were motivated by an analysis of any issues.  Rather the following three just happened to be registered republican.  They are: 1) Leslie Kinsalla; 2) Kenny Knapp; and 3) Dawn Pizzo. 

Sanityandsense.com believes that the republican crooks are as corrupt and as reprehensible as the democrat crooks.  Sanityandsense.com urges all DeBary voters to vote for INDEPENDENT  candidates in all nonpartisan races for city council.  The two major corrupt parties have almost destroyed our Constitutional Republic with their mindless corruption and their irresponsible spending.  The main thing that the republican crooks and the democrat crooks agree upon is that independents must be defeated at any cost.  Independents have the ability to serve the people instead of the two major corrupt political parties. 

Sanityandsense.com encourages DeBary residents to study the republican crook’s endorsements and to also study the democrat crook’s endorsements.  Any candidate who is seeking election to the DeBary City Council and is NOT ENDORSED BY EITHER THE DEMOCRAT CROOKS NOR THE REPUBLICAN CROOKS IS THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE SINCE THAT CANDIDATE IS FREE TO SERVE ALL OF THE PEOPLE !

                           R. Van Conoley

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A Wise Saying – Part 110

  When people accuse others they are actually excusing themselves.  The more people need to justify themselves, the greater will be their self-righteousness.  Hence, the democrat crooks in congress continually accuse the republican crooks of evil acts and lack of integrity.  The republican crooks continually accuse the democrat crooks of evil acts and lack of integrity.  It amazes me to ponder that they are both absolutely correct.  However, the U.S. can not survive as a Republic unless sensible and sane Americans demand a constitutional amendment that allows third parties fair and equal ballott access in all federal elections without the reprehensible qualifying fees.  Also, third party access must be exactly the same for all fifty states. 

                                   R. Van Conoley

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David Smith: Candidate For U.S. Congress District 7 – FLORIDA

   David Smith is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives ( Congress ) District 7, Florida.  District 7 covers the Southern regions of Volusia County ( DeBary, Orange City, Deltona, and Southern parts of unincorporated Volusia County. ) Also, this congressional district covers almost all of Seminole County and the Northern parts of Orange County. 

   There are four qualified candidates for the Republican nomination that will be decided on August 26, 2014.  All voters who are registered Republicans may vote in the republican primary on August 26, 2014.  The candidate who receives the most votes on August 26, 2014, will become the nominee of the Republican Party and face the Democratic candidate on November 4, 2014. 

   The following is an interview with candidate David Smith conducted on July 6, 2014.  Sanityandsense.com presents this interview as a public service and is attempting to contact the other candidates.  The incumbent in district 7 is John Mica.   

   DAVID SMITH INTERVIEW ON JULY 6, 2014

   1) How much money have you collected through this date?  Ans. ” $ 235,000.00 with a contribution from my own bank account.            2) How much of this sum was donated by political action committees (PAC’s ) and special interest groups?  Ans. ”None $ 0.00.”                 3) Have any defense contractors contributed to your campaign?     Ans. ”No.”            4)   How much has your campaign spent so far?  Ans. $ 200,000.00 .    5) Please state your position on foreign aid.   Ans. ” Congress should conduct a complete review of our foreign aid program.  I oppose foreign aid to any country unless it is determined that the aid is directly related to the safety and security of the U.S. ”        6) Several major cities in the U.S. have declared bankruptcy in the past several years.  What is the role of Congress in this area?  Ans. ” Congress must not allow any state government to declare bankruptcy because this would seriously impact the credit of the U.S. government.  Presently our treasury notes and treasury bills are being purchased at reasonable rates because the purchasers know that their investments are extremely safe.  If congress permitted any state to declare bankruptcy, the cost of financing the U.S. Debt would increase and cost Americans many billions of dollars each day in extra interest payments. ”   

7) What should congress do about the Federal Reserve System?   Ans.  ” The Federal Reserve, often called the Fed, should be modernized.  It would not be responsible to abolish the Fed totally at this time.  However, it is clear that congress should moniter the Fed much more closely.  While I strongly dislike some parts of Dodd-Frank, the provision that requires a yearly audit of the Fed is very sensible. ” 

8)  There are many laws that regulate the securities markets.  What should congress do in relation to this area?   Ans.    ”In June of 2007, the U.S. economic crisis was beginning to shake the foundations of Wall Street.  Two very large hedge funds at Bear Stearns failed.  Later, in 2008, the economic crisis was so severe that both Bear Sterns and Lehman Brothers were destroyed.  Many of the country’s other banks were close to bankruptcy.  These institutions included Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and even the powerful Goldman Sachs.  This terrible economic crisis was brought about by derivatives.  Americans must understand that congress allowed these financial instruments to be created and then traded in unregulated markets.  If I am elected to congress, I shall introduce legislation that creates a ‘ level playing field ‘ for everyone.  I will do everything in my power to prevent the ‘ Wall Street Gamblers’ from using the hard earned tax money taken from working-middle income Americans to pay for their irresponsible actions. ” 

9) Do you support the Dodd-Frank bill?   Ans. ” How many members of congress do you think read that monster bill that is more than one thousand pages in length?  Most members of congress have admitted that they did not read the bill before they voted on it.  Those few that claim that they ‘ read parts of the bill ‘ can not explain the legislation.  It would serve all Americans to replace the Dodd-Frank bill with a modernized version that is: 1) Concise, 2) Readable, 3) Clear in content, and 4) Serves all of the American People instead of the special interests. ”

10)  Glass-Stegall has been effictively abolished.  Is this satisfactory in your view?     Ans.  ” This is a time bomb waiting to happen.  When Glass-Stegall was in effect, the FDIC protected the average person’s savings in commercial banks.  From the time Franklin Roosevelt signed Glass-Stegall into law, not one American had lost one penny from any of the bank failures over the past decades.  But remember, under Glass-Stegall, investment banks were not insured in the same way as commercial banks.  Now that Glass-Stegall has been abolished or outdated, some banks have been allowed to combine an investment bank and a commercial bank into one financial entity.  This has shifted the FDIC into a position where they may be sometimes required to cover the ’ Wall Street Gamblers.’  It is immoral to use the working-middle income taxpayer’s money to insure the ‘Wall Street Gamblers’ against market losses. ”

11)  Do you believe that federal judges should be appointed for life?     Ans. ” No. ”

12) Do you believe that the Social Security System is fair and just?    Ans.  ” The American People have lost faith in Congress and have also lost faith in our Social Security System.  If elected, I shall introduce a bill that will repair the many flaws of our Social Security System.  This common sense bill will also repair and restore much of the public’s faith in our failing congress. ”

13)  Do you support the Fair Tax?   Ans.  ” Yes. ”

14) Please add any additional comments that you feel are important.    Ans.  ”  I have a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.  Also, I have a Master’s Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology.  Additionally, I was selected by the U.S. Department of Defense to participate in a special program that was established to assist our military in cost control analysis. 

   ” I was trained in numerous high technology programs by the U.S. Department of Defense. 

   ” I am absolutely certain that my degrees and numerous skills will help me assist the citizens of Central Florida while I am in Congress.  I am the only candidate who has the necessary skills and knowledge to greatly expand the high technology job markets in our area.  A vote for David Smith on August 26, 2014, is a vote for many more jobs for the Central Florida region. 

   ” I thank Sanityandsense.com for their public service.  I thank the citizens for reading my article. 

   ” My campaign contact number is: 407-619-1905. My website is www.DavidSmithforCongress.com . Please share this information with your friends.  Thank you. ”

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The Catholic Church: A Study of Wealth and Sin

   I was quite impressed when Pope Francis stated that the Roman Catholic Church must strip itself of all ” vanity, arrogance, and pride” and humbly serve the poorest in society.  The Pope stated that he wants today’s Catholic Church to resemble Francis of Assisi’s ” Church of the poor.”

   After listening to the Pope’s words, I decided to find out exactly who is the richest of the rich in the world today.  Surely the richest organization in the world would be able to give some of their vast wealth to help the poor. 

   Research revealed that the largest financial power on the face of the earth is none other than the Roman Catholic Church.  It is amazing that an instution that claims to represent the teachings of Jesus Christ is so top heavy in wealth.  To have some idea of the net worth of the Roman Catholic Church, we must take all of the assets of Exxon Mobil Corporation and then add them to all of the assets of General Electric Corporation and then add the assets of Microsoft Corporation and then add the assets of ATT and then add the assets of Boeing Corporation.  Now take that massive sum and multiply it by ten and you will have a close approximation of the net worth of the Catholic Church. 

   The Vatican has billions of shares in U.S. corporations that comprise the U.S. S&P 500 stock index.  The Vatican also owns massive real estate holdings throughout the world.  Also, the Vatican has billions of dollars in gold which is held not only in the Vatican Bank, but also in banks throughout the world. 

   A priest made the following statement some years ago at the New York Catholic Conference:  ” The Catholic Church is the biggest corporation in the United States.  We have a branch office in every neighborhood.  Our assets exceed those of U.S. Steel and ATT combined.  Our roster of dues paying members must be second only to the tax rolls of the United States government.”   This quote is outdated.  What the priest failed to state is how rapidly the Roman Catholic Church has managed to grow their wealth in the past thousand years !

   I would hope that Pope Francis would sell some of the massive assets of the Church and help the poor.  However, I seriously doubt that this will happen.  The Catholic Church is clearly in the business of wealth accumulation and not very much in the business of helping the poor. 

   Also, the Roman Catholic Church has been busy in the 20th Century hiding pedophile priests from civil law enforcement.  Sometimes the Catholic Church can act very quickly.  The Vatican and the Catholic Church helped establish escape routes for Nazis fleeing Europe at the end of World War II. French Cardinal Eugene Tisserant and Argentine Cardinal Antonio Caggiano were especially good at helping their Nazi friends escape allied justice.  The readers are directed to the article on this website titled: ” The Vatican and Their Nazi Friends.”  Also interested readers can simply type the word ‘ Vatican ‘ into the search box on the top right side of the home page.  Click go and sixteen articles will appear about the Catholic Church and pedophile priests and other illegal activities by the Catholic Church. 

   Father Gabriele Amorth was the Vatican’s chief exorcist for many years.  Father Amorth said that satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as ” cardinals who do not believe in Jesus and Bishops who are linked to the Demon.”  Father Amorth stated very clearly that sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that ” the Devil is at work in the Vatican.”   I wonder how any true Christian could disagree with Father Amorth?

                            R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s note:  The book titled: ” The Godfather” by Puzo brought about several movies based on the book.  The last ” Godfather” movie took place in the Vatican.  Many people failed to see that the movie was implying that organized crime was finally taking over the largest and wealthiest organization on the face of the earth, The Vatican. ”

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Christian Coalition Defines Marriage

   If a man had a transgender operation to become a woman and then married a woman who had a transgender operation to become a man, would this couple meet the Christian Coalition definition of marriage?  It appears that the Christian Coalition definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman would have been satisfied twice. 

                              R. Van Conoley

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