Thursday, January 19, 2017

English Translation of Faure Requiem

Translation of the Latin Text of Faure

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Translation of the Latin text of Faure's
(tr. Arnold vander Nat © 1999).INTROITUSRequiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,et lux perpetua luceat eis.Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion,et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem.Exaudi orationem meam;ad te omnis caro veniet.
Rest eternal grant them, O Lord,and let perpetual light shine on them.To thee praise is due, O God, in Zion,and to thee vows are recited in Jerusalem.Hear my prayer;unto thee all flesh shall come.KYRIE
[in Greek]Kyrie eleison.Christe eleison.Kyrie eleison.
Lord, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.OFFERTORIUMDomine Jesu Christe, Rex gloriae,libera animas defunctorumde poenis inferni,et de profundo lacu.Libera eas de ore leonis,ne absorbeat eas tartarus,ne cadant in obscurum.Hostias et preces tibi,Domine, laudis offerimus.Tu suscipe pro animabus illisquarum hodie memoriam facimus.Fac eas, Domine,de morte transire ad vitam,quam olim Abrahae promisisti,et semini eius.
Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory,deliver the souls of the deadfrom punishment in the inferno,and from the infernal lake.Deliver them from the mouth of the lion,lest the abyss swallow them up,lest they fall into the darkness.Sacrifices and prayers to thee,O Lord, we offer with praise.O receive them for the souls of thosewhom today we commemorate.Make them, O Lord,to pass from death to life,as thou of old hast promised Abrahamand his seed.SANCTUSSanctus, sanctus, sanctus,Dominus Deus Sabaoth.Pleni sunt coeli et terragloria tua.Hosanna in excelsis.
Holy, holy, holy,Lord God of hosts.The heavens and earth are filledwith thy glory.Hosanna in the highest.PIE JESUPie Jesu Domine,dona eis requiem,requiem sempiternam.
Merciful Lord Jesus,grant them rest,rest everlasting.ANGUS DEIAgnus Dei,qui tollis peccata mundi,dona eis requiem,requiem sempiternam.
Lamb of God,who taketh away the sins of the world,Grant them rest,rest everlasting.LUX AETERNALux aeterna luceat eis, Domine,cum sanctis tuis in aeternum,quia pius es.Requiem aeternam, dona eis, Domine,Let light eternal shine on them, O Lord,with thy saints forever,for thou art merciful.Rest eternal grant them, O Lord,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.and let perpetual light shine on them.LIBERA MELibera me, Domine,de morte aeterna,in die illa tremendaquando coeli movendi sunt et terra,dum veneris judicaresaeculum per ignemTremens factus sum ego, et timeodum discussio venerit,atque ventura ira.Dies illa, dies irae,calamitatis et miseriae,dies magna et amara valde.Requiem aeternam, dona eis, Domine,et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Deliver me, O Lord,from eternal death,on that fearful daywhen the heavens are moved and the earthwhen thou shalt come to judgethe world through fire.I am made to tremble, and I fear,when the desolation shall come,and also the coming wrath.That day, the day of wrath,calamity, and misery,that terrible and exceedingly bitter day.Rest eternal grant them, O Lord,and let perpetual light shine on them.IN PARADISUMIn paradisum deducant te angeli,in tuo adventususcipiant te martyres,et perducant tein civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.Chorus angelorum te suscipiat,et cum Lazaro quondam paupereaeternam habeas requiem.
May the angels lead you into paradise,may the martyrs receive youin your coming,and may they guide youinto the holy city, Jerusalem.May the chorus of angels receive youand with Lazarus once poormay you have eternal rest.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Betsy DeVos Will Not Oppose Guns In Public Schools Because You Know, Grizzly Bears

As she did with most questions, she waffled.
Murphy asked, "Do you think guns have any place in or around schools?"
DeVos fell back on her usual deflection that it is for states to decide, which set Murphy off.
Incredulously, he asked, "You can't say definitively today that guns shouldn't be in schools?"
With disingenuous wide-eyed misunderstanding, DeVos replied, "I will refer back to (Wyoming) Senator (Mike) Enzi and the school he was talking about in Wyoming. I think probably there, I would imagine that there is probably a gun in the schools to protect from potential grizzlies."
Murphy ended his questioning by telling her he looked forward to her visiting his state to discuss guns in schools with a disgusted tone. I was seriously surprised that he didn't throw all of his papers on the floor while walking out.

RE: Please do not support the nomination of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA

RE: Please do not support the nomination of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA

Dear Senator Durbin.

As your constituent I am gravely concerned about Scott Pruitt heading the Environmental Protection Agency and I am asking you not to support his nomination.

As Attorney General of Oklahoma he has abused his power as an elected official to attack charities on behalf of agribusiness interests -- specifically attacking The Humane Society of the United States because of their work to crack down on cockfighting, puppy mills, and intensive confinement of animals on factory farms.

I have concerns about Scott Pruitt leading the federal agency responsible for a number of important animal issues, including animal testing for pesticides and chemicals, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution from factory farms.

I urge you not to support Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA. He has abused the power of his office as Oklahoma's Attorney General in order to attack and silence animal welfare groups because he disagrees with their political views.

Thank you,
Lombard, IL 60148

Monday, December 12, 2016

Panorama from my #pixel


This is an ALL­CALL to the Soulforce family for Orlando.
We refuse to let them desecrate the graves of our fallen.
Soulforcers like myself will be there in Orlando in February to challenge the power of this communications hub to harm our bodies and spirits with their death‐ dealing rhetoric.
We will be holding vigil for the entire 86 hours of the NRB conference, and we need your help!
Will you join us?
Come to Orlando in February and help hold vigil for the lives and spirits of our people
Send a dove with your message of resistance for Orlando
Sign on to our demands for the National Religious Broadcasters
Join us at Creating Change in Philadelphia next month to help build the Living Altar that will travel to Orlando Give to this action‐ $86 for the 86 hours we hold vigil will go to feed volunteers on the ground Visit our webpage  to learn more and sign up for action alerts! In deep resistance with you today and every day, Yaz Nuñez Director of Programs, Soulforce P.S.: Interested in volunteering in Orlando during the action in February? We want you. Click "reply" and let me know so I can follow up with you!

From ISSHD 12/10/16

Unity March Chicago 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Winter Wonderland

The Biggest Story In Modern Times

Trump denies CIA report that Russia intervened to help him win election

CIA officials told senators it is now “quite clear” that electing Donald Trump was Russia’s goal. In an interview on Fox News Sunday on Dec. 11, President-elect Trump denied the CIA's assessment. (Victoria Walker/The Washington Post)
President-elect Donald Trump said he does not believe the CIA’s conclusion that Russia intervened in the election to help him win, attributing the assessment to Democrats who supported Hillary Clinton and claiming repeatedly that the U.S. intelligence community has “no idea” what might have happened.
“I think it’s ridiculous,” Trump said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” his first Sunday show appearance since the election last month. “I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it . . . No, I don’t believe it at all.”
Trump also denied the importance of receiving the daily intelligence briefing, a tradition for presidents and presidents-elect. He has received the briefings only sporadically since winning the election.
“I get it when I need it,” he said. “I’m, like, a smart person. I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years.”
Trump’s comments go against the conclusion of the CIA that individuals with connections to the Russian government provided the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others to boost his chances.
“It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” a senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators told The Washingon Post on Friday. “That’s the consensus view.”
Trump openly mocked the report on Friday evening, suggesting that the CIA had discredited itself by producing faulty assessments about Iraq’s weapons stockpile during the George W. Bush administration. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” he said in a statement.
The latest comments appear destined to exacerbate tensions between Trump and the intelligence community, which is already wondering how it will function under his administration given the president-elect’s skepticism of the agency’s expertise and his disinterest in receiving daily briefings.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus voiced support for Trump’s view in an interview on ABC’s This Week.
“The Russians didn’t tell Hillary Clinton to ignore Wisconsin and Michigan,” Priebus told host George Stephanopoulos. “She lost because her ideas were bad. Donald Trump won in an electoral landslide that had nothing to do with the Russians.”
Meanwhile, in the Senate, there arose more evidence of a disagreement between Republican and Democratic leadership about the CIA assessment and what to do about it.
On Sunday morning, Republican Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joined Democratic Leader-elect Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) in calling for a thorough investigation of the cyberattacks.
“Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American,” the group said. “Democrats and Republicans must work together, and across the jurisdictional lines of the Congress, to examine these recent incidents thoroughly and devise comprehensive solutions to deter and defend against further cyber-attacks.”
Absent from the statement were members of the chamber’s Republican leadership. McCain is chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Graham is a member; Reed is the panel’s top Democrat.
Other Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), have expressed doubts about the CIA’s conclusion that the Russian hacks were designed to boost Trump. On Saturday, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn wondered why the issue was being discussed at all.
“All this ‘news’ of Russian hacking: it has been going on for years,” he tweeted. “Serious, but hardly news.”
Trump declined to confirm whom he will name secretary of state but lavished praise on his expected pick, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, calling him a “world-class player” and even alluding to Tillerson’s ties to Russia, which are a source of concern for hawkish Republicans on Capitol Hill.
“He’s in charge of an oil company that’s pretty much double the size of his next serious competitor,” Trump said of Tillerson. “It’s been a company that’s been unbelievably managed. And to me, a great advantage is he knows many of the players, and he knows them well. He does massive deals in Russia. He does massive deals for the company.”
Secretary of state is the most powerful cabinet position that remains unfilled by Trump about a month after the election. For weeks, Trump has interviewed candidates, including former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R), and deliberated about the decision
Priebus told Stephanopoulos that he didn’t have misgivings about Tillerson’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“The fact that he has a relationship with Vladimir Putin is not something that we should be embarrassed by,” Priebus said. “We have big problems in this world and I don’t think we can solve these problems by making believe that people don’t exist.”
Trump suggested in the “Fox News Sunday” appearance that he will retain a stake in his business as president, a possibility that has raised questions among ethics experts, and he questioned the idea that making deals for his company from the White House would represent a conflict of interest.
“When I ran, everybody knew that I was a very big owner of real estate all over the world,” Trump said, adding that he would not be involved in the day-to-day management of his company as president. “I’m not going to be doing deals at all. Now that would be — I don’t even know if that’s a conflict. I mean, I have the right to do it. You know, under the law, I have the right to do it. I just don’t want to do it.”
Trump is scheduled to give a news conference on Thursday to discuss how he will pass the reins of the Trump Organization to his three eldest children. “They’re not making deals, either, for my company,” he said.
Cleve Wootson contributed.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Women's March on Washington Barred From Lincoln Memorial

These TRUMPCUNT/Hitler MotherFuckers are blocking women from marching on Washington to protest the treatment of women under the new TRUMPCUNT administration. It's appalling!

from the Guardian

For the thousands hoping to echo the civil rights and anti-Vietnam rallies at Lincoln Memorial by joining the women’s march on Washington the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration: time to readjust your expectations.
The Women’s March won’t be held at the Lincoln Memorial.
That’s because the National Park Service, on behalf of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, filed documents securing large swaths of the national mall and Pennsylvania Avenue, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial for the inauguration festivities. None of these spots will be open for protesters. 
The NPS filed a “massive omnibus blocking permit” for many of Washington DC’s most famous political locations for days and weeks before and after the inauguration on 20 January, said Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, a constitutional rights litigator and the executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund.
Previously, Verheyden-Hilliard has led court battles for protest access on inauguration day itself.
But banning access to public land for protesters days after the inauguration is “extremely unique”, she said in a press conference held by the Answer [Act Now to Stop War and End Racism] Coalition.
“It hasn’t come up in any way previously, where you’ve had a groundswell of people trying to have access on the Saturday, January 21, and thousands of people want to come, and the government is saying we won’t give you a permit,” she said.
“What they’ve done is take all of these spaces out of action,” she said, many of which, the Answer Coalition noted in its press release, are “historic spaces for dissent”.
It’s partly a practical issue. Inauguration bleachers and viewing stands started being erected on 1 November and it will take until 1 March to completely clear the major public spaces from all of the inauguration works, said Mike Litterst, spokesman for the NPS.
“They’re construction zones, effectively,” said Litterst.
But the plan greatly limits the options for public protesting.
Answer requested a permit to host a rally along Pennsylvania Avenue the day after the inauguration and was denied.
“We’ve issued the demand to the parks service because this is an illegal abridgment of first amendment rights ... We expect they’ll conform to the constitution and make permits available,” said Verheyden-Hilliard.
Shortly after the election, the women’s march on Washington started going viral on Facebook, with activists calling on women and allies to head to the city on 21 January and march on the Lincoln Memorial. Currently, 135,000 people have registered on the national Facebook page to say they are “going” and another 225,000 are “interested”.
The Facebook event page still has the Lincoln Memorial listed as the event’s address, but it won’t be held at the historic location.
“The Lincoln Memorial is not possible,” said Cassady Fendlay, spokeswoman for the women’s march on Washington. She said march organizers were not associated with the Answer Coalition, and have “had no issues with the permitting process at all”. 
“We are in conversation with the police. We have secured another location,” said Fendlay, declining to name where the march would now take place but saying it would be nearby.
 This article was amended on 9 December 2016 to correct the spelling of Mike Litterst’s surname.