I appreciate that. The joke is on me, though. I was finally getting down to actually giving a fuller explanation of what the Social Encyclicals are about regarding income and wealth, but when I tried to post it, the thread was closed. Oh well. Another time, perhaps.
I am so unskilled technically, that I didn't see these.
jcaquon. Things are fine. I did not realize there were no ridges (hills) on Guam. But, my friend, you have palm trees, tropical breezes and the ocean! Not bad at all.
I do care about those with cancer. It's a terrible disease, dreaded by all.
Cancer affects everyone since it is a slow destruction of the body's defenses in deteriorating way. My father died of cancer. He had served on the USS Bennington before he retired in 1956 and acquired the taste for tobacci or cigarettes. It killed him at age 68. We share and shows that we care. Bless you in all you write.
I might not be your best candidate. I did have a relative who died of cancer, but that was a long time ago and nobody has been touched by cancer since. I don't have a problem with joining the group,but I'm not sure I would have anything helpful to say. But it's okay.
Undoubtedly there were people in China, as in Russia, who prospered under their respective dictators. But there were millions who suffered terribly and died, unjustly, under both. The information I posted was what I read in Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago". Just a very brief statement there. At first, Russians assumed things were better in China because many Russians fled to China when the Bolsheviks took over. As time went on, they learned differently.