...OOG: The hospital came close to running out of blood the other day. Unlike when that happens on the mainland it didn't have to do with lack of donations but with the fact that the hospital was four payments behind to the Red Cross (which is the provider here on Guam). The hospital's response to the situation was to issue a statement advising people to be careful so that they didn't have any accidents.
I understand that they've now come up with some money and the blood is once again available to the hospital.
...The pope is an extremely intelligent man. But somehow he got broadsided when he quoted Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus during an academic dialogue, "Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached..." The pope was trying to illustrate the historical connection between violence and religion. Certain people looking for an excuse to get everyone riled up yanked the quote from context to make it sound as though the pope were expressing his own opinion. They succeeded.
...Stan Friedman did an interview with Miroslav Volf.
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