John McCain, with his irascible grin and fighter-pilot moxie, made a name for himself as an outspoken politician. He was at times bitingly funny, ruthlessly self-deprecating, and eloquently patriotic. Some quotes from the former senator and U.S. presidential candidate: WAR IS WRETCHED "War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality." - May 6, 1999, speech to the American Red Cross. STEADY STRAIN "'Steady strain, buddy, steady strain,' we cautioned each other whenever we began to take a short view of our lives. It was best to take the long view. We would get home when we got home." — From the 1999 book "Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir" by Sen. John McCain. HIGH ROAD TO A HIGH OFFICE "I will not take the low road to the highest office in this land. I want the presidency in the best way, not the worst way." - Feb. 19, 2000, after losing the South Carolina Republican primary. IN THE WORDS OF CHAIRMAN MAO "In the words of … [Read more...] about “War is wretched beyond description”: John McCain’s greatest quotes
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Stoke City’s first Championship home game in 10 years ended up a draw with Brentford. Peter Smith picks out the talking points of a frustrating afternoon. Stoke fans being asked to take a big leap of faith To borrow a phrase from Kevin Phillips, it’s how you finish a season that it’s important, not the start. But you’ll forgive Stoke fans if they’re short of patience. These are supporters who have seen just one meaningful win since last Christmas, who were worn out by serial tonkings in the Premier League and see half-a-team’s worth of senior players sat in the stands like a monument to the club’s recruitment in the Mark Hughes era. Yes, there are genuine reasons to be concerned. Players making too many mistakes defensively and not creating enough chances going forwards. Sure, it will take time for a new XI to bed down – but this starting line-up only featured three summer signings. Seasons are not defined before mid-August – … [Read more...] about Talking points as Stoke City fans asked to take a leap of faith
On the sun-drenched streets of Stratford-upon-Avon, Andy Martin, a Remainer from the farming community, says he doesn’t discuss Brexit with most of his friends, though he is surprised how many farmers voted out. “They all had the false sense that someone was telling them what to do. But there will always be someone telling them what to do. That’s life,” he said last week. The division between Martin and his friends perfectly encapsulates divisions in the Warwickshire town two years ago when the EU referendum took place. Stratford voted 52:48 for Brexit, exactly representing the national divide. It’s also a town recently identified by Sussex University as particularly vulnerable to Brexit because, like many neighbouring towns in the west Midlands, it is heavily reliant on the motor industry for jobs. So, after more than two years of painfully slow negotiations leading to last week’s white paper, has the delicate balance between Leavers and Remainers … [Read more...] about Britain’s Brexit dilemma: are Leavers losing faith?
0 Have your say HOW can we restore confidence in the auditors who check the health of Britain’s largest companies ?It’s a question that demands an immediate answer. Faith in auditing has hit an all time low after a parliamentary report called on the Competition and Markets Authority to examine a break-up of the Big Four following failings exposed by the collapse of Carillion.The construction and outsourcing giant left behind a £900 million debt pile, a £590 million pension deficit and hundreds of millions of pounds in unfinished public contracts.The Big Four - KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and EY - were accused by MPs of “prioritising their own profits ahead of good governance at the companies they are supposed to be putting under the microscope”.The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has now told the Big Four audit practices they must act swiftly to reverse the decline in this year’s audit inspection.Stephen Haddrill, the CEO of FRC, a body … [Read more...] about Greg Wright: Healthy check of competition is needed to restore faith in auditors
0 Comments Malachi O'Doherty: Most Catholics now view their faith as an a la carte menu of options to accept or discard... and the truth is that it suits the Church BelfastTelegraph.co.uk When is a Catholic not a Catholic? There appears to be a simple answer to that. If you are a member of a Church and you don't obey its rules, then the authorities within that Church can expel you. That is called excommunication; one is put outside the communion of members. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/malachi-odoherty-most-catholics-now-view-their-faith-as-an-a-la-carte-menu-of-options-to-accept-or-discard-and-the-truth-is-that-it-suits-the-church-36966193.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36966728.ece/d20ea/AUTOCROP/h342/17_2653-_Read-Only_.jpg Email When is a Catholic not a Catholic? There appears to be a simple answer to that. If you are a member of a Church and you don't obey its rules, then the authorities within that Church can expel you. That is … [Read more...] about Malachi O’Doherty: Most Catholics now view their faith as an a la carte menu of options to accept or discard… and the truth is that it suits the Church