INTERESTING: Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road

“Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road”


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In any case, with the request for motorists to exercise virtue, we have drawn up a special ?decalogue? for them, in analogy with the Lord?s Ten Commandments. These are stated here below, as indications, considering that they may also be formulated differently.

I. You shall not kill.

II. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.

III. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.

IV. Be charitable and help your neighbour in need, especially victims of accidents.

V. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.

VI. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.

VII. Support the families of accident victims.

VIII. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.

IX. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.

X. Feel responsible towards others.

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The secular progressive media is so busy laughing that can NOT even take time to report what they were. Even on the internet, sites were too busy laughing or deriding it to post the text.

It took a few minutes to find a posting of them.

Driving on the roads, I can see why the Papacy might be concerned.

When one gets direction from a good source (i.e., the learned, the wise, the holy), then only a fool laughs imho.

Being a driver with a heavy foot, I’ll take the admonition to heart for what it is. An inexpensive way for me to be a better person. Note, one doesn’t do this for the Pope, the neighbor, the society in general. No, one does it for oneself. To be the best you that you can be.

And, that’s no joke!

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YAHOO ANSWER: Car loan to credit card


Car loan to credit card


Asked by “tvman”

Doing a balance? How much $ can I save if?

my balance on my car is 2884.58 at 10.16 %. My c.c. is currently 8.99 % variable (washington mytual). What should I do? How much could I save? I am planning on paying 300 mo. until its paid off or for five months, may have extra cash then.


Dear “tvman”:

Well, “save” would not be a word I use when talking about loans! That’s a joke. I’d reserve the word “save” for when you’re collecting the interest. If for no other reason than to keep your thinking straight. :-)

So, to confirm I understand the opportunity, it APPEARS that 0.1016 minus 0.0899 equals 117 basis point for possible savings.

I’d suspect that they tiny “savings”, what really should be called “cost avoidance”, are illusionary.

First, when car loans are give, they often use a method interest calculation called the “Rule of 72”. Without going into too much detail. You pay the interest more in the front of the loan’s term than the end. It’s like a penalty for prepayment. So, moving from the car loan, may not avoid any interest.

Second, the credit card is variable. You didn’t say what the adjustment interval was AND credit cards have a lot of “spring loaded traps” that can send the interest rate into “orbit”.

SO, I’d recommend NOT transferring. Stay with what you know.

If you want something to ACT on, I’d suggest that you find a credit union to do business with. They can help you shift from “borrowing” to “saving”. Credit Unions don’t use the 72 or any other such trickery; most use daily calculations which are most favorable to the borrower. They do low cost banking with education.

Hope this helps. I’m interested how it works out for you. Drop me a note sometime. My blog may have helpful “stuff”.

Ferdinand J. Reinke
Kendall Park, NJ 08824


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UPDATE Just notified that this was “Best by Voters. One vote; one answers. Not overwhelming, but I won’t decline the 10 meaningless points.

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JOBSEARCH: the networking process


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Welcome. The networking process is whatever you make it. Unlike first grade math, there is NO right answer. There’s NO one way to network. And NO one has the Lone Ranger’s silver bullets, Wonder Woman’s golden rope, or a “get out of unemployment free” card. Each of us probably has their own take on it. I’d call your attention to all the resources here, You have a lot of experienced people here, who can share their take on it.

If you’re a reader, I am particular fan of Lucht. He has a very stylized view of what networking is. I’ve used it and it worked for me. I’d extract it as: get in front of people face2face, listen to them, give elevator speech, and ask for two names. In his model, one never asks a networking contact for job because it’s embarrassing to both. His key is to keep taking networking meetings to learn “stuff”. In my mind it’s a the other leg of “finding a job” — one leg is getting interviews and the other leg is networking.

My twist is that I like folks to have a Unique Value Equation and a Unique Sales Proposition before going off networking and interviewing. But that what I “teach”. If you read the old posts here, you find out that I’m a “fat old turkey” who’s been in transition more times than I care to count. SO that is my credential for having the temerity to give anyone advice.

Feel free to ask lots of questions, (I did!), visit my “turkey farm”, read my blog, or just ignore me. :-) I’m the pushy type with no feelings to hurt. Remember the only “dumb” question is the one you DON’T ask because guaranteed some one else is thinking the exact SAME question but is too … (let’s say) timid … to ask.

Good luck,
the big fat old turkey hisself

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