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Forget about kissing with passion.  The kiss has gone by the affectionate wayside along with hand shaking to prevent the spread of H1N1 Swine Flu and other contagious maladies.

Like many foreign countries the French, with their variety of cultural traditions some explained here, http://www.transitionsabroad.com/publications/magazine/0505/working_and_living_do_and_donts_in_france.shtml  have  their traditional cheek-to-cheek kiss or  “la bise.”  La bise has been discouraged so for health reasons due to the Swine H1N1 Flu. 

“Our behaviour has already changed,” said Frédéric Chapelle, a psychiatrist.

“It might seem excessive, but given that it might knock out half the population, fear of others will set in and people will say if I kiss my colleague, I might catch it,” she told Le Parisien.

Nathalie, a secretary in Nanterre, west of Paris, said old habits are proving hard to change. “For the first time I recoiled when a colleague who had come back from holiday in Reunion island came to give me a kiss. She took it badly,” she said. Employees are being asked to respect a one-yard person-to-person buffer zone.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/6155768/France-facing-la-bise-ban-over-swine-flu-fears.html

In Italy, a phial of what local Roman Catholics believe is the blood of Saint Gennaro at the Duomo in Naplesis commonly kissed.  Fear of H1N1 flu stopped devout Neapolitans from performing the time-honoured ritual of kissing the blood of their patron Saint Gennaro during this weeks festival. The decision to forbid kissing of the glass phial containing the saint’s blood was taken reluctantly by ecclesiastical and city authorities on Monday, and has brought protests from local politicians.  http://www.ottawacitizen.com/story_print.html?id=1971997&sponsor=

10 unexpected, humorous cultural results of the Swine Flu can be found here- http://www.scriptoriumdaily.com/2009/05/04/ten-unexpected-cultural-results-of-swine-flu/

Fabulous kissing photos here at-http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/09/a_collection_of_kisses.html

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obamareligion

Enough already.  What religion, in the name of God is Obama?

First Obama was a Muslim, then a Christian attending the hate filled, anti- American services of Reverend Wright for 20 years.  Is he turning to Judaism next?  Where does Obama get his divine orders?

On the schedule tonight, President Obama and his family will mark the beginning of Passover with a Seder at the White House with friends and staff.

From the Jerusalem Times, “He also said the holiday presented a message for all humankind. “As part of a larger global community, we all must work to ensure that our brothers and sisters of every race, religion, culture and nationality are free from bondage and repression, and are able to live in peace.”   http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1238562942442&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Perhaps brother and sisters, his faith is only in The New World Order and the larger global economy.

The Washington Times says that Obama has not attended a public church service since the Sunday before he was inaugurated. But the president has quietly kept up his faith, talking by phone with a handful of evangelical pastors, including Bishop T.D. Jakes and the Rev. Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, both of whom once served as spiritual advisers to former President George W. Bush, and the Rev. Otis Moss Jr., a pillar of the civil rights movement. (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/09/obamas-seeking-the-right-church/ )

At least we can rule out Catholicism for the Obamas.  President Obama will deliver the commencement address to graduates at Notre Dame. The preeminent Catholic university in America will bestow upon him an honorary degree when he stands against what most Catholics believe, obfuscating everything from traditional marriage to abortion.

Read more on this topic at https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/obama-the-pope-politics-of-religion-at-notre-dame/

For an interesting perspective on Violence in the name of God- http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,467489,00.html

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