Since the rise of online dating over the past decade, many dating websites have come and gone.A common complaint shared by seasoned online daters who have tried various dating sites is that, rarely do the multitude of matchmaking services live up to their claims.A recent report issued by the New York Times weighs in explaining why numbers and formulas are unlikely to help forge the perfect couple.Hang on a minute, wasn't online dating designed to reduce the complexities of finding a partner in the first place?He said that the powers that be need to treat the matter with the utmost urgency as any further delay could result in not only the collapse of houses, but also loss of lives."It is high time that state-run agencies becomes proactive rather than reactive.Tri Met, more formally known as the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, is a public agency that operates mass transit in a region that spans most of the Portland metropolitan area in the U. Tri Met started operating a light rail system named MAX in 1986, which has since been expanded to 5 lines that now cover 59.7 miles (96.1 km), as well as a commuter rail line in 2009. Created in 1969 by the Oregon legislature, the district replaced five private bus companies that operated in the three counties; Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas.
The new public agency was created by an ordinance of the Portland city council, under provisions of a law enacted by the 1969 Oregon Legislature, and took over all of Rose City Transit's service and fleet effective December 1, 1969.
In the article “Physical Graffiti: Tattoo You” in Envoy Magazine issue 7.4, Deacon Robert Lukosh from the Archdiocese of Portland wrote that tattoos are morally permissible as long as they respect the dignity of the person: “Body art as a form of adornment, that is ordered to the ultimate good of the person and to humanity, if it observes modesty and avoids vanity, and if it respects the fundamental integrity of the human person—including the integrity of the body—can be morally permissible.” However some argue that Scripture prohibits tattoos in the Old Testament book of Leviticus: “Do not lacerate your body for the dead, and do not tattoo yourselves. The law was meant to communicate to people that mourning wasn’t necessary if they believed in God’s salvation.
It also sought to prevent people from hurting themselves (tattooing could be deadly back then).
Love or loathe them, perspectives continue to differ regarding the appropriateness and morality of tattoos. “Not exactly,” according to Mark Hart of Life Teen International, who’s affectionately known as the Bible Geek.
Which made me wonder: What does the Church say about it? Hart explained that this verse referred to the ancient mourning practices of the Canaanites that were forbidden for the Israelites.