Update 11:00 p.m….I’m having some problems with my back tonight. I have a fair amount of osteoarthritis in my spine, which produces bone spurs, as well as a little rheumatoid arthritis. My rheumatologist said I’ve inherited both. Anyway, the bone spurs push on nerves as well as discs, so that produces degenerative disc disease, because it wears on the discs. I did some lifting and bending tonight that irritated it, and caused pain. Fortunately, Steve has a TENS unit from when he was diagnosed with herniated discs in his back. It really helps. But if you’re not careful, you can really get zapped with electricity. Not fun.
 
My dad has the same problem in his neck, as do I. He underwent several surgeries to route out the nerve channel in his spine. The arthritis causes the nerve channel to fill in with calcification. He eventually had 4 vertebrae fused together. I don’t want to go there.
 
This reminds me of an argument between Bethany and Ethan….
 
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*Sigh*  Candle spitting contest……guess who usually has the long-winded explanation of what really happened?   (Yes, I cropped the cartoon and put it on 2 lines. It was too wide.) She posted a conversation they had tonight.

 
Many people believe there is no persecution of Christians in America. We are not jailed (or worse) for having underground churches, as they are in China, but there is still “mild” persecution. It’s not terribly uncomfortable now, but the heat will be continually turned up, until our right to worship is taken away. Don’t wait until then to get involved. Don’t think it won’t happen. Don’t think it’s a coincidence that this is happening at the time we are fighting a war with “religious extremists”…..”fundamentalists”. We are being painted as dangerous. Satan knows exactly what he is doing.


April 6, 2007, 7:32PM
Teaching children well the revised reality of P.C.


By MICHELLE MALKIN

THREE years ago, I wrote about a mock terrorism drill at a public school district in Muskegon County, Mich. Instead of Islamic terrorists, educators substituted Christian home-schoolers. Yes, Christian home-schoolers. Here was the description of the school drill plan:


“The exercise will simulate an attack by a fictitious radical group called Wackos Against Schools and Education who believe everyone should be home-schooled. Under the scenario, a bomb is placed on the bus and is detonated while the bus is traveling to Durham, causing the bus to land on its side and fill with smoke.”


Flabbergasting, but true. In the wake of 9/11 and the jihadists’ carnage against schoolchildren in Beslan, Russia, the school prepared their students for an attack by Christian home-schooling “wackos,” not Muslim suicide bombers.


Unfortunately, little has changed. Last month, New Jersey’s Burlington Township High School held its own mock terrorism drill. “You perform as you practice,” Superintendent Chris Manno told the Burlington County Times. “We need to practice under conditions as real as possible in order to evaluate our procedures and plans so that they’re as effective as possible.”


But the “real as possible” conditions included no bomb-vest-donning jihadists shouting “Allahu Akbar.” No red bandanna-wearing martyrs with visions of 72 virgins dancing in their evil heads. No America-hating plotters enraged by the existence of Israel or driven to establish a worldwide caliphate. Nope. According to the paper, two local police detectives took on the role of hostage-taking Christian gunmen.


“Investigators described them as members of a right-wing fundamentalist group called the ‘New Crusaders’ who don’t believe in separation of church and state. The mock gunmen went to the school seeking justice because the daughter of one had been expelled for praying before class.” Upset Christian students reported on the drill to their parents.


How many other jihad-whitewashing mock terrorism drills have been conducted using tax dollars? How long before we mimic the British schools, where the Holocaust is being dropped from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils?


American educators have been bending to the will of the grievance-mongers ever since the 9/11 attacks. Remember the jihad-sympathizing admonition included in the NEA’s touchy-feely, post-9/11 curriculum: “Do not suggest that any group is responsible” for the terrorist attacks, parents and teachers were advised.


But feel free to conjure up home-schooling “wackos” and Christian “New Crusaders” to avoid offending the Muslim lobby.


Here is a “real as possible” scenario. Last month, you’ll recall, counterterrorism officials sent cautionary bulletins to police departments nationwide warning that suspected members of extremist groups have signed up as school bus drivers in the United States. The “extremists” being investigated by the FBI and other agencies are foreigners who have been able to “purchase buses and acquire licenses.”


Who are these “extremists”? Hint: They are not Presbyterian or Lutheran or Catholic homeschooling wackos.


In Indonesia last month, a theological school was reportedly attacked by religious terrorists in Jakarta. The school was evangelical Christian. The terrorists were Muslim. In Thailand, attackers hurled explosives and opened fire on an Islamic school, killing three students. According to reports, police believe that Muslim insurgents staged the attack in an attempt to convince villagers that authorities were responsible — a ploy to win villagers over to the insurgents’ cause.


And in the name of winning Iraqis over to their blood-stained cause this week, a suicide truck bomber carrying food supplies killed eight Iraqi schoolgirls and a baby in the northern oil city of Kirkuk. The truck bomber was a crusader, all right. But not the kind American students are being taught to drill against in their make-believe bubbles.


In our government institutions of perpetual ignorance maintenance, “D” is for dhimmitude. They are teaching our children all too well.


Malkin is a nationally  syndicated columnist based syndicated columnist based in North Bethesda, Md. (malkin@comcast.net)





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  1. A few thots:1) This reflects the attitudes of a few ignorant loons who runs a couple of schools rather than America as a nation. The fact that there was outrage once the word got out confirms that.2) This shows more the problem with public schools. As long as the government is tasked with teaching our youngsters, every radical group is going to try to sabotage the process, since success means unfettered access to 90+% of the nation’s next generation. If those parents had had a choice of where to send their kids, the school system would quit trying to offend them by being PC.3) The world hates Christians. If they didn’t, Jesus would be a liar. So I’m not too worried about persecution. History shows the Church is strongest when it is persecuted.4) I don’t see “real” persecution on the radar any time soon. We’re safe at our McChurches hearing feel-good messages or inspirational talks and being condescended to by rock-band wannabes posing as “church music.”5) I really really really like that First Amendment. A government that doesn’t claim the power to compel others to share my beliefs can’t make me share theirs, either. :goodjob: :yes: :wave:

  2. Well, just one thought that covers all your thoughts: I believe there is coming a time in the very near future (not this year or next, but very soon) when ALL of that will change. Having said that, though, it may not be until the church is raptured out of here. I believe a strong effort is being made to paint Christians as dangerous and not to be trusted. It’s not an accident – it is for a reason. I do think we can fight it for a while, though. But the “outrage” will not be there forever.

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