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Truth in Media

Polish fan holding a flare gets burned when security guard sprays him with pepper spray.
Polish fan holding a flare gets burned when security guard sprays him with pepper spray.

So we all know that media shows what they want us to see. Many times we only see part of the big picture and it makes it look much worse than it actually is. Take a look at the attached picture. How does it make you feel? What is going on? Did the offender get what he deserved? Who is to blame?

Obviously, you know that I am going to prove your initial response as inaccurate. In the picture it is blatantly obvious that the fan was being prayed with pepper spray from the security guard who was supposed to be reacting non-violently. The guard did not have a weapon and he was acting with the proper authority.

However, the fan looks as if he is engulfed in flames. He looks as if a flamethrower is being used to burn him to death. That is what the media who posted this picture wants us to think. They want us to believe that the viscous guard was out to kill this Soccer (Football) fan.

However that is not what happened at all. The fans brought flares into the arena. This fan had climbed up in an unauthorized area and would not get down. He was endangering himself and the other fans, as well as the staff and player.

The guards went in to get him down and sprayed him with pepper spray. It is unknown if the guard realized that the aerosol spray would react with the flare. (If I was the guard, I would never have thought about. Like the time I sprayed bug spray too close to a camp fire.)

In the video below you will see that the flame flared up for a split second, the guard stopped spraying, and the fan dropped the flare and ran off. The fan may have left with a little bit of singed hair and smoky clothes. He was probably more damaged by the pepper spray in his nose mouth and eye, than the brief inferno.

Don’t believe everything you see in the media, the media can spin everything the way they want you to see it. It makes you wonder what else they are lying about.

 

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Why do people think they are above the law?

Protest from Fullerton, CA in the death of the white homeless schizophrenic who was beaten to death by a group of cops.

Why is it that so many people feel they are above the law. There are Criminals that feel that they should not be bothered by the police and resist and end up having force used on them. We have kids in school everyday that feel they can do what they want to in class or at school and when they get in trouble their parents sue the school system. There are mothers who kill their unborn babies while baby daddies sit at home selling dope and mooching off of welfare. Consequences mean nothing anymore.

How have we gotten to a point that criminals feel they have the right to do what they do? When they are caught and force is used because they refuse to submit, people demand retribution.

Why do we have children refusing to work in school, but the parents blame the teachers? They go after the school system and the teacher loses his or her job to alleviate pressure from the state.

Why do people think they can party and have sex with everyone? When they have to deal with the consequences they have it removed by the cheapest Dr. who sees a fully developed child to be nothing more than a lump of raw meat.

Why do people think they are above the law? Oh, wait we can’t even hold our leaders accountable for their actions. We have a president that rewrites the constitution. Congress that will not uphold the rights of the people. A court that will not uphold the laws. And then there are people in line of leadership that are not held accountable to their own actions. No wonder people feel they are above the law.

I <3 the emoji Bible

About a year ago, I started tinkering with the idea to create an emoji/text abbreviation Bible.  Basically I wanted to make something that would be easily translatable to text messaging, social media, and would speak to the digital generation. screen-shot-2016-05-24-at-17-33-02-504x396I wish I would have jumped on the idea because they have now created the emoji Bible. Here is my disclaimer: I have not had the chance to preview it, but the way it has been described and the samples I have seen they have taken the KJV, the old Standard of Bibles, the Authorized translation of most denominations and added emoji and abbreviated texting to represent the words.

It is really an interesting concept and I really love the idea. Nevertheless, there are many Christians calling this effort to reach the digital age heretical. Some of the comments stated that it was dumbing down the word of God and that the Holy Spirit is supposed to be the only thing we need to understand God’s word. My answer to this, then we need to get rid of the English, Spanish, and other translations and every one buy a Hebrew and Greek Bible and allow the Holy Spirit to help us understand it. Everyone knows that sounds stupid, but it makes as much since as this argument.

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The second argument is that we are taking sacred things and making them secular. Sadly, that is a pharisee or Old Testament way of thinking. Jesus went to the lowest of the low and ministered to them in a way they would understand. He told parables and gave insight into the word of God that everyday people were unable to grasp. He dumbed it down for the people and they understood and accepted him.

Another argument was, how is this different than taking the Bible and creating a Gay Bible that supports Homosexuality. Again this has no merit. The Gay Bible is promoting a sin, but an emoji Bible is not promoting anything. It is offering a translation that help common people understand. Much like the work of Martin Luther when he made the first German Bible in the language of the common people or when William Tyndale made an early English translation that predates KJV.

Basically, Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23:

19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

So what do you think about this?

Bible reading

Recently we turned over a new leaf. I wanted to regain my bible reading time with my kids. Since I have been working in the evenings it was impossible to regularly read the bible to them. Finally, with taking a teaching position I have been able to do so. I can’t say that it has been an every evening thing. Mainly during the week and taking the weekends off. I realized very quickly that the little kids were not able to maintain focus but the bigger boys have begun getting into the routine. We are actually reading the entire bible in chronological order. Last time we made it through the whole bible in 6 months because the boys loved it so much. This time we will not move as fast, but I look forward to the time together.

Does Welfare Propagate Crime

In 1995 Micheal Tanner, the director of health and welfare studies at the Cato Institute, published a letter revealing some of the biggest correlations between the welfare system and the crime rate. In 1995, he presented that in multiple projects that were done it was discovered that the addition of welfare benefits correlated directly to the numbers of out-of-wedlock births. He quoted that a 50% increase in welfare of food stamp benefits led to an 43% increase in out-of-wedlock-births.

He also stated that with the increase in welfare benefits causes men to feel disenfranchised by the family. For generations men have been seen as the bread winner of the family. Women remained with a partner or spouse for the monetary benefit that it brought. This was not always the best option in times of abuse or neglect. Welfare helped to empower woman to leave their abusive relationships and make a life for them selves. Nevertheless, welfare aided them too much. Not long after their breadwinner was no longer the father of the child, but the government, and eventually the tax payer. Men no longer felt the need to be part of a family unit. This led to an even greater slack in monogamy, and ultimately led to men have children when man different women. To avoid having to care for their children, the men allowed the system to pay their child support because they chose not to get jobs themselves, living off of the welfare as well.

Now fast forward to 2015, 20 years later, we wonder why there is so much crime in the United States. We attempt to blame it on the economy, unemployment, drugs, alcohol, and now racism. Many people say that it is strictly a matter of parents not raising their kids right, in a good home, and discipline (which is a great part of the problem). However, changing anyone of these factors would have only a small individualized effect on the problem.

Why is there so much crime in the US today?

I have learned with having kids, if I constantly give them stuff, they will continue to want stuff. Every time we go to the store if I buy them a snack or a toy, they will feel entitled to the snack or the toy every time we go. If I tell them “no” they will throw a fit saying that I am unfair. In much the same way we have given people for generations everything: Money, houses, food, child support, school, transportation, etc. And then we wonder why they feel that they can go in to a store and take what they want. We wonder why they go into a person’s home, car, or business and steal what they want. They are entitled to it. I have it and they don’t, well it is wrong for me not to give it to them.

This is not a case of red and yellow, black and white or blue or purple or green or rainbow, it is a case of lazy people who are not held accountable for their actions. When I got my first job at age sixteen I began taking my own money for school lunch. I used my money to buy what I wanted. I put gas in my car and paid for car insurance. I also took care of what I had, because I worked for it. However, when you do not have to work for it you don’t care. You can trash the HUD housing, use your food stamps to by lobster when the working middle class can barely afford ground meat. You can run to the emergency room any time your sick, because your medicaid will pay for it. And other people struggle just to make ends meet. Who is the selfish one?

Welfare is a great program and helps a lot of people pull themselves out of the rut and get on their feet. I have been on programs and my kids have used welfare type insurance. It was created to be a temporary solution to aid with advancement. Then when you take responsibility for yourself you get off of the program.

We can pass the blame all we want, but we are the ones that created the system and so we are the ones to blame for its failure. Until we change the problem it will just continue to get worse.

The Lizard

A could of weeks ago Jayden got home from school and told us about a Lizard at school that scared him. We knew that they had a fire drill and he was frightened but the teacher  did not say anything about a lizard.
Jayden explained the lizard said, “Errk, Errk, Errk.”
We could not figure out what he was talking about. After probing we decided that he was calling the fire alarm a lizard. The next day we were walking out of school and he pointed to the fire alarm speaker that had a light on it that flashes when activated.
Again he said, “the lizard scares Jayden it goes errk, errk, errk.”
Our suspension was confirmed, but the nagging question was why a lizard. The teacher offered a reason. They told the kids that it was a buzzer. He thought they were calling it a lizard. He still talks about the scary lizard at school.

Ruff Ruff

When I lock my car I have a habit of clicking the button twice so I can hear the horn honk. Jayden likes it to honk so I sometimes will hit it a few more times for him.
He started telling me, “The green car goes Ruff ruff.”
Every time I lock the car, “The car goes Ruff ruff.” If I choose not to make it honk he asks me to make it say “Ruff ruff.”
So the other day we got out of the car to go into the school building. He patted the car and said, “Bye bye Ruff ruff.”