Sunday, April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday

Somewhere around the mid-60sF with lots of dew….in the pre-dawn hour…

Today is a day of Celebration for much of the Western World, and bits and pieces of the Eastern, depending on how you reckon such things.

Let it be a day to remember the roots and the GLORY of our civilization.

Peace be to you and all of yours.

Nick Flandrey

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12 Responses to Sunday, April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday

  1. Nick Flandrey says:

    “More than 50 people are killed and 300 injured after suicide bombers target churches and hotels in Sri Lanka in Easter Sunday ‘terror attack on Christians’

    n
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html

    Keep your eyes open and your wits about you.

  2. ayj says:

    happy easter

  3. Jenny says:

    Off to Easter service. The children participate heavily in services today and our 7 year old will sing with the kids choir. She has a good ear and picks up tunes with ease. I actually enjoy her singing without the obligatory mom-thing kicking in (though would I know? If I enjoyed her singing because I’m her mom vs her having a good voice and the ability to stay in key?)

    I noticed the AP article our paper published had half the deaths, vague number of injured, and downplayed the religious aspect.

    I’m grateful we can participate in our religion with a low probability of getting murdered. Mocked yes, murdered less likely here at least.

  4. nick flandrey says:

    @jenny, I’m glad too, but wonder how much longer…

    75K coming across the border every month. That’s 3 towns the size I grew up in, every month. A significant number of them are OTM – other than Mexican.

    Number of U.S. cities, towns, villages by population size 2015
    Population size Number of incorporated places
    100,000 to 249,999 —–220
    50,000 to 99,999 —–452
    25,000 to 49,999 —–726
    10,000 to 24,999 —–1,555

    A substantial percentage of the students in my last Active Shooter Response class were on their church security team.

    n

  5. lynn says:

    75K coming across the border every month. That’s 3 towns the size I grew up in, every month. A significant number of them are OTM – other than Mexican.

    Don’t forget the 100,000 legal immigrants to the USA every month also. Somewhere between 2 to 4 million immigrants to the USA each year. This is absolutely crazy with 47 million inhabitants of the USA not born here as of 2015.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_the_United_States

    I maintain that WW III will be the muslims against the Christians. It will not be pretty.

  6. Jenny says:

    @nick
    I wonder for how long, also. I’m heartened that churches are awake enough to form response teams, though despise the necessity. Conceal carry and having a plan, practicing, are critical components of being a responsible human in my world view.

    The world is not a nice place. We’ve put a veneer of civil behavior over it but that veneer is cracked and peeling. Dire things are happening. Finding a balance between hope, finding joy, and not getting murdered, will become increasingly difficult. Not articulating well this morning but I think you can catch my meaning.

  7. nick flandrey says:

    What wonderful people, we should let them in and give them money…

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6944909/Women-arrested-Texas-Border-Patrol-agents-275lbs-marijuana-car-baby.html

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6944569/Gunmen-asking-El-Beky-shoot-dead-13-including-one-year-old-child-family-party-Mexico.html

    “More than 200,000 people have been killed in the country since the end of 2006, often gang members in brutal turf wars between drug cartels, or cartel members taken out by security forces.

    After reaching record levels in 2018, murder rates have stayed high, surpassing previous-year levels in the first three months of the new government, official government data shows.”

    n

  8. Greg Norton says:

    Don’t forget the 100,000 legal immigrants to the USA every month also. Somewhere between 2 to 4 million immigrants to the USA each year. This is absolutely crazy with 47 million inhabitants of the USA not born here as of 2015.

    Democrats want the voters. Republicans want the cheap labor.

  9. nick flandrey says:

    The illegals can’t vote and it’s 10-18 years before the anchor babies and dreamers can, so I don’t see that. Progs play the long game, the puppet masters anyway, but waiting 20 years for demographics seems outside their norm.

    We can put an end to illegals voting with strict voter id laws. That we don’t have them means that there are other things in play too, from the other side of the aisle.

    The top 10 manufacturing companies are all food processors. They need cheap labor. It’s worse than D vs. R, as the chinese own those companies, so there is a foreign element too.

    Not pretty no matter how you look at it.

    n

  10. Greg Norton says:

    The illegals can’t vote and it’s 10-18 years before the anchor babies and dreamers can, so I don’t see that. Progs play the long game, the puppet masters anyway, but waiting 20 years for demographics seems outside their norm.

    The 20 year periodic amnesty is 10 years overdue. Bush 43 and his point man in Congress on the issue, Adam “Opie” Putnam failed to get the job done so the puppet masters gave Bush the Pelosi Speakership, making his lame duck term worse, and denied Opie the FL Governor’s Mansion he sought for 20 years.

    The next Prog President will get it done. Citizenship will be fast, like the 1980s deal Reagan foolishly signed.

  11. Greg Norton says:

    Never let a crisis go to waste. The union wants the South Carolina Boeing plant shut down and production returned to WA State, and the 737 MAX problems cast a lot of suspicion on the company.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/business/boeing-dreamliner-production-problems.html

  12. nick flandrey says:

    Well, we had a lovely day.

    Egg hunt to get started. Special breakfast- eggs benedict.

    Lots of candy consumed from baskets.

    I got to the store for some soil and plants. I’ve still got to decide what goes where but we will be heavy on cukes, zukes, and peppers…. I got a couple of tomato varieties too.

    Dinner was lamb. Vac sealed and deep frozen, one rack from 2013, the other from 2016. Both delicious. Marinade included rosemary and mint fresh from the garden. Roasted white potatoes used rosemary dried from last year’s garden.

    Costco is selling shelf stable loaves of bread again. Hooray. It’s great to have the loaves ready for the oven. 12 minutes of heating and you have some very good crunchy crusted sourdough. The company also makes baguettes, but Costco didn’t have them.

    Daughter’s cake for dessert.

    All in all a good day for us.

    now off to bed.

    n

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