JohnP sent in a link to a news story where a school board in New Jersey had to rule on changing the school holiday schedule based on the petitioning of the local Muslim community.
Here are a few excerpts and the entire article can be read HERE:
A school-board meeting in New Jersey descended into chaos when a room full of angry Muslim parents were denied a last-minute request by its members.
Tempers were so raw last Thursday when the Jersey City Board of Education decided not to close schools for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha that officials had to order security to “take charge.” The holiday falls on Sept. 24.
“We’re going to be the majority soon!” said one woman into a microphone, WNBC-TV reported Sept. 17.
Muslim parents are permitted to take their children out of school for an excused religious absence with no penalty, WNBC reported.
While Muslim students received an excused absence Jewish leaders requested the same consideration and failed to receive equal treatment.
I reiterate that there are many fine Muslims and I am not anti-Muslim. I do believe that these United States of America were founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs and that was an integral part of its success. America’s decline matches the distance it has moved away from the Church. Just a piece of the puzzle.
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I sometimes think about what it would have been like to live during the days of the founding of this country. To be part of the original 13 colonies would have been an incredible experience. Of course it would have been very difficult. Life expectancy back then was much lower for obvious reasons. It would be interesting to see this country in its relatively untouched form.
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I suspect that the situation in Syria with the United States supporting the government opposition and Putin supporting the official government cannot end well. Putin has sent in troops to support Assad. What will happen if US trained troops kill Russian troops? What if Russian troops kill US troops due to some unfortunate incident. This is a real concern that seems not to be getting the media attention it deserves.
It absolutely deserves to be mention on a preparedness website. The risk of nuclear war I think is somewhat related.
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I have been a fan of the Kindle-line of book readers and multimedia devices for quite some time. Amazon has just revamped their lineup and they just keep getting better and better. Many that are not up on the newest technology find the Kindles are a great way to get a first taste.
Incredibly the new entry level Kindle Fire is now only $49.99. Great way to build a digital preparedness library.
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How many fire extinguishers do you have in your home? I have currently 5 spread throughout. It may not be economic collapse or an alien invasion that creates a SHTF – it may be a kitchen fire.
So – are you prepared?