Welcome to the May 3, 2011 edition of Carnival of Chaos.
A lot of spam this time around, so we will try bi-monthly unless there are suggestions to other ends.
This past week we saw tornados rip towns apart . Only the Grace of God keeps them from our door step. There were the May Day memorials that remind us that the 8 hr work day was not given freely and that there is much to do so we can reap the fruits of our labor.
And America can now gloat that we killed a mere human by the name of Osama Bin Laden. Will the wars started in his name now end?
´Almost no one in the U.S. has read Bin Laden's first statement in response to 9/11, which so conflicts the later 'confession'. Here it is, from September 17, 2001:
"I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons. I have been living in the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and following its leaders' rules. The current leader does not allow me to exercise such operations."
We've been asked to accept without question his other statements of 'confession'. So how do we make sense of the above statement? Or how do we make sense of his second public statement in regards to 9/11, given on October 16, 2001:
"I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children and other people. Such a practice is forbidden even in the course of a battle." Hard facts
As a believer , I accept that he was not lying.
In our small world , ALL the kids have had fevers. It has been a long week of up in the night, glasses of water and lots and lots of hugs. How many kids can sleep in one room? all of them! The family bed is the only way to give all the love there is to give when they are sick.
And now to the show.....
Pamela Jorrick presents Joshua Tree posted at Blah, Blah, Blog.
What a great trip! Camping is what we do,too. Even in the backyard in summer, a tent is a humble abode. That park offers classes that would be interesting to attend, http://desertinstitute.homestead.com/classes/index.html .
Read Aloud ... Dad presents How Reading Aloud Made Me A Better Father posted at Read Aloud Dad, saying, "My babies' naturally limited (non-existent) ability to respond verbally to my words was somehow an excuse for me to limit my own communication. I simply found no easy way of talking to my kids, so I usually played around silently. Unfortunately, it somehow felt natural not to talk to someone, who does not know how to talk back. Many fathers may find themselves in the same position. So let me be clear, I did it all wrong."
READ! Out loud or to yourself, it will speak volumes! We read to the littles and my husband and I read to each other. It let´s us read the same thing and it is a level of closeness that is not alway´s shared. Try it!
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