Wednesday, 6/30/10, Public Square

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21 responses to “Wednesday, 6/30/10, Public Square

  1. I saw mention of the upcoming 70th birthday of Ringo Starr on July 7th. I feel really old…

  2. indypendent

    I just opened my email this morning and the first one I saw was one of those forwarded emails from my good Catholic Republican friend (bless her heart).

    This was the one about Obama cancelling the National Day of Prayer and even had a picture of Obama taking off his shoes at a Muslim prayer group and the caption stated this was taken at the White House.

    So, of course, the intended message was that Obama is an evil Muslim in the White House of a Christian nation.

    I checked http://www.snopes.com about this email and guess what – it is FALSE.

    Seems like Obama did not have the National Day of Prayer service at the White House (just like George W. Bush did previously) but he never cancelled the event. Obama did sign a proclamation – just like George W. Bush did previously.

    Aa for that photo – that photo was taken at a mosque in Turkey and the custom is for all who enter a mosque to take off their shoes.

    So, my advice is to check out these emails anyone sends you and if you find them to be false – send them back to the person that sent it to you and say those famous words –

    Thanks – but no thanks. You betcha!

    • I think the only people who believe that bunk — on both sides of the political spectrum — are those who are obsessed with their own made up reality. Politicians count on these people and, in fact, refer to them as their base.

    • I’ve had that exact same email, and I did exactly what you did, head for snopes and sent the snopes article.

  3. A Wonderful opera for Josh Groban’s “You raise me up”

    Lyrics:
    When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
    When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
    Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
    Until you come and sit awhile with me.

    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
    You raise me up: To more than I can be.

    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
    You raise me up: To more than I can be.

    There is no life – no life without its hunger;
    Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
    But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
    Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
    You raise me up: To more than I can be.

    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
    You raise me up: To more than I can be.

  4. Freebird1971

    Listening to something very disturbing on my scanner. WFD has several units at an apt complex on S Seneca that are searching for a missing 1 yr old. At this time they are getting ready to put divers in the water and are walking the shore line and have checked the buildings. Those of you that pray please pray they find the little one safe and sound.

    • Such anxious and scary moments! Your request is honored!

    • WSClark

      God help them and God help that little one. Prayers have been offered.

      Today, in the sports section, I read that former NFL QB Randal Cunningham’s two year old son drowned in the family’s hot tub in Vegas.

      Please, parents and grandparents, if they are only missing for a moment, please look in the pool, tub, etc. for them.

      Little ones can wander off and survive, but they only have a matter of minutes in the water.

      Pray for this little guy – let’s not have any more heartbreak this summer.

      • Freebird1971

        I guess this hits close to home for me my granddaughter is almost 1 and I can easily put myself in the family’s position. I read about the Cunningham boy as well just breaks yoour heart. They can get out of sight so fast.

  5. Freebird1971

    They just found clothing they think belongs to the child

  6. Freebird1971

    They found the child in the water and are on the way to the hospital

    • WSClark

      God be with that little dude. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his parents.

      • Freebird1971

        There seems to be some confusion on the childs age,not that it makes any difference. Listening to those that found him report in you could hear the anxiousness in their voices a far cry from the calm and professional manner you are used to hearing. Hopefully there are a lot of prayers going up for the little guy.

  7. Freebird1971

    From KAKE news

    The child has been found in at least six feet of water around 5:00. He’s been taken to a Wichita hospital in extremely critical condition

  8. indypendent

    God please watch over this little boy and all those around him at this time of their most urgent need.

    Little ones are so active and can be gone in the blink of an eye. When I hear of these events happening, I hug my granddaughter tighter and just thank God for every precious moment with her.

  9. Freebird1971

    Indy,
    I jcalled a little bit ago to check on my 2 grandkids.
    The little guy had no pulse and was not breathng in route to the hospital. Situations like this was one of the major factors that caused mne to get out of the EMS proffesion,couldn’t handle seeing the little ones like that.

  10. indypendent

    I heard on the news this little guy did not make it. My heart sank and my thoughts immediately went to all those involved in this tragic event.

    Freebird – I know how terrible a toll working in the EMS profession can be. I’ve worked in health care for 30+ years and have known many dedicated and strong professionals that have to simply stand back sometimes and just know when they’ve had enough.

    But I thank God we do have people who are willing to do the EMS job – it is a hard and demanding job.

    The most troubling part is the nagging question of why this little one? With so much evil in the world, why does an innocent little 3 yr old die at such a young age?

    Life is just not fair and life should never be taken for granted. Our entire world can be changed in an instant.

    • Freebird1971

      t have to simply stand back sometimes and just know when they’ve had enough.

      That poiunt for me was treating my son’s playmate and knowing he wasn’t going to make it,we lived in a small town where everyone knew everyone.