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Scary conversation by some 16 year olds a couple of weeks ago...

A couple of boys discussing a cop video one had seen. (I don't know if this was an acutal event or a movie.)

"He pulled out his gun and emptied they clip into him, then he put another clip and emptied that." Admiring tone.

"Man, I would do the same. I'm gonna make sure that sucker is dead!"

Me, unable to be quiet at this point: "Then don't be a cop."

Boy: "I'm gonna be a cop! My father is a cop; my grandfather was a cop; and I'm gonna be a cop!"

Their conversation went on for a while. Both boys are members of a sort of sheriff's apprentice group and told me how many cops were killed each year (according to them, one every 53 hours. At that time the March figure for cop kills of 100 or three every 24 hours hadn't come out yet) and told me I should do a ride around with a deputy to see a cops job.

I dropped out of the conversation. These kids' are already totally indoctrinated in the "us against them" mind set.

Years ago, I was talking to a young woman in the ROTC (high school level) and I asked her, if ordered by a superior officer to fire into an unarmed crowd of peaceful protesters from her own country, would she, knowing it was an illegal order would she do it. She answered, "Yes, ma'am, I would."

These are the kids who will someday be the leaders in the Law Enforcement Agencies and the military.

I think I am officially very uneasy, just one step under rather scared for our future.

New in fitness! The treadmill bike:

The food we eat... Bananas!

Interesting video by Dole Fruits about the harvesting and packaging of bananas.

Because this was genius working. Enjoy.

"Don't forget to tell Ellen!" Dueling Piano Sibling

These kids are incredible! Backwards piano playing even! And funny.

Jimmy Kimmel and Tom Hanks do Toddlers and Tiaras

And the WINNAH iiiissss... hilarious!

Hernando County, FL Fourth Grader Puts School Board In Its Place Regarding FSA Testing

All I can say is WOW! This girl is terrific!


Students learn a powerful lesson about privilege.

Get your Greek on!!!

Dancing Zorba in the Street!

(The Ottawa Greek Community perform a flash mob in the Byward market to promote the 2011 Ottawa Greek Festival.)

From Distonia to Dance

Listen to your body and learn

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