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'Easter eggs' reportedly renamed 'spring spheres' at Seattle public school
American Thinker ^ | 4/11/11 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 04/11/2011 11:41:34 AM PDT by Nachum

The educrats strike again, and make themselves look ridiculous again, according to a 16 year old student identified only as Jessica, who volunteered to do a project at a local elementary school, supplying plastic eggs filled with jellybeans. From MyNorthwest.com: "I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay," Jessica explained. "She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: arth; bluezones; culturewars; easter; eastereggs; eggs; leftismoncampus; publicschool; purge; renamed; reportedly; seattle
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Passover = Flat Bread Day

Easter = Rejuvenation Fest

Yom Kippur = Day of being really really sorry

Christmas = KrisMaHanuKwaza gift giving day

1 posted on 04/11/2011 11:41:40 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Eid = Eid


2 posted on 04/11/2011 11:42:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Nachum

Don’t forget Festivus, for the rest of us.


3 posted on 04/11/2011 11:46:52 AM PDT by Mr. K (this adminsitration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I don’t recall who said it, but I think it was a great idea: From now on, make Christmas day and Easter both be work days for governments and school districts.

Let’s see how long this silliness lasts.


4 posted on 04/11/2011 11:47:30 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Nachum
SF is considering ‘Sphincter Spheres.”
5 posted on 04/11/2011 11:48:06 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum

They are not spherical, they are ovoid.


6 posted on 04/11/2011 11:48:50 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Nachum

Seattle=San Francisco North.


7 posted on 04/11/2011 11:50:55 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: WayneS

Why would they avoid using the word “egg”?


8 posted on 04/11/2011 11:51:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum

Thanksgiving turkey: The celebration Meleagris—oh wait, these idiots are not even scientific! They don’t even know the difference between the egg shape (ovoid) and a sphere!


9 posted on 04/11/2011 11:51:37 AM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Nachum

I like my spheres over easy.

This does not surprise me a bit coming from Seattle. For those who have never been here, it is one strange and twisted city indeed. How twisted? It’s the only city in the free-world that has a statue of Vladimir Lenin, and is proud of it.


10 posted on 04/11/2011 11:52:44 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: ClearCase_guy

Eid = DIE SPELLED BACKWARDS...............


11 posted on 04/11/2011 11:53:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,723 threads and 64,113 replies, as of 04-06-2011)
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To: MrB

To maintain the alliteration?


12 posted on 04/11/2011 11:54:20 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Nachum

Technically they are Spring Ellipsoids and a chance to eat mass quantities of candy for non-believers.


13 posted on 04/11/2011 11:55:21 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: NavyCanDo
“This does not surprise me a bit coming from Seattle. For those who have never been here, it is one strange and twisted city indeed. How twisted? It’s the only city in the free-world that has a statue of Vladimir Lenin, and is proud of it.”

Forgot to mention the solstice parade which includes dozens of Naked bike riders, that Seattle Parents happily bring their children to see.

14 posted on 04/11/2011 11:55:41 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Nachum

15 posted on 04/11/2011 11:55:41 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Nachum
Just about what I would expect from Spittle Wa. The entire left coast from Canada to Mexico is a gigantic sick joke with the "educators" leading the charge
16 posted on 04/11/2011 11:56:01 AM PDT by mongo141
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To: MrB

Perhaps they are trying to engage in a little ‘Unconstrained Spherical Parameterization’.

;-)

http://www.multires.caltech.edu/pubs/SParam_JGT.pdf


17 posted on 04/11/2011 11:57:48 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Nachum
These bums think they're getting in a dig at Christianity with this nonsense, but the actual derivation of Easter comes from the Anglo-Saxon pagan goddess Eostre. So they are really taking a dig at paganism, which they probably like more than Christianity, they just aren't smart enough to know it. Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, the Risen Lord. If anything, it is more closely associated with the Jewish Passover, since that was what Jesus was celebrating at the time of his crucifixion.
18 posted on 04/11/2011 11:58:03 AM PDT by chimera
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To: WayneS
They are not spherical, they are ovoid.

That's the first thing I thought. Sounds like some admins and teachers failed basic geometry. You can't even say it's a prolate spheroid (a stretched sphere) and thus somewhat a sphere, because it's not symmetrical.

19 posted on 04/11/2011 12:00:02 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Borges
maintain the alliteration

which, by the way, would make a great name for a band...

20 posted on 04/11/2011 12:00:02 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: WayneS

Ovoid ova?


21 posted on 04/11/2011 12:02:39 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: jonrick46
Government schools, what did you expect?

An egg is also a prolated spheroid.

22 posted on 04/11/2011 12:03:50 PM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yes, but which one?


23 posted on 04/11/2011 12:05:58 PM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: NavyCanDo
It’s the only city in the free-world that has a statue of Vladimir Lenin, and is proud of it.

Until 1966 a statue of Lord Nelson, British naval hero, stood proudly in Dublin, Ireland. Then one morning there was a big "bang"....

Maybe we can get some of those guys' kids over to visit Lenin...

24 posted on 04/11/2011 12:08:56 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Nachum

Already posted and discussed....

=8-)


25 posted on 04/11/2011 12:09:12 PM PDT by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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To: Nachum

Don’t you mean Flat Bread Week? ;)


26 posted on 04/11/2011 12:12:06 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: All

Click The Pic

27 posted on 04/11/2011 12:15:09 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Yaelle

The bread of bad digestion week.


28 posted on 04/11/2011 12:16:43 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Yes. Those in the field of “education” really are this stupid.

We just remember than when one is too dense to even be a politician, there’s always a degree or two in “education” followed by years to increasing numbness - until the final brain cell dies and they become full democrats.


29 posted on 04/11/2011 12:20:47 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: WayneS

“They are not spherical, they are ovoid.”

Quite right. How about a good, old-fashioned vernal ovoid hunt?


30 posted on 04/11/2011 12:30:01 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Nachum
sphere/sfi(ə)r/Noun - 1. A round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its center.

There appear to be bigger problems in our public schools than originally believed.

31 posted on 04/11/2011 12:41:13 PM PDT by SaveTheChief
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To: Nachum

Is there any independent verification of this story, or are we going by the word of an essentially anonymous caller to a radio show, who would not even name the school where this occurred?

This story has gotten a fair amount of attention - strange that no parent of any of the children has come forward.


32 posted on 04/11/2011 12:44:08 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: WayneS

They are not spherical, they are ovoid.

If they are loopy enough to rename Easter eggs, they are certainly not going to get the “ovoid” right.


33 posted on 04/11/2011 12:45:01 PM PDT by Bitsy ( i)
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To: Nachum

Christmas is going to be Winter Cubes!


34 posted on 04/11/2011 12:45:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

if i were her, i would do it... call them easter eggs.. and make the ‘teachers’ come after

then i’d really raise a stink


35 posted on 04/11/2011 12:53:01 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: chimera

Long time before that it was about the Babylonian god Tammuz (son of Nimrod and Semiramis) with Tammuz being risen from the dead at sunrise. Egyptians celebrated a sunrise service also with Horus (son of Osiris and Isis) being raised from the dead.

Semiramis, Isis, Ishtar, Mary and all it’s derivatives are one in the same. Same with Tammuz, Horus, Jesus and all its derivatives.

If you think I’m making it up just do your research into the syncretism of Jewish and pagan beliefs that resulted in Christianity. Same with Islam. Islam was created from the syncretism of pagan Arab beliefs and Jewish ones as well as Christian, Hindu, and Zoroastrian.


36 posted on 04/11/2011 12:54:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: WayneS
Perhaps they are trying to engage in a little ‘Unconstrained Spherical Parameterization’.

Hey! I was going to post that and you beat me to it!

37 posted on 04/11/2011 12:59:00 PM PDT by Walmartian
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Man, better let the Satellites know that they think they are going after the Christians, but they're really going after the Babylonians and Zoroastrians and Ishtarians. I bet that’ll make them stop. Can't offend those groups. They are almost as sacred as the Muzzies. Only Christians “deserve” to be dissed.
38 posted on 04/11/2011 1:00:11 PM PDT by chimera
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To: chimera

The names of the the trinity of gods may change but their stories stay pretty much the same.


39 posted on 04/11/2011 1:12:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

This is exactly what I would expected from a dumbed down carbon re-educational unit.


40 posted on 04/11/2011 1:27:40 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Long time before that it was about the Babylonian god Tammuz (son of Nimrod and Semiramis) with Tammuz being risen from the dead at sunrise. Egyptians celebrated a sunrise service also with Horus (son of Osiris and Isis) being raised from the dead. Semiramis, Isis, Ishtar, Mary and all it’s derivatives are one in the same. Same with Tammuz, Horus, Jesus and all its derivatives. If you think I’m making it up just do your research into the syncretism of Jewish and pagan beliefs that resulted in Christianity. Same with Islam. Islam was created from the syncretism of pagan Arab beliefs and Jewish ones as well as Christian, Hindu, and Zoroastrian.

I saw the movie Zeitgeist also, if you are going to quote facts at least give credit to the source and not credit them as your own.

41 posted on 04/11/2011 1:31:34 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: pburgh01
For Jack Thorazine, here is a movie you can watch and get the facts for yourself about how the movie twisted various legends and religious beliefs to construct some atheists treatise. I think if you actually read the analogous stories from ancient myths you would find it's pretty totured to adapt them to the truth of Jesus the God Man and the story of his death and resurrection. Lots of ancient religions talk of a widespread flood, does that mean the Babylonians or Sumerians were the source of the story or were they actually buttressing the stories in the bible?

Zeitgeist refuted

I would really study this with an open heart, when you die is too late to realize you were not the smartest guy in the room.

42 posted on 04/11/2011 1:41:46 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: WayneS

“They are not spherical, they are ovoid.”

Sorry, they were out protesting during that geometry class.


43 posted on 04/11/2011 1:42:47 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Nachum

Well, certainly the fine folks of Seattle, Saudi Arabia, are entitled to preserve their muslim heritage and cannot be forced to adopt some Western unbeliever traditions.

That is the particular Seattle of the article topic, no?


44 posted on 04/11/2011 1:57:52 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The Satanic obfuscation of the real and only true God of Abraham sure got you ropadoped didn’t he!


45 posted on 04/11/2011 2:33:51 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Jack Hydrazine

re: “Semiramis, Isis, Ishtar, Mary and all it’s derivatives are one in the same. Same with Tammuz, Horus, Jesus and all its derivatives.

If you think I’m making it up just do your research into the syncretism of Jewish and pagan beliefs that resulted in Christianity.”

I think you’re drinking too much rocket fuel if you think all of these personages are “one and the same”. Jesus was a real, historical figure. Only someone entirely biased against all the evidence (Christian, Jewish, and Roman documents) would say otherwise.

You can argue and disbelieve that he rose from the dead or did any of the miracles given in the New Testament, but Jesus actually existed. Ishtar, Horus, Osiris did not.

Also, without the resurrection of Jesus there would be no Christianity. The resurrection is the foundation of Christianity. And, the resurrection of Jesus from the dead was a once and for all event - not a cyclical recurring event as in other cultures.

I’m not denying that this idea of “resurrection from the dead” by some other diety did not occur in other culture’s beliefs. But, to assume that that makes all beliefs regarding the resurrection one and the same is illogical. Perhaps other cultures had these ideas of rising from the dead and an afterlife because these ideas are imprinted on them by a common Creator?

There is no doubt that Christianity and Judaism are linked - but they are not syncretistic of each other. Rather, they are connected by the same scriptures and the same view of God. Jesus claimed to be the promised Messiah of the Old Testament scriptures - Christianity did not create this “messiah” idea - it was already there. Jews and Christians just disagree that the messiah is Jesus. Other than that - there really isn’t that much difference.

You will find examples of certain individual stories (creation stories, flood stories) in the Old Testament that are similar to stories in other pagan religions - but not with the same view of God nor the same meaning. They are quite different.


46 posted on 04/11/2011 4:24:56 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Nachum

I have some great recipes for matzah if you are allowed to get it slightly wet during the week... Also the whole wheat kind is slightly better for the digestion...


47 posted on 04/12/2011 7:52:42 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Ah, we don’t keep ‘g’bracht’ during the first 7 days of Pesach.

However, on Aharon shel Pesach we do. I would love to have those recipes for then :)


48 posted on 04/12/2011 11:19:40 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; AlmaKing; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

49 posted on 04/13/2011 8:46:07 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Nachum

Stupid pagans.


50 posted on 04/13/2011 10:10:08 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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