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23 Scouts hospitalized after lightning strike in Belmont, New Hampshire
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/ ^ | 06/25/2013 | Ian Johnston

Posted on 06/25/2013 6:13:03 AM PDT by massmike

Twenty-three Boy Scouts were hospitalized after a lightning strike in New Hampshire on Monday night, a fire chief said.

Chief David Parenti, of Belmont Fire Station, said the Scouts, aged from 12 to 16, were at the Griswold Scout Reservation in Belmont when the incident happened.

Parenti told NBC station WHDH that many of the injuries were minor burns. He said six scouts were given cardiac monitors because the burns were in the chest area.

However, he said this was done mostly as a precaution.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; climatechange; homosexualagenda; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 06/25/2013 6:13:03 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Wondering where this troop’s leaders stand on the ‘new’ scouts !?

Just saying ... the Lord works in mysterious ways.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 6:19:19 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: massmike

I don’t know why “homosexual agenda” has anything to do with this story. This is about kids who were signed up for this camp months ago.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 6:19:48 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: massmike

Can’t. Resist. Thinking. Of. Judgement.


4 posted on 06/25/2013 6:23:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: George from New England
I think the idea that God would target kids for electrocution because of stances taken by the Grand High Poobahs of their organization, which the boys were not responsible for, nor even remotely able to prevent --- is idiotic.

Sorry.

And insulting to God.

5 posted on 06/25/2013 6:23:55 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: massmike

Ala jo jo biteme: “One word folks. Climate change!”.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 6:27:26 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: massmike
This is the other camp at the Griswald Scout Reservation, higher up in the hills. Our Troop always went to Camp Hidden Valley.

I feel bad for the boys and their leaders. I especially feel bad for the camp director. He is a very devout Catholic and a decent guy. The despicable actions of the National Council put all of the full-timers in a tough position.

Looking back, my son, the Eagle Scout, and I had some wonderful times up at the reservation. Those are decent memories that the homo-lovers at the National Council cannot take away.

7 posted on 06/25/2013 6:28:27 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: massmike

Those were vicious storms for the Red Hampshire area...nasty winds even some distance from the actual storms.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 6:31:00 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: massmike

I mentioned to my wife that there was lightening and severe rain cells driving home through Andover yesterday, around 7:00 PM. She was surprised, because in Boxborough, 20 miles away, the weather was completely calm. This was an isolated storm.

I agree, God was not expressing displeasure with decisions made by adults a thousand miles away in Dallas.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 6:31:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: massmike
The Øbama crowd will probably move to eliminate the Boy Scouts now... for their own safety... after all we know Øbama holds folks who promise:

On my honor,
I will do my best
To do my duty to God
and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake,
and morally straight.

In very high regard...

10 posted on 06/25/2013 6:31:28 AM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: Positive

It is a prayer. Prayers should not be taken lightly.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 6:32:33 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
These are children who were struck by lightning. They weren't targets for a vengeful God and it is disgusting to suggest so. But let's look at what Jesus says when these accusations are made:

Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them--do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish."

12 posted on 06/25/2013 6:33:11 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - New Robin Hood book out!)
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To: massmike

What is it with tornadoes and trailer parks and lightening strikes and scouts?


13 posted on 06/25/2013 6:35:06 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So God punishes innocents for the sins of others?


14 posted on 06/25/2013 6:35:12 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

God gave David three choices after Bathsheeba.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 6:37:21 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: bmwcyle
Back off Gerrycycle.

It is NOT a prayer.

A prayer is: "A solemn request for help or expression of thanks to...(sometimes God).

It is an Oath or Promise.

Those too should not be taken lightly, and I wasn't... Øbama does take them very lightly.

16 posted on 06/25/2013 6:40:28 AM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: massmike

Quick, Scouts: play the lottery!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/06/16/girl-16-survives-lightning-strike-family-wins-lottery-next-day/


17 posted on 06/25/2013 6:43:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: massmike

Oh, for the love of Pete. Some men are so obsessed with homosexuals that you almost have to wonder about them ...


18 posted on 06/25/2013 6:47:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The world understands that Putin means it and Obama doesn't." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: massmike

My only wish is that none of the kids were severely injured and that each of them will make a rapid and complete recovery.


19 posted on 06/25/2013 6:50:39 AM PDT by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Positive

It is also what I said. Who do you think you are making a oath to when you say those words? God hears it.


20 posted on 06/25/2013 6:55:03 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: George from New England

OMG that FR “blame the victim” didn’t take long

what are you, a member of Westboro Baptist?

shame


21 posted on 06/25/2013 6:55:21 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: faucetman

Lightning hits trees in the forest
Scouts go camping in the forest

Tornados happen too

When I take groups of kids camping I always check out the emergency shelter plans or make my own

This group was very lucky


22 posted on 06/25/2013 6:58:33 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: massmike; All
According to a new study ..more people are killed by lightning while FISHING than any other cause.
23 posted on 06/25/2013 6:58:36 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: driftdiver
We live in a fallen world thanks to Adam. None can escape the misery of this life on earth and we all suffer death as a result: "For as in Adam all die."
Exodus 20: 5-6 ...for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
24 posted on 06/25/2013 7:07:01 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

“I think the idea that God would target kids for electrocution because of stances taken by the Grand High Poobahs of their organization, which the boys were not responsible for, nor even remotely able to prevent -— is idiotic.”

2 Samuel 12:
13 ..........Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. 14 But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the Lord, the son born to you will die.”

Exodus 12:29
And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle


25 posted on 06/25/2013 7:07:03 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: stayathomemom

I suppose I should post the quote about not judging others. But you know it and have chosen to ignore it.

Disgusting that you would judge children in such a manner.


26 posted on 06/25/2013 7:09:21 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: faucetman

So you have some reason to think the parents of these children were gay?

Or perhaps you’re forgetting the whole Jesus Son of God thing.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 7:10:28 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Can’t. Resist. Thinking. Of. Judgement.
Can’t. Resist. Thinking. You're. An. Idiot.
28 posted on 06/25/2013 7:15:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: driftdiver
You asked if GOD punished innocents. I am NOT judging the children. I quoted a Bible verse that is a warning to the wicked that their offspring may feel the ramifications of their wickedness. I basically said that NONE of us is innocent. There is NO SUCH THING! We are all guilty and deserve death. Is this lightning strike retribution for the votes of some adults somewhere? I would say it was bad weather striking a scout camp and nothing more.
When I saw this article, I thought nothing of the vote about homosexuals, I just wondered about how the scouts were doing and if they would get any special badge for going through something like this. Others were the ones who brought up the idea of God's judgment being met upon them.
29 posted on 06/25/2013 7:22:19 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: stayathomemom

I seem to recall several years ago several Scouts were killed when their campsite got caught in a flash flood....can you blame that on the gay vote?


30 posted on 06/25/2013 7:24:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: driftdiver

Do you think that is what I said? If so, why?


31 posted on 06/25/2013 7:28:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: stayathomemom

When something bad happens so many people rush to say “well it must be God” or “they must have sinned”. When challenged they say just what you said.

We all deserve death but Jesus died for our sins.


32 posted on 06/25/2013 7:33:02 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Because of what you posted.


33 posted on 06/25/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dfwgator

The only thing I could blame it on is that we live in a fallen world. God’s plan was that we should live forever. Adam sinned, we die. You did not read my post.


34 posted on 06/25/2013 7:34:52 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Agreed.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 7:52:26 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: faucetman
The OT has instances both of children receiving punishments because of their fathers' iniquity (Exodus 20:5, Deuteronomy 5:9, Exodus 34:6-7) and of God rejecting the punishment of children or indeed of anybody but the guilty party himself (Deuteronomy 24:16, Ezekiel 18:20).

We should make a dictinction between God's permissive will (in that he permits, but does not positively will, the evil natural and logical consequences of our sins) and God's positive or direct will (God always wills the good, as Jesus said, "He makes the sun to shine on the good and the bad, and makes His rain to fall on both the just and the unjust. Be ye therefore perfect...")

When the Apostles wanted Jesus to call down fire from heaven on the unbelieving Samaritan towns, Jesus flatly "rebuked them, and said, 'Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.' " (Luke 9:55)

Lightning-strikes against children by an angry Thor --- man, that's not my religion and that's not my God.

36 posted on 06/25/2013 7:55:09 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: George from New England

Mother nature gives first warning the next won’t be as kind.


37 posted on 06/25/2013 7:58:28 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: George from New England; SoFloFreeper; oh8eleven; silverleaf; Anitius Severinus Boethius
#36

Might interest you.

38 posted on 06/25/2013 8:12:22 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: George from New England

Wow. What an idiotic post.

In 2008, four Boy Scouts were killed by a tornado at a camp in Iowa. This was before the decision to admit homosexuals. But now several scouts are injured (not killed) by lightning and it’s suddenly God’s judgment.

Got it.


40 posted on 06/25/2013 8:42:14 AM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: txnativegop

You got your wish, they are ok. Minor burns, seems they were huddling under a tarp. I suspect the tarp took the brunt of the arc-flash.


41 posted on 06/25/2013 9:18:39 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: ken5050

Perhaps one should watch ones mouth when the big one gets away.


42 posted on 06/25/2013 9:19:42 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Can’t Resist thinking you have low IQ.

I’m a Scoutmaster. I’m 100% against the BSA decision. We are probably shutting down our troop in December WHEN THE NEW POLICY GOES INTO EFFECT. Yes, that was yelling.

We are also going to summer camp next week. And we will enjoy it.


43 posted on 06/25/2013 9:52:04 AM PDT by cyclotic (Hey BSA-NOT IN MY TROOP)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Evidently those who make the connection will be showing up soon in New Hampshire carrying signs saying God Says Kill Boy Scouts. So nice to see you, Ms. Phelps-Roper. How are things in Kansas?


44 posted on 06/25/2013 10:02:10 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Tax-chick; All

Dittos. Perhaps those gloating over this can call the parents of affected Scouts and tell them it’s all their own fault for sinful lifestyles. But hey, what do these infidels expect, eh? Sinners in the hands of an angry God, and those who cast judgement. But of course they fear not, as clearly THEY will be welcomed into heaven (and in some cases, they’ll get 72 virgins, too). Just sayin’.


45 posted on 06/25/2013 10:09:21 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Exactly. Well said. :o(


46 posted on 06/25/2013 11:11:21 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("If I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing." - 1 Cor. 13:2)
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To: cyclotic

Glad you will leave the corrupt national organization. Hope you are safe at camp.

My IQ isn’t low....just giving my first thoughts at the event. To read anything sinister into it would be a mistake.


47 posted on 06/25/2013 11:55:56 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: massmike

How often were scouts injured before the decision?


48 posted on 06/25/2013 3:13:52 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: cyclotic

I hope y’all find another organization to join instead of just shutting down.


49 posted on 06/25/2013 3:14:37 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: cyclotic

I hope y’all find another organization to join instead of just shutting down.


50 posted on 06/25/2013 3:14:37 PM PDT by DannyTN
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