Friday Open Thread – March 13th

Tomb of the Unknown ChristmasOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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277 Responses to Friday Open Thread – March 13th

  1. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    Let’s get this out of the way first…

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  2. F.D.R. in Hell says:

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  3. TexasRanger says:

    Washington is “Disintegrating” From Within Iranian Says

    Referring to the GOP Letter by Republican Senators As Evidence of Decline.!

    TEHRAN – Iran’s highest leader – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a sharp response Thursday to a letter to the country’s leadership by Republican lawmakers, deriding it as an indication that Washington is “disintegrating” from within.

    http://nypost.com/2015/03/12/iran-supreme-leader-weighs-in-on-republicans-letter/

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      I thought Khamenei was very sick. Was the Senatorial missive so upsetting that he came back from the brink to address it?

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      • smiley says:

        people just come and go
        people just float
        gone with
        the man
        in the long black coat…
        someone is beating
        on a dead horse. B. Dylan

        BTW,,where’s Putin been lately?

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      • TexasRanger says:

        Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s Health,

        TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a public appearance Sunday March 8th amid rumors about his health, as a relative dismissed the claims as gossip meant to derail ongoing nuclear talks with world powers.

        State television aired pictures Sunday of the 75-year-old Khamenei addressing a group of environmental officials and activists at his residence in central Tehran. He appeared to look comfortable and healthy in the footage.

        His comment about “Washington is “Disintegrating” From Within” was reportedly made in a meeting he held in his home with his President Hassan Rouhani and senior clerics on Thursday March 12th.

        http://www.cbsnews.com/news/irans-ayatollah-khamenei-makes-rare-public-appearance/

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        • F.D.R. in Hell says:

          Don’t believe anything that you read,
          and only half of what you see and hear.
          — Helen Keller

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I particularly like the liberal pundits who are saying SEN Cotton’s letter will force the Iranian Assembly of Experts to elect a hardliner replacement when Ali Khamenei goes to room temp. Their lack of understanding of the Iranian Revolution and the system of government the Ayatollah Khomeini established – after all they think our Supreme Leader’s an inspired visionary – despite what history and the function of the religious authority in Iran are. They completely ignore, as a matter of convenience and self-delusion. the inconvenient truth that what they see as a boogeyman hardliner the members of the Assembly of Experts see as a link in the continuous chain of Islamic government that Khomeini established. They look at each sop of rapprochement that the ‘civilian’ government holds out to the West as a nugget of hope while the religious authorities that really run the country (the progs don’t read foreign Constitutions any more than they do ours) see them as delaying tactics that give them wriggle room to herd more non-Moslem sheep into the abattoir waiting room. It’s OK for a Moslem to lie to the dhimmi, almost a religious obligation, and the progressive pundits believe all their told. I’m sure that when the time comes they’ll be the first one happily dancing into the free showers.

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          • Lucille says:

            Couple of pertinent articles from Heritage:

            “Why Tom Cotton’s Letter Did Not Violate the Logan Act”
            Paul J. Larkin Jr. / March 12, 2015
            http://dailysignal.com/2015/03/12/why-tom-cottons-letter-did-not-violate-the-logan-act/?utm

            “History Shows Obama Doesn’t Need Congress to Seal Iran Deal”
            Melissa Quinn / March 13, 2015 /
            http://dailysignal.com/2015/03/13/will-white-house-pursue-treaty-executive-agreement-iran-heres-need-know/

            I’ve seen other interpretations re the Iran deal and Congressional approval. While BHO apparently does not need Congressional approval to sign an executive agreement, on something so very important to the stability of the world, he definitely should consult with other than fascist leftys. But of course, that’s not gonna happen such is his hate.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              This is a war between the far left and the far right. Those Senators who signed that letter had their legal beagles test its legality just as did Cotton’s crew. They aren’t going to pout any oftheir well-compensated body parts into a pencil sharpener and I’m betting they had legal staff from the Party looking at it to just to make sure it wouldn’t bite them in the wallet. The POtuS’s minions has been bandying about the term treaty while he calls it (now) a non-binding agreement. I believe the whole thing was political on teh POtuS’s part, he fielded the concept of a treaty without saying treaty to see if teh Republicans would cave – they didn’t.OK, so he now goes for a non-binding agreement that carries no force. If Iran caves (hides its program) he can claim victory until the farce is exposed by the next Administration in which case he can say that ‘if the Senate would have let me have a treaty none of this would have happened.” This guy would be playing 3-Card Monte or selling cut-rate Rolexs out of his overcoat on some Chicago street corner if he hadn’t sold what soul he has to walking Satanic influences. He doesn’t want a stable world, he wants Obama’s World.

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    • Dixie Darling says:

      He’s wrong. The disintegrating began with Obama, not congress.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Oh YEAH! Just wait until Ayatollah Obama gives Ayatollah Ali Khamenei a piece of his mind!

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    • Lucille says:

      “Grandstanding Freshmen Senators (Tom Cotton vs John Kerry)”
      by Humberto Fontova | Mar 13, 2015

      “My reaction to this letter is utter disbelief. In my 29 years as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, I’ve never heard of or even heard of being proposed, anything comparable to this. If I had—not matter what the issue and who was President– I would have certainly rejected it.” (Sec. of State John Kerry reacting to the letter drafted by freshman senator Tom Cotton, signed by 47 Republicans and addressed to Iranian leaders.)
      (snip)
      This precedent, of course, involves Democratic freshman Senator John Kerry, who far from “certainly rejecting” a very comparable letter– not only signed it, but followed up his signature with a personal visit for a friendly chat and handshake with the U.S. enemy to whom it was affectionately addressed.

      http://townhall.com/columnists/humbertofontova/2015/03/13/grandstanding-freshmen-senators-tom-cotton-vs-john-kerry-n1970255

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    Mark Steyn. No other intro needed:

    Tweet of Defeat

    http://counterjihadreport.com/2015/03/12/tweet-of-defeat/

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  5. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    Thinking back on it, I probably shouldn’t have told Henry Luce that her face would stop a clock.

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  6. kinthenorthwest says:

    So many things our children do not know today…A lot because they are no longer around, and some because we do not show them.
    Reminder to share with your kids, your grand kids the history that is all around, cause it is slowly disappearing. Share with them the stories of your youth, and your parents youth.

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  7. Elspeth says:

    An oldie but goodie:

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  8. EnterTheDragon says:

    Please research/cover the Kelly File story on Obama taking the Iran issue to the UN, not Congress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wf3LPptZVE

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    • smiley says:

      more BS
      doesn’t The US Constitution trump the UN ?
      doesn’t The US Constitution also limit this power grab/abuse of authority?
      isn’t time the un goes the way of atlantis?

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    • You know I do feel that Obama feels that he is king and does not have to answer to anyone but himself.

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    • yankeeintx says:

      Well, we know from Medillin v. Texas that neither the UN World Court or an International Treaty can trumps a State Judicial System. Also, the President cannot order a State to abide by such a ruling. That case was argued in the Supreme Court by our own Sen. Ted Cruz. (then Solicitor General of Texas).

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  9. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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    • smiley says:

      where’s the run-on sentence about gender equality ?

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    • texan59 says:

      While a part of me is enjoying the death rattle coming from Hillz, the other part of me…….the one that can see and hear has pretty much had enough. Of her, and John Ellis. Mornin’ ma’am. Coffee’s on down below. 🙂

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Morning Ms. WeeWeed, Stella, Sharon, Tex, Nye, and All. Great morning! Had to do some early barn work, scraping the old used dirt out. Ready for new residents, later this month or April. Have to wait until the pastures’ thaw, grass is growing. Sitting on the back porch, enjoying my coffee, looking at the cracks in the concrete in need of repair, there’s always tomorrow!

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  10. texan59 says:

    I posted this late last night, about Holder’s replacement. There are currently 4 Senators from our side supporting her, which puts the vote at 50-50 with the tie-breaker going to Uncle Joe. If your Senator is one of these 4, I suggest y’all get on the horn. 👿

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/loretta-lynch-nomination-close-116032.html

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  11. texan59 says:

    Coffee up y’all. It’s Friday. Enjoy. 🙂

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  12. texan59 says:

    Since there have been a number of names we’ve called the mental midgets in the ME, I think it might be a good idea to do as this General does. “Daesh” 😆 😆

    http://chicksontheright.com/blog/item/27768-find-out-what-derogatory-name-a-top-u-s-general-calls-isis

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  13. JohnP says:

    Good morning to all! Thank God! Coffee!

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  14. JohnP says:

    IS enjoyed an after dark parade of their military vehicles though downtown Mosul last night. CENTCOM wasn’t invited, so they crashed the party.

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  15. texan59 says:

    Apparently the “young lady” who got her *ss stomped in NY is enjoying her time in the spotlight. At least according to this article. Boys and girls, we are living in an upside-down world. 🙄

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/victim-brooklyn-mcdonald-attack-brags-fame-online-article-1.2146897

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    • JohnP says:

      She should have been jailed.

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    • hoosiergranny says:

      Dear “Dr. Nancy”,

      After writing and deleting a scathing note telling you how I’m currently feeling, I decided to take a different approach. You have an amazing opportunity to turn your life around and get back to the basic values that this country was founded upon.

      Take some time to review what all has happened in your life lately and determine how you would like your daughter to remember you. Perhaps if you would base your opinions and actions upon fact rather than rhetoric or bias, you would be better received. Just a suggestion.

      And keep in mind that the good Lord gives and takes away. God Bless.

      hoosiergranny

      P.S. OK. I can’t deny that I’ve been looking forward to this moment for a long time.

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  16. JohnP says:

    Just when you think the murdering thugs of IS have hit bottom. They come up with a new nightmare. IS IEDs now come with a chlorine chaser.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-militants-resort-to-using-chlorine-gas-bombs-to-attack-soldiers-in-iraq-10102773.html

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  17. georgiafl says:

    Michelle Obama celebrates Iranian Spring holiday in OUR White House. Obama must think the Islamist takeover of Islam is a done deal.

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  18. texan59 says:

    Lois Lerner started harassing our guys way back when. Politico had the goods on her and sat on it as well. The Chicago Way did not start with Bronco Bama. 👿

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politico-sat-on-allegations-lois-lerner-had-prior-history-of-targeting-conservatives/article/2561408

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  19. Dixie Darling says:

    Seems that the blowback for the 46 senators who signed the open letter to the mullahs is pretty much isolated to inside the Washington beltway.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/beltway-reaction-aside-iran-letter-a-win-for-gop/article/2561461

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  20. michellc says:

    Comparing 1965 to 2015.

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  21. lilbirdee'12 says:

    A repost from midnight last night..some may have missed. Want to name a movie? The funny and creative minds here in the Tree have any ideas? Col. Ken?

    Bigelow does Bergdahl. Yep, she announced last year she wanted to make the movie on our well known deserter and she’s making it a priority now. Soooo, maybe the movie will take the place of the report WE should have been told about back in Sept. 2014; since Ms. Big has such great contacts, don’t ya know ! Any treepers want to choose a good movie title for this blockbuster hit ?

    http://www.movies.com/movie-news/bowe-bergdahl-movie-kathryn-bigelow/18058

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  22. mcfyre2012 says:

    On March 04, a dog was found shot and tied to railroad tracks here in the Tampa Bay area. After an extensive search, the owners were caught…turns out the dog “wasn’t mean enough,” so they decided to get rid of it. The owners? A 21-year-old, an 18-year-old, and also two 17-year-olds. More of Obama’s sons…with arrest records to boot (must have been why their pictures were buried in the printed version of the paper).

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/two-adults-arrested-in-shooting-of-dog-left-for-dead-tied-to-railroad/2221080

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  23. JohnP says:

    The FSA and YPG eliminated 74 IS thugs in Kobane and Til Tamr yesterday.

    Imagine what they could have done with a little air support.

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  24. Moishe Pipik says:

    NPR this morning took a break from bashing Israel to “talking” about Ferguson. All these experts talking about “microagressions” and “systemic racisim” as if any of this had to do with an at-large robbery suspect (Michael Brown) who punched a policeman in his face, grabbed his gun, and charged at him.

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  25. Michael Dixon says:

    Erick Erickson is subbing for Rush today, and is electrifying the airwaves.

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  26. Josh says:

    The Periodic Table of Videos – University of Nottingham
    http://www.periodicvideos.com/

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  27. Josh says:

    I’m childishly giggling over Scott Ott’s “…festering bag of pus …” [9:10]
    Hillary’s Bizarre Press Conference Over Email Scandal

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  28. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    What is the JEOPARDY? And why am I always mentioned?

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  29. Josh says:

    Chances are good that I won’t be a-visitin’ tomorrow so here you go:

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    • rashomon says:

      A loooooong day, so:

      On Thug Cat, there are thugs everywhere. Thug cats, dogs, birds, mice, rats, squirrels, gator, moles, etc. Don’t forget E. O. Wilson’s ants. AND…children, grandchildren, others extended relations and spouses (former and present). Ya gotta tame them.

      I, for one, start laughing far too early. Bad show. Very humiliating for one trying to be a True Thug. Likely to get you shot. Or peed on.

      We need a Counter-Thuggery Agency at Federal level. Preferable with agencies on the international, continental (not the dance), nationwide, regional, state, county, township. city and neighborhood level. Should solve the problem. Experience sezzzz.

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  30. michellc says:

    Found this via IOTW and I agree with BFH, if it happened they would have recorded it.
    http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/03/12/uw-investigates-sae-fraternity-racism-allegations/70240858/

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I have to see “proof” before I will believe what these black “victims” are saying, since we have seen so many lies.

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      • michellc says:

        I think they’re on a witch hunt now against SAE.

        I’ve been seeing videos posted by what some of them have been saying, but the media could care less because as we know blacks are never racist, they’re just beaten down. After the OU football player had his video go viral, he called in the media to defend himself, he apologized for the language but used the excuse of how hard it is for a black boy and of course brought up Brown and Martin.

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  31. michellc says:

    We have our share of crazies in Oklahoma as well. This bill was nothing more than to protect bakers and wedding venues and eventually Churches because we all know that is around the corner.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/oklahoma-dem-amendment-christian-businesses-must-post-notice-of-anti-gay-discrimination/

    Oklahoma Democratic state Rep. Emily Virgin wants Christian businesses to post a public notice of discrimination if they intend to claim that they have a religious right to refuse service to LGBT people.

    State Rep. Chuck Strohm (R) introduced a bill, the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act, earlier this year that would allow businesses like wedding cake bakers and photographers to deny services if it was “against the person’s religious beliefs.”

    State Sen. Joseph Silk (R), who introduced a similar bill in the Oklahoma Senate, told The New York Times recently that new laws were necessary because the LGBT movement was “challenging religious liberties and the freedom to live out religious convictions.”

    The amendment to HB1371 introduced by Virgin on Tuesday would require religious businesses to come out of the closet.

    “Any person not wanting to participate in any of the activities set forth in subsection A of this section based on sexual orientation, gender identity or race of either party to the marriage shall post notice of such refusal in a manner clearly visible to the public in all places of business, including websites,” the amendment states.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Great. They have to post that they don’t serve LGBT. That will be like putting a bulls-eye on their business.

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      • michellc says:

        Exactly, the bill was not about discriminating it was about religious beliefs and a business not having to bake a cake or provide a wedding ceremony for a gay couple. So this idiot wants to risk their safety in order to follow their religious beliefs.
        I think she represents the Norman area so I guess we can thank those smart college students who won’t get their butts to class for electing her.

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      • michellc says:

        It was just a ploy though to kill the bill.

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        • michellc says:

          Here is what has happened to Sen. Silk and his family since he introduced the bill. The last paragraph is the same tactics used by all leftists.
          http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/lgbt-activists-issue-death-threats-children-oklahoma-state-senator

          The LGBT activists have shown time and time again that they want to persecute, trample on people’s rights, and take people’s businesses if for any reason their behavior and choices are not agreed with. My family and I, like many others before, are testimonies to their hate, intolerance, and forceful nature of this movement. The sad thing is, no one is attacking their behavior. They have the right to be gay…but if you disagree with them, they will do everything in their power to ruin your life.

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  32. WeeWeed says:

    Bar! Beer!!

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  33. doodahdaze says:

    Obamageddon lurks.
    But there was positive news for the Zionist Union on that score too, with a poll of Israeli-Arabs showing the overwhelming majority would favor their united Arab party joining a center-left coalition government.

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  34. doodahdaze says:

    Jeb is going to try the “compassionate conservative” trick again. Walker is countering with the “passionate conservative” line….I like it.

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  35. michellc says:

    What kind of kid spray paints swastikas inside a synagogue? I bet if a kid spray painted a pig on a mosque it would be considered a hate crime.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/03/swastikas-painted-inside-st-louis-jewish-center/

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  36. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your love and salvation to all. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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  37. kinthenorthwest says:

    Here’s a walk down Memory Lane
    Who remembers these for gym…LOL

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  38. michellc says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/03/im-going-to-kill-you-white-boy-racist-slits-mans-throat-in-queens/
    According to the NYPD, at around 2:20 a.m. yesterday, a 24-year-old man and his girlfriend were walking near Seneca Avenue and Gates Avenue “when the suspect, who was walking with a female acquaintance, ran up to the victim and said ‘I’m going to kill you white boy” in Spanish. The suspect then slashed the victim’s throat with an unknown object.”

    The suspect fled with a female companion, who the police say acted as a lookout. The victim was taken to a hospital where he needed multiple stitches to close the wound to his throat.

    The police describe the male suspect as being 25-30 years old and approximately 5’8″ with a medium build. The female suspect is described as being 25-30 years old and approximately 5’4″.

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  39. stormtigerzx says:

    In light of all the bad news, it is so easy to become discouraged & give into despair, just wanted to show a story that can give evidence that God is still in control & works all things for good even in the most heart breaking circumstances.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?=GvhuUEx2UhM

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  40. stormtigerzx says:

    Youtube search:: Incredible Body-cam footage shows dramatic rescue of Utah “Miracle baby” Lilly Groesbeck video
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/03/police-body-cam-video-shows-miraculous-rescue-of-baby-lilly/

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