Sunday Open Thread – October 25th

tomb of the unknown - memorial dayOur 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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321 Responses to Sunday Open Thread – October 25th

  1. Rondo says:

    Who is this person, he has some interesting things say about the refugees.

    “Top Russian Writer Nikolai Starikov Explains Who Is Behind Europe’s Refugee Crisis”

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    • smiley says:

      I’ve heard of this guy !
      he’s a political activist/journalist and something of an economic expert.
      he’s very outspoken against anti-Russian propaganda, too…particularly re the Ukraine.

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      • PatriotKate says:

        This is a very thought-provoking interview with Tulsi Goddard, who is a democrat representative from Hawaii. She is an Iraq war veteran and also currently a Major in the Hawaii National Guard. She disagrees with what Obama is doing with respect to ISIS, Syria and the broader middle east conflict in general. Excellent interview and she lays out the challenges and confusion at the present time.

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      • FYI: I have many friends in and from Ukraine … they are offended when we say THE Ukraine and say its like saying THE America

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  2. Backspin says:

    Incredible !! CBS- Fake the Nation pundit , John Dickerson , while interviewing Gov. Christie led into a question pushing the BIG LIE , calling Mike Browns Ferguson death ‘ the Murder of ‘ …lets just Ignore the facts and Exoneration of Police involved. ( Christie did NOT correct him ) This is Pravda / propaganda. —List of Sponsors..Zantac – Sap Hanna – IBM – Koch – AT&T.

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      Obama Presidential Library in Chicago.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      The farther away from an incident you go, time-wise, and the less the public really cares the easier it is to spin the truth into a convenient self-serving lie. the public no longer cares about the incident so the ‘truth’ about the incident’s what the definers say it is. The US’s heartless nuclear destruction of two innocent and picturesque Japanese towns to end WW II comes immediately to mind. Never mind the millions of lives on both sides that would have resulted from a ground invasion and, oh yes, the millions of innocent Asians the Japanese slaughtered and enslaved. It’s all a matter of how many bright things on strings you can dangle in front of the easily distracted public.

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  3. Sigh

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  4. oldiadguy says:

    The New York Times published a 27-point guide on what it means to be a “Modern Man.” http://www.nytimes.com/…/m…/27-ways-to-be-a-modern-man.html

    Mike Rowe’s response.

    Take Care

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Hey, Colonel, sounds like those ‘modern guys’ we took into the military for years and turned into ‘modern men’, eh?
      “Yo, Soldier! Make sure that melon baller (now there’s a military term) is cleaned and oiled before you rack it!” Oh yeah, that one just gets better the more you say it.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        Czar, yes know what you mean, sometimes those KPs would use 50 wt motor oil before it was racked.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          If I remember correctly they got that 50W by skimming the stew (or coffee in some cases)…

          And think of all of the possible replies I avoided due to an attack of good taste…

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          • Col.(R) Ken says:

            Got a very long story about Gen. Carl E. V…. Before he went on to become Army Chief of Staff. Happened when he was Cdr. 8 ID in “the fatherland”, involved a mess hall, bad food, and a whole lot of corruption that would keep an IG busy for a lifetime…………

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            • czarowniczy says:

              I liked it when we had company mess halls – the cooks fed the company they lived with and if they didn’t do a good job, well things could get ugly. Amazing what going to the rations breakdown point with a case of beer or bottle or two of booze could influence dinner…

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      My favorite:
      ‘NYT: The modern man has never “pinned” a tweet, and he never will.
      MR: A Man’s Man does not know what that even means. But he rarely says “never.”’
      My own opinion: Mike Rowe is ALL man, as funny as they come, and sexy as can be.

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  5. Libertas says:

    Psalm 51

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  6. Doodahdaze says:

    Cruz hits nail on head.
    From The Hill:

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says the U.S. of today will become unrecognizable if “one more liberal justice” is appointed to the Supreme Court.
    “One more liberal justice and our right to keep and bear arms is taken away from us by an activist court,” Cruz said at a campaign rally in Iowa on Friday, according to the Des Moines Register.
    “One more liberal justice and they begin sandblasting and bulldozing veterans memorials throughout this country,” he added.
    “One more liberal justice and we lose our sovereignty to the United Nations and the World Court.”
    Cruz was critical of the high court after its decisions to uphold Obamacare and legalize gay marriage last term.
    He said the Supreme Court should face elections in order to hold the nine-justice tribunal accountable.

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  7. Dora says:

    I don’t remember him saying these kind of things. I wonder if he is being influenced by the PACs that are running his campaign in Iowa.
    ….

    Ben Carson: Americans lazy, endorses Amnesty at IOWA “OCTOBER RALLY”

    It appears Carson has bought into all the PC establishment propaganda mindsets. The same mindsets they have used to make America a mess again and again.

    He is now repeating their jargon on the campaign trail. Carson is making soft spoken whispers that ring out loud and offensive. One of his latest whispers is, “Americans are lazy, they won’t work the jobs illegal immigrants do.”

    http://linkis.com/prntly.com/blog/2015/sIptm

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      • Gentle Ben, a good heart warming show, but not for president

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        • smiley says:

          he’s not authentic.

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        • nwtex says:

          The episodes of anger (albeit years ago…in his youth) makes me uncomfortable.

          I realize these sliced and diced videos are questionable, never the less, seems like there is indeed substance here.

          btw they should kill that threatening background “noise” that too makes me uneasy = their intention.
          Jump fwd to the 2:07 mark

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      • Gentle Ben… the candidate who cuts both ways…

        The retired neurosurgeon went on to explain that “as a teenager, I would go after people with rocks, and bricks, and baseball bats, and hammers.” He also spoke about the time, at 14 years old, when he “tried to stab someone” — a well-known story of Carson attacking a friend during an argument over preferred radio stations. He missed: the knife hit the teenager’s belt buckle and snapped.

        http://www.cbsnews.com/news/carson-volatile-past-trying-to-stab-friend/

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      • nimrodman says:

        “Americans … won’t work the jobs illegal immigrants do.”

        “Americans” would work those jobs if it were required in order for those “Americans” to have a seat at the dinner table.

        Gut the welfare, food-stamp, section 8, and cash-assistance (walking-around money) programs for able-bodied adults capable of working and then let’s talk about what jobs “Americans” will or won’t do.

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    • Josh says:

      I don’t think he’s been stating such things but research will show those thoughts are in his heart. Buh bye, Ben.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Boy, that is an argument that cannot be won. George W. Bush actually said it, Center for Immigration Studies says not true … this has been argued to death. Rush Limbaugh seems to me to have the best answer – “But my question is: Why is the solution never ending amnesty for everybody who wants to come here…? Whatever happened to seasonal permitted green card immigration to come in? Seasonal immigration, which we’ve supported in the past, is not immigration, but seasonal work permits for people to come in during the growing season, the picking season, whatever it’s called — and when the work is done, then they leave? Why isn’t that a solution.(?)” http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/01/08/the_jobs_americans_won_t_do

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      • Ono says:

        Bracero work program by FDR, stopped in 1964. Allowed Mexicans to come to America to do seasonal work in Agriculture. Beneficial to all in that the workers were making high wage in comparison to what they would in Mexico. They returned wealthy (so to speak) Agriculture was supplied with good labor at a good price. Consumers and residents benefited from low produce prices, and local spending. It wasn’t until the big handouts and drug violence came around that they all decided to run for the border.

        FYI…Americans are not allowed to own property in Mexico and working there requires a permit that is not easily obtained.

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        • rashamon says:

          Also, visas are good for 180 days max, meaning you have to return to your country of origin, stay overnight, then re-enter for another 180 days max. And the Mexicans track you. My father-in-law was hospitalized mid-country while returning to the U.S. by car and couldn’t leave the country within that timing. The Federales found him within days. They did grant an extension, but it required medical signatures at multiple levels.

          We don’t even try to track those who overstay unless they create some type of catastrophe. Even then, they know to lawyer up and disappear into the madding crowds.

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      • American NewSpeak: the Politically Correct way of saying illegal alien = illegal immigrant BUT IT’S WRONG!

        CORRECT: illegal migrant, illegal alien
        INCORRECT: Illegal immigrant

        Just a little correction here: it is seasonal MIGRATION, not seasonal “immigration.” Europe, unlike USA does not refer to MIGRANTS as “immigrants,” and they are correct in doing so. if we in USA would stop doing that it would sure help clear some of the confusion in this issue. The illegal alien propagandists are trying to cloud the issue. First rule of propaganda = change the word then change its meaning ergo change the meaning of the conversation to confuse and obstruct the truth.

        1) Illegal immigrant = oxymoron, the 2 words are polar opposites and cannot exist together. The very word “immigrant” already assumes and means legal and doesn’t need a qualifier, like “legal immigrant.” All immigrants ARE LEGAL. The only reason Americans use that word is out of convenience or ignorance or naivety. An immigrant is a foreigner who is in process or has been through the immigration process with intention of becoming a citizen and assimilates into their new country. You are either one or the other. Immigrants cannot be illegal. EQUIVALENT THINK: law abiding criminal, married single man, beautiful disgusting water, fresh rancid meat, healthy crack addict, you get the picture! And then there’s the PC hyphenated nationalities oxymorons like African-American, Mexican-American, Italian-American which is a whole other subject but unless they hold two citizenships are oxymorons.

        2) Migrants need permission from the destination country before they can stay. Violation of that policy or law will render a person an illegal migrant. Migrants migrate to a foreign country with no intention of assimilation nor going through process of legal immigration. They still have legal connection and are bound tax payers to their home country. They are temporarily here and the ones that stay beyond permission are ILLEGAL and then some arrive illegally and just stay for years ILLEGALLY. Now, you can be both a legal migrant (one with papers to be in a foreign country to work for example, with no intention of immigrating nor becoming a citizen). And you can be an illegal migrant.

        But a migrant is not an immigrant!

        It sure would help the conversation in USA a lot if we referred to illegals as either illegal aliens or illegal migrants. And leave the word “immigrant” out of this! I am sure in time it will catch on, it inevitably will, but in the meantime people like la raza cult and other Leftists are surely laughing at us and using this to the advantage furthering their illegal agenda.

        WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? It makes a whole lot of difference to immigrants who help built this country and follow the rules and the law and it can help in the discussion process to keep things straight.

        Remember: Propagandists know that once we start using THEIR WORDS, they’ve WON.
        So let us not be fooled!

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    • joshua says:

      funny….a black guy sez Americans are lazy….seems like another black guy was critical of ALL AMERICANS TOO…Back in 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder claimed that ‘when it comes to racism, America is a nation of cowards.’ He went on to say that “Certain subjects are off-limits and that to explore them risks at best embarrassment, and at worst, the questioning of one’s character.”
      If Black Live Matter, do LAZY COWARDLY LIVES matter? Who sez so?

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  8. s.c. says:

    Remember the Deputy in Houston who was executed while pumping gas a couple months ago? The case has taken a weird, sickening turn, the key witness to the deputy’s death turns out to be his mistress who was on the scene when he was killed. Now the lead investigator on this case has been fired for having sexual relationship with this key witness.

    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/10/24/investigator-executed-houston-deputy-case-fired-sex-key-witness/

    http://abc13.com/news/hcso-investigator-relieved-of-duty-after-admitting-having-sex-with-goforth-eyewitness/1025633/

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  9. Ivehadit says:

    Trump is building an emotional bond with his supporters across all lines. And in the end, all sales are made on emotion. Being The Donald, he knows this. 🙂

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  10. Josh says:

    For those into astronomy:

    “Now, as October draws to a close, Venus — like a sprinter on the inside lane of a running track — overtakes both Jupiter in Mars in two readily observable conjunctions against the stellar backdrop of constellations Leo and Virgo.”

    “…you don’t need a telescope to follow the changing configuration of these three fascinating planets on successive days as it will be obvious to the naked eye or in binoculars.”

    http://astronomynow.com/2015/10/22/see-venus-lap-jupiter-then-mars-in-an-early-morning-planetary-race/

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  11. UpsideDownFlag says:

    October 25th YouGov polls – Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina (Scroll down for R’s)

    https://today.yougov.com/news/2015/10/25/clinton-surges-early-states-carson-levels-trump-io/

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  12. cohibadad says:

    Ret. Gen. Michael Hayden thinks either Jeb or Hillary would be fine Presidents, but not so much Donald Trump. Hope this link from Morning Joe works
    on.msnbc.com/1S0vuQr

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  13. FiestyBuddha says:

    imo trump has been very clever with his strategic in keeping his opponents off balance. with that being said i think he needs to start preparing from incoming from the obama administration. in this space we acknowledge what obama is doing to hillary but i think he equally doesnt want to see a trump presidency. his shameful mocking of trump during the correspondents dinner i still think was a turning point in his decision to finally run. obama has mentioned trump repeatedly recently. hes envious of trumps movement and as a narcissist hates that trump has taken up the political oxygen in the us. black lives matter and la raza are chomping at the bit to disrupt the trump campaign. as a preemptive strike before the general election trump should roll out a plan for our crumbling cities. chicago detroit los angeles philadelphia cleveland and the smaller cities decimated by manufacturing leaving – flint camden newark stockton. with the flirtation by the teamsters with trump and his talk of bringing back jobs trump could destroy the dem coalition of blacks and hispanics. both blocs are up for grabs in ways the dem establishment doesnt fully respect. we know that trump is polling well with blacks and hispanics but without more agresssive courting that number will come down in 2016. such an exciting time to see the political paradigm shift im hopeful he goes for it all and brings home an 84 like landslide. thats the type of result thats needed to put these usurpers back in their place

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    • UpsideDownFlag says:

      Well said FiestyBuddha!!

      I wish Trump would start running some campaign ads. Or, maybe he has some ads locked and loaded to unleash at just the right time?

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    • i am glad you paired the two together: la raza & black lives matter, because they are really subversive groups, la raza being an actual CULT.

      Trump is right, these la raza groups are always trying to get money out of him.

      Besides, the so-called “Hispanic groups” the media keeps referring to are mostly Mexican nationalistic, targeting ignorant and uneducated and angry people, and try to pull the wool over naive American’s eyes!

      Most Hispanic Americans do love America and do not support la raza cult in the first place. Many will vote Hillary not because of la raza but because many are DEMOCRATS.

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      • Meyer says:

        Mentioned this before, but is worth mentioning again here . . . . In 2014, Obama steered settlement money toward la raza.

        “Judicial Watch first reported the scheme two years ago when Countrywide Financial Corporation doled out $335 million to settle its discrimination lawsuit with the feds. The money was supposed to be distributed to more than 200,000 minority victims . . . . Instead, a chunk of the money went to Democrat-tied groups not connected to the lawsuit, including the scandal-plagued Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and the open-borders National Council of La Raza.”

        http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/08/doj-give-leftist-groups-cut-b-settlement/

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  14. Raffaella says:

    If he runs the adds too early, there will be diminishing return. He has to time it exactly right and it has to be overwhelming to surprise all opponents. I think beginning of January would be a good time.

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    • Ivehadit says:

      Agreed. Soft (and many passionate) opinions have been formed. Beginning November people are paying attention to Thanksgiving then Christmas. During this time people will be most definitely discussing the state of affairs in this country. Very good for Trump. It would be great for The Trumps, including his children, to do a “Thank you, Founders and the American people, for our great country” digital Thanksgiving Day ad and/or a beautiful digital Christmas card/video.
      January is the “focus” button and the hard core race truly begins..

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    Interesting how over the last two weeks I’ve seen a small flourish of articles in Israeli official/semiofficial outlets about the Grand Muftis of Jerusalem from WW II through today. As one of the functions of the Mufti is being in charge of Islam’s holy sites in Jerusalem, especially the Moslem-occupied Temple Mount, and the Moslems have been actively co-opting the Eunuchesco in an successful effort to put multi-religious sites under Moon Worshiper control – one wonders if this isn’t a PR run-up to some Israeli action?
    Wondering if the abominations mentioned in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14 are The Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque? Tends to meet my definition of abomination and I’m guessing more than one Jew has the same definitional opinion. Quick, secular fundamentalists, explain the last 70 years of world history to me in light of Biblical prophecy is just an accident, a vague prediction that could have applied to, oh, just about anything that’s happened in those same 70 years.

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  16. Marie Rogers says:

    were getting close ..only 14 more months…
    that iowa thing was a surprise..i ask again..why does religion enter into how a person votes?

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  17. czarowniczy says:

    Speaking of ‘signs of the 2nd Coming’, Saints are beating Colts – after back-to-back interceptions.

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  18. texan59 says:

    Our dear friend Clarice takes on the Hilda-beest, and a couple others this Sunday. 🙂

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/10/do_hillarys_lies_matter.html

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  19. And for this Halloween, the winner is….. the TRUMPKIN!

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  20. JoeS says:

    ATTENTION: IS DONALD TRUMP ANNOINTED BY GOD TO BE THE LEADER OF THE US AT THIS TIME?

    RECENTLY DONALD TRUMP INVITED CHURCH LEADERS TO MEET WITH HIM IN NEW YORK.

    Today, at Morningstar Church in South Carolina, one of those church leaders who visited with Donald Trump gave an EXTREMELY COMPELLING presentation about Donald Trump and the PROPHETIC EXPERIENCE that he had surrounding his visit with DONALD TRUMP, amongst other “topics.”

    Watch Lance Wallnau describe his experience. The sermon begins at the 1hour and 25 second mark (1:00:25) on this video and lasts for quite a while. THIS IS WORTH SEEING!!!!!!!

    https://www.morningstartv.com/sunday-services/2015-10-25/lances-wild-end-times-revelation

    Lance Wallnau also provides and incredible synapsis of where he feels the world is in terms of the END TIMES and a biblical interpretation of the events of the final battle between good and evil and the role of the church. Imagine that! According to Lance, Donald Trump has been strategically placed for this purpose by God. He even goes as far as comparing God’s use of the ancient Darius (the Mede-Daniel’s time), and suggests that God has ANNOINTED DONALD TRUMP for His purposes at this time.

    He further discusses why Christians are wrong to necessarily seek leaders (BEN Carson) who are Christian just because they are Christian!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • WoW! Thanks Joe! They are comparing Trump also to King Cyrus who was an unbeliever yet chosen by God, even God mentioned his very name, to lead Israel. Many people are called by God to be leaders, not many are PASTORS nor even Prophets. I truly believe America must be the beacon of light for this dark world and that is going to take someone EXACTLY like Trump. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the Hand of God moving the currents of the storm along and like an eagle using those currents to get to his destination!

      Trump right there perfect timing, has all funds and media to make it happen, and he is just so full of LOVE! Always candidates say “God bless you.” But Trump proclaims his love, he always says I LOVE YOU!

      WoW!

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  21. UpsideDownFlag says:

    Donald Trump just kills me!! lol

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  22. Josh says:

    Muslim Migrants Being Imported To These U.S. Cities
    http://madworldnews.com/dangerous-muslim-migrants/

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  23. Clc says:

    Just saw on CBS a commercial for 60 minutes tonight. They will do a segment on U.S. fighting ISIS from the air. Since Putin has already exposed the u.s. to the world as not really serious about fighting terrorist. This will be a piece to rehab our name. Just like that rescue a few days ago.

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  24. Josh says:

    Douchenoggin’ of the Year Awards are Crowded This Year by BigFurHat
    http://iotwreport.com/douchenoggin-of-the-year-awards-are-crowded-this-year/

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  25. angie says:

    Hope this is the right place to post that Roger Hentz, a suspect in the Jessica Chambers case, died yesterday. Does anyone else think he’ll get the blame and Jessica’s case will be closed?

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    • Meyer says:

      I read of RH’s passing (from cancer) on the Jessica Chambers Mystery Facebook page. Some people do speculate that he will be blamed. His passing does coincide with Ben Chambers announcement in August that things will be wrapped up in a couple of months.

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    • wondering999 says:

      Thanks for an update. As we come closer to December, I still think about this girl. May she rest in peace

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  26. Josh says:

    Did not find the .jpg I was looking for but I did find this:
    15:40 “The doorbell rings” had me cracking up

    Sebastian Maniscalco – What’s Wrong With People

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  27. progpoker says:

    Any truth to the rumors…

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  28. Backspin says:

    The Crazy Left always seems Obsessed with the ‘ 60’s….Here we go….
    So stick my legs in plaster…………
    coat my eyes with butter…………..
    Fill my ears with silver…………..
    Chain my tongue with whiskey….
    ….Tell me Lies about BENGHAZI… . Hillary , it’s over.

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  29. UpsideDownFlag says:

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Can anyone show me any of Carson’s crowds that are even 10% this size…
      How can they say Carson is even a contender when the only time there are any crowds around Carson is at the Debates or other combination political events.
      Come to think of it Carson really hasn’t held any rallies, just the debates, TV interviews & 1 or 2 town halls that were combined with other candidates

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  30. 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. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil. Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump as he seeks to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.

    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  31. kinthenorthwest says:

    This should be part of our new border fence that Trump will put up.

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  32. Mo Clark says:

    What person with the slightest bit of common sense didn’t see this coming…

    Missing Money? Report questions how states spent ObamaCare funds
    By Hollie McKay Published October 25, 2015 FoxNews.com

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/10/25/missing-money-report-questions-how-states-spent-obamacare-funds/

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