Saturday July 30th – Open Thread

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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171 Responses to Saturday July 30th – Open Thread

  1. Npgh says:

    @Blaze…I spent an hour this morning watching Clinton Cash. Somebody on BB posted the you tube link. It’s free most of this weekend. The Clinton pay to play days are coming to an end. There is no way this witch will get elected. Prayers to Haiti…the Clintons destroyed that country in bigger ways than the earthquake. Here’s the link. It is just over an hour long.

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    • Josh says:

      “The Clinton pay to play days are coming to an end.” I hope so. It has been on-going for decades.

      When is the documentary “Clinton Deaths” coming out?

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    • Mara says:

      Halfway through the Haiti portion, I was so devastated that I could not watch anymore. A very powerful and courageous film. God bless the filmmakers!

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    • Mara says:

      Thanks. I’ve heard of this flower before but didn’t know how it looks. It’s said to be native to Malaysia. It’s the biggest flower in the world, stinks like hell, and blooms only every 10 years or so.

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    • rumpole2 says:

      NY smells a “corpse flower” in bloom.

      People just assume the Crooked Hillary bus was back in town… LOL

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  2. Npgh says:

    If link doesn’t work, go to you tube and search by typing in Clinton Cash Official Documentary Movie (Full)

    Disclaimer…I really HATE! these people. Clintons and persons that do business with them are truly demons on earth.

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    • Josh says:

      People that do business with the Clintons had better hire armed security and take out several huge life insurance policies. When dealing with the Clintons, the odds are against you.

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  3. yzest5121 says:

    I have been researching the “berieved father” who spoke at the DNC about his hero son. Let’s start with the son is a hero: graduate of UVA, ROTC and KIA.

    Daddy doesn’t add up. He is reported to be a 65 year old “lawyer” who graduated from Harvard and is a “legal consultant” who moved here 36 years from the UAE and whose son was 2 yrs old at the time. The numbers are Common Core math — don’t add up. That’s easy.

    I know the following: His NOT a lawyer. No listings on any VA directory of any lawyer with his name and a license. No disclosure of his undergrad which would had to have happened here. No record of any Harvard grad with his name. Harvard Law grads do not spend a career as a “legal consultant.” My conclusion is that he is a paralegal with a continuing education cert. from an on-;line Harvard mill.

    So, then, I need a much better summary of his 36 years here in the US. In an interview, he and his wife refer to “God” more than once. I say he is NOT a Muslim even if his son was. They always refer to Allah as a cultural requirement. I say there is MUCH more here to find out and I predict the narrative unravels.

    Then there is burka wife. What a fine example of a strong independent woman for the DNC to offer the world. Where was her denunciation of the Muslim fanatic who blew himself up to kill her son? Gee, she blames Trump not the bomber??? Give me a break.

    Let’s go to work on this Housers.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Please do. I would love to see him exposed if this is all true. 😦

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’m not good at the research, but I did find this article that might have a few details that could help in it. The problem is that you need a subscription. The link took me to a page that said it couldn’t find the article, but when I clicked on the back arrow, it went to that page. Unfortunately it would only stay up for a little bit so you have to read fast. But it talked about where he worked and a few other things.
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/specials/homefront/khan_article.html

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      • John Galt says:

        “Unfortunately it would only stay up for a little bit so you have to read fast.”

        CTRL + Prt Scr to screen shot the page, then CTRL V to paste the screen shot into an image viewer. (I used Gimp)

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        • Wayne Robinson says:

          John I wish I knew what you were saying . Could you recommend a primer book for an old man that might help me understand? Thank you Wayne

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          • Josh says:

            WR, take it slow. Take your time. Look at your keyboard. Find the Ctrl key (there are usually two of them, often on either side of the space bar). Find the PrtSc key (often to the right of the “F” keys at the top). Found them yet?

            Now, go to any internet site. You can CTRL + Prt Sc in many areas but we’ll practice with an internet site. While you are visiting the site, hold down the CTRL key and at the same time click on the Prt Sc key. This copies what is on your computer screen at the time.

            Now, because you are new to this I’ll suggest you just open up Word or some other program like that. When you have a blank page of Word open, hold down the CTRL key and at the same time click on the letter “V”. This will “Paste” what you have copied onto your Word document.

            There are low cost classes offered that you may find useful. I recommend you begin at your local community college, high school or night school. There are probably some “Dummy” books that you may find useful as well. Good luck.

            BTW (BTW stands for “by the way”), I’m a complete idiot when it comes to computer stuff. I’ve learned a lot from the folks here at The Conservative Tree House.

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    • Sandra says:

      More info here: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/hsmkhan.htm

      From the WaPo article and the info at the link, we know that Father Khan and his wife are from Pakistan. They were living in the UAE in 1978-1980. Son Khan was born in 1978 in the UAE. The family moved to Silver Spring MD in 1980. Father Khan and wife were living in Bristow VA at the time of son Khan’s death. They moved to Charlotsville.

      The WaPo article is dated 2005 and says father Khan was 54. That would make his birth year something like 1951. He would have been around 29 at the time the son was born. The ages/dates don’t seem odd to me.

      The WaPo article said father Khan was in an office building a few blocks from the White House. Does DC issue separate law licenses? Maybe Khan is registered there.

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  4. Kent says:

    Great topic yzest…I hope to hear more.

    I just finished reading an RT article titled…..

    “George Soros: A Psychopath’s Psychopath”

    I found it very interesting as I believe he is one of the elements behind recent social unrest/cop hating/white hating/criminality worship/MSM propagandizing etc going on in our US of A.

    Excerpts from the article, credit Sam Gerrans

    “When a psychopath lies, or steals, or manipulates – or does whatever he thinks is required to get what he wants – he has no greater emotional connection with his actions than you or I have with yesterday’s lunch.

    We, the non-psychopaths, tell little lies and do little wrongs. But we have a limit beyond which we will not go. For the psychopath, scale makes no difference. Stealing a family’s savings, or crashing an economy, or destroying a country is of no more consequence to the psychopath than deciding not to return ten bucks to a cashier who had made a mistake.”

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  5. waltherppk says:

    The recent Windows 10 Free Upgrade period for the “general public” ended at midnight last night. For the past several days I have been totally occupied with getting that upgrade installed on several computers in my home network and finished the activation on the final machine with 7 minutes to spare last night. Anyway for those of you who may have missed the deadline, you may qualify for a “second chance” for an unspecified period of extended time that is being provided as an accommodation to those who use “assistive technologies” ….like computers and eyeglasses and ink pens, and car keys, an stuff. You don’t need a note from your mommy or anything to qualify as a person who uses “assistive technologies” and is allowed an extension of time. You can go to the following page where Microsoft has left the light on for you.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

    Of course I qualify myself because I use assistive technology called Windows 7 with Classic Shell due to my suffering from allergies to operating systems optimized for portable devices and totally dummied down with hand holding walk throughs for desktop users who forever wonder “where it is what was”. All of my forced OS “upgrades” go firewalled and inactive after being saved “activated” onto cloned and boot manager controlled drives where they can remain free and silent as telemetry challenged to “call home” with all of their profiling and tracking information about me tweaked past the “event horizon” of my allergy to the nanny state and its corporate partners in psychointeractive high tech twerking. Haven’t we all long ago become butt sore from the accumulating unauthorized digital biography on us all full of information that absolutely NOBODY should have free access? It’s not that I am antisocial or have anything to hide but have from experience learned that the less other people know about your business that is really none of theirs, the better off you are. Just knowing that much of a life truth and a fact is a lesson nobody needs to learn twice in this “information age”. My own bots and drones arrive in crates marked SKYNET.

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    • Hillbilly4 says:

      Diamond and Silk : give them credit..they helped start the Trump rise. These ladies are a great example of ‘clearing the air of the odiferous emanation’ coming from the Dems. maybe they should be the Press Secretary for Trump.

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    • waltherppk says:

      Africa-America is a fictional place that only ever existed in the mind of a liberal.

      That hyphenated “identity” term has always bothered me as an invention of political correctness that is one of many of a long list of “Newspeak” terms that are a credential for the brainwashed “reeducated” drones used like a secret handshake to signify they are fellow travelers on board the cultural Marxism train. There are long established racial identifier terms which are scientifically accurate and were never broken and never needed to be fixed, terms like caucasian, asian, hispanic, negro, polynesian, eskimo, and many more. And each designated term has a list of racial slur type of terms that can be applied. But that issue does not require that some new “politically correct” term be invented as a more “sensitive” and more enlightened kind of “Newspeak” term that must be used to show how “educated and compliant” a person has become as a socially engineered graduate of Cultural Marxism.

      There has been no backlash like “Who you calling whitey” that would have all white people DEMAND they be referred to as “Euro-Americans” and the reciprocal “event” that has occurred for black people and the “N-word” slur is equally preposterous as a de facto infringement on FREE SPEECH where use of a racial slur has become criminalized by an “aggrieved” minority group with a chip on its shoulder daring to be “offended” and then using that as an EXCUSE to do anything ugly in response. On balance, what “cracker” goes into a rage of indignation at the slur, but would be more inclined to be amused or dismayed? People have let their minds get twisted by the significance of such distinctions and have made more of such things than is reasonable. There has always been good manners and bad manners just like there has always been good language and bad and everybody seems to have become over sensitized about the significance of what others may say. People are subject to saying just about anything without half thinking about it, and what people say at any particular time may be brilliant or may be really stupid. That aspect of human nature can never be “socially engineered” out of people who are going to often engage their mouth before putting their brain into gear.

      Racism exists as human nature, not as human failing and it is not some kind of mental malfunction that can be psychologically conditioned out of people. The prejudices that exist do exist for a reason and that is that stereotype based impressions have factual basis in the FACT that there ARE type cast characteristic differences about different races and cultures. So it causes a kind of cognitive dissonance to try to DENY that FACT and substitute some fictional ideal that proposes no differences exist and that ALL human beings are equal in all ways when that idea is simply FALSE. The negative aspect about racism is when hate comes into that proposition as an automatic response to differences and blinds people to their own humanity that is something in common beyond the more superficial differences that do exist.

      There in fact are racial and cultural differences that are real and are not subject to just being dismissed as the delusions of “racists and bigots” and the egalitarian ideologues who play that deceptive game about “bigotry” are mentally unhinged and in denial of reality. Human nature can’t be thought policed out of people who are brainwashed into believing a lie that somehow ALL people are in all ways “equal” when that simply is NOT true even for people who are identical twins and live in the same house. Human beings are different individuals and there is a wide spectrum of assets and deficiencies that is undeniable even in the exact same genetics and race and culture. So the “leveling” that is attempted by egalitarian “social engineers” is a lost cause before it even begins because it simply does not square with reality. Even if all humanity was genetic clones there are going to be individual personalities and differences. Twin studies have conclusively shown scientific proof for example that homosexuality is in most cases 100% personal choice or personal inclination and that for nearly every case nobody is “born a homosexual” but chooses that identity.

      Is one identical twin somehow not identical to their counterpart? So the point is that when people have differences that are real, it is just plain stupid and denial to pretend it just isn’t so. And that the one may not want to lay with the other would not make them a “bigot”.
      In the delusional mind of a cultural Marxist, that is exactly what the refusenik would be, because irrational actors can’t square their idea of what reality ought to be with what reality actually is instead. Cultural Marxists can’t distinguish truth from falsity, but they imagine themselves to be the “enlightened expert” qualified to teach others what is so, when they don’t know what is REALITY and will be the last to “get the memo”.

      Here is the problem. White people who don’t like Obama have been unfairly accused and maligned as being racist bigots, when the race of Obama has for most white people precisely ZERO to do with what they don’t like about Obama. It is a “cheap shot” at white people that is a kind of RACIST insult. And likewise for Hillary, there is an unfair and FALSE maligning particularly of men who don’t like Hillary to dismiss such men as being haters of women or “misogynists”, when gender “discrimination” has ZERO to do with what men don’t like about Hillary. The generalization that is made about such “bigotry” is a huge COP OUT that is denial about the more substantive reasons for not wanting EITHER Obama or Hillary and is a REVULSION that is based on their BAD conduct and character and ideas that is correctly recognized as being evidence they are UNFIT and incompetent to be a leader in which should be placed a public trust. The problem that BOTH people have is that they have demonstrated they should NOT be trusted. That very real problem has ZERO to do with the color of their skin or gender. It is a problem that has everything to do with the “content of their character” as a basis for discrimination and for making a CHOICE of a different leader.

      Trump is an absolutely “guilt free” choice as the alternative candidate based PURELY on merit and common sense and nothing else.

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    • Zelda says:

      The term “African-American” is stupid. If an African-American moves to France, are they still an African-American….NO!

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      • joshua says:

        when I was in Switzerland, blacks were extremely disliked, and were usually called “Nigers” but not as an insult, but meaning “black”…..it was all about culture and identity, not particulary about any bigotry…just preferences.

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

    CAPTION: “Be grateful you’re blind, old man.”

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

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  8. canonfoder says:

    This is a column, written by Charley Reese, published on Feb 3, 1984 in the Orlando Sentinel.

    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

    Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

    You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don’t have the constitutional authority to vote n appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don’t write the tax code. The Congress does. You and I don’t set fiscal policy. the Congress does. You and I don’t control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does.

    One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices – 545 human beings out of 238 million- are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

    I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Bank because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered but private central bank.

    I exclude all of the special interest and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it.

    No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

    Don’t you see now the con game that is played on the people by the politicians? Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. they cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

    What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of Tip O’Neill, who stood up and criticized Ronald Reagan for creating deficits.

    The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept. it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating appropriations and taxes. O’Neill is speaker of the House. He is the leader of the majority party. He and his fellow Democrats, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto.

    Just 545 Americans have fouled up this great nation.

    It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 235 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted – by present facts – of incompetence and irresponsibility.

    I can’t think of a single domestic problem, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those people.

    When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise complete power over the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

    If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red. If the Marines are in Lebanon, it’s because they want them in Lebanon.

    There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take it.

    Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exist disembodied mystical force like “the economy,” “inflation” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

    Those 545 people and they alone are responsible. They and they alone have the power. they and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses – provided they have the gumption to manage their own employees.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-charley-reese-545-people-1984-073111-story.html

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  9. progpoker says:

    A little reflection on the changes taking place in Germany. Glad to see the people starting to fight back. I really don’t understand what took them so long.

    My mother has been traveling alone throughout Europe for the past couple of months. She is a fearless, vivacious 75-year young woman. She is definitely more emotionally political than I am thus, she leans left socially. She is on a trip visiting places she enjoyed visiting with her recently deceased husband. I received an update email from her today. The following quote I’m sharing should leave no doubt in anyone’s mind that Germany is in bad shape…

    From her email…

    “Left Munich and was glad to leave – many Muslins and many crowds – I did not even want to take pics of all the places that I love.”

    Let that sink in…

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    • M. Mueller says:

      Thank you. Tourism in Europe has to be at an all time low. If this keeps up, no one will want to go there; if I want to see Iran, I’d go to Iran!

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      • progpoker says:

        Before she left I told her to be careful. I kinda felt like I was possibly being overly alarmist in my assessment of the situation since my opinions are based on what I read and not actually being there. I don’t feel that way after her comment. It has to be bad…such a shame.

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        • Josh says:

          If “she leans left socially”, she’d have to see it for her self any way. I wish her a safe return to her home.

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          • progpoker says:

            I agree. She always thought I was a little extreme. That’s the curse of actually trying to understand what’s happening in the world at large. I think we’ll find more common points of agreement in the future.

            I pray every night that her travels are safe and she makes it back to the States. She’s been out there for a couple of months.

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  10. Dora says:

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  11. Janie M. says:

    From LogicDude at Imgur;

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  12. rumpole2 says:

    Zika means peep not keen on Traveling to Rio…

    Mike Nesmith – Rio (1977)

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  13. Howie says:

    WTF! 5,000 or more American dead and the traitors in the agitprop media never say a word until the selfis Muzz who lost his kid goes on the democrap stage and attacks Donald….Bullshit!

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  14. Howie says:

    Hillary speaks people go to sleep….See: Bill Clinton. She could do a great service to American insomniacs if she would do her promo at 10PM. The Sominex Candidate.

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  15. rumpole2 says:

    A bit of Welsh culture…. 🙂

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

    This is not from The Onion…

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/07/california-to-proclaim-august-muslim-appreciation-and-awareness-month

    I recommend emphasizing the “Awareness” part. You just can’t trust ’em. 👿

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  17. zephyrbreeze says:

    This is a heartwarming story about a young woman with an aggressive form of leukemia that kills in 4-6 weeks.

    Her donor turned out to be an IDF soldier because they take DNA cheek swabs upon enlisting and can decide if they want that DNA to do into the bone marrow match database. You have to see the photos – he danced with her at her wedding.

    This is loving humanity especially because being a bone marrow donor is very painful.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/29/health/turning-points-bone-marrow-donation-wedding/index.html

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    • zephyrbreeze says:

      “Donating bone marrow is a surgical procedure done under general or regional anesthesia in a hospital. While a donor receives anesthesia, doctors use needles to withdraw liquid marrow from the back of the pelvic bone. PBSC donation is a non-surgical procedure done in an outpatient clinic.”

      Be The Match Foundation
      https://bethematch.org/…bone-marrow/donation-faqs/

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    • Josh says:

      “…her doctors narrowed the list to four candidates through the National Marrow Donor Program. Three responded, and one, a 22-year-old man in Israel named Evgeny Galinsky, was a perfect match.”

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    • Josh says:

      “Per the rules of the transplant center, Hester had to wait a year before learning the identity of her donor. She wrote him a letter and sent it to his address in Israel. It turned out that he was part of a helicopter squadron with the Israel Defense Forces.

      When Israeli soldiers are enlisted, they can provide a cheek swab to become part of the bone marrow registry partnership through the transplant center Ezer Mizion.

      “I thanked him for his life-saving donation, which gave me a chance to experience all life’s events, including marriage to Jimmy and the privilege of growing old,” Hester said.

      Two months later, she received an email from Galinsky. He was happy to learn that she was recovering and that she had even reached out. Before her letter, he had no way of knowing whom his donation had helped, but he said he believed that all lives were worth saving.

      They exchanged more correspondence, and she began to develop a portrait of Galinsky: a humble and kind young man who used emojis when he was joking and liked to ride motorcycles with his friends. They talked about their hobbies and shared stories and photos of their families.

      In April, Galinsky came to the wedding, a small ceremony in a historical church in Ohio. Hester said it was surreal to meet him in person, after only ever exchanging emails, but she wouldn’t have had it any other way.

      “We were both very grateful to have Evgeny be a part of our wedding celebration, which probably wouldn’t have been possible without his donation,” Hester said.”


      Bone marrow donor, Galinsky, patient Hester, lead doctor Dr. Klisovic

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  18. 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.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  19. dogsmaw says:

    When I am down and oh my soul so weary,
    When troubles come and my heart burdened be.
    Then I am still and wait here in the silence,
    Until you come and sit a while with me.

    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains,
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas.
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders,
    You raise me up, to more than I can be.

    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains,
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas.
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders,
    You raise me up, to more than I can be.

    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains,
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas.
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders,
    You raise me up, to more than I can be.

    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains,
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas.
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders,
    You raise me up, to more than I can be.

    You raise me up, to more than I can be.

    Songwriters: BRENDAN GRAHAM, ROLF LOVLAND, RENE OOSTHUIZEN
    © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    For non-commercial use only.
    Data From: LyricFind

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  20. nwtex says:

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