Friday November 25th – Open Thread

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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107 Responses to Friday November 25th – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    In some very important ways, it’s all about this . . .

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  2. zephyrbreeze says:

    Wexford Carol
    The Prodigal Son

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  3. graphiclucidity says:

    Interesting article on Brexit:

    Don’t trigger Article 50 – just leave

    …Thus, as provided in Article 50(1), a Member State may withdraw without any other conditions “in accordance with its own constitutional arrangements”. Since the United Kingdom is singularly fortunate in this situation that there is no written constitution, the UK is clearly free to act in any way it sees fit and proper. It is important to stress that there is no need for any agreement at all with the EU. (The UK is also fortunate not to have the euro as a withdrawal for the eurozone states is much more complicated)…

    …We should be circumspect in entering in further discussion and fear the EU pretending to be bearing gifts. Dona ferentes has historical lessons to teach us. The EU needs the UK far more than the UK needs the EU and we have nothing to gain from “discussions” or further “agreements” – unless such agreements are with non-EU states such as the United States, India, Brazil and China. There is the future.

    http://moneyweek.com/dont-trigger-article-50-just-leave/

    It’s just too bad the current crop of top Tories don’t have the testicular fortitude to go this route.
    If they did the EU might finally begin to understand who really calls the shots in that Hybrid-Soviet Super-State of Endless Progressive Bureaucratic Chaotic Tyranny they have created.

    If only…

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  4. “Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church, for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, “This you may not read, this you must not know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked in this fashion; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, whose mind is free. No, not the rack nor the atomic bomb, not anything. You can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”
    Robert A. Heinlein

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    • 2zymos says:

      So important that you reminded us of this and what a great quote.
      Add to secrecy this: lying “Mighty little force” and nearly zero energy “is needed to” move men to action or fix them rigidly in place when hoodwinked in this fashion.
      Worse… Lies
      Worser [sic]
      Secrecy combined with lies!
      An unchallenged lie, a false premise, CAN and DOES temporarily bind, enslave, a mind.
      1. obama was born in HI, has a valid SS number, is a great family man and a good guy, Christian, hetero, who loves America and wants the best for it.
      We will know them by their fruits
      2. Cruzer, hildabeast, barry soetoro are all eligible to serve as POTUS: the political parties “check that stuff out thoroughly” and “are in charge of that”
      a republic, if you can keep it
      3. You cannot take the law into your own hands.
      just governance derives its legitimacy and authority by the consent of the governed… we trust in the jury of citizens… …what is more just and honorable than rightful self-defense and defense of innocents, even to the use of lethal force?
      4. Violence is bad
      A well regulated militia being NECESSARY to the security of a free state, the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
      &
      …that whenever a government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it
      — when has that occurred without the threat of force or the actual application of force/violence?
      — are we now going to call the militia’s and the regular’s use of force/violence in establishing the United States “bad”?
      5. My server was merely used as a convenience for me and used for yoga appointments and wedding plans… so I could carry one device…
      all lies to be secret to HAVE tyranny with little force and nearly zero energy
      ********6. Lies and Secrecy
      a. Apr 27 2011: Here’s my BC, I was born in HI, so my critics can hush-up now.
      b. May 2, 2011: We got Bin Laden! (No you didn’t and seal team six KNOWS what really happened) Bin laden buried at sea (lie) in secret… we will NOT release any photos.
      c. Aug 6 2011: Extortion 17 “shot down” killing at least 17 SealTeam6 operators and 4 seal support team personnel.
      “SHOT DOWN is a lie to be secret to HAVE tyranny with little force and nearly zero energy
      http://www.davejanda.com/guests/charles-strange/sunday-december-6-2015
      http://www.davejanda.com/guests/charles-strange
      http://freedomoutpost.com/extortion-17-cover-up-feds-engaged-in-black-magic-with-black-box/
      Check out this photo released as “official”

      Never happened that way
      1. Why would a photo ever be released with Obama NOT in the power seat…. ?
      2. No military officer would EVER take the computer and displace the POTUS like this
      a. Not done
      b. Not necessary as the conduct of briefings and video is always set up to be done behind the scenes to preserve the POTUS in a command position.
      c. Narcissist obama and his ” treasonous team” would NEVER allow it.

      Have a great “black” Friday.

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    • R-C says:

      Heinlein is worth reading. I particularly recommend “Starship Troopers”, a fantastic novel that was ‘required reading’ in one of my high school English classes. *(I didn’t truly understand it then, but later, as a paratrooper, I ‘got’ it.)

      The story takes place in the future, but which utterly skewers ‘the decay of society’ of the late 1950s. Heinlein’s ‘take’ on delinquency, citizenship, and personal responsibility are spot-on for those times…and I dare say, our times.

      I recommend the BOOK heartily. (The movie of the same name? I do not recommend that, at all. IMO, it’s junk.)

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  5. regedit says:

    Thank you Jesus Christ for this particular thread.
    Cant look at word GOD being misspelled by atheists and satan worshippers on the daily presidential thread
    Keep all the treepers in your grace…

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  6. Trish in S.Illinois says:

    R.I.P. Florence Henderson!
    “Here’s the story, of a lovely lady…”
    Goodbye Mrs Brady!

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  7. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
    Galatians 5:22 (KJV)

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    • smiley says:

      “….so be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

      Matthew10:17

      (BTW…sat at the table yesterday with a few young millennials, college ages and a highschool senior..generation X ? Y ?? Z ??…and so I found myself speaking french a LOT…promised their Mom/Dad I wouldn’t let them bait me into any political fighting, LOL.)

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      • smiley says:

        another subject to avoid, these days, at the Thanksgiving table is sacred Native American land .

        ditto : the Pilgrims.

        bien sur.

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      • duchess01 says:

        Amen, smiley!

        (Wow! You would not believe the differences among the X, Y (millennials) and Z Generations – what a challenge at table – complicated)

        http://www.wmfc.org/uploads/GenerationalDifferencesChart.pdf

        http://www.talentedheads.com/2013/04/09/generation-
        confused/

        http://vspages.com/generation-x-vs-generation-y-vs-generation-z-2804/

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        • smiley says:

          it used to be pretty simple…avoid Politics, Religion and Money.

          nowadays ??

          sheesh…even discussing the weather can quickly wreck the ambiance.

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          • duchess01 says:

            No longer the norm, smiley – no longer simple – eggshells everywhere – Geesh!

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            • smiley says:

              political correctness and revisionist history have turned just about everything into a political minefield, and family/friendly get-togethers into dysfunctional war zones.

              champagne can help navigate, only up to a point….altho I find that it does seem to help with French pronunciations ?

              up to a point.

              gadzooks.

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              • duchess01 says:

                I hear you loud and clear, smiley – sticky situation – however, I do believe the boomers and millennials are more attuned to each other than meets the eye – just as the greatest generation and boomers were – it may be they stopped the bleeding – at least, for now – it may be these two groups (boomers and millennials) joined forces to elect Trump – not all millennials are liberals – they have been hurt the most in the last 8 years – just saying…

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              • joshua says:

                had my two college graduates at Thanksgiving lunch…ages 2 and 27, discussions were about absurdity of reparations and feudal lord privileges over jus primae noctis (law of the first night), droit du seigneur (the lord’s right) and how certain present day US societies (ethnics and cultures) might readily agree to this as No Big Deal and how that contrasts with demands by some of these groups for Reparations for Alleged deeds done to ANCESTORS….and how the entire concept was flawed thinking and then what percentage would disagree vs agree that it would be OK to allow an ethnic male to have the first sex with a bride of another social group and who would protest, and would the male groom actually be giving up total freedom to protect his own family due to such laws and social mores……did not discuss the POTUS or cabinet, small discussion on the foolishness of Black Friday purchasing madness, and how good the turkey, ham, green beens, yam casserole, fruit salad, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and birthday cake tasted and how wonderful it was to be able as a FAMILY to sit together, say a prayer of thanks, and just be a family in this nation. They don’t fit any stereotype norms for a “generation” any more than I am a “boomer” since I was born in 1941…too early for boomer claiming….My idea is that classifying generations is sorta foolish in the long run….anymore than skin color or religion makes so much difference as long as no one is violent or threatening our freedom and happiness.

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  8. duchess01 says:

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016
    Black Friday and the American Godless Holiday Season

    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2015/11/black-friday-and-american-godless.html

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  9. nwtex says:

    TMZ ‏@TMZ 35m
    2:03 AM – 25 Nov 2016
    Florence Henderson — ‘Brady Bunch’ Mom Dies at 82

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  10. smiley says:

    Morning Mist

    watercolor/paper

    ca 2001

    Louisa Boyd– Minimalist/ Contemporary

    UK/USA

    🙂

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  11. Dora says:

    “Eyes on the Pies” – Emma Cownie (2014)

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  12. zephyrbreeze says:

    #Pizzagate is still heating up. The subreddit on Reddit has been closed, but the Friends of Pedophiles subreddit is still up.

    David Seaman who was fired from the HuffPo for questioning Hillary’s health, does an update on #Pizzagate. His deep sources tell him this is legit, and big.

    Fascinating explanation of why they are so brazen in emails, and on Instagram. Hiding in plain sight.

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    • zephyrbreeze says:

      This leads into the whole “Eyes Wide Shut” phenomena. Hiding in plain sight. You have to pretend not to see it, once you know about it.

      Brittany Spears – but discusses Eyes Wide Shut movie, and Hollywood Satanic Parties.

      Notice the part about Rosanne Barr – she is not part of it. “Hollywood is ruled by fear.”

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    • sundance says:

      Post about this again and we will be forced to moderate your comments.

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  13. nwtex says:

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    • zephyrbreeze says:

      Such evil has been unleashed on our country.

      Liked by 2 people

      • quintrillion says:

        The slippery slope of corporate media in collusion with government and propaganda academia has landed USA into the swamp of all evil manifest. We are still in the gravest of danger, possibly even more so that their treachery has been revealed.

        Keep repentant and praying with all your power that righteous is brought back into balance for the fist step in overcoming all forms of degradation. The real fight has not even begun to turn the tide.

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    • Concerned says:

      Obama quota achieved.

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  14. nwtex says:

    Just Me ‏@MYtruthMYtweet 14h

    …without Blue Lives
    nobody’s life would matter!

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    • Okay, you can make whatever arguments about Black Friday being a bad idea that you want, but I really don’t like this phrasing. Black Friday did not kill anyone. Some idiot with no regard for life and no idea how to handle things that don’t go his way committed murder. Black Friday did nothing.

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  15. Dora says:

    Oh Wow!

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  16. odious debt says:

    #pizzagate is REAL, spread the word

    Liked by 2 people

    • Concerned says:

      The only thing I’ve seen so far that looks suspicious to me is the Besta Pizza logo … and the fact that they changed it after the story broke. Still, it’s all at the level of bizarre conspiracy theory (like US blowing up the WTC) right now.

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      • Concerned says:

        By 15 November 2016, Alefantis told Washington City Paper the rumors showed no sign of abating, and had begun to affect adjacent venues (who were, according to the conspiracy theory, connected to the pizza restaurant by underground tunnels, apparently including a non-governmental organization across the street that works with Haitian orphans). (quote from Snopes)

        If these businesses are innocent and the conspiracy theorists are harming them, it’s no better than the nutty libs who fake stories about offensive cakes, you know?

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  17. Dora says:

    Happy Evacuation Day! A great day in our history!

    NYC: Evacuation Day Events Planned for Friday

    The Lower Manhattan Historical Society and the Veteran Corps of Artillery of the State of New York have announced the third annual celebratory commemoration of Evacuation Day, on Friday, November 25th, 2016.

    On November 25, 1783, the British occupying garrison evacuated New York City at the conclusion of the Revolutionary war. On this day general George Washington, Commander-in-chief of the continental army, marched his troops into Lower Manhattan, thereby liberating New York City from British occupation.

    http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2016/11/22/nyc-evacuation-day-events-planned-for-friday/

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  18. quintrillion says:

    WikiLeaks is releasing the Yemen files starting today

    https://wikileaks.org/yemen-files/?saudi

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  19. I am so sad to report that the Western NC forest fires have claimed some historic sights. The Wayah Bald Fire tower has been damaged https://m.facebook.com/MaconCountyNews/photos/a.459582420721602.107157.434373729909138/1337316736281495/?type=3&source=48&tn=E
    https://m.facebook.com/MaconCountyNews/photos/a.459582420721602.107157.434373729909138/1337827226230446/?type=3&source=48&tn=E
    and the over 100 yr old historic Jones House that housed the fire watchman is a total loss. 🙁

    The fire is approaching residences along Wayah Road, has grown to 1463 acres, and not as important as it is just a vacation property for us it is approaching our mountain condo, within 2-3 miles, maybe less. Plz pray for the kindest, SUCH Godly & Patriotic people in this Western NC town. Just the finest people. We are beyond grateful to the firemen for their arduous, unrelenting, love filled work to protect these most gorgeous mountains and its’ people.

    Through it all we remain steadfast in our praise of God, thru good times and bad we must always thank Him and praise Him. We trust in Him whatever the outcome, but we pray it is His will to save these beautiful areas and her people and structures. The wild rhododendrons are massive and everywhere, to hear of them torching up beyond 50 to 100 feet is heartbreaking. Nonetheless, it is well, it is well with my soul….If I am true in my trust of Him, it has to be

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  20. SPMI says:

    In 2012 I shook his hand at a dinner fund raiser in California.
    Today I’m all shook up at the possibility of him getting near Mr Trump.
    It’s because of what he said about Mr Trump.
    A man who wears his religion on his sleeve and
    then spews vile personal rhetoric at another
    for money is not a right guy.
    But, I respect Mr Trump and all his decisions regarding his cabinet. He’ll do what’s best for us.
    If priests can forgive abortions, Mr Trump can forgive Romney.

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    • smiley says:

      forgiving (on a personal level) is one thing….Secretary of State is something else altogether, imo.

      I’m having a hard time with that one.

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    • Dora says:

      I’m having a hard time too.

      Romney has proved himself to be untrustworthy. Just as soon as Trump has his back turned, Mittens will be getting out his knife.

      Mr. Trump can forgive him if he wants, but don’t stick him on the rest of the country.

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      • smiley says:

        agreed…and there are several others MUCH better qualified, EXPERIENCED, knowledgeable and loyal to choose from.

        and they even “look the part”, as if that’s somehow important.

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    • Concerned says:

      I’m choosing to trust Trump’s decision. I can’t stand Romney for what he did during the primaries, but if Trump thinks he’s the best guy then I’m not going to worry about it. Trump is not a stupid man.

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  21. The Christmas Season begins!

    Have a Happy Nondenominational Winter Holiday*! Stay Deplorable!

    *Only a liberal nut would come up with something like this.

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  22. Dora says:

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  23. quintrillion says:

    Well, the authorities got 2 sick pedophiles. One is a big bundler linked right to Barry, (photo of him w Barry on Air Forne One) donated to Barny Frank and others in swamp of DNC sickos.

    http://www.dcclothesline.com/2016/11/25/obamas-homosexual-bundler-arrested-for-child-rape/

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  24. Dora says:

    Turin is where the Shroud is kept. Get them out! Get them out!!

    ……….

    ITALY: Explosions at Muslim invader center in Turin, violence between locals and African Muslim illegals shuts down city

    Violence erupted outside a former Olympic village accommodation in Italy where 1,300 Muslim invaders are being housed. Long-standing tensions between local residents and Muslims broke out last night when two explosions were set off just outside the migrant centre in Turin.

    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2016/11/24/italy-explosions-at-muslim-invader-center-in-turin-violence-between-locals-and-african-muslim-illegals-shuts-down-city/

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    • To be honest, I’m good and thoroughly sick of these stories. Send the invaders home, where they belong! Stop accommodating these third worlders and stop think of them as refugees!!

      But from what I’ve heard the European Media is no more honest then the US Media, so I wonder how many in Europe are actually aware of what is going on in their own countries.

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      • andeclain says:

        Rhea, the EU has warned the media not to indicate the religion of attackers when they come from the religion of peace. Much of the media does this anyway. That’s one of the reason’s why machete attackers tend to have “mental health problems” while those acting against them are described as “racists”. Another reason for the UK to just leave rather than wait to invoke Article 50 as described above (or was that yesterday?). The level of dishonesty in the MSM is really disgusting.

        https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9190/media-censorship-muslims-terrorists

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  25. quintrillion says:

    BLM is a new wave of a marxist movement started by a Columbia professor, George Wiley, in 1969, “National Welfare Rights Movement”. George Wiley, an agent of Cloward and Piven strategy to collapse the government.

    Treepers are familiar with this, but reading another article pointing to the origins again proves and gives credence to the Marxist administration for the last 8 years are inside government destroying it from within.

    http://blackcommunitynews.com/the-real-power-and-purpose-behind-black-lives-matter-movement/

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  26. usnveteran says:

    [I’ve tried to post an article twice … don’t know what happened to it]

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  27. Dora says:

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  28. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I certainly did. With much thought of life issues and upcoming opportunities, I am stepping away from blogging. Thank you all for your fellowship, incredible insight and knowledge. I will try to read CTH when I can and will continue to pray for all of you great Patriots.

    Keep up the hard work and we will save our Republic. May God bless you and guide you along the path before us. I love you all very much.

    WOLVERINES !

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  29. Lucille says:

    Europe: Let’s Self-destruct!
    by Judith Bergman – November 25, 2016
    “The terrorist as poor, traumatized victim who needs help seems to be a recurring theme among European politicians. But what about the rights of the poor, traumatized citizens who elected these politicians?”
    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9373/europe-self-destruction

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  30. Rebel Mope says:

    Suspect caught in connection to Nassau deputy’s death had previously been deported twice
    http://www.wokv.com/news/news/local/man-custody-connection-nassau-county-deputys-death/ntCnK/

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