Friday December 23rd – 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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171 Responses to Friday December 23rd – Open Thread

  1. Lucille says:

    Beautiful sentiments for the Christmas season from Tom Fitton:

    Judicial Watch Christmas Message 2016
    http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/weekly-updates/weekly-update-merry-christmas-2/

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  2. Sandra says:

    I just happened across an article about Syrian refugees in Canada and it makes me sick.

    According to Akram, the Syrian refugees in Canada are “very pleased” from their financial situation. His neighbours who have 7 or more kids receive around $4,000 monthly in child support in addition to the $2,000 monthly allowance from the Canadian government. Some have purchased cars worth of $10,000 and even $20,000.

    Most of his friends declined job offers introduced to them by a volunteer and they prefer to stay at home unemployed. “Never in my life I stayed at home and someone gave me money. I came to Canada and the government is giving me money. It is fantastic”, Akram said.

    Many seriously contemplate to have more children in order to receive an extended child support as a main source for income. Some of their wives are already pregnant. “Giving birth has become a business”, he explained.

    Akram further said that his Syrian neighbours have no food shortage as aside from the generous financial support from the government, many registered to several food banks in the area.

    He strongly believes that the Syrian refugees will not consider returning to their homeland once it is liberated, because of the comfortable conditions they enjoy in Canada.

    When asked about the question of integration in society, Akram sounded pessimistic. The elders do not learn English and they live in a bubble. The local mosque and Islamic centre play an important role in their social life. Their wives and daughters are asked to wear hijab (veil) or niqab (grab covering the entire body except a narrow slot for the eyes) while attending activities in the Islamic centre. Akram described the local imam as a fundamentalist expressing fear that the young generation will be radicalized.

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  3. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    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 and Mike Pence as they seek 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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  4. andi lee says:

    Michelle is missing?!

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  5. decisiontime16 says:

    WW1 Christmas Truce 1914 (7 minute video)

    Very touching as these soldiers paused to celebrate Christmas on the battlefield.

    Someday there will be Peace on Earth….

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  6. kinthenorthwest says:

    Heard this on the way to PT

    Immediately thought of My Awesome Treeper Family

    Merry Christmas–(So Neat to have Merry Christmas said and replied back this year).

    Cause Christmas is all in the heart
    That’s where the feeling starts
    And like a fire inside
    It touches every heart
    And even if no white snow falls
    That’s all right because
    The joy can still be found
    Wherever you are
    ‘Cause Christmas is all
    It’s all in the heart

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  7. decisiontime16 says:

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  8. visage13 says:

    Not sure if anyone posted this. Seriously, their funding needs to be pulled. What the heck is wrong with people and The University is backing the course.
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/23/health/college-course-white-controversy-irpt-trnd/index.html

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  9. BigMamaTEA says:

    EVEN Putin on a ritz! Sorry, couldn’t help myself……..{tee-hee}

    Or for the version with music, go here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLMTMK-mp7w

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  10. nwtex says:

    I hope this works. It’s a short instagram vid of a precious moment with a puppy ❤

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