Tuesday January 10th – 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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207 Responses to Tuesday January 10th – Open Thread

  1. Lucille says:

    When this seedling sprouted the Battle of Hastings was 49 years in the future….

    “California’s Famed Giant Sequoia Destroyed by Heavy Flooding”
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/californias-famed-giant-sequoia-destroyed-210600852.html

    It’s only a tree, yes…but its death made me cry.

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      • Wavetheshales says:

        California has had a number of “drive-through” trees. They are inherently unstable, due to the large area cut out in their base. It’s a wonder that they have remained standing for so long.

        As far as the oldest, tallest, and widest are concerned, the CDF now keeps trees at or near those marks “anonymous”, to avoid massive traffic and potential destruction.

        If you live somewhere where you have some space and the trees (coast redwood or sequoia) will grow, do get some and try to grow them. Or donate them to a park nearby.
        They also make wonderful bonsai. CDF (California Division of Forestry) sells them as
        seedlings, seeds, or burls. JonSteen does too…..

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        • LULU says:

          We had an old one on our street that was probably 2’ in diameter. It had been planted too close to a house when it was young. A few years ago its shallow root system gave out in a huge windstorm. Mercifully it fell where it did no damage.

          Those who know about these trees said that the Calaveras tree fell because of its shallow root system and rot due to disease, not the hole that had been cut through it in the 1880s.

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          • Wavetheshales says:

            Disease yes, root system, no. All conifers have shallow root systems, however they spread out for some distance, often hundreds of feet. Look at the other Redwoods, for example, which have stood for hundreds, if not thousands of years.

            Redwoods can withstand an enormous amount of damage (lightning, etc.), and reproduce in conditions (e.g. forest fires) which leave other trees decimated. But there are some things that just shouldn’t be done (tunneling, for instance). High winds and rain can uproot most any tree, whether deeply rooted or not. Crown extent, height, and weight, as well as soil condition and slope all play a part.

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    • JohnPaulJohnes says:

      Whenever I hear how long something lived, I keep going back to this story where scientists in a Arctic Island find an old clam like animal and want to determine it’s age.
      Because the outer shell rings are not usually as well protected as inner rings, they opened it, only to discover the outer rings were better and it did not need to be killed. They determined it was 507 years old.
      http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/11/15/newser-worlds-oldest-animal/3574863/

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  2. jackphatz says:

    This is stunning but not at all surprising when you understand the grand scheme of things.

    Wikipedia deletes its page on The People’s Cube
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/01/wikipedia_deletes_its_page_on_the_peoples_cube.html

    Wiki needs it’s days in the sun.

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  3. Honest Abbey says:

    Good Lord!
    Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner is looking to get itself back into the spotlight by doing a nude photoshoot. YUCK!

    http://conservative101.com/caitlyn-jenner-comes-back-to-the-spotlight-with-controversial-plan-for-2017-people-are-outraged/

    Excerpt from the article:

    “Cait wants to do something along the lines of what Kim did on the cover of Paper magazine. No one has worked harder than Cait to get the body she wants and, naturally, she wants to show it off,” says a source according to the gossip magazine.

    Naturally??
    There is NOTHING NATURAL about that freak.

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  4. keeler says:

    Now on Drudge: Judicial Watch is reporting Ft. Lauderdale shooter is a convert to Islam, downloaded propaganda.

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/01/airport-shooter-converted-islam-identified-aashiq-hammad-years-joining-army/

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    • Concerned says:

      OK, this explains why one of my friends, who gets most of his news from the MSM, thought that there had been a case of stolen identity. It wasn’t stolen, it sounds like Santiago took on this other name, informally (not legally), like so many other converts do.

      Our intelligence agencies are spending so much time and effort trying to figure out if RT News made people dislike Hillary Clinton. Maybe they should be paying more attention to the home-grown terrorists.

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  5. Concerned says:

    Terror brother Raheel Farook plead guilty to the marriage scam today.

    Farook, who is free on bail, is scheduled to be sentenced in November. Farook faces a maximum of five years in federal prison under the charge. His attorney, Ron Cordova, declined to comment on why Farook agreed to plead guilty. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-farook-marriage-fraud-20170110-story.html

    Why is the sentencing in November? I hope they throw the Russian women out of the country.

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    • Concerned says:

      Terror-related … there’s a film about the Boston bombing which will be released nationwide on Jan 13. Patriot’s Day. Apparently terror wife Katherine Russell is unhappy about the portrayal of her.

      A lawyer for Katherine Russell, widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombers, says the new film ‘‘Patriots Day’’ is unfair because it suggests she knew something was up before the attack and then didn’t cooperate with the investigation afterward. ‘‘It’s just not true,’’ lawyer Amato DeLuca told The Associated Press. ‘‘I have no objection to them making a movie. … What I quarrel with is the license they take in portraying Katie as someone who did not cooperate and try to save lives. She did everything she could.’’ […] During a news conference last week, producer Michael Radutzky said the interrogation scene was ‘‘triple-sourced from multiple authorities’’ based on ‘‘significant reporting about her behavior, her affect, her manner and the words she had to say.’’ Director Peter Berg said there were ‘‘unresolved issues’’ with Russell, and it was hard to understand how someone living in a small apartment with the bombers could not have known what was going on. https://www.boston.com/news/movies/2016/12/22/lawyer-says-wahlberg-movie-is-unfair-to-boston-bombing-widow

      Awwww, she did everything she could. Just like Farook’s mom. You know, see bombs all over the place, guns and ammo, but just ignore it because it’s normal. And didn’t both households have babies in the house?

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  6. BigMamaTEA says:

    Here is the 35 page report that supposedly CNN is running with a consolidated version, and which Al Franken brought as “breaking” news from CNN during the early-evening questions of Sessions….

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3259984-Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.html

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  7. LULU says:

    The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya.

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/01/airport-shooter-converted-islam-identified-aashiq-hammad-years-joining-army/

    The award-winning California journalist is Chuck Johnson/Gotnews.

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  8. Lucille says:

    Aaron is a 16-year-old friend of RSBN and has been YouTubing for some time regarding President-Elect Trump’s campaign and election. This young black man and others like him can be the future of America’s black communities.

    “Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death!”
    Aaron Genus

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  9. kimosaabe says:

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  10. 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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  11. Phyllis Byrd says:

    May I ask if anyone else cannot get onto the RSBN website? Message says: Safari cannot open the page because of too many redirects”.

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  12. LULU says:

    He is still scolding…

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