Thursday January 12th – 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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72 Responses to Thursday January 12th – Open Thread

  1. Libertyvibe says:

    Trump team cancelled Mattis’ hearing tomorrow. Could this be why?

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  2. Dommy says:

    “Christ: God’s power and God’s wisdom” (1 Corinthians 1:24).

    “Christ, Who is God’s image” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
    “The churches, Christ’s glory” (2 Corinthians 8:23).

    Jesus Christ is Lord.

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    • duchess01 says:

      Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!

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    • Raven says:

      Todd and Nicol Smith, brother and sister (sings not playing the piano), were raised in Africa by their missionary parents. Some of their home videos are seen in the video.

      “…each desperate heart beats so imperfectly, but when You come I am filled with wonder, sometimes I think I glimpse eternity…”

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  3. Lucille says:

    A victory for the good guys….
    “Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Vendor StemExpress Drops Lawsuit Against David Daleiden”
    By Steven Ertelt – January 11, 2017
    http://www.lifenews.com/2017/01/11/planned-parenthood-baby-parts-vendor-stemexpress-drops-lawsuit-against-david-daleiden/

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    FYI–useful to see the big picture:

    The Great Migration 2011-2016: Trafficking Routes to Europe

    http://gatesofvienna.net/2017/01/the-great-migration-2011-2016-trafficking-routes-to-europe/

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

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  6. gettherejustassoon says:

    Do you ever have those times when ti seems as though, for lack of a better way to state this, a phrase of scripture won’t leave you alone? Lately, I’ve been hounded by one: “. . .32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

    I think this is one of the most profound and beautiful words of the Holy Bible. They are a measure of things, whether one is being freed in the truth, not license as some suppose, or whether one is being enslaved.

    I wish you well in your journey of knowing the truth and being made free.

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    • Raven says:

      Yes, I have those times every day with Scripture or songs of praise to the Lord running through my heart over and over again. It is joy beyond reason to me.

      Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

      Let us hold to what Jesus Christ the Lord teaches us — then we will know His truth that will set us free.

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  7. kevin says:

    Saint Steven McDonald may he now rest in peace.

    Hero’s send-off for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald begins with wake
    http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/hero-s-send-off-for-nypd-det-steven-mcdonald-begins-with-wake-1.12933096

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  8. Dora says:

    William Sidney Mount – Rustic Dance After a Sleigh Ride (1830)

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  9. smiley says:

    Seated Figure (male classical)

    1939

    o/c

    Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) ~ Abstract Expressionism

    born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, he moved to NYC to become one of the leaders of American
    Abstract Expressionism (action painting), and part of the group known as the New York School.

    prolific, energetic and highly influential painter, and (imo) an artistic genius.

    this painting is one of his more representational pieces…compared to his later work which was pure abstract.

    🙂

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  10. Dora says:

    There are certain people to whom you just can not extend gestures of good will. I hate to have to say that, but it’s true.

    …..

    The Chapel of the Madonna of Loreto at Malpensa Airport given to Muslims: A risky gesture of good-will

    It is undoubtedly a gesture of good will, but it might also be a colossal mistake. We are talking about the initiative by Malpensa’s chaplain who decided to place the Chapel of Our Lady of Loreto at the disposition of Muslims for their prayers.

    We read of the initiative here: (click here); it seems to be well-intentioned, but perhaps not very wise

    Let’s try to explain why.

    See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-chapel-of-madonna-of-loreto-at.html#more

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  11. Dora says:

    They are getting into the churches now.

    ===

    Koran Verse Denying Jesus Was Son Of God Sung in Scottish Cathedral
    The Anglican Church was co-opted by the left decades ago and now the islamists have gained a toe-hold. This incident is nothing short of blasphemy and should be immediately repudiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the The Queen.
    http://www.weaselzippers.us/318963-koran-verse-denying-jesus-was-son-of-god-sung-in-scottish-cathedral/

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    • gettherejustassoon says:

      The Scottish Cathedral was, no doubt, consecrated in the name of the Triune God: Father, So, and Holy Spirit. As such, it is sacred space set aside for the worship and glorification of the same. It’s a scandal for this to have been allowed. It will be an ever bigger scandal if this isn’t denounced and repudiated at the highest levels. Another example of the sad state of Christendom, at least in some area.

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  12. JohnP says:

    I am a supporter of the 2nd amendment, but this new gun is going to be an absolute nightmare for law enforcement.

    https://www.idealconceal.com

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    • amwick says:

      Add a laser to that… seems there is room in the front… BTW it shoots a .38…

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    • AZ_Giggles says:

      Why should law enforcement care about this? Honestly, there are too many regulations. The more trained people carrying firearms the better. As is mentioned in the video, it only holds 2 bullets and does NOT make sense for a criminal to choose this weapon for terrorist activities. For the common criminal/mugger, the best defense against this is to be armed yourself (and against the common criminal/mugger, I don’t see them using a conceal-type weapon for use in their pursuits)

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  14. BakoCarl says:

    Now is the Time

    The dark days are troubled, the clouds hang low,
    The cold rain spatters, and how the winds blow.
    But there is Light, waiting outside the storm,
    Offering peace, and a place safe and warm.

    If we can just hold on throughout the night,
    We’ll all be safe and free from our plight.
    We stand watch, looking for the signs of dawn;
    The coming of day, when the night is gone.

    It’s here! We’ve held on throughout the night,
    And escaped the darkness into the Light.
    He gave His Light to us in the dark;
    His bright Light, replacing our weak spark.

    A new day has dawned on us from above;
    From God’s goodness, mercy and love.
    Now is the time for our morning after;
    Now is the time for our joy and laughter.

    Now is the time to seek His holy face,
    Now is the time to thank Him for His grace,
    Now is the time to praise our God of love,
    Now is the time to worship our God above.

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”
    Romans 1:20 (KJV)

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  16. kltk1 says:

    Ok. Need help understanding the connection, if there is one. McCain and Graham just got back from Ukraine. Joe Biden is going to Ukraine on January 15th. What’s going on?

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  17. bolshevict says:

    When are we going to get Sundance’s take on Pizzagate?
    What in the HELL were those guys talking about in those emails?

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  18. Dora says:

    This should be interesting to history lovers.

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  19. Dam^ Redneck says:

    The career politicians judge their past policy decisions by their intentions rather than their results. The Democratic Party schemes to promote racism at every opportunity in an attempt to make them appear trustworthy to many Americans They are in reality the face and tip of the spear for the new world order in the United States and the most racist political party in the United States. They thrive on racism, they exist thanks to the race card.
    During the last 8 years the Democratic Party has remained silent on every human rights issue on the planet unless they could use the situation to benefit their racism scheme. They fully support the sale of human organs provided by fully formed babies removed from a woman’s wound.
    The most powerful force promoting their racist anti-American agenda, the media, is now being recognized for the corrupt outlet of information that it really is.
    When Americans finally become aware that corrupt politicians use welfare programs and other government programs to entrap and control them in government managed and funded dependency programs that enslave them into government dependency hopefully the both parties will hopefully disappear into obscurity. When patriotism, honesty and integrity becomes fashionable corrupt politicians will become disposable and then freedom will truly rule.

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  20. G-d&Country says:

    http://www.dcclothesline.com/2017/01/12/elderly-couple-evicted-thrown-out-on-the-street-for-failing-to-pay-property-taxes-on-their-home/
    Elderly Couple Evicted, Thrown Out on the Street, for Failing to Pay Property Taxes on Their Home
    Posted on January 12, 2017 by Claire Bernish
    Albion, ME — Maine Governor Paul LePage wants to rewrite the law after becoming incensed at the plight of an elderly, disabled couple — one of whom is a veteran — who were evicted from their home of 33 years because they are too impoverished to pay taxes.
    According to the Portland Press Herald, in December 2015, the town of Albion moved to foreclose on the “rundown camp” of National Guard and Marine veteran Richard Sukeforth and his wife, Leonette, when taxes went unpaid. Then, the town put the couple’s home up for auction — it sold for just $6,500 — and the new owner, Jason Marks, kicked the two 80-year-olds to the curb last week.

    LePage is irate — and wants to ensure this can never happen again.

    LePage has done good in Maine – he cut gov’t freebies for healthy adults with no children. How much of the taxes of these poor elderly people went to those leeches? Sorry, upset about this. Does anyone know how to set up a go fund me page for them? Please check to see in your town and state if there are protections for elderly so they do not have this happen after paying taxes for decades. There is a level of protection put into the local law in my town. Please check your town Thanks.

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  21. jim says:

    Clock Boy and his family are getting SLAPPED pretty good in court. Apparently they thought they would get rich suing various media outlets but it’s just not working out!

    https://www.popehat.com/2017/01/11/clock-boy-gets-his-clock-cleaned-with-texas-anti-slapp-statute/

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  22. kimosaabe says:

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  23. Dora says:

    Someone is enjoying the snow. 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  24. Lucille says:

    A superb vid from the Rebel Media, Canada:
    “Greenpeace co-founder turned “Sensible Environmentalist” Patrick Moore debunks the eco-activist myths surrounding fracking, natural gas and vinyl (PVC).”

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  25. I have a serious issue in my life right now. My husband, who has end stage renal disease, didn’t come home from work today. He works different hours then I do, so would usually be home long before me. So when I got home, saw the garbage can still at the end of the driveway, his car missing and the alarm still set, I knew something was wrong. He didn’t call me at work today either to let me know of any problems. And he doesn’t have a cell phone.

    I called his work, but his direct supervisor is already gone. I called the hospital, he’s not there, so I called my local police department and they are out looking for him. So what I need now are prayers for him to come home. Thanks.

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  26. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    Someone crass Tweeted a racist remark in reference to Senator Tim Scott, and Jeff Session’s long time aide. SC Senator Tim Scott responded with one word.

    The persons tweet has since been deleted along with their account.

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  27. 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.

    And, Dear Lord, we pray especially for Karen to find her husband safe and sound.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  28. duchess01 says:

    2016: The Year the Elite Were Rejected? | James Corbett
    BY IWB · JANUARY 12, 2017

    http://investmentwatchblog.com/2016-the-year-the-elite-were-rejected-james-corbett/

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