Friday January 13th – 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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177 Responses to Friday January 13th – Open Thread

  1. Dommy says:

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

    9.”Christ, Who is God’s image” (2 Corinthians 4:4).

    8.”The churches, Christ’s glory” (2 Corinthians 8:23).

    7.”The Lord Jesus Christ . . . the glory (Ephesians 1:17).

    Jesus Christ is Lord.

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

    Let off at Archer and I’ll walk down to Greenwood . . .

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

    Every month that starts on a Sunday has a Friday the 13th.

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  4. ray says:

    WHY DO I NOT receive my daily email posts!! I have been a member/contributor for 2 years?? Something is happening to this site – many trolls, worthless comments, etc.

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  5. MaryfromMarin says:

    Harbinger of things to come:

    Shootout at U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo Part of Cartel-Terrorist Attack Plan for Trump Inauguration

    https://counterjihadreport.com/2017/01/13/shootout-at-u-s-consulate-in-nuevo-laredo-part-of-cartel-terrorist-attack-plan-for-trump-inauguration/

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  6. BigMamaTEA says:

    R.I.P. Roy Innis. Mr Innis died at 82; complications of Parkinson’s. (long, long ago Black Conservative. Started the one of the original black-conservative organizations, long ago. One of his surviving children, Niger Innis, you guys might be familiar with.

    First time I ever saw the man on t.v., he knocked a man (who deserved it) flat on his behind. Take a look……..(it’s only a brief clip of the “action” not their full heated discussion)

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      😂😂😂
      Oh my thank you for posting BigMamaTEA! Nothing can beat seeing first thing that lying sac o jello fall backwards off his chair!
      Rest in peace Roy Innis, I’m sorry you had to suffer with Parkinsons.

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  7. Illegal says:

    “Hours after Trump upended pharmaceutical stocks Wednesday with a pledge to force drugmakers to bid for government business, the U.S. Senate narrowly rejected a proposal to allow importation of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. While votes on most amendments to the budget resolution went along party lines Wednesday night and Thursday morning, 12 Republicans supported the drug-import measure, with 13 Democrats opposed.” Mishtalk.com

    Here is part of the problem in getting health care reforms passed. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C19FhUdXUAEwWe8.jpg

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  8. Lucille says:

    YouTube has removed Legal Insurrection’s Channel
    Posted by William A. Jacobson – January 12, 2017 at 11:00pm
    http://legalinsurrection.com/

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  9. BigMamaTEA says:

    Why did Sen. John McCain spend his holiday break 2016 touring frozen Conflicts on Russia’s Borders? (rhetorical question)

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  10. Illegal says:

    Meanwhile … Israel just fired rockets into Syria.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Does anyone know yet WHO actually did the bombing? It’s getting crazy “over there” and Obie is in the middle of it somehow!

      Illegal, the tweet 8 hrs previous, on that timeline, states….

      “BREAKING: Military airport near Damascus bombed. Suspected holding ammunition depots for Hezbollah. Syrian media attribute to Israeli jets.”

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Israel’s hit targets around Damascus before so it has the ability despite distances. I’d also saw, in some of the reports of Russian military deploying to Syria, what appeared to be the S-300 SAMs being offloaded. Not enough detail to see what versions. If they are to be deployed around Latakia and Tartus to bulk up the SA-22 systems Russian crews would be manning them so they wouldn’t be the ‘monkey model’ export systems.
        Israel might want to get what it can get done before the more robust systems come on line and I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t have some sigint birds flying to get see if they could get radar intel on what’s in place.

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  11. FLOTUS Melania #1 Fan says:

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  12. Mar says:

    Treehouse: Is there a possibility to get this into the forefront. I don’t think enough people know about this. Thanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khSyg2ZuXUE

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  13. nwtex says:

    2 Members Of Tower Of Power Struck By Train In Jack London Square
    January 12, 2017 11:44 PM

    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Two members of famed Bay Area R&B group Tower of Power were hit by a train as they walked across tracks before a scheduled gig Thursday evening in Oakland’s Jack London Square.
    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/01/12/train-strikes-two-oakland-jack-london-square/

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  14. smiley says:

    Lake of the Woods

    1920

    color woodcut on paper

    Walter J. Phillips ~ English Canadian (1884-1963)

    painter, printmaker known for introducing and popularizing the fine art of Japanese woodcut in Canada.

    🙂

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  15. citizen817 says:

    Feminist Takes In Refugee To Prove They’re Peaceful, Instantly Regrets It

    http://madworldnews.com/feminist-refugee-prove-peaceful/

    Will the open borders leftist crowd ever learn? So many stories like this…smh

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  16. gettherejustassoon says:

    A thought for the day: “Someone is Praying For You”

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  17. Dora says:

    John Atkinson Grimshaw – Under the Moonbeams (1887)

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  18. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  19. gamecock123 says:

    Only in SC can we have a 7 degree and 70 degree weather in one week. Thanking God for what today brings.

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  20. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”
    Isaiah 64:8 (KJV)

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  21. Dora says:

    Mystery surrounds ‘explosion’ noises reported by residents across French city of Marseille

    RESIDENTS have this afternoon reported a series of “explosion” noises in the southern French city of Marseille.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/753791/Marseille-explosions-residents-blasts-France-Riviera-city

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  22. youme says:

    Another hate hoax

    January 10:
    “A white supremacist petition that circulated at a Maryland high school on Friday described African Americans as a “scourge,” said they “invented” rape, stealing and basketball, and spoke of “the supreme White race.” School officials immediately denounced the document and began an investigation.”

    Arundel High School’s principal sent home a letter to parents Monday saying that she was saddened and stunned “by the mere existence of the petition, to say nothing of the wording used in it.” But she also said she was equally heartened by the resolve of staff, parents, students and the community.

    “The collective message has been clear: Arundel High School will not be defined by this incident,” Principal Gina Davenport wrote. “We will remain one community that celebrates our diversity.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/school-officials-denounce-racist-petition-that-spoke-of-supreme-white-race/2017/01/10/f497e9f2-d696-11e6-b8b2-cb5164beba6b_story.html?utm_term=.212a86135513

    January 11:
    “The Anne Arundel County Police Department has charged a 14-year-old girl with a juvenile citation for sending a threatening tweet related to Arundel High School.

    That person has been identified as a 14-year-old African American female who attends Arundel High School.”

    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/01/11/police-cite-student-for-threat-made-at-arundel-high-school/

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  23. youme says:

    A regional court in Germany has decided that a brutal attempt to set fire to a local synagogue in 2014 was an act meant to express criticism against Israel’s conduct in its ongoing conflict with Gaza
    http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/German-court-calls-synagogue-torching-an-act-to-criticize-Israel-478330?utm_content=buffera4ac0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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  24. youme says:

    And so it begins: Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics

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  25. Dora says:

    It’s wonderful to see all these people coming out to say good-bye.

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  26. youme says:

    California’s bullet train is hurtling toward a multibillion-dollar overrun, a confidential federal report…

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    • Concerned says:

      I thought this was a private venture, but I see in an article it’s going to be extremely costly for taxpayers. Wow. Should have had Trump oversee this project.

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  27. msmelchizadek says:

    My all time Favorite Group!!!

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    • Lucille says:

      Wow! Wonderful! Redeemed! Revival!

      Click on the YouTube heading and go to their site to listen to the next song after this one, “Satisfied” and be blessed again.

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      • msmelchizadek says:

        Lucille, I listen to the Gaither’s all the time, in fact, I am listening right now! No one compares as far as harmonies, lyrics, etc. 🙂

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  28. kimosaabe says:

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  29. I hope that everyone on the inauguration platform walks through a metal detector.
    I think with the warm weather big coats will not be required thus concealment will be tougher or big coats will stand out.

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  30. kimosaabe says:

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  31. Concerned says:

    Good Op-Ed on National Review site about Clock Boy’s failed attempt to sue for defamation. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443838/clock-boy-lawsuit-free-speech-victory

    Was Clock Boy the pawn of agitators? Was this a complete set up? Send the kid to school with a bomb-like device, expect the school to handle it in a way that can be claimed as Islamophobic, then sue? Thank you Texas for seeing through this ruse.

    It was unsurprising that this action was brought in Irving, Texas, where a group of local mosques had set up an Islamic tribunal offering mediation in civil disputes, such as divorce proceedings, within the Muslim community. Irving’s mayor, Beth Van Duyne, raised concerns about the tribunal, noting that its members were putting themselves forward as “attorneys” and “judges” despite not being licensed to practice in the state of Texas. She quite properly pointed out that we already have courts and laws in this country that apply equally to everyone. These mosques have been agitating against the mayor since then and took full advantage of the publicity around the Clock Boy incident to claim she had created an environment of Islamophobia.

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  32. SAFVet says:

    Looks like YouTube is in the censorship business again – they’ve deleted all of Legal Insurrection’s videos…

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/01/youtube-has-removed-legal-insurrections-channel/#more-198654

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  33. Lucille says:

    Palestinians: A Strategy of Lies and Deception
    by Bassam Tawil – January 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm
    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9762/palestinians-a-strategy-of-lies-and-deception

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  34. Lucille says:

    Keep praying for karensundstrom and her husband (see the Open Thread for Thursday, January 12th for details). There isn’t a follow-up from Karen either yesterday or today, which does not seem good. Pray no matter the situation that God will bring peace and comfort to the family.

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

    There’s something fishy about this… read the entire story…

    HEAD OF DC NATIONAL GUARD TO BE REMOVED FROM POST
    IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INAUGURATION.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/commanding-general-of-dc-national-guard-to-be-removed-from-post/2017/01/13/725a0438-d99e-11e6-b8b2-cb5164beba6b_story.html

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    • nwtex says:

      It is curious for sure, F.D.R.

      From your WP link–>

      “The timing is extremely unusual,” Schwartz said in an interview Friday morning, confirming a memo announcing his ouster that was obtained by The Washington Post. During the inauguration, Schwartz will command not only members of the D.C. Guard but also 5,000 unarmed troops dispatched from across the country to help. He also will oversee military air support protecting Washington during the inauguration.

      “My troops will be on the street,” said Schwartz, who turned 65 in October. “I’ll see them off, but I won’t be able to welcome them back to the armory.” He said he would “never plan to leave a mission in the middle of a battle.”

      Military officials and Trump transition officials provided contradictory versions of the decision to replace Schwartz.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      First off, anyone’s National Guard is political, the commander of every state’s NG commander basically serves at the whim of that state’s governor. I can remember my Reserve unit getting flooded officers of many grades who were looking for a new home when a new governor came in and wanted to make room for friends and supporters. The Guard belongs to the Governor and is 99% political.
      The DC NG is a chimera, it has no governor as it’s not a state, the usual gubernatorial functions in the DC Guard are donebin the White House, the POTUS appoints the commander. Schwartz has been there since 2008, that’s quite a long time for any general in any command and Schwartz could have rubbed Trump supporters or some Congressperson with a Trump ‘in’ the wrong way.
      The Guard isn’t the Army or the AF, it’s a political beast that’s called on at times to do military things. This removal per se doesn’t surprise me though the timing of it does, to relieve him at 12:01 instead of midnight is unusual and may be a sign. Hey, it’s the Guard, live by the bureaucrat, die by the bureaucrat.

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  36. BigMamaTEA says:

    Ladies…just came across this female comedian a minute ago on one of girlgun blogs. She is funny!

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    • frogstamper says:

      She’s been around “for a while.” Yes – she is so funny!
      I believe her husband died in the not too distant past. She has been very forthcoming about her grieving experience regarding her husband’s death and other issues she has faced.

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  37. amwick says:

    Just heard that the Architect of the Capitol will be removing that offensive painting. It didn’t follow the rules for selection…. about time someone looked at them…. Should happen Tuesday.

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  38. quintrillion says:

    HOUSE voted today on repeal of health insurance. One step closer to ending this disaster. Yeah!
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/boom-house-just-took-another-major-step-toward-repealing-obamacare/

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  39. 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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  40. nwtex says:

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  41. BigMamaTEA says:

    Here is a comprehensive list of published protests so far, broken down by state and starting with the biggest one {via DiningwithDana.net, which appears to be a protester site}

    http://www.thedailysheeple.com/shut-it-down-there-are-at-least-36-protests-scheduled-across-america-for-trumps-inauguration_012017

    D.C.:
    Women’s March on Washington, Saturday Jan 21 at 10AM to 5PM EST

    SHUT DOWN Trump’s Inauguration – Friday, January 20 at 5 AM – 11 AM PST. U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, District of Columbia 22102.

    J20 Resist! Protest Trump’s Inauguration in Washington DC – Friday, January 20 at 6 AM – 3 PM EST. Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002.

    Protest at the Inauguration: Stand Against Trump, War, Racism and Inequality – Friday, January 20 at 7 AM – 5 PM. 14th St NW & Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004.

    10 Million People Protest Against Trump Inauguration! – Saturday, January 21 at 11 AM – 9 PM EST. Washington, District of Columbia.
    ~
    New York:
    Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration NYC! – Friday, January 20 at 5 PM – 11:59 PM EST. Foley Square 111 Worth St, New York, New York 10013.

    Rally Against Donald Trump – Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 5 PM. 10 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019.
    ~
    New Jersey:
    WCYD’s Anti Trump Inauguration – Friday, January 20 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM EST. 5 Broad St, Washington, NJ 07882-1929.
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    Pennsylvania:
    ResistTrump! Join the Philly Peoples Inauguration! – Friday, January 20 at 2 PM – 5 PM EST. Thomas Paine Plaza, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102.

    Resist Trump: Occupy the Inauguration – Pittsburgh – Friday, January 20 at 4 PM – 7 PM EST. Point State Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222.
    ~
    California:
    Rally Against Trump’s Inauguration – Friday, January 20 at 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Stanford – location TBA.

    IE Protests Trump’s Inauguration – Friday, January 20 at 12 PM – 1 PM. Cesar Chavez Statue, Main St. & University Ave., Riverside, CA, 92501.

    UCLA Walkout on Trump Inauguration – Friday, January 20 at 12 PM – 3 PM PST. Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90024.

    Protest Trump on Inauguration Day – Friday, January 20 at 12 PM – 4 PM PST. Park Boulevard and President’s Way Lawn San Diego, CA 92101.

    Student Walkout on Trump’s Inauguration – Berkeley – Friday, January 20 at 12 PM – 3 PM PST. Sproul Plaza, Berkeley, California 94720.

    Claremont Walkout / Action on Trump Inauguration – Friday, January 20 at 3 PM – 5:30 PM PST. Honnold/Mudd Library, 800 N Dartmouth Ave, Claremont, California 91711.

    San Francisco Inauguration Day Trump Protest – Friday, January 20 at 5 PM – 7 PM PST. UN Plaza Market St. & Hyde St, San Francisco, CA.

    Protest Against Trump on Inauguration Day! – Friday, January 20 at 5 PM PST. United Nations Plaza, 1 United Nations Plz, San Francisco, California 94102.

    Not My President! Inauguration Day Protest – Jan 20 at 2 PM to Jan 21 at 6 PM PST. California State Capitol, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, California 95814.

    Resist Trump – #OccupyInauguration – Saturday, January 21 at 12 PM – 3 PM PST. Frank Ogawa Plaza, 201-299, Oakland, California 94612.
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    Florida:
    Protest Trump: Walk Out Inauguration Day – Friday, January 20 at 12 PM – 5 PM EST. Landis Green, Tallahassee, Florida 32306.
    ~
    Massachusetts:
    Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration! – Friday, January 20 at 4 PM – 7 PM EST. Worcester City Hall and Common, 455 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608.

    Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration Boston! – Friday, January 20 at 6 PM – 8 PM EST. Parkman Bandstand Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts 02108.
    ~
    Washington:
    Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration – Seattle! – Friday, January 20 at 5 PM – 8 PM PST. Westlake Park 4th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101.
    ~
    Illinois:
    Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration Chicago – Friday, January 20 at 3 PM – 5 PM CST. Daley Plaza Downtown Chicago, Illinois 60602.
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    Wisconsin:
    Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration – Madison – Friday, January 20 at 2 PM – 4 PM CST. Library Mall, 728 State St, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.

    Inauguration Day Protest Against Trump – Milwaukee – Friday, January 20 at 5 PM – 9 PM CST. Red Arrow Park, 920 N Water St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.
    ~
    Minnesota:
    Student Walkout on Trump’s Inauguration – Minnesota – Friday, January 20 at 1 PM – 2 PM CST. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.
    ~
    Maryland:
    Anti-Inauguration Day Trump Teach-In – Friday, January 20 at 8 AM – 6 PM EST. Baltimore, Maryland.
    ~
    Missouri:
    Student Walkout on Trump’s Inauguration St. Louis – Friday, January 20 at 12 PM – 2 PM CST.
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    Texas:
    One Resistance: Rally and Protest on Trump’s Inauguration – Friday, January 20 at 5 PM – 8 PM CST. Auditorium Shores, 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704.
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    Louisiana:
    J20Nola: Anti Trump Inauguration Rally & March – Friday, January 20 at 3 PM – 7 PM CST. Duncan Park. City Hall Plaza, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112.
    ~
    Utah:
    Utah Rejects Trump’s Agenda! Inauguration day protest! – Friday, January 20 at 7 PM – 10 PM MST. Wallace Bennett Federal Building, 125 S State St, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138.
    ~
    Ohio:
    Trump Inauguration Walkout / Action Rally – Friday, January 20 at 11:30 AM – 3 PM EST. Ohio Union at The Ohio State University, 1739 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43210.
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    Michigan:
    Sharing Space after the Trump Inauguration – Friday, January 20 at 7 PM – 11:59 PM EST. Bona Sera Restaurant, 200 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.
    ~
    Nevada:
    Anti-Trump Inauguration Eve Protest – Thursday, January 19 at 4 PM – 8 PM PST. Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, 2000 N Fashion Show Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109.

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    • nwtex says:

      Get out!!! Really?!! My stomach turned as I scrolled down the list….which I did in a flash as I don’t want to know who or where……knowing the “why” is enough to make me recoil.
      Enough with the commie agitators. Get them out….every last one.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Yes. Anyone who lives in any one of these states , needs to keep up with potential news about turn-out etc. The one that made me laugh was MI. “Sharing Space” it’s at a restaurant! So the snowflakes can huddle and cry. {ha!}

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        • nwtex says:

          I expect CNN and their ilk have camera crews already setting up “shop” at every venue.

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          • BigMamaTEA says:

            I do too nwtex, at least in the bigger city-outside types. What I was saying is. if you live in one of those states/cities keep an eye out across your news spectrum, just to eyeball some kind of “real” count. We all know the camera tricks.

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            • nwtex says:

              Gotcha 🙂 (None of what I am about to say is news to you…I just feel like venting) 😉
              Would be nice to get accurate count but, as you know, unless you are right there in person the chances of getting an honest # are slim and none….depending on the politics and agenda of station and those filming and reporting. They all lie and use trickery.

              My first introduction to the lying trickery was many years back I was watching a TV presser given by the Police Chief (a friend) held in a park setting and was disappointed to see just a few ppl scattered about.Then found out (with proof) that that there were hundreds and hundreds of people but the camera filmed only those scattered about in the rear of the gathering.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Let’s see how many folks actually show up, especially in bad weather. In New Orleans the media cameramen have had to really use tight focus to make it look like anyone had shown in previous anti-Trump ‘protests’. At one designed to protest Trump and racism in general the attendees were outnumbered by mostly tourist gawkers. One station focused tightly, including but not mentioning the bodies who were gawkers. Another station doing the same protest showed a handful of protestors In thevdesignsted area and far more staring or just standing waiting for a streetcar.
      I don’t think I’m going to interrupt exfoliating or flossing until the numbers of protestors outnumber the vendors trying to sell food and beverages at the events.

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    • georgiafl says:

      These things will be poorly attended and fizzle out. Remember Hillary’s crowds, her empty offices, no show volunteers.

      Leftists only show for looting, burning and rioting and then only when they are paid to do so.

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  42. I wish I could write this in the election thread, because I think of all of you as family. The thing is my husband passed away tonight. And I’m in a lot of pain right now.

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    • liberty2828 says:

      So very sorry for your terrible loss. So sad for you.

      Maybe go to the Prayer thread and I think you may find some comfort there.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Oh karen, a lot of us having been praying and their have been questions above that it’s been two days since we’d heard.

      Honey, you can post this on any thread tonight should you wish, and I’ll take any heat from the Mods or Sd, just blame me. We’ve all said prayers today for you, not knowing.

      Please also, would you like to post on the Prayer thread too? Go to the flickering candle upper right and click.

      We are here. Whenever. If you can’t tonight, at least comment me back, and I shall announce on all the threads tonight, or to any treeper specifically you need me to.

      Godspeed.

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      • Thank you BigMamaTEA, I will definitely go on the prayer request tonight. But since I’m pretty tired, I won’t have time to write something in every thread tonight about this. So if you want to do it for me I’d be very grateful.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Will do. Get some rest tonight, please friend. I wish I was with you tonight, I’d give your a great big BigMamaTEA hug! I hope you can feel that coming through the interwebs.

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        • Ad rem says:

          Karen…..

          Like BigManaTEA just said, feel free to express yourself on any thread you wish tonight. At a time like this ALL branches of our tree would wish to enfold you in love and safekeeping. We are so terribly saddened to hear of your loss. Please….let as many people as possible know of your loss . Let us show you the love and blessings of our great big treehouse family .

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        • Roozter says:

          I’m very sorry💔 May the Lord be with you and give you comfort.💐💐💐💐💐💐💐

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        • georgiafl says:

          The hospice grief counselor also gave me good advice – watch out to only take into your body what is good for you…. eat healthy, go for walks when anxious or upset & don’t comfort yourself with sweets, alcohol, or medications, sleeping pills, etc. I tried my best to follow her advice and so glad I did.

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          • Thank you for the great advice.

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            • georgiafl says:

              I saw the grief counselor because of shock of divorce after 32 years of marriage last time around, but I was widowed during the Viet Nam years after 7 weeks of marriage. God will meet your needs – MORE than. II Corinthians 1:3-4, Isaiah 54:5. His love is faithful and true. His presence is healing itself. He is your tender good Shepherd.

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              • Would you suggest that I seek out a grief councillor? My pastor has reached out to me letting me know I can call him anytime. In fact I have a few people that said I could do that. But, except for maybe my pastor, who is also called to be a counselor to their congregation. I’m hesitant to burden my lead at work, yes she has been very supportive during this last couple days. But I don’t know how far I should go with this willingness to talk to me anytime I feel the need to talk.

                My guitar teacher is the other person who reached out in this way. Because we both know that the years we have spent together we’ve become friends. And he’s been there through starting to learn guitar right after my father died, when my husband and I had finally decided to get married after living together for years. But even though I appreciate his willingness to talk to me anytime, I want to make sure I respect our friendship.

                I’m also going to seek out a small group from my church for widows and widowers.

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                • georgiafl says:

                  Not knowing your pastors, I can’t say, but
                  I saw the Hospice grief counselor after the first meeting in her private counseling practice. Hospice Grief counselors deal with grief/loss survival every day and could give you immediate tips. Counselors are for long term care. Pastors tend to be very busy.

                  There is also a program called GriefShare for later, if it is offered in your town at one of the churches. It is like DivorceCare and has proven tactics for survival as you adjust/transition into life without your husband.

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    • stella says:

      So sorry to hear this karen. I will be praying for you.

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    • michellc says:

      I’m very sorry. I’ll be praying for you.

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    • LBB says:

      Karen,
      Very sadden to hear about your loss. Will pray for you and your family . I have been lighting a Sunday candle lately in remembrance of loved ones that our CTH community have lost and will place your husband in my prayers this time .

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Prayers of comfort for you and your family, Karen. I’m so sorry.

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    • georgiafl says:

      May the Lord be with you, His near Presence and holy Peace, surround you above, beneath, go before you and watch over you, the light of the Holy Spirit guide you and make this time Holy. Amen.

      Dear Karen, For such a time of sorrow and loss…

      Stay close in His Word. Use hymns and Bible (especially the Psalms) to comfort you. They will definitely do that.

      If you are Catholic or Anglican go to Eucharist/Communion every day.
      If you are Protestant, begin every morning with a communion service – use the one from your hymnal.

      I pray you have family and trusted friends to help you through the details and the aftermath of getting things organized and settled.

      If you have specific prayer needs, we have a prayer room at CTH – just look on the right side of your screen for the lit candle.

      Take care, dear lady, know we are praying.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord. May the soul of your faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace.

      My prayers will be with you and your family in the coming days. My deepest sympathies for your loss. I hope that you will find comfort and solace in this time of your great loss.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Oh Karen, I am so sorry to hear this. Since you posted a couple of days ago that he did not come home as usual and you had the police out looking for him, many of us have been praying and wondering what happened. I so hope you found him first. I will pray now that you can place your grief in the infinite heart of Jesus and find comfort there.

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  43. BigMamaTEA says:

    Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Ou

    ………New rules issued by the Obama administration under Executive Order 12333 will let the NSA—which collects information under that authority with little oversight, transparency, or concern for privacy—share the raw streams of communications it intercepts directly with agencies including the FBI, the DEA, and the Department of Homeland Security, according to a report today by the New York Times……..
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/01/obama-expands-surveillance-powers-his-way-out

    https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/icotr/RawSIGINTGuidelines-as-approved-redacted.pdf

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