Thursday March 16th – 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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203 Responses to Thursday March 16th – Open Thread

  1. debmonson says:

    AMEN thank you for always putting this up soooooooooo needed this at this point🌻💛🌻

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  2. HarryJ says:

    I am disappointed by the activist judges. This really bad that they are not ruling based on law but their own opinion.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Oh I think you’re being too kind, Harry.

      They are violating their oath to uphold the Law…and protect the People.
      They don’t care who they hurt.
      They only seek to force their own agenda upon the rest of us.

      These liberal judges are worse than just “activist”…they are subversive,
      They subvert the Law.
      They are abusing their judicial power by usurping the role of our legislators, and are rewriting the Law from their benches.

      At the very least, these judges should be impeached.
      They deserve to be prosecuted and deported for their crimes.

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    • usnveteran says:

      HarryJ ~
      The American Bar Association allows this criminality – their ‘silence’ is their ‘consent’.

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    • Howie says:

      Promote their impeachment. Need 67 Senators is all.

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    • smiley says:

      yes…they’re playing judge-and-jury at the same time.
      judicial misconduct.

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  3. citizen817 says:

    HERO of the Day!

    McDonald’s worker jumps out drive-through window to aid stricken cop.

    “It is what a hero does, if I would’ve need to die to save that woman, I would’ve done it,” the cashier said.

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    3:59 with the truth. A good ‘un from the late Guy Clark . . .

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. usnveteran says:

    Bald Eagles Keep Dying From Lead Poisoning And No One Is Talking About It:
    By Sarah V. Schweig
    “When a bald eagle was brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center late last month, he was paralyzed and couldn’t hold his head up. … It took several treatments to get the lead level down. It took six months for an eagle to fly normally again.” …
    https://www.thedodo.com/bald-eagle-ammunition-refuges-2306402071.html

    Blue Mountain Wildlife Rehabilitation And Education Center:
    http://www.bluemountainwildlife.org/

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    • Gil says:

      Poor things. Here in California, wind farms are killing our birds and desert tortoises. Democrats dont seem to care, because they own the wind farms….

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      • usnveteran says:

        Gil ~
        There just has to be a better way for human needs to get addressed without destruction of our planet and God’s other creatures.

        May God have mercy, for us all.

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        • Gil says:

          I agree. Responsible and respectable.

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        • Bob says:

          There is a much better way, Thorium Reactors. They produce electricity the same as Uranium but they don’t have the inherent risks of meltdown. You ask why don’t we have them now. It’s all about the money and the special interest groups that mine Uranium and they have the politicians in their pockets…and they don’t give a hoot about nuke plant meltdown….just the buck$

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      • Alison says:

        Windfarms are not financially viable without taxpayer subsidies; disrupt aviary flight patterns; kill/mutilate wildlife; generate noise pollution for surrounding residents; and are a visual blight in what are otherwise natural fields without manmade structures.

        They have visually destroyed pristine swaths of states like Iowa and once untainted views of Northern Great Lakes shorelines. I abhor them. Exchanging one kind of blight/pollution for another – especially one that is not self-funding – is a boneheaded idea, all for the sake if virtual signaling ‘renewables’. As if fossil fuels aren’t renewable!

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        • Wavetheshales says:

          And they NEVER produce the amount of power noted on their nameplates, because it requires perfect weather, perfect wind, and the “receiving” electricity network has to be correctly configured and able to absorb the generated power.

          And EVERY wind or solar device needs traditional (nuke, Coal, Gas, etc.) backup for times when it’s dark, windless, or maintenance is going on.

          No way the birdchoppers/fryers will ever replace regular generation. No matter what the watermelons say. Look up the term “streamer”. If they’re not chopped, they’re barbecued mid-flight. And what to we hear from the eco-loon watermelons (green on the outside, RED on the inside)?

          Crickets…..

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        • mztore says:

          nobody mentions the noise factor or the killing of critters/birds from these “renewable” monsters.

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      • Wend says:

        Precious beautiful babies. I hate wind farms.

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    • Not buying. Ammo enemies I fear…..

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  7. Lucille says:

    Happy Cursday…don’t you just love happy endings! God bless these warriors for animals….

    Hope For Paws – Official Rescue Channel

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Thank you for posting these videos. These are living, loving gifts from God that are thrown away. Please support your local animal shelters. Don’t forget you can donate cleaning supplies, used blankets, photography skills, time walking the dogs, etc. if you do not have extra cash.

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      • Lucille says:

        You are welcome, G&C. “All creatures great and small, the Lord God loves them all.”

        If your local shelter also has a thrift shop, good-condition items are always welcome. Sometimes they provide pick-up service, too.

        Here’s an MRCTV vid appropriate for Cursday and the daily animal rescue mission….

        “Reality Check: So Here’s How Much It Cost To Clean Up That Pipeline ‘Protest’ Site”

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  8. DeplorableBeforeItWasCool says:

    Where are our agitators and community organizers?

    I think we have a major problem and I’m curious for some feedback. The Left has more organizations and agitators than I could even begin to count, let alone name. Often times, their efforts don’t work or even backfire. The Coffee Party response to the Tea Party is an example of the former and the riots at Berkley are an example of the latter. But they, the people that hate us, are organized and planning, always planning.

    On a thousand fronts every day, they are pushing and pushing. They don’t have to win every time (and don’t), the constant pressure has led to changes and victories that surprise even them. Look at Gay Marriage. In 2004, Bill Clinton begged John Kerry to support a constitutional amendment making traditional marriage the law of the land, and look where we are now. 6 years ago, who heard of Transgenders? Now, accommodating even the idea of them steers our national dialogue and debate.

    Thank God we won with Trump. However, if we don’t do something to capitalize on the win I’m afraid it won’t last. For so long, we’ve basically played defense. We’ve tried to hold the line against disastrous changes, but arguing for the status quo has only brought us losses. There needs to be a way for us to attack, to put them on the defensive. How many times has one of our leaders had to stop a debate or any effort to explain how we’re not Racist/Sexist/Homophobes? That reflexive defensive position has killed us.

    We’re behind in the game even when they don’t march. They own the schools and universities. Every day their message is forcefed to the next generation and has been for 40 years. I won’t even bother listing the damage from the MSM.

    My question to you is, how do we go on offense? How do we set the agenda? Our vote for Trump isn’t enough.

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    • Alison says:

      Education is a prime indoctrination center. Mobilizing to support Betsy DeVos with school choice, dumping common core, and letting her know we want to be more involved in choosing curriculum & topics is a start.

      Volunteering at schools to get an inside view; sponsoring debate clubs; sponsoring clubs for conservative students are all ways to begin introducing alternative narratives.

      Insisting on a correlation between viable career paths (STEM & hard sciences & entrepreneurship) rather than gender & SJW studies. Students need to be educated on the career paths and financial futures of the real world. Scholarships & tuition costs should be structured to graduate with employable skills.

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    • smiley says:

      strong families.

      mother and father leading the way…not children controlling & manipulating the parents, brainwashed by the school system.

      just for starters.

      GOD helps, too, incidentally…a core spiritual belief in that direction goes a long way, and should go without saying but is drastically missing in many households…and it shows.

      starts in the home, imo.

      young folks will be our future adults and leaders.

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      • Wend says:

        As I posted in the Presidential thread, read “SJWs Always Lie” by Vox Day for excellent advice on how to deal with this. Your points are all 100 percent correct. I finished the book today.

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      • DeplorableBeforeItWasCool says:

        I definitely agree with the need to maintain and strengthen our families as well as our faith in God. However, the past 30-40 shows that is not enough. I think people on our side assumed everything socially would self-correct as long as we looked after ourselves and our families.

        If that was the case, we wouldn’t have what was previously unthinkable. Women in Combat Roles, Gays in the military, Gay Marriage, Transgenders in the Military were all once pure fantasy. Now they are real. They came to life while we rightly spent time on our families and church. We have to do more.

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      • A simple kitchen or dining room table would go a long way to strengthen families in America, especially inner-city families.

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        • smiley says:

          ditto : the lost art of conversation…conversing with each other.

          put the smart-alec phones AWAY and the ever-loving facebook, and look at each other in real time and RELATE…engage.

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    • Pied Piper says:

      The foundation of all the anti American organized efforts you speak about is the utterly corrupt mainstream media, an easily convinced assembage of low IQ non-producers who have convinced themselves they are better and smarter than the rest of us. A group of girl’s locker room snots who sneer at the rest of us is what they remind me of.

      You want to go on offense? Destroy the current culture of and the people who operate within the CMM, the corrupt mainstream media. They are the glue that holds all the subversive and totally unproductive groups together.

      Trump did not go far enough when he said they are the enemy. In fact, the CMM is the biggest enemy America has ever faced. Pick them off one at a time if necessary. You could start with the Maddow “did I mention I’m a lesbian” woman. She fell down big-time yesterday. Pile on and finish her off and the go after another one.

      To win, we have to break their megaphone, the corrupt mainstream media.

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      • DeplorableBeforeItWasCool says:

        I agree completely. My point is, just voting for Trump and not clicking on their sites or tuning into their networks is not enough. We can and should mock and marginalize them, but they’re like the Hyrda.

        Bill Ayers has wrought horrific damage to our nation by his poisoning of our education system. He didn’t go away when we ignored him. He actively changed education philosophy and policy and there are thousands like him.

        They have a plan and a goal and they execute it. They say “I want communism taught in the schools and want to marginalize traditional American culture.” Then, as an army, they go to the teaching universities, the school boards, the editorial page and elsewhere to do just that. They’ve done just that.

        That’s the kind of offense I’m talking about. We’re behind.

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        • Lucille says:

          You earlier posted, “My question to you is, how do we go on offense? How do we set the agenda?”

          In all seriousness and without snark, the question is: what are the methods which have worked for you? You seem to be an involved person. Give us your ideas and successes re accomplishing your goal.

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          • DeplorableBeforeItWasCool says:

            Sadly, not much success and definitely not enough effort. I’ve recently come to the conclusion that we are so far behind and that we got there by making a bunch of bad assumptions. One of those assumptions was that there wasn’t “another side”, that we were all Americans with principled differences on policy. I did not realize that we were in a civil war and that we and what we stood for were the enemy. For 40 years, the leftists/statists used that ignorance and ran roughshod. My other assumption was related to the first, that things would self-correct since we all believed in the founding principles of America and in what made it great. I was lazy and assumed voting and buying some conservative books would do the trick, when in fact, I was fiddling as Rome burned.
            I appreciate your question about methods. I’m genuinely reaching out to likewise thinking folks since I’m finally on the same page as the people who actually get it. The efforts have to be on multiple fronts and they must be tireless. My own opinion is that the lynchpin is the education system. The other side grows by millions every year without even lifting a finger and that indoctrination has framed everything.
            First, there has to be a stated goal, a desired end. Once we agree on that, we work backwards from there and don’t stop until it’s achieved. The left didn’t take over academia overnight and neither would we, but there has to be a plan.
            As for the objectives for an education system that fostered the qualities and abilities that our nation needs to survive and prosper, here’s my dream list:
            1. A rejection of multiculturalism. This is the greatest poison foisted on us by the schools.
            2. Elevation of the bedrock of Western Civilization. Start with Cicero and Shakespeare and go from there.
            3. A rejection of ethnic identification. Your skin is not your uniform. The goal of the system and the nation must be to judge each person by the content of their character and by their actions. Anyone else is road to evil and disaster.
            4. Focus on hard skills. Literacy, Math, Science and a heavy emphasis on skilled trades.
            5. Robust Civics education detailing the function of a Representative Republic with strong themes of Personal Liberty and Personal Responsibility.
            I’m sure there a ton to add to that list, but those are the high points for me. How we get there? I have no idea.
            The biggest thing is that we all have to do more. We are in a literal Civil War, fighting for the control of the leadership of the country. Voting is a good start, but not all of the fight. I’m open to suggestions to get the ball rolling.

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  9. When not ventilating about Trump or working in oil, I add to the stories here:

    https://thezombienomicon.com/zombienomicon.html

    Write your own choose your own adventures. 🙂 There’s every type of story there, even old time radio play scripts, public domain sci fi novels turned into choose your own adventure. Enjoy!

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    • Wend says:

      Good for you. That’s the kind of alternative community/platform/system that Vox Day talks about in the book. Facebook and Twitter were of course sold as embracing diverse groups, but we all know what they really are.

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  10. G-d&Country says:

    Happy Cursday!
    In honor of St. Patrick’s day tomorrow here are some Irish wolfhounds. A breed I have great affection for.
    How could you not love this face 😉

    and here is a cute puppy – little- but not for long!

    and here’s how big they get when all grown up!

    When I was a toddler/preschooler my mother would leave me out in the back yard when she cleaned house. There were 2 Irish Wolfhounds that would sometimes come by and sit with me while I talked to them and put flowers on them. They were very nice, and looked at me like some oddity they amused themselves with by coming by to sit with me. Years later I said to my mother how surprised I was she left me out there with them because she was afraid of dogs. She said that’s why she left me out there – she was too afraid to go get me and bring me inside! Thank goodness they are a gentle breed!

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    • Gil says:

      Are they bigger than great danes? How long do they live? We will only get one more dog after ours pass, and im open to big dogs.

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      • G-d&Country says:

        They are a giant breed like Great Danes. They do not live as long as some of the average or miniature sized dogs, but are not as short-lived as some breeds that are bred into deformity. Check the prior generations of the puppy for disease etc. certifications. If adopting that’s great, but you have no way of knowing genetic disease or proper feeding when a pup. Proper feeding is important with giant breeds. They are not the breed to leave alone. They like their people. I have sometimes seen they tear apart cushions getting stressed from confinement, lack of exercise, and boredom. I would read up on varied accredited websites, go to dog shows, and visit breeders or owners the breeders sold to before choosing any dog. There are also breed clubs that have meetings you can go to.
        It sounds like you’ve had dogs before, so you know the responsibilities.
        Good Luck!
        Texts from my dog‏ @dogtextings
        A dog is a part of your life, but you are everything to a dog’s life.

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        • Gil says:

          Well our current pack are neurotic, obsessive eaters and always need to be with their people. We actually had 6 at one point. My son will need a dog later on thats his. Right now, im just scouting breeds.

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          • G-d&Country says:

            hahaha Beagles! Hubby’s favorite breed. When I was in grammar school there was one near the school who sat in his front yard with those soft, brown eyes. All the little kids would feed him. He became a bit rotund, and they had to put up a sign to not feed him because he was getting sick as well as fat from everything the kiddies gave him. He lived to be about 20 years old though. 🙂

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            • Gil says:

              They will eat until they are gorged! Its the beagle way. My boy is a bigger than avg solid beagle and 45 lbs! Beagles will do anything for food and affection. Unfortunately we have had 2 with epilepsy. Manageable but seems to eventually cause collateral health issues when older. Next dog, esp if we get a big dog, will be from a private breeder so my son can get to know the care and breed. A few years to go…

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    • Wend says:

      I want that puppy.

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    • smiley says:

      “…I talked to them and put flowers on them.”

      🙂

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  11. fred5678 says:

    Live stream of SpaceX launch now

    http://www.spacex.com/webcast

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  12. Marc says:

    Radio host and Trump supporter Micheal Savage has been viciously assaulted outside a San Fran restaurant. Tolerant Left is at it again.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/conservative-radio-host-michael-savage-assaulted-bloodied-outside-san-francisco-restaurant/

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Marc,
      I’m not a big Savage fan, but there are times when I don’t mind him. He is who he is and does well by it. However, he is an Elder. If I were his lawyer I would go after one of the charges they have for physically hurting an Elder.

      I don’t care if you despise a person and even if it is for good reason, one should never ever lay their hands on an Elder, it just shouldn’t be done. It’s a cowardly and dispicable act.

      The article did not state if the man was arrested or if they knew who he was by cameras or what have you. All it said was Savage’s lawyer was going to see if federal and hate charges could be brought against the thug.

      Oh, and to hit/shove a 10lb dog is just as cowardly in my book. I’d throw some charges along that as well.

      It also wouldn’t surprise me if the thug had been waiting for Savage. Savage let’s it be known he loves to eat out in SF restaurants. I don’t know if he mentions them by name though.

      I’m hoping that this thug gets his face published everywhere an an Elder abuser. I’m also hoping he faces serious time.
      Prayers go to Savage and his pup.

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      • smiley says:

        haven’t heard much of that in a while re respecting one’s Elders.

        I was raised the same way which probably dates me, LOL.

        respecting one’s Elders was a way of life, way back when….nowadays, of course, not so much…altho, now that I guess am an Elder, I do notice it when a much younger person shows that kind of well-bred respect….it does happen still…and I commend him/her for it…and I try to let the parent(s) know it, too…kids remember those things as they get older…just as we remember what it was like to be a kid.

        🙂

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        • Raven says:

          I attend a Chinese Bible study, with many people who attend to learn English, and many Chinese Christian brothers and sisters in the Lord.

          Before every study we share a potluck meal, and when the food is all laid out and we are ready to get in line to serve ourselves the Chinese attendees always check to see who is in attendance. No matter their age, every Chinese person finds the oldest person in the room and makes sure that person is first to go through the line. It is heartwarming to see high school and college age people show great respect to elders, no matter what country they come from. Because of my age I am usually the first person in line, and that is somewhat hard on me — not because it makes me old. . . I love being old!. . . but because it places me in a position of high respect, and is humbling to the core.

          And, any time I meet people older than me, I usually adore them, because they are my elder.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          It’s way past time to turn that around smiley. My children were taught that, and now I pull up any slack space with my daughters raising their own! Hellz, I even scold teenager who fail to hold open the store door, etc. I try to do it with a little smarmy humor; so no tires slashed yet.

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    • RichieM says:

      Breitbart’s write up bravely calls the assault “reportedly allegedly”.
      Geez BB, could you get any more weasely?

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      • Marc says:

        Without Bannon there, Breitbart’s staff is leaning back towards crony, constitutional conservatism. Many of those that left after the Michelle Fields fiasco were of the Ben Shapiro, paid to protest, ilk. Seems more of them are popping up on BB these days.

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  13. CJ says:

    U.S. Navy Admiral Plus Eight Officers Indicted as Part of Corrupt Team that Worked Together to Trade Navy Secrets for Sex Parties
    SAN DIEGO – Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Bruce Loveless and David Newland, chief of staff to the Commander of the Navy’s Seventh Fleet, along with seven other high-ranking Navy officers are charged in a federal grand jury indictment with acting as a team of moles for a foreign defense contractor, trading military secrets and substantial influence for sex parties with prostitutes, extravagant dinners and luxury travel.
    According to a federal grand jury indictment unsealed today, the Navy officers worked together to help Singapore-based defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis and his company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia, pull off a colossal fraud that ultimately cost the Navy – and U.S. taxpayers – tens of millions of dollars.

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  14. nwtex says:

    Be advised The link shows a disturbing photo. Not too, too terrible. Basically looks like soot on her face and burned lip. But unsettling none the less. Poor gal ….awful thing to happen.
    ~~~
    New York Post‏Verified account @nypost
    Phones aren’t the only thing exploding these days
    ~~~~
    Woman suffers burns after headphones explode mid-flight
    March 15, 2017

    A woman suffered burns to her face and hands when the battery-operated headphones she used during a flight from Beijing to Melbourne caught fire and melted after exploding, officials said.

    The unidentified woman said she was listening to music on the noise-canceling device as she fell asleep about two hours into the Feb. 19 flight — then awoke to a loud explosion, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

    “As I went to turn around I felt burning on my face,” she told the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
    […]

    http://nypost.com/2017/03/15/woman-suffers-burns-after-headphones-explode-mid-flight/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow&sr_share=twitter

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  15. nwtex says:

    One man shot dead and two injured after gunman opens fire on ‘American fishing boat’ on the Rio Grande ‘from the Mexican side of the border’
    16 March 2017

    (snipped)
    One person is dead and two others were wounded after authorities in Texas were alerted to a shooting said to have taken place on the Rio Grande, the river which straddles the US-Mexico border.

    The incident is also being investigated by US Border Patrol and the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers.

    ‘According to the victims, they were shot from the Mexican side while they were fishing on a boat,’ according to authorities.

    So far, investigators have refused to divulge more details about the circumstances of the shooting.

    The region has in the past seen violent incidents involving Mexican authorities.

    In November, a Border Patrol agent and a Texas state trooper were struck by bullets that were fired from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, according to The Monitor.

    Earlier this year, the DEA published a map showing various cartels and their areas of heightened activity along the frontier with the US as well as deep inside the country, according to The Houston Chronicle.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4318756/One-dead-two-wounded-shooting-Rio-Grande.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

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  16. nwtex says:

    Return to the “Wild West”
    ~~~~
    Exclusive video shows moment that causes robbery suspect to shoot himself in Hawthorne

    HAWTHORNE, Calif. (KABC) —
    A robbery suspect inadvertently shot himself in the head as he was struck by a victim’s vehicle early Wednesday morning outside a Denny’s restaurant in Hawthorne, authorities said.

    http://abc7.com/news/video-shows-moment-robbery-suspect-shoots-himself-in-hawthorne/1801603/

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    • Lucille says:

      Ah, yes, Hawthorne…one of those “garden spots of America” that if you’re lucky you just have to drive through to get somewhere else. Slightly southeast of LAX. Granted I’ve not been there for ten years so perhaps it is now the premiere California city in which to live, play, or partake of Denny’s fine fare.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      NWTwxas,
      Couldn’t help but laugh when I saw the officer kinda snickering while describing the incident in the interview. I surely don’t blame him.

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      • nwtex says:

        It was one of those “who would’ve thunk” moments for sure. I don’t like seeing anyone injured but enjoyed seeing the officer’s reaction. That victims car drove over those wheel stops like crazy wonder how his undercarriage is.

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        • maiingankwe says:

          NETexas,
          I really don’t like seeing anyone get hurt either, but I made an exception for this one. Well, I didn’t like he had to go under an extensive surgery, I really didn’t like that. A little less would’ve gone a long way.

          I’m thinking the driver was so angry and so set on getting him, his under carriage was the last thing on his mind. It took guts to chase after him when he had a gun. I can understand his anger though and thought he did the right thing. I’m sure he was shaking his head afterwards though, especially if there was damage.

          Also got a kick out of the get away car not stopping for their buddy. He does the hard part of the job, and poof they’re gone at the first sign of trouble. Couldn’t have been very good friends, or partners in crime. I’m sure the new patient will be more than happy to give them up when the cops question him. I’m sure he will deny and blame it on the drugs. If he’s smart. Doubtful on that part.

          Sounds like he had the safety off, which would anger me to no end if I was one of the victims or police. So maybe he did have it coming if he had the safety off. The only reason for that is if he had intentions to do the victims bodily harm if they hadn’t given him money or what have you.

          I find it doubtful he had the safety on and somehow had turned it off while he was zig zagging and running for his life as well as being angered by his friends leaving him.

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    • Pied Piper says:

      Assuming the robber goes to prison, the only thing I am certain of is that if he ever gets out, he will commit more crimes. Does that make me a racist or a cynic?

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    • Les says:

      Real life Denny’s Grand Slam.

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  17. Lucille says:

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir, b.1841, Limoges, France; d.1919, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.

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  18. smiley says:

    Harbor of Trieste

    1907

    oil/cardboard

    Egon Schiele (protege of Gustav Klimt) ~ Vienna, Austria ~ Art Nouveau

    🙂

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  19. smiley says:

    love Goldens 🙂

    best doggies in the world ❤

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    • smiley says:

      ❤ kiddo

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Goldens are great! We had a flat coat which is the breed goldens came from. They are very similar, a finer bone structure than most goldens, but loving, happy puppies all their lives. It really is a sin, and I purposely use that word, that breeders have bred out the yellow flat coats. There is no rational, health related reason to do so. They are all wonderful dogs! Thanks for posting 🙂

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      • smiley says:

        have had many doggies, in my life and childhood…collies, shepherds, mutts, black labs, and a dalmation…and golden retrievers galore.

        goldens are THE best, imho…we all love our doggies THE best 🙂

        smart, loyal, snuggly and very very cute and obedient and calm…and if you love water activities which I always have, they are great loyal & fun-loving companions.

        cutest puppies ever.

        wet-nose-tail-waggers ❤

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        • smiley says:

          saddest event of my little kid life was losing my one and only collie, Cinderella, when I was in grade-school, third grade.

          went down for breakfast that morning but Dad wasn’t around and Mom was just standing over by the sink, staring out the window there.

          something was off…and Cinderella wasn’t there, either, wagging tail with rubber ball in her mouth.

          she had been hit by a car that morning and Dad was outside, burying her in the way-back, under the cherry trees when I sat at the breakfast table, watching Mom watching Dad out the window, not knowing how to tell me.

          could not stop crying for a long long time over it.

          loved that doggie with all my heart.

          no doggies for a year while we all mourned during which time I made the notorious CAT HOUSE for our kitties.

          Mom said we will see all of our pets, one day, in Heaven.

          I still believe that.

          Rainbow Bridge. ❤

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          • G-d&Country says:

            Yes. 😦
            No matter how we tried we had one dog that got out of every collar, restraint etc we could find (at that time not many choices.) He was part husky, and wanted to be outside, and Mom just could not have him in the house when cleaning (heck she put me out when cleaning.) He also died when hit, and was buried under our beautiful cherry tree. I also believe we will see our pets in Heaven. They are not people, but God made them all, and Heaven is perfection, so I humbly think all God’s creations we love would be there.
            Here’s a funny story for a smile: My brother worked as a butcher at this time. He would get the large leg bones and cut them length ways to expose the marrow, and give them to the dog. The dog loved being outside in the winter – we had to literally drag him in out of the snow sometimes. He would then “bury” these huge bones in the snow. When the snow melted in the spring it looked like a dinosaur graveyard because he did not want to bury them in the dirt!

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        • G-d&Country says:

          They are great dogs 🙂

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  20. smiley says:

    Judge’s Ruling That New Executive Order To Keep America Safe Violates The Establishment Clause Is “Fundamentally Flawed”

    Jay Sekulow

    6 hrs ago

    https://aclj.org/national-security/judges-ruling-that-new-executive-order-to-keep-america-safe-violates-the-establishment-clause-is-fundamentally-flawed

    this is from a Fed Dist judge in Hawaii who just issued a TRO to block Trump’s revised Executive order b/c judge thinks it violates The Establishment Clause and “targets Muslims”.

    from Jay Sekulow : “The fact remains, the Executive order is a lawful exercise of the President’s constitutional and statutory authority to keep America safe from terrorism.”

    looks like this will be headed for the S.Ct.

    keeping America safe again…been awhile.

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  21. Treepers just went on to Black Rifles site, all blends available now…but they go quick…if you want to order.
    Remember:
    ▪CF Combat Funker Fuel 530 if you buy a bag they donate a bag to deployed troops
    ▪Thin Blue Line 100% to PD causes

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  22. citizen817 says:

    57-year-old musher becomes the oldest – and fastest – winner of the legendary Iditarod dog race beating his own son to the title

    Mitch Seavey won the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in year marred by an abnormally high number of dog deaths.

    He set a record time of eight days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds, shaving several hours off the record his son set last year of eight days, 11 hours, 20 minutes and 16 seconds. 

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    • G-d&Country says:

      I have not had the time to keep up with the race the past few years. I thought they constantly checked the dogs. It is abuse if they are run until they die. Dogs will often work until they are sick, injured or dead to please their people. It is a great responsibility to have a dog’s life in your hands.

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  23. Dora says:

    Tatyana Anatolyevna Vorontsova – ‘Kiss” (2015)
    .

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  24. nimrodman says:

    Just another day in America’s vibrant and diverse multi-culture:

    “… a bone-breaking beating, cops said.”

    VIDEO: Group of Men Brutally Assault Man Who Offers to Pay for Their Meal

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/15/video-group-men-brutally-assault-man-offers-pay-meal-brooklyn-fast-food-restaurant/

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    • G-d&Country says:

      I need to get out to shovel the snow, but I had to comment, even though it may be an unpopular one.
      “People” like these savages are why I do not believe in school choice. Why spread them around to cause damage in other areas? Hubby & I worked long and hard for decades to live where we now live. They will not be deterred in this behavior by the normal (weak as it is) discipline at what now passes for a normal school. I think some grow up with brain damage from fetal alcohol/drug syndrome, and they will never function in a civil society. First off the schools they are in must start enforcing discipline, and the Obama/Holder disparate impact theory of not disciplining minorities must end. They do not do minorities any favors by not teaching them self discipline (yes I know why they do this). Common Core must end. Teachers contracts must be based on knowledge of the subject, and student results. For those who are serious students perhaps a scholarship program can be devised until their own schools are fixed.Many private schools have scholarships for disadvantaged, talented students.
      I am sure Treepers know many more suggestions, but the NO to school choice was my main point. Fix the schools they are in rather than spreading the problem.

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      • georgiafl says:

        I agree about moving problem children into stable family areas. However, I don’t think that is what President Trump has in mind. He’s talking about children who want to learn and can’t because of the violence in inner city schools.

        I would like to see the transfers be like scholarships – merit-based.

        Cleaning up the ghettos won’t help if the kids are reared in homes with addicted, violent criminal parents. Kids can’t learn without stable loving homes.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          I would like to see the transfers be like scholarships – merit-based. Agreed…For those who are serious students perhaps a scholarship program can be devised until their own schools are fixed. Many private schools have scholarships for disadvantaged, talented students. Fixed to me means culturally (having multiple children by multiple unknown sperm donors, welfare state handouts, not working, etc) as well as criminal clean up, not just physical buildings. Cleaning up to me means the kids are NOT reared in homes with addicted, violent criminal parents. Even for those children not gifted, but good little kids, something must be done to save them from bad adult influences, especially bad family influences. Little children, can’t fix it themselves. We are in agreement. Dr Carson is a good choice for this. Thank you for your reply.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Disgusting feral animals. And, the ones who walked by him, and stepped over him are just as bad in my way of thinking.

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  25. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  26. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
    Hebrews 10:25 (KJV)

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  27. duchess01 says:

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

    Liked by 2 people

  28. az. redtail hawk says:

    This report on bald eagles is retaliation for ending the lead bullet ban. Don’t believe the hype. Same kind of pseudo science used in ddt ban.

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  29. Dora says:

    Oh, this is sad. There aren’t too many pretty things left in Washington.

    ==

    Widespread damage reported to some cherry blossoms
    http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/dc/widespread-damage-reported-to-some-cherry-blossoms/422760380

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  30. BakoCarl says:

    Imagine

    Imagine there’s no ISIS.
    It’s not so easy, but try,
    No one killing for religion,
    “Either join us, or die.”
    Imagine all the people
    Worshipping true and free . . .

    Imagine no corruption.
    It isn’t hard to do.
    No lust for land or possessions,
    No lust for power, too.
    Imagine all the people
    Living lives in peace . . .

    Imagine no self worship.
    I wonder if you can.
    Just love for God and others,
    A selflessness of man.
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world . . .

    You may say I’m a dreamer,
    But I’m not the only one.
    It’s a world many hope for,
    Coming when God’s will be done.

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  31. frogstamper says:

    S’pose this is true?
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/03/secret-service-investigation-selfies-donald-trump-grandson
    If true – Incidents like this are what the Trump family has to endure Every.Single.Day.
    If true – This reeks of pedophilia.
    If true – Time to start the reveals, President Trump.
    It is High Time.

    “I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 (AMP)

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  32. Sentient says:

    Drudge is linking to an article at The Hill about an anti Trump tweet from McDonald’s. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/324263-mcdonalds-tweets-to-trump-you-are-actually-a-disgusting-excuse McDonald’s better announce a firing right away or they should be boycotted. FYI, Arby’s has 2 fish sandwiches for $5.

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    • frogstamper says:

      I admit I have eaten at McDonalds. I admit I like their coffee.
      I will never give them any of my money again.
      Someone in that organization tweeted this and pinned the tweet.
      Fire them at once and apologize publicly.

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      • Raven says:

        I have collected all things McDonald’s for over 35 years, including their stock. I am in the process of contacting their corporate office and demanding an apology. I do not care if they were “compromised” or not, they better pony up with an apology and respect for our President or they are dead to me without looking back.

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        • Raven says:

          OK, now I am mad. I called and talked to a guy, Chris, who just repeated that the account had been compromised then said ‘Thanks for calling,’ and hit a button sending me to a recorded thingy where I could rate how he handled the call.

          I gave Chrissy boy the lowest possible score he could get, then a recording came on saying they were sorry I had a bad experience and allowed me to leave a comment.

          I left a rant letting them know I was a stock holder, a life-long McDonald’s supporter (truly, I have a treasure trove of McDonald’s collectibles), and I did not care what political opinion any individual held, but that the corporation I owned stock in better apologize to the President of the United States of America or I was selling my stock and getting rid of all my McDonald’s “crap” I have.

          Oh man, I am steaming. One by one the snakes slither out.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Well, they are definitely gonna lose out on my 4 times a year purchase of coffee. 😡

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  33. frogstamper says:

    And may I add a statement of the obvious:
    Our country’s Consitutionally based laws are not mere suggestions.
    It is time to uphold those laws.
    Illegal actions have consequences and I, for one, want to see those consequences enforced.
    Right now.

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  34. quintrillion says:

    This is a fun family movie to watch on St. Patrick Day staring Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Cecil Kellaway, Lee J Cobb, and Jane Meadows film (1948)

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  35. georgiafl says:

    For all us Fighting Irish today:

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  36. Janie M. says:

    For those of you who get your annual Shamrock shake fix at McD’s every St. Pat’s day, here is a recipe I received today from the Brown Eyed Baker recipe site (excellent recipes there and I’m a subscriber). Only has 5 ingredients:

    http://www.browneyedbaker.com/homemade-shamrock-shake/

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  37. Janie M. says:

    Good article over at Natural News about EPA scientists/Monsanto collusion on Roundup.

    Heartbreaking letter from dying EPA scientist begs Monsanto “moles” inside the agency to stop lying about dangers of RoundUp (glyphosate)
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by: Mike Adams

    [snip]
    The following letter from EPA scientist Marion Copley (now deceased from cancer) has surfaced in the unsealed court documents originally uncovered by U.S. Right to Know and posted in plain text at this Glyphosate.news document page.

    The original PDF of this document is found at the USRTK website, with a backup copy archived at Natural News.

    In this letter, EPA scientist Marion Copley begs Monsanto “mole” Jess Rowland to do his job and protect the public rather than protecting Monsanto’s profit interests, saying, “For once in your life, listen to me and don’t play your political conniving games with the science to favor the registrants. For once do the right thing and don’t make decisions based on how it affects your bonus.”

    She also accuses Rowland and another EPA scientist Anna Lowit (still with the EPA) of engaging in science intimidation tactics to force EPA scientists and bureaucrats to change their conclusions in favor of Monsanto. “You and Anna Lowit intimidated staff on CARC and changed MI ARC and IIASPOC final reports to favor industry,” says Copley. This tactic, by the way, is 100% aligned with the deeply evil corporate culture at Monsanto, which routinely engages in intimidation legal tactics, science intimidation and character assassination campaigns against anti-Monsanto activists.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-15-heartbreaking-letter-from-dying-epa-scientist-begs-monsanto-moles-inside-the-agency-to-stop-lying-about-dangers-of-roundup-glyphosate.html

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  38. cheekymeeky says:

    I need help from anyone who knows about cats giving birth. I have a pregnant feral cat that I have been feeding and sheltering. I set up a box in my garage with a heating pad and blankets that she seems to have accepted it as a safe place. I just noticed that she has quite a bit of bright red blood down the back of her legs and on her tail but still looks very pregnant. She is eating and drinking like normal but I’m not sure if this amount of blood is normal before birth. Anyone? I know nothing about cats. HELP!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I have seen cats give birth, but I never helped them. We always just left them alone (as far as I know because I was a child). But I found this on the Internet. Looks like there might be a problem.

      “Symptoms of dystocia:

      More than 30 minutes of persistent, strong, abdominal contractions without expulsion of offspring
      More than four hours from the onset of stage two to delivery of first offspring
      More than two hours between delivery of offspring
      Failure to commence labor within 24 hours of the drop in rectal temperature – below 99° F (37.2° C) (Note that drop in rectal temperature is not always consistent)
      Female cries, displays signs of pain, and constantly licks the vulvar area when contracting
      Prolonged gestation – more than 68 days from the day of mating (See Breeding, Timing)
      Presence of bloody discharge prior to delivery of first offspring or between fetuses
      Diminished or absent Ferguson reflex (stimulation or pressure to the dorsal [upper] vaginal wall to elicit abdominal straining [feathering]); the lack of this response indicates uterine inertia
      Causes
      Fetal
      Oversize fetus
      Abnormal presentation, position, or posture of fetus in the birth canal
      Fetal death

      Maternal
      Poor uterine contractions
      Ineffective abdominal press
      Inflammation of the uterus (usually caused by infection)
      Pregnancy toxemia (blood poisoning), gestational diabetes
      Abnormal pelvic canal from previous pelvic injury, abnormal conformation, or pelvic immaturity
      Congenitally small pelvis
      Abnormality of the vaginal vault
      Abnormality of the vulvar opening
      Insufficient cervical dilation
      Lack of adequate lubrication
      Uterine torsion
      Uterine rupture
      Uterine cancer, cysts or adhesions (due to previous inflammation)

      Predisposing Factors to Dystocia
      Age
      Brachycephalic (short-headed) and toy breeds
      Persian and Himalayan breeds
      Obesity
      Abrupt changes in environment before cat goes into labor
      Previous history of dystocia
      Diagnosis
      You will need to give a thorough history of your cat’s health, including any information you have about your cat’s lineage, and details of any past pregnancies or reproductive problems. Your veterinarian will palpate (examine by touch) your cat’s vaginal canal and cervix.
      Your veterinarian will take samples for testing; at the minimum, a packed cell volume (PCV), a total protein, a BUN (blood urea nitrogen), a blood glucose, and a calcium concentration measurement. Your cat’s blood progesterone levels will also be measured.

      X-rays are crucial for determining the approximate number, size and location of the fetuses. X-rays may also show if the fetuses are still alive, but an ultrasound can give even more subtle measurements, such as indications of fetal stress, assessing placental separation, and the character of the fetal fluids.

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      • cheekymeeky says:

        She had the kittens some time last night and she seems to be okay this morning but only time will tell. One kitten is feeding and it looks like the others did not survive. I put a blanket over the top of the box trying to keep the heat in because it’s only 16 degrees here this morning. I’ve done all I can and I guess I’ll just have to let nature take its course.

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  39. Katherine McCoun says:

    I think this is so cute – the Trump supporting children that is

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  40. 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 and their families 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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  41. Katherine McCoun says:

    I found this video of a female, American Muslim speaking of Islamic views of how a woman should dress. It is a “modern” view but actually seems to be based in history v. modern extremism. I am not pro Muslim. Just thought this was interesting to hear a different, moderate Muslim point of view.

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  42. Les says:

    About the news story of a man who stole an ambulance and killed an EMT in New York, they posted the victim’s name and didn’t post the name of the murderer even though they know his age. I find that disgusting. They know who did it. Why protect such a piece of human rubbish?

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