Monday April 3rd – Open Thread

Our 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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142 Responses to Monday April 3rd – Open Thread

  1. nimrodman says:

    “his grandson didn’t have a chance”

    A chance for what? To stab and beat the residents with the knife and brass knuckles in invaders had brought?

    Dead Robbery Suspect’s Grandfather Says ‘Unfair’ to Shoot Grandson with AR-15

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    • nimrodman says:

      … THE invaders had brought

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    • Millwright says:

      Pity “gramps” hadn’t spent the same effort to inculcate his grandson with respect for others, or at least explained “castle doctrine” to him. By executing a forcible entry into an occupied residence he was “bought and paid for”, regardless of how he was “armed” ! The threatened resident/occupant has no “duty” to evaluate the degree of threat, or retreat !

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      • dilonsfo says:

        I know that when someone breaks into my home I always asked “are you strapped?” before I decide to blow him away or invite him for a snack before the pillaging begins.

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  2. nimrodman says:

    Infiltration of border patrol by cartel bad guys and other assorted ne’er do wells. Has required polygraph tests for vetting.

    Sharyl Attkisson: Can CBP Properly Vet 15K New Agents?

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    • andi lee says:

      Nimrodman, we have a rich history of “characters” here in Texas, can’t speak for the other border States though. I’d suggest banning Brennon’s background check agency, for starters. Find a new agency to do those checks. T.R. should consider expanding!

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  3. Deb says:

    I’m having my ninth child tomorrow. It is a scheduled c-section. We will now be the proud parents of 5 boys and 4 girls. I humbly any of you wonderful Treepers who feel so inclined to please pray for myself and my little one. God bless all of you as well!

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Garrison, love that, but it doesn’t overwhelm TurbinDubin in the Sen.Judiciary Comm. waxing poetic of the loss of Garland!!!!! The Judge under consideration is GORSUCH!


  5. Lucille says:

    A road in Vermont…how lovely!

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  6. I had posted this in other Threads. So beautiful, dont want any one to miss the beauty. Sweet dreams Treepers

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  7. andi lee says:

    If anyone has interest in digging in the work history of kidnapper Tad Cummins, Tennessee Watchdog, FOIA’d his records. 57 pages. (?)Tad Cummins told his students he was a millionaire, a CIA agent, an FBI agent in his past life. Also, missionary work in Panama. Also, work in 1 of 3 homes in a private girls home for troubled girls with a State contract, in Tennessee. In 2005, mutiple reported child abuse cases caused the shutdown of the one Tad worked in. The homes have a history going back to 1969 as well as reports of child abuse. This case just gets stinkier and stinkier. Tad obviously is getting outside help / interference. (picking up chatter on twitter).

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  8. Millwright says:

    Here’s a good daddy equipping his daughters with the skills and ( more importantly ) self- confidence to succeed in life !

    Remember how hard it was when first learning to drive a car ?

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  9. conservalicious says:

    More proof the the Obama Administration was spied on. I’m hearing more and more people pointing to Susan Rice as the un-masker.


  10. Dora says:

    Theresa Bernstein may not have reached the same level of success as fellow social realist painters, but she did overshadow her male Ashcan school contemporaries in one way. Born in 1890 in Poland, Bernstein lived just shy of her 112th birthday­ and that enabled her to paint scenes of city life in almost every decade of the 20th century.

    “In Central Park” (1914)


    • First off, they are anti-abortion activists, not journalists by any stretch of the imagination. California is a “two-party consent” state, regarding any kind of recording. Both parties must consent and be aware a recording is taking place. It makes no difference at all what is being recorded. If you make a recording of a conversation, and the other party doesn’t know, you broke the law, period.

      More importantly, they gave false names and used forged credentials to gain access to private medical information. Then they edited in unrelated stock footage to create an intentionally deceptive impression of what happens at the clinic. They have used the recordings for fundraising, which is profiting from a crime (the unauthorized recording having been made under false pretense). Daleiden and Merritt may believe they have a moral justification for their acts, but I would be extremely surprised if they can win any part of their legal case.


  11. 804hokie says:

    Though Team Trump will never get their due credit, I can say I picked the right time for a new career search. Have racked more than a 7 interviews in the last 3 weeks, and in particular am pleased Norfolk Southern is flying me down to Atlanta for a face-to-face session of interviews at the end of this week. If they make a job offer, I’ll jump on that in no time flat.

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  12. Dora says:

    How an incredible and surreal vision of Jesus turned my life upside down
    By Douglas MacKinnon Published March 31, 2017

    As we approach Easter, a number of people — Christian Ministers and priests included — have encouraged me to share the back story of how the content for The Forty Days – A Vision of Christ’s Lost Weeks, came to me. They have done so understanding the risk of doubt, ridicule, or worse I might face in the telling of the story.

    They believe, that in a nation and world spiraling deeper into chaos and uncertainty, and as more and more people turn their back on their faith, that a story such as this might speak to them on a deeper level. Or at the very least, remind them of the miracles and messages of Easter.

    Understanding that, what follows is that back story:

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  13. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
    1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV)

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  14. duchess01 says:

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  15. duchess01 says:

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

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  16. nwtex says:

    Ug, I cannot look at snakes. No breakfast for me until much later I guess. out………………………………………..

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    • Mariposa 323 says:

      Amen . May the evil practice of assisted death come to a permanent and swift end .

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    • Lucille says:

      “We commemorate “Terri’s Day” each spring to honor her memory and pray for all of our medically vulnerable brothers and sisters. This year, EWTN is commemorating “Terri’s Day” on April 7th through an internationally televised mass with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, followed by a special interview with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, the Archbishop, and me.”

      I don’t have access to EWTN anymore and will have to check at their website whether Terri’s memorial will be placed on YouTube. That would be wonderful.

      It was incredibly shocking following the day-to-day reports of family on this tragic case. The governor of Florida at that time was Jeb Bush and he did everything possible to prevent Terry’s death. It was and will forever be his shining moment of courage regardless of his sad later political life.


  17. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo sanctuary20cities.jpg

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  18. SF says:

    An explosion has taken place in the St. Petersburg Metro, the subway’s press service has confirmed. Pictures of thick smoke and a damaged train car have emerged on social media.

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  19. Dora says:

    Nigeria: Church worried about systematic elimination of Christians

    The Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Joseph Bagobiri, has called for an effective synergy by all Christian denominations in the country to counter the systematic elimination of Christianity in the northern part of the country.


  20. G-d&Country says:

    Good Morning all. Here is today’s bacon recipe:


    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    8 ounces cooked Irish bacon or Canadian bacon
    4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon granulated sugar
    1 cup grated Irish cheddar (4 ounces) or white cheddar
    4 green onions or scallions, chopped, green part only
    1 1/2 cups buttermilk

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    In a skillet on medium-low heat, warm up the oil. Add the Irish bacon to the skillet, and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet and chop the bacon.

    In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, kosher salt, granulated sugar, Irish cheddar, chopped Irish bacon and green onions until well blended. Pour in the buttermilk and mix until the dough comes together.

    Form the dough into a round loaf and place on the baking sheet. With a sharp knife, cut a cross into the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the loaf is lightly browned and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. (I found temperature variation for doneness of 180-200 degrees when checking online bread info).

    Serve warm.

    Yield 8-12 servings

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  21. booger71 says:

    This is truly sad, but these people have to realize that no matter how many U.N investigators we send, there will never be peace in the African Congo.


  22. Ziiggii says:

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    • Ziiggii says:

      H/T – Jim Hoft @ Gateway Pundit

      Susan Rice, who served as the National Security Adviser under President Obama, has been identified as the official who requested unmasking of incoming Trump officials, Cernovich Media can exclusively report.

      The White House Counsel’s office identified Rice as the person responsible for the unmasking after examining Rice’s document log requests. The reports Rice requested to see are kept under tightly-controlled conditions. Each person must log her name before being granted access to them.

      View story at


      This reporter [Cernovich] has been informed that Maggie Haberman [NYT reporter] has had this story about Susan Rice for at least 48 hours, and has chosen to sit on it in an effort to protect the reputation of former President Barack Obama.

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  23. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Had to get this in while it is still viral.

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  24. litenmaus says:

    The evidence has been under out nose this whole time regarding Russia’s connections to PDJT.

    THE President (THE Russians)
    THE Old Man & THE Sea (THE Russians had a double stranglehold on Papa H)
    THE Great Salt Lake (THE Russians are working with THE Mormons)
    and OMG
    Winnie THE Pooh (THE Russians and THE British are working against our children)

    Just doing my part to shine sunlight on THE Media. (once you’ve seen the connection, it can’t be unseen)


  25. BigMamaTEA says:

    3 Nominations will get a vote from the Judiciary today:

    The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
    The Honorable Rod J. Rosenstein, to be Deputy Attorney General
    The Honorable Rachel L. Brand, to be Associate Attorney General

    After the Judicial Comm. individuals are all done with their bloviating speeches.


  26. yy4u says:

    On Saturday, April 1, the Russian Foreign Ministry published which it claimed was its new answering message for the switchboards of the Russian embassies around the world.

    Delivered first in Russian and then in English, the message says:

    “You have reached the Russian embassy. Your call is very important to us.

    “To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1.

    “To use the services of Russian hackers, press 2.

    “To request election interference, press 3 and wait until the next election campaign.

    “Please note all calls are recorded for quality improvement and training purposes.”

    During the days of the USSR, everyone but American Leftists, the mainstream media, Hollywood and possibly the current Pope, considered the Russians to be dour, humorless, dictatorial tyrants who did not tolerate political dissent or opposition.

    My how times have changed. Now it’s American Democrats, their sycophants in the media and allies in the bureaucracy who are dour, humorless tyrants whose supporters do not tolerate political dissent and whose party will not accept the outcome of a free and fair election. And the Russians are now laughing at us openly.

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  27. BigMamaTEA says:

    41st Democrat to back the filibuster. Chris Coons (D-Del.)said he will vote no.
    Gorsuch will need eight Demonrats to cross the 60-vote threshold to end debate .

    Unless one of the 41 Democrats changes their vote, the filibuster of Gorsuch will be sustained. The ball will be in TurtleHead’s court.


  28. BigMamaTEA says:


  29. BigMamaTEA says:

    Here comes the Gorsuch vote…….

    Gorsuch moves out of Committee – 11-9.


  30. BigMamaTEA says:

    The Honorable Rod J. Rosenstein, to be Deputy Attorney General – confirmed 19-1


  31. BigMamaTEA says:

    The Honorable Rachel L. Brand, to be Associate Attorney General- confirmed 11-9


  32. usnveteran says:

    [Yet another reason to consider Home Schooling your children. …]

    April 3, 2017
    Warning: Oklahoma Now Ships School Children Off For Birth Control Implants Without Parental Consent:
    “The School says they don’t have to tell you.” …


    • Perhaps you would help me to understand your objection better, usnvet.
      Title X came in under Nixon. it’s nothing new. Providing birth control to teens who want it prevents unwanted pregnancies, and reduces the number of abortions sought by unwed teenagers by a tremendous amount. It also reduces the financial burden we taxpayers must bear in future for unwanted children placed in foster care, or on AFDC/welfare. I’m sorry if it steps on some parental toes in terms of them being able to dictate their teen’s sex habits, but in a risk vs. benefit analysis, it’s better for society to have fewer unplanned or unwanted children.


      • usnveteran says:

        Invisible Mikey ~
        The greatest objection is that this activity excludes the parents and Pediatricians from the decision making. If a child is sexually active – I’d say that the parents and the child’s physician should be involved in counseling or decision making with their children (male and female), for many reasons: side effects of certain implants, (IUDs have been a risk factor of irreversible infertility), STDs, HIV, *Gardasil or not to Gardasil, statutory rape, child exploitation … and not just a risk of pregnancy.

        If ‘pregnancy’ is the only concern, why not just chemically or surgically castrate all males?

        In our family, we “had the talk” with our sons and daughters. And we were very confident, back in that day, not to have concerns about risk factors that challenge our youth today, especially while in the custody of other adults.

        March 28, 2017
        *Scientist Critical Of HPV Vaccine Censored From Commenting On NIH Website:
        [Boys are also getting the HPV Vaccine … several links on the website listed below.]

        March 10, 2017
        Will Refusing Vaccines Soon Lead To CPS Kidnapping Your Children For “Medical Neglect”?

        I hope this helps you to understand my concerns a little bit better.


        • It does clarify for me that your concerns about parental rights are superior to cost-saving health outcomes, but it also confuses me further. Vaccinations and contraceptives are not closely related kinds of medicine, nor do they entail similar risks (vaccines being much safer). Though the Gardasil HPV vaccine does prevent genital warts (in males) as a secondary effect, the intended primary use is the reduction and prevention of some kinds of cervical, vaginal, penile and anal cancers that can be caused by a virus spread through sexual encounters. Though important, that has only an indirect relation to the prevention of unwanted pregnancies.

          I did not say “pregnancy” itself was the only concern. I always used modifiers like unintended and unwanted. Nothing in recorded history indicates that religion or good family dynamics can effectively control undesired consequences from sex as well as the proper use of contraceptives, and science-based sex education. You can’t stop all the teenagers from doing what God designed hormones to make people do, no matter how well they get “the talk”. I have no philosophical objection to pushing for abstinence either, even though current evidence indicates it does not work.

          I think the smarter approach is to manage the after-effects of sex, pregnancy and diseases ahead of their occurrence, an ounce of prevention being equal to a pound of cure. Prepare and teach those who will be entering their peak fertility years how to manage outcomes and keep themselves healthy BEFORE they have a chance to act. In that way, parents can contribute positively to their children AND society’s futures.


          • usnveteran says:

            Invisible Mikey ~
            The best approach is not to have government, on any level, mandate vaccines/medicine especially when they are influenced by profit, ideology or politics. Vaccines and these contraceptives (I haven’t read about the chemical processes involved with these contraceptive sticks – yet) are closely related in that they are chemical-medical procedures and may be subjected to or by mandates/coercion (Title 9). Practicing preventative medicine, and education before safe, legal and consensual sexual activity, or initiating medical procedures are matters of common intellect and mature judgment – and when it involves our children, it is first the parent’s responsibility.

            We must become an informed citizenry – whether the government likes it or not. …

            March 30, 2017
            1991 Government Document Proves They Knew TDaP Causes Microcephaly:


            • usnveteran says:

              Invisible Mikey ~

              Parental Rights are superior to governmental interference – you fail to understand the important role of parenting. When the parents are unfettered in the care and welfare of their children, there are healthy (and cost-free) outcomes in their lives. There is no reason for the government to burden society with unnecessary risks, harm or costs of arbitrary procedures.

              The major role of the schools is to educate our children in academics and not condemn, con, or prematurely encourage them into a lifestyle of sexual encounters. The physical and mental damage to children of what you endorse are by no means cost-saving or healthy through-out their lives.

              Home School may be the best nurturing and educational environment for impressionable young minds – rather than impose upon them to the risks of dumbing-down or sexual perversions.


    • usnveteran says:

      HPV Vaccine Used As Population Control?


  33. satmfs says:

    It’s being reported all over the place Alan Colmes doppelganger Julie Roginsky has filed suit against Ailes and Faux New for sexual harassment. Kind of a late date to be filing. The way I see it is the longer someone waits to make an allegation, the lower their credibility drops. I wonder how long it will be before it comes out her contract wasn’t being renewed, like others who have made the same accusation.


  34. BigMamaTEA says:

    Whoa…..looks like Jeff Dunetz at is on to something…….

    …..The FBI based its decision that it was the Russians that hacked into the DNC computers on a report commissioned by the DNC and generated by a company called CrowdStrike (the FBI was never allowed to examine the DNC server). The VOA recently caught CrowdStrike creating a bogus and unrelated hacking charge against Russia, and making up the facts to prove its veracity.

    ……..Ten weeks after the above report CrowdStrike’s reputation is currently unraveling. Why? It seems that CrowdStrike is as politically motivated as everyone else in Washington, D.C. The company is an opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has been caught lying about a report to make a claim about Russian hacking damaging Ukrainian technology.


  35. BigMamaTEA says:

    I receive email notifications from a lot of the Fed. Gov’t departments.

    News release: Date: April 3, 2017 – Contact:

    “Secretary Zinke accepts President Trump’s first-quarter presidential salary as donation for National Park Service ,$78,333 to be put towards maintenance of historic battlefields”

    WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald J. Trump donated his first quarter salary to the National Parks Service (NPS) to help fund the maintenance backlog in America’s historic battlefields. The donation, totaling $78,333, was accepted by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Superintendent Tyrone Brandyburg at the daily White House Press briefing………..

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    • satmfs says:

      Dan Scavino announced that on Twitter a little while ago. As expected, nutjob Demwits are crying about it. What miserable little lives they lead.


  36. BigMamaTEA says:

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  38. 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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  39. amwick says:

    I saw this on a tweet, but I can’t find it anymore…


  40. Lucille says:

    An urgent note from RSBN, Posted by Joe Seales: “We have been trying to withdraw some of our funds that we have raised for over a month now. GoFundMe says our account is under review and our funds are on hold. I have reached out to them in hopes of getting this taken care of immediately, as we are in dire straits. Will update soon!”

    Has GoFundMe been gotten to by those who wish to destroy RSBN? I’m not sure what we can do except pray that the funds be released.

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  41. ChicagoMom says:

    I just read that there is a Bible Bee that will be broadcast live on FB tomorrow night, 8 PM ET. See for further info.


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