Thursday April 6th – 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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134 Responses to Thursday April 6th – Open Thread

  1. Lucille says:

    The White Cliffs of Dover – how exquisite!

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  2. realcapedcrusader says:

    I think someone should tell Don Lemon that, the rumour is, he was being surveiled for his gay Russian ontacts. 😉

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

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    • mcclainra says:

      Love Piazzolla, and performed his Histoire de Tango for flute & guitar several years ago, both at college where I taught & Miami U, Ohio. Also wrote some wonderful etudes for solo flute.

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  4. rsanchez1990 says:

    Sometimes it feels like the world is falling asleep. How do you wake someone up from inside a dream?

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    • LibertyVibe says:

      Sometimes it takes a nightmare.

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      • maiingankwe says:

        I’m sorry, but I’m going to jump in here. My daughter’s middle school was just taken off of lock down. All schools in our town were on lock down, and now our high school is the only one left, but has been put on sit down.

        As a parent I wanted to take my rifle and handgun to sit right off school property while this all unfolded. Some may think it wouldn’t be too smart, but when it’s your child in possible harm it’s a very strong urge. We are allowed to roam freely with firearms, but still, I didn’t want to give the police any more of a headache.

        There was a male with a rifle which had a scope that was seen walking on the edge of the football field at the high school (hs). He was seen getting into a personal vehicle which had another person in it and drive off. The police were called and the two were pulled over about a 1/2 mile from my home. It’s why the schools were taken off lockdown except the hs. They do not know if there were other parties involved is my take on it.

        This all happened very quickly. The male was sighted at 10:35am and lockdown was taken off a few minutes before noon.

        Us parents have received two texts and two phone messages throughout this time. Thank goodness. They have kept us in the loop as best as possible, which should be commended.

        Two days ago my daughter and I were discussing their drills at school and they just had one in practice of a shooter. My daughter felt safe because she said they lockdown the school. I should’ve kept her in her happy world, but I stressed the importance of teachers being armed and well versed and practiced with their weapons. Who is to say they get in before the door all lock at once?

        Thankfully we live in an area where there are a lot of hunters, and Second Amendment believers, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there are teachers who keep their firearms in their vehicles at school. I know I keep one in mine. So does my female doctor. It’s who we are.

        My best friend is giving my soon to be twelve year old his Ruger .22 double action revolver for her birthday. I’m sure he will be even more confident in doing so after this scare. She is already well versed with her rifle and she has practiced with our handguns. She is actually a really good shot and I can see her surpassing her parents real soon. She has a heck of an eye. Her grandpa would be so proud.

        Anyways, I’ve been treading a bare spot in my carpet this morning and have been worried and scared for all of our children. There is no reason for anyone to be walking on the high school grounds with a rifle and scope. None. Our police acted really fast and did a heck of a job. So did our schools and so did our kids. The principal asked us parents to thank our children when they got home for their response and seriousness of this. They did real good too.

        Please send a prayer up that this is now all done and there won’t be anything like this happening in our area or anywhere else. Hopefully, my heartbeat will return to normal soon enough.

        Be well good Treepers and keep all of our children in your prayers. And thank you Liberty Vibe for letting me jump in.
        Ma’iingankwe

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        • LibertyVibe says:

          I am sorry you had to go through a nightmare today. I pray there aren’t anymore. I don’t know if homeschool is an option for you, but it has turned out to be such a blessing for our family.

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        • JC says:

          Yikes, Maiingankwe! How frightening. Sounds like things have settled down, and I pray there are no further incidents or threats.
          Awful that we have to prepare our children for things like this; your daughter sounds strong and capable. Hope she never has to employ what she’s learned. God bless, and keep us posted.

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        • maiingankwe says:

          I know some may be wondering what the heck, it was at the high school why the worry and pacing? Well, the hs is about a mile down the same road as the middle school and who is to say they weren’t scoping for the easier one. That is why I was so worried and scared for our children. Even the elementary schools wouldn’t have been safe.

          The hs is on the outside of town, and no hunting is permitted since it is still considered city limits.

          I just can’t stop thinking what the heck were they doing? I couldn’t think of one good thing. Thank goodness for the visitor who called the cops and more than likely had followed the vehicle until the cops could pull them over. It was quite a ways considering it takes me 14min to get to my daughter’s school from home and they were pulled not far from where I live.

          Scary times.

          Thank you for your kind replies.

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        • Willy says:

          We homeschooled in Vermont.
          I was a 7FFL with a II stamp….
          Machine gun manufacturer.
          Our school had everything
          from an Uzi micro to a 50
          M2HB in the basement.
          You should homeschool, it’s
          safer for your child’s mind, too.

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    • dogsmaw says:

      or you can serve breakfast…

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  5. piper 567 says:

    citizen,
    years ago I was visiting my Mother, and v. late one night I was channel surfing…TV is a treat for me, I’ve never had one..AND on some PBS station, there was karen Carpenter AND Ella Fitzgerald, just sitting on stools, singing. !!!!
    a little touch of heaven…
    I was distraught that Karen died,it was such a waste…i would have loved her to have the recognition Ella gave her that nght…she had SUCH a voice!
    Thanks for posting this.

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  6. dogsmaw says:

    U.S. awards AT&T contract to build wireless network for first responders

    http://reut.rs/2mSDIo2 via @Reuters

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  7. citizen817 says:

    Watch a Huge Buck Come Out of Nowhere and Jump Over a Driving Motorcyclist

    (This video is not for the faint of heart)

    If you’ve ever driven on a country road, you’ve probably had a close encounter with a deer, whether late at night or in broad daylight—and you also probably know that the experience can be pretty terrifying.

    In a heart-stopping video that’s now going viral, a large white-tailed deer jumps across a busy street in Alexandria, Virginia right in front of a group of motorcyclists, almost causing a major crash. In the clip, a leaping buck jumps directly between two cyclists, somehow without getting hit. One of the men, though, is seen slamming on his brakes, swerving out of the way of the deer, ultimately going over the handlebars and onto the road. Thankfully he wasn’t seriously injured, but it was definitely a close call for both the man and deer.

    Ironically the group had just passed a deer-crossing sign right before the buck dashed out in front of them. The group was participating in the Distinguished Gentlemans’ ride, a charity event for prostate cancer, and the man who crashed was luckily able to continue on with just a few minor scratches.

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  8. andi lee says:

    Lucille and Citizen, for you. Thank you for sharing your Autumn with us, Lucille!

    Oklahoma!

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  9. citizen817 says:

    Not a fan of this man with his condescending, holier-than-thou attitude.

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  10. Millwright says:

    Apropos of nothing : Got a phone call from #1 son. In his over a decade of pubic service as an EMT he just got his first CPR save ! The victim ( a heart attack male ) arrived at the trauma center alive ! Seems like this guy hit the lotto as his call came in as two teams of 1st. responders were just standing down from meetings and he had multiple responders to deal with all aspects of BLS until ALS arrived on scene . Me and momma are proud !

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  11. smiley says:

    good doggie day 🙂

    photo by Elliott Erwitt (b. 1928)…one of many black & white photos from his series “Dogs” ( ca 1998), taken throughout his world travels, of intriguing and ironic moments involving doggies.

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  12. Dora says:

    Vasiliy Strigin – ‘Morning on a Construction Site’ (1955)
    .

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  13. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”
    Romans 5:1 (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. Dora says:

    I no longer have any doubts about the Shroud, but for those who aren’t familiar with it, new evidence has been discovered.

    ===

    Groundbreaking Study Shows Spear Wound in Burial Shroud of Christ

    Evidence also shows same man was wrapped in shrouds of Turin and Oviedo

    MURCIA, Spain (ChurchMilitant.com) – Groundbreaking new research reveals the Shroud of Turin ­ believed to be the burial shroud of Christ ­ shows marks indicating a spear wound consistent with that of Our Lord depicted in the gospels. The same report also shows the Shroud of Turin and the Shroud of Oviedo were wrapped around the same man.

    http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/report-supports-authenticity-of-ancient-shroud

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  17. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo a.m.20video.jpg

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  18. John Falco says:

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  20. John Falco says:

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  21. ediegrey says:

    I have been having a problem lately that just gets worse it seems. When i peruse the Treehouse there is constant uncontrolled scrolling, which makes it very difficult to read anything. Does anyone else have this problem, and is there a solution you know of? Thank you for any suggestions, it’s driving me crazy.

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    • smiley says:

      my 2 cents…it takes time ( and abundant patience), sometimes, for everything to load, on any thread/page….including all the ADS…you might try to activate/enable AdBlock Plus which will at least alleviate the ADS from (a) showing up and (b) having to load…which does help with this issue.

      and you have to wait to (a) post a comment and (b) peruse a thread until everything is fully loaded on each page…otherwise, it all jumps around and acts like it’s reloading, constantly.

      hope that helps, a little.

      oh yeah…also : iPads don’t usually handle the LOAD all that well.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Clean out your cookies and files (you will lose your automatic passwords, etc.) and restart your computer. That usually takes care of a lot of the ‘interference’

      Sometimes I do this many times a day on my 2010 Macbook Pro.

      Some websites will put as many as 50+ cookies/files on your computer. Cookies and files act like barnacles on a boat – slow it down, create problems, drag.

      They need to be scraped off to flow through the internet at a good speed and without drag of too many cookies.

      If I don’t do this often – I get all kinds of grief and difficulties.

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  22. Dora says:

    Quite a difference!

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  23. G-d&Country says:

    Happy Cursday All !!!
    Always wondered how long it would take Lassie to get fed up 😉

    Have a MAGA day everybody 🙂

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  24. duchess01 says:

    THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
    The Laodicean Church Age in the Age of EXPONENTIAL Technological Advancement

    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2017/04/the-laodicean-church-age-in-age-of.html

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  25. LibertyVibe says:

    Me: Why is Trump allowing so many bad people surround him?
    Jesus: Because Judas had a seat at the table.
    Me: Why does Judas get a seat at the table?
    Jesus: Because he has a legal right to that seat. My church put him there. Pence is a perfect example of this. Pence is just like the rest of them. He is the “Christian” from Central Casting that much of my church cried out for. Many in my church rejected the man I sent for them (Trump). I gave them what they wanted. Pence is what they wanted. They would not have voted for Trump if I had not given them their “Central Casting” candidate. Know this: The degree of Judases at Trump’s table is an accurate reflection of my church. When my church repents, the Judases will decrease. Trump has to deal w/ these people, because I have to deal with these people. My people don’t want righteousness. When Trump gets dealt a poor hand, My people accuse HIM of doing a poor job, just like they accuse Me… when it is their own doing. Trump has no friend. Even My people, who are angered by the unrighteousness in their land (and rightly so), they blame him, when it is them who do not see the true battle that is going on around them. Do not tear down my servant Trump. But raise him up in prayer. The battle at hand is hard, and very lonely.

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    • Lucille says:

      Libertyvibe, so you actually presume to put words in Jesus’ mouth! That is heartbreakingly un-Scriptural.

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      • piper 567 says:

        Andrew Murray did it in “In the House of Prayer”.

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      • LibertyVibe says:

        You have to read the context. And take it to him yourself. Yes. I do believe Jesus answers us and has dialogue with us.I am so glad he does too.

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        • Lucille says:

          Jesus’s words are set in time and in context of salvation for mankind. We do not have the right to put words into the mouth of the Creator of the Universes.

          Individuals receive insight into the mind of Christ by reading Scripture and studying Christ’s teachings, not by stories which cannot be verified in any way except for a person to say, “Well, He said it to me.” That way lies heresy.

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          • LibertyVibe says:

            I did not change or add to doctrine. Not one bit. You should know better. You just didn’t like what I said. The words themselves did not contradict scripture. They were not meant for you. They were meant to encourage and give comfort to those who have asked the same question. The answer was to pray for the President, and to not tear him down. The Pharisees do nothing but tear down. They are filled with pride. They spend there days seeking out children of God to tear down. Heck, if Jesus was in front of them, he wouldn’t be good enough for them.

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      • Tsk! Tsk! So many holier-than-thou Christians who are going to show the rest of us how to do it .How to really be Christians. Please keep your arrogant opinions to yourself. The above is an example of meditative prayer. I wonder why such “scriptural” Christians think that every word that Jesus said or thought is in the Bible and that somehow it’s a sin to imagine. Our imagination is a gift from God. I truly enjoyed the reflection from our sister in Christ. May I add a prayer,” God please spare us from the self righteous, ignorant Christians who think only their way is the right way”!

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  26. Ziiggii says:

    notice the smirk during the entire presser…. almost like he’s accomplished something incredible.

    SMH

    IDK why Nunes would recuse himself unless he is doing it because he was a part of the Transition team and is in fact one of the ‘unmasked’ individuals in the reports. At this point there needs to be a call for an Independent Investigator!

    There is no way to trust that an unbiased investigation will take place after Schiff’s initial statements before he even went to see the reports. Likewise, there no way to trust that the Senate Intel Committee will conducted a fair investigation. Specially, if most of Congress had / has been scooped up in the intel gathering all this time.

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  27. litlbit2 says:

    Just say’n I really enjoy this community! I read the Sundance articles with much interest and would not think of missing any of them.

    However, it is this section I find most amazing. There are so many very smart talented folks here. Each morning I open this thread, it is like Christmas for never knowing what the package holds. Whether in opening the page or scrolling the comments.

    Thanks to all, I am so Blessed, thanks again!

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  28. mag7978 says:

    God’s Speed john Glenn. God Bless the family

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  29. BigMamaTEA says:

    Schumer just moved to postpose Gorsuch vote to Mon. 3pm. Voting now.(Shenanigans galore!)

    Oh, and that’s the 24th of April, AFTER their 2 week vacay for Easter. (Have you ever gotten 2 weeks at Easter?)

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  30. Ziiggii says:

    WINNING!!!

    Carson has gone into that agency [HUD] and just discovered one of the biggest bookkeeping errors probably in American government history… if you assume it’s only an “error.”

    Source: Housing and Urban Development Inspector General’s Report, 3/1/17:

    “The total amounts of errors corrected in HUD’s notes and consolidated financial statements were $516.4 billion and $3.4 billion, respectively. There were several other unresolved audit matters, which restricted our ability to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to express an opinion. These unresolved audit matters relate to.”

    http://thepoliticalinsider.com/dr-ben-carson-hud-fraud-hud-500-billion/

    The HUD IG Report:
    https://www.hudoig.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2017-FO-0005.pdf

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  31. BigMamaTEA says:

    Okay, now on Senate TeeVee, Cloture vote agreed to after about 5 other proceedural votes on both sides. Apparently some of the vote requirements were actually instituted during Shrub’s time as POTUS. (Purely political)

    So now, regular cloture (time limit to further debate) has passed, which means 30 hours of discussion, that’s it. Normal majority win vote count. So I expect a vote tomorrow night (Friday) probably around 7pmEST. for Judge Gorsuch, Supreme Court.

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  32. Ziiggii says:

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  33. Lucille says:

    Oroville 6 April Update New Drone Footage
    blancolirio

    A press briefing will be held at 2:00 PDT today, live on FB.

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  34. Dora says:

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  35. Dora says:

    Amazing!

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      Today is the 81st anniversary of the Tornado that destroyed Gainesville, GA. I’m sure a lot of folks were thinking about it last night when the last storms went through. It was really bad.

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  36. Ziiggii says:

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  37. litenmaus says:

    A while back a member of Judicial Watch contacted their communications team and reminded them that there are a number of people who don’t use Facebook or Twitter and were unaware of the work and information of Judicial watch. This individual suggested that instead of only sending press releases to the MQ Ultra Media, the press releases be sent to citizens who could then send the information via emails to contacts and friends.

    Judicial Watch listened and has now developed a “Citizens Media.” Parties interested in helping to disseminate the information will now receive JW press releases so that the information can be seen and spread by everyday individuals. If you are interested in being part of the “Citizen Media” you can now sign up for the program.

    From Judicial Watch – “Please feel free to pass along any of your Citizens Media information to your friends and family. And if they want to sign up to join the Citizens Media Circle, just tell them to click:”

    http://judicialwatch.structure.email/subscription/join-the-citizens-media/

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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. Deb says:

    Thank you to all my fellow Treepers for your prayers and well wishes during the birth of our 9th child. I am now at home with the new baby, and we are both doing well, I am sure thanks to all your prayers. The precious baby is much loved by all her brothers and sisters, and we are grateful to be together as a family.

    May God bless the Treehouse and all its inhabitants!

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