Monday May 8th – 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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141 Responses to Monday May 8th – Open Thread

  1. Lawrence says:

    My favorite commenters here are:
    -fleporeblog
    -keln
    -wolfmoon
    -R-C
    -weeper
    -ALEX

    Who are yours?

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    • justfactsplz says:

      All of those you mention are good. There are so many good commenters here at CTH that I don’t want to play favorites and hurt others feelings if I forget and leave them off my list. I am partial to very long time posters though because we have been through a lot together way before the campaign season. Wolverines are the best hands down.

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    • Fe says:

      Lawrence with all due respect, this is silly. As JFP stated there are many commenters here that contribute to the discussions at hand and IMHO, there is no one more important than the other. The exception would be trolls, all they do is agitate.

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      • Lawrence says:

        That’s your inference. I never said nor implied that some commenters are better than others. I just mentioned some of my faves. I think it’s rude to admonish someone asking a legitimate question. That’s what CNN is for. Don’t like the question? Then please, show that due respect by perhaps not answering.

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        • Harry Lime says:

          My favorites are Sundance and anyone else who contributes to this site…and that includes Admin, researchers, staff, technicians, observers, members, solitary curious on-lookers, mumblers, bumblers, re-offending fumblers…and people who bark at the moon on Mondays…and even the trolls…who can’t help themselves…because they’ve been taught at university.. can’t you see?…it’s all the same…it’s just a game…but hopefully things will change…but I doubt it.

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    • tellthetruth2016 says:

      Gosh, you have some Great ones, But I’ll had …. wheatietoo, Bull, fe,, Pam and citizen817…. ,

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    • booger71 says:

      Got to give a shout out to Howie and his .gifs

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      LAWRENCE! THAT is not the way we “work” about here! Shame on you! Every contributor has merit, except may you if you’re going to comment like that.

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    • Sentient says:

      My three faves are Bull Durham, Bull Durham and Bull Durham.

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  2. Harry Lime says:

    To continue with early animation; somehow with cinema still in its infancy Ladislaw Starewicz in 1912 creates a stop motion film using beetles and insects…

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  3. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    After nearly two years in orbit an Air Force unmanned spaceplane, the X-37B, landed at the former space shuttle landing strip at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Aim High USAF . . . and take THAT Elon Musk.

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    This is for all the ex-pat Texans who happen to visit the Treehouse. I hope it serves as a reminder that there are still front porches like this, still old-town main streets in places were they’ll remember your name, with restaurants that serve the kind of enchiladas that might stop your heart if they weren’t so good and where you can have always ice-tea so cold it hurts to drink it on a hot day and Margaritas so big you wonder if maybe they’d made a mistake and served ’em in a bucket. The Brazos still runs muddy but the Sabinal is so clear you can see the bottom. But the thing is, as Lyle says, Texas is about the “comin’ back and not cryin’ about the leavin’ . . .

    PS If you’re ever in Austin and want some of those enchiladas go out to Maudie’s on South Lamar.
    They make ’em with real cheese from Mexico.

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  5. zephyrbreeze says:

    This is how we defeat the Islamists: After fasting and praying, Hezbollah Islamist visited by Jesus while in prison – converts.

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  6. JMScott says:

    Test

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  7. Kaco says:

    I’ve been busy today, but know of the news of France. I was going to post this in the France election thread but thought I’d put it here since it’s more a lament about a lot of things. Just wanted to get it off my chest…

    I have a very heavy heart. Globalism won in France. I know we all hoped we’d have a nationalist ally with Le Pen. It’s hard to see the beautiful country of France be destroyed. I have seen some of the Macron leaks. What I have read of it is terrifying. We know there are evil forces at work behind this and they are using Islam to control and destroy us.

    Why would Obama campaign against Brexit and endorse Macron? Since when does a President campaign for someone in a foreign country? I honestly don’t remember before Obama. I know he has because of the forces behind him, the elites that want to control the world. These are the Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission, Council for Foreign Relations, Tavistock Institute, Bohemian Grove, etc., .

    They’ve destroyed our free press, they’ve destroyed our higher education, they are trying to destroy K-12. Wikileaks shows the CIA has contracted to make technology to monitor us, to spy on us. I know at some point they will know who the dissidents are when they are ready to move into high gear. The only ally we have is President Trump. He’s like the finger in the dike. What happens when he is gone? What happens to our country? What happens to us? I cannot tell you how scared I was election night. I keep praying but I know with how messed up the world is, how immoral, how twisted when evil is good and good is evil. Their band of useful idiots, Antifa.
    Some may laugh at the Bill Nye video with that singer and how crazy it was, but I see what they are trying to do to us, to our children, and using a former popular TV host for a science show to give it some credibility. The social media censoring, the “fact check” sites twisting the facts.

    I pray Brexit will happen. I pray eastern Europe countries that are trying to fight this stay strong.

    Hillary is gearing up to work against Pres. Trump, launching her own “resistance” group. How dare she? After lambasting Trump about accepting results, “horrified”, she was. It’s her and her donors.

    They won’t stop. They will never stop. They won’t stop until they win. It’s worse than ever in our lives. They’ve been working on this for over 40 years. It’s at high speed now. France voted for evil because the citizenry has been brainwashed. How ever do we get control of education?

    I just saw Jesse Waters have a so-called psychiatrist on his show who claims Pres. Trump is a narcissist who is so dangerous he will start having people killed. They have gotten control of every agency. AMA, AAP. This is so sick, they will say anything and do anything. And we know it’s them who want us defeated, demoralized, and even, killed.

    This is very difficult watching a significant country in Western civilization fall. And we know it’s because they had put it into place, plotted. We know what’s behind this. I also worry how this will affect the United States in having to deal with them. And this is also why some of us may become alarmed when we see something that might look like a deep state/globalist elite move. It’s not that we don’t trust President Trump, it’s because we are worried about this power getting control away from him. So please be understanding as some of us are hyper aware after all the discovery and reading.

    One thing, when the next attack happens in France, I better not see any #prayforFrance or French flags, etc. They voted for this. The only ones I feel sorry for are the ones that voted to stop it. For them, they have my sympathy.

    I prayed very hard for France, as I know all of you did. I humble myself before the Lord, Thy will be done. I try not to despair, I know God does not want us to despair. Sometimes it’s hard when they are continuing with their agenda of controlling and oppressing us every single day of this fight we are in, in all areas. I pray we all stay strong.

    We might end up being truly the last bastion of freedom in this world. If we can fix our education, if we can fix our voting to put good people in office, if the evil is rooted out and have justice be served, if we can remain a self-governing republic not under control, if we can remain a Christian nation of patriots. I pray God keeps President Trump, and all his family, and all his people, safe and grant them wisdom to lead our country. toward the path of righteousness, and that a spiritual awakening happens in our country so that we may turn to Him and the only path to Him, through His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

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    • Lucille says:

      This will lift your spirits, Kaco, re Brexit:

      Busted! EU lawyers ‘admit Brussels’ £85million Brexit bill LEGALLY IMPOSSIBLE to enforce’
      THE EU’s delusional £85million (€100billion) Brexit bill has been branded as “legally impossible to enforce” by the European Commission’s OWN lawyers, according to reports.
      By HARRY WALKER – PUBLISHED: 04:38, Sun, May 7, 2017

      http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/801307/Brexit-bill-100-million-EU-Theresa-May-Brussels-legally-impossible-Jean-Claude-Juncker

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    • filia.aurea says:

      All is not lost, Kaco – Le Pen has not quit, she will fight on, and so will we. The psychologist speaking on Jesse Waters’ show is potentially guilty of slander as well as malpractice, and is definitely in violation of the Goldwater Act – by his own admission – duly recorded. See this video for a response from a Board Certified M.D./Psychiatrist/Board Examiner: https://youtu.be/QBgmzzsFLsc
      Thousands of former IC professionals and military veterans, patriots all, are with PDJT. We give thanks because The Good Lord is with us on this quest, we are unbeatable.

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      • Kaco says:

        Thanks, filia.aurea, this was a very good video. I haven’t followed a whole lot of Steve Pieczenik, supposedly he worked with Kissinger, but I agreed with about everything he said in this video. I think most people know it takes a certain personality to be a CEO or executive, a politician, up to President of the United States. To label this as a mental disorder is preposterous. I do see a lack of empathy in Hillary Clinton, she’s cold as ice, perhaps sociopathic to a degree. We know our President has a heart of gold. Anyway, TPTB know we have taken great stock in listening to the “experts”, with their studies and so on. This is where the evil-doers have corrupted our “expert” organizations like the AMA and AAP. Look at the gender business on the AAP. Anyway, either this psychiatrist is completely nuts or corrupted to say what he is purporting. We need a serious legal crackdown on this dangerous path of the medical field. There are people that believe this crap. Our science is already compromised by the Climate Change they are using to also control us. I completely understand how they will try to weaken our citizen power by declaring us all mentally ill in one way or another, including the 2nd amendment.

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        • filia.aurea says:

          I hope POTUS takes his advice on slander suit, and Yale grants- stop them churning out more of these morons. So few left like Dr. P.- I wish he was in the W.H.

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    • Southern Son says:

      Respectfully I say, Keep Prayin’, keep comin’ here, keep your powder dry, and stay Vigilant and Prepaired.
      For all the Bad Nooz you read, remember that it means zilch to God’s Plan.
      It gets darkest before the Dawn.
      Especially on cloudy days.
      Keep the Faith…

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      • Kaco says:

        Thank you for the encouraging words, there are good days and bad days, but the good days are still tainted with crap from the Left and sometimes it gets to me, sometimes not. The French election was a bad day! We will keep moving! 🙂

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    • Sean Supsky says:

      A Psalm of encouragement for your heavy soul.

      Psalm 46New International Version (NIV)

      Psalm 46[a]
      For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth.[b] A song.

      1 God is our refuge and strength,
      an ever-present help in trouble.
      2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
      and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
      3 though its waters roar and foam
      and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]
      4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
      the holy place where the Most High dwells.
      5 God is within her, she will not fall;
      God will help her at break of day.
      6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
      he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
      7 The Lord Almighty is with us;
      the God of Jacob is our fortress.
      8 Come and see what the Lord has done,
      the desolations he has brought on the earth.
      9 He makes wars cease
      to the ends of the earth.
      He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
      he burns the shields[d] with fire.
      10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
      I will be exalted among the nations,
      I will be exalted in the earth.”
      11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
      the God of Jacob is our fortress.

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      • Kaco says:

        Thank you for posting this comforting Psalm that reminds us He is always with us.

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        • Sean Supsky says:

          In our darkest hours, we have the light of God to guide us. When things seem to be so bad, we can learn lessons of strength and encouragement. We can get direction and solace from knowing that as His children, He shall never abandon nor forsake us.

          Praise and glory to God. Amen.

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          • Kaco says:

            Yes, thank you. Amen.

            During the election, I was trying to be mentally prepared for Hillary as well as spiritually. I come from a family that had great faith, I’ve wandered away at times, especially when younger, caught up in the world and having God on the back burner. My grandmother especially was close to the Lord every day and my mother more so after my oldest brother died. They’ve passed on but it was because of them and their experiences I have the extra benefit of knowing He’s the Truth. I am trying to be better in turning to God instead of relying only on myself and I need His help in also guiding my family. who thankfully know He’s the Truth, too. But they need to be strong in their faith in this wicked world that will try to corrupt their young minds. I know it was His blessing that President Trump won the election, it took all of our prayers.

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            • Sean Supsky says:

              We are but children, and sometimes we know not the ways that we need to go. From our mistakes and failures, we learn to be better, to see how things can be done differently.

              I understand exactly what you are saying. It is hard at times to be able t rely and trust completely. Each small step, each furrow in the road, is merely a point to be able to learn.

              As for faith, that is something that we have according to our trust and belief in God and in Christ Jesus, the author of our faith.

              It is not easy to go through life with all of the trials and tribulations, that is why we are admonished to look toward Heaven as our home and not this world. For there must need be the buring fires to cast away the impurities of the world for then and only then can we truly live for the God of Glory and Light.

              Had Hillary won the election, myself I would not have cared for it too much, yet I do trust in God to do what is best in His plan of salvation for the entire world and the soul of each person alive.

              Without these struggles to face, we become complacent and cherish not our salvation.

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    • keebler AC says:

      My happy place today after yesterday’s “loss”.

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      • Kaco says:

        Hmm, because he is not “France First”, unlike our market confidence in our President’s America First policies.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      “I just saw Jesse Waters have a so-called psychiatrist on his show who claims Pres. Trump is a narcissist who is so dangerous he will start having people killed.”

      I also watched that segment. I found it laughable that the “psychologist” fit each of the dysfunctional criteria he was using to label President Trump. Waters got and was all but laughing in the guy’s face. As someone who knows a little about the theories the good Dr. was using what he was doing is called “projection” “. . . in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. . .” From Wikipedia.

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    • andeclain says:

      Powerful post! Many thanks Kaco. You expressed thoughts that I wasn’t even aware that I had much better than I could ever have hoped to do.

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      • Kaco says:

        Thank you very much, these are difficult times. I will take encouragement here and keep fighting the good fight!

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

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  9. Timmy-the-Ute says:

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  10. citizen817 says:

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  11. Donna in Oregon says:

    Always remember to forget
    The things that made you sad
    But never forget to remember
    The things that made you glad.

    Always remember to forget
    The friends that proved untrue
    But never forget to remember
    Those that have stuck by you.

    Always remember to forget
    The troubles that have passed away
    But never forget to remember
    The blessings that come each day.

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  12. Dora says:

    Jack Vettriano – ‘The Weight’ (2009)

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  13. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Pray without ceasing.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:17 (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. SF says:

    Photo by Robert Gallant
    “Deer Island” new brunswick

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  17. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  18. Dora says:

    What a phony!

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    • Kaco says:

      Has anyone ever felt threatened by someone’s hunger strike? They have free will, let them starve themselves! As we can see, it’s all for show.

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      • Lucille says:

        Remember the IRA Northern Ireland hunger strikes? The Brits had to tie them down and force feed them so they wouldn’t die and create a martyrdom ideal.

        Hunger strikes are a potential way to create angst and guilt in the authorities because they certainly serve no other purpose for the perp, being a horrible/painful way to die with the muscles and innards going south.

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    • Dora says:

      I agree with you about hunger strikes. But we have to remember the effect they can have. My women friends (the liberals) still think that Alice Paul was the greatest lady who ever roamed the earth. Well, practically. 🙂
      =
      ALICE PAUL AND THE HUNGER STRIKE THAT CHANGED AMERICA
      https://patch.com/california/malibu/alice-paul-and-hunger-strike-changed-america-0

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  19. duchess01 says:

    Fake Law
    How Trump-hatred warps the judiciary.
    MAY 15, 2017 | By MARC O. DEGIROLAMI

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/fake-law/article/2007934

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  20. keebler AC says:

    🙂

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  21. LibertyVibe says:

    I truly believe that yesterday’s French election was a planned dog whistle for an all-out assault by the Left. We need to be prepared. A storm is coming (nothing we can’t overcome, but we need to be ready).They are up to something BIG here in the states. http://wp.me/p7kZHT-u5

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    • Watching everything that is happening around the world now makes me think we just might be able to sympathize with our grandparents as they watched Hitler stride across Europe.

      Hitler appeared to be unstoppable at the time.

      Everyone had a terrible fear of the Nazis. They believed their life as they knew it was over.

      Great Britain held out against the Nazis almost alone.

      Then the US and the Russians came into the game.

      Things again look very bad for Europe, but we have seen this before.

      I am not counting them out just yet.

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    • keebler AC says:

      A wonderful and insightful read. Thank you! Love the avatar too.

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  22. citizen817 says:

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  23. Dora says:

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  24. Dora says:

    A good news story.

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  25. citizen817 says:

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    • Janie M. says:

      Rest in peace, Kyle.

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    • Lucille says:

      Beyond sad…fighting Islamist terrorists in the far reaches of the world…while I know they must be stopped, the question still arises…was it worth this man’s life? I cannot answer it. Nor can I answer why our men must die to save nations whose inhabitants could not care less about any American’s death.

      May God in His wisdom work all things together for good and bring comfort to Kyle’s family, friends and fellow SEALS.

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    • Thank u citizen817 for his identity info. I posted below on Saturday afternoon following a previous post a 1/2 hour earlier…not sure if ur interested but thought id repost for you, tho you may have seen it. God bless💖 :

      Treepers, God keeps pushing me out of His garden and to my keyboard. When a SEAL dies his brothers in arms slap their SEAL Tridents into his coffin to honor him. When you hear a bang thru the next few days think of it as honoring this fallen SEAL, he is coming home, will repose and be burried, but let him, his brothers-in-arms, his family know he/they are not forgotten.

      In the next few days, give him your own sign, slam your hand on something in tribute. The following is in remembrance of Michael Patrick Murphy and 3 of his brothers in arms, from the story by Marcus Luttrell “Lone Survivor” warning, box of tissues. I also have added a link to the FDNY firehouse that adopted Michael and he them. He wore their firehouse patch on his uniform when he went on missions, he died on an Afghanistan mountainside with the patch on. It is a beautiful, heartbreaking story of brotherhood and the bonds of unending love and devotion. http://www.eng53lad43.com
      May 6, 2017 at 1:18 pm
      In honor also of those trying to rescue the SEALs. May they all rest in peace and know they are not forgotten💖💕💖 Forever grateful💖

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  26. Sepp says:

    On this day the traditional Orthodox Church Calendar (April 25) includes the commemoration of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark (+63).

    Reading Saint Mark’s entire life from traditional sources is a lesson in his boldness and love for his Saviour.

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  27. zephyrbreeze says:

    That’s amazing. I’m in complete agreement with your proposition. Otherwise, the pieces just don’t fit together in a meaningful way.

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  28. zephyrbreeze says:

    This former Baltimore Ravens player ran over his 3 year old daughter in his driveway the day before Easter. To commemorate her and her great hugs, they started a hug campaign to spread the love. Pray for this sweet family.

    http://www.ldsliving.com/After-Tragic-Death-NFL-Community-Helps-LDS-Pro-Player-Remember-3-Year-Old-Daughter/s/85289/

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  29. john clark says:

    Texiera the Boston baboon who murdered the two doctors was a greencarder from Guinea-bisseu who was still in US after two separate bank robberies. He lived in homeless shelters when not in jail.

    How the f_ck does somebody like that stay here, is this whole country brain dead?
    Guinea is mostly muslim. We really hate ourselves and want to be butched by these barbarians

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  30. duchess01 says:

    MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
    The Confirming of the Covenant – The Commencement of the Wrath of the Lamb!

    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2017/04/the-confirming-of-covenant-commencement.html

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  31. Lucille says:

    Meanwhile in Russia – Wild fox came to fisherman on frozen lake

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  32. Lucille says:

    God speaks to us through His Holy Scriptures and gives those who study and pray over it His discernment as to what is true. This is what God says about His Son as revealed to St. John:

    “We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true. And we are in Him who is true by being in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.” – 1 John 5:20

    May your studies lead you to read the Bible and pray for discernment as to Who God is and what He desires of you and for you.

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  33. Plz pray💖
    Snips from incident release 20 mins ago of West Mims fire GA/FL line….LINK BELOW TO VIDEO & PHOTOS
    *snip*
    Fuel moistures will drop to as low as 2% allowing for explosive fire growth. The fire is expected to create columns tomorrow that could top out over 25,000 feet. The fire will be fuel-driven and plume-dominated, meaning that when tall columns develop, they could abruptly collapse, sending downburst winds in all directions. Two columns could also develop at the same time. All this extreme fire behavior will create very dangerous conditions for firefighters.
    Snip II
    Eight heavy helicopters and four heavy air tankers will be working tomorrow to support firefighting efforts on the ground. There is an order pending for a Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT), a DC-10 fitted with a retardant delivery system. If the order is filled the VLAT will fly here from Phoenix with a stop in Chattanooga to fuel up and load retardant. Chattanooga is the closest airport that can handle the needs of a plane of this size.
    https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/photographs/5153/

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  34. 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 pray for France, and for the safety of Marine Le Pen.

    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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  35. Janie M. says:

    Today is Joe Bonamassa’s 40th birthday. Happy Birthday, Joe!! Just received his birthday email covering his lifetime/career. It’s short, just under 5 minutes. ❤

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  36. georgiafl says:

    For all warriors who stand for truth, love, life, freedom, peace and God’s good will:

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