Tuesday May 23rd – 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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135 Responses to Tuesday May 23rd – Open Thread

  1. Be well sweet Treepers. We have Trump45 doing all humanly possible to protect us. God is with us, press into Him, fear no evil, Praise Him even in the storm

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    • Daddy was from Manchester…he and mum are gone now
      ♡ they got us out, history now teaches they saved me
      I was raised in Canada, now going the way of Europe very soon, unless they CanExit
      ♡ I got myself out, and saved myself and became an American 🇺🇸💖🇺🇸
      🇺🇸🇺🇸💖💖 But for the Grace of God go I 💖💖🇺🇸🇺🇸
      💖♡ I found Christ and He saved me ♡💖
      💖 I am blessed beyond measure by our Lord, America & President Donald Trump 💖

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      • duchess01 says:

        Grace, I have tried 4X to post a reply, but for some reason, WP won’t let me

        God Bless You!

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        • Nothing can separate us Amazing duchess01!! Not even dang WP! Bless your sweet soul, much love and hugs sent your way💖💕💖

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        • Menagerie says:

          You tried a lot more than four times. Someone put all your comments in the trash, probably BECAUSE you bombarded us. Please do not post dozens of comments when yours doesn’t go through, it makes a lot more work for us and we have enough already.

          When a comment is caught in moderation, posting over and over will not get it through, and personally, I will never approve a comment that has been spammed like that. In this case I am guessing one of the other mods felt the same way.

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          • duchess01 says:

            Oh, I am so sorry – I did not know it was in moderation – sad for your troubles – learned my lesson – please forgive me – I thought it was my computer – no notification it was in moderation – so did not know – not intentional – honest! 😦

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  2. Lunatic Fringe says:

    But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him.
    They will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
    It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
    It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit.
    Jeremiah 17:7-8 New International Version (NIV)

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  3. nimrodman says:

    Hey, old Senior guy … If you’re gonna act like an old crank, don’t wear the team colors, mmmkay?
    Makes for bad publicity, y’understand?

    Geez …

    Plane passengers chant ‘lock him up’ at man in a Trump hat after he delays United flight for FIVE hours when he refuses to sit in his allocated seat after being denied an upgrade
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4531534/Man-Trump-hat-disrupts-flight-China-US.html

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    • Ron says:

      The “Lock Him Up” chants are hilarious

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    • nwtex says:

      Hey, dailymail….. back off. You don’t even know the whole story! Plus he may may have a bit of dementia. It happens! Could happen to you one day. He may not even know the significance of red cap. You will grab any opportunity to attempt to give the President and those that voted for him “bad press.”
      ~~~
      ” sporting a bright-red Donald Trump campaign hat emblazoned with the slogan ‘Make American Great Again’.”

      “an elderly Caucasian man believed to be American” (um wonder where that accent comes from)

      “belligerent Trump supporter”

      “Do YOU know him? The man in the Trump campaign hat has not been named and nothing is known about him”

      So now, I suppose you want to slam him (and, by association, his family) publicly by name. Ruthless!

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  4. Ron says:

    In other news today, Researchers conclusively proved that Liberals have brain damage.

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    • nimrodman says:

      “… can change attitudes to immigrants …”

      Cool.
      Can we toggle some o’ them attitudes to “intolerant”?

      If so, I’ll all for it.
      Bring on the magnets.

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      • Ron says:

        Nope, doesn’t work like that. To those who don’t have time to read it, basically they scientifically proved that if you shut down part of somebody’s brain, it makes them believe in God less, and makes them more open to hostile immigrants.

        Can’t make this stuff up.

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        • the right phoenix says:

          So basically, the study proves that liberals are literally closed-minded.

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        • nimrodman says:

          Well, yeah – I did read carefully.

          They’re “lessening activity in the threat-processing centre of the brain”

          In other words, shutting down that part of the brain that has evolved over millennia to perceive threats and keep you and your family and friends and clan alive.

          You know – like your reaction to seeing a wriggling snake.
          Or a 21st century mooslum.

          What’s the lesson? Don’t worry, be clueless?

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          • nimrodman says:

            Reading the tone of the article, the researchers clearly think it’s not the immigrant that’s the problem …

            It’s your perception of a threat that’s the problem.

            Next up: little helmets with magnetic fields that reduce your perception of the threat.

            Tell me I’m wrong …
            I dare ya

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            • canadacan says:

              As far as the magnets are concerned ,all I have to say is you don’t have to be stupid but it helps

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            • dbethd says:

              I’d say if you’re willing to have your brain messed with by magnets, you’re already a little less cautious in the danger department.

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              • Bendix says:

                I see this as What The Government Is Investigating As A Method Of Disabling Opposition To The Globalist Agenda.
                How to keep the citizenry in line, when calling them names doesn’t work.
                This might sound like a wacky conspiracy theory, except for the fact that someone is already working on doing this.

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            • nimrodman says:

              … oh, and I forgot to mention that those “little helmets with magnets” would be
              MANDATORY

              A bit of the old “behavior modification”, my Droogies?

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          • ladypenquin says:

            I believe it is something in the water or food supply that has turned men into mice, and women into feminazis. Just my 2 cents. But something seems wrong when folks don’t sense danger to themselves or their loved ones. We’ve been “civilized” into more than complacency, we’re in self-destructive mode. Unfortunately, almost every member of the media is made up of this type of personality/brain configuration.

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            • nimrodman says:

              what was it they used to put in the mashed potatoes in the 50s at boys academies to keep them, ahem, physically “somnolent”

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    • One thing I deeply dislike about science reporting in media is that single studies don’t “scientifically prove” a damn thing. This one is over two years old (submitted Nov. 2014), and no one else has been able to duplicate their results. That tells me what I need to know about how likely it is to be reliable.

      Show me a half-dozen similar studies with better methodology and I might start paying attention. This one used only 38 undergrad volunteers (more impressionable by definition), and had no control group of non-believers for comparison. It’s all voluntary interviews after a 40-minute procedure. They were getting paid to participate. How do you even verify the honesty of their answers? When you reward people, they try to please the researchers.

      Finally, according to this study, the change is temporary! In other words, if you submit the brains of young adults (more neuroplastic) to high level pulses in a proximate magnetic field, you can cause (drum roll…) an impermanent alteration of thought processes. Which also happens if you are hungry, or haven’t gotten enough sleep.

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  7. MaryfromMarin says:

    Directly applicable to continuing atrocities:

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  8. nwtex says:

    Journalists drink too much are bad at managing emotions, and operate at a lower level than average, according to a new study
    May 19, 2017

    Journalists’ brains show a lower-than-average level of executive functioning, according to a new study, which means they have a below-average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, switch between tasks, and show creative and flexible thinking.

    The study, led by Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and leadership coach, analysed 40 journalists from newspapers, magazines, broadcast, and online platforms over seven months. The participants took part in tests related to their lifestyle, health, and behaviour.
    […]

    http://www.businessinsider.com/journalists-brains-function-at-a-lower-level-than-average-2017-5

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    • Bendix says:

      That could explain why there aren’t any journalists asking Comey of those memos actually came from him.
      Back in the day, that was Journalism 101, go straight to the source.
      Today we see one reporter at a local paper asking HRH HRC the obvious question about the Benghazi video lie. Where were all the rest of them? The ones working at a national level, we know why we won’t see real reporting from them, but they can’t all be in on it.
      What a bunch of self-medicating zombies.

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  9. citizen817 says:

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  10. kltk1 says:

    An interesting take on Mueller.

    Liked by 4 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      He has been saying this since Mueller was appointed.

      Liked by 1 person

      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Go check Mueller’s background. Instead of complaining too much about it to my congress-criminals; instead, I’ve been taking names of all the ones who’ve come out and complimented the “choice” THEY will be the first to go!

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      It’s good to see that there’s some integrity left at Fox News. The massive anti-Trump leaking along with the “Russian hacking” scam is designed to 1. sandbag Trump and limit his ability to create better relations with Russia (and China), and 2. focus attention away from the years long illegality of Hillary’s time as Secretary Of State. Trump should start his own national security investigation of her actions and should also start searching out and punishing leakers.

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  11. Dora says:

    Gustav Bauernfeind – The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem (1904) Oil on canvas.

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  12. Lynn says:

    Just curious, how tall is Melania? She’s so elegant and beautiful. Three of us four girls in the family were around 5’8″.
    Lynn

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  13. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “…Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
    Ecclesiastes 12:13 (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. amwick says:

    I stumbled over this in twitter,,, and then looked it up… yeah, it’s a thing,,,, 3D printed food:
    https://3dprinting.com/food/3d-printing-as-a-solution-to-global-food-crises/
    Is this our future? Apparently restaurants already do this…

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  17. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo a.m.20orwell.jpg

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  18. Minnie says:

    “Hope has two beautiful daughters – their names are anger and courage.

    Anger at the way things are and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are”.

    ~ Saint Augustine

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  19. smiley says:

    good guy, Clint, is still AWESOME and GOD Bless him 🙂

    Clint Eastwood: “We Are Killing Ourselves” With Political Correctness

    May 22, 2017

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/22/clint-eastwood-we-are-killing-ourselves-with-polit/

    …while in Cannes, says PC is killing the entertainment industry.

    next film coming soon : The 15:17 To Paris

    …about the 3 Americans who heroically stopped the Islamic attack on that train from Brussels to Paris, in 2015.

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  20. BigMamaTEA says:

    Well, gotta get suit up, to go dumpster diving (on the lefty sites) Be back later, treeps…..

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  21. Lumina says:

    I won’t post a pic, but I cannot believe Michelle O’s outfits the last 2 days…1st ripped jeans & flouncy 1 bare shoulder top and now this napkin & shoelace sleeve top that’s barely keeping her front covered with high waist pants. The press has been praising her style choices and have raved about her arms & shoulders. I wonder if she thinks they were serious about it & now flaunting them…arm/shoulder porn…she’s dressing like a Kardashian…cover them up, use one of Hillary’s pantsuit jackets, but cover them up…don’t flaunt it…you ain’t got it…
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/classless-michelle-obama-breaks-church-rules-enters-siena-cathedral-open-shoulder-top/

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  22. Bendix says:

    Another thing about that article claiming the last Anthony Weiner sexting scandal was a setup to hurt Hillary – doesn’t that presuppose knowledge of what was on Anthony’s computer?
    Do I believe Anthony was set up? Yes.
    But I also believe that this business about the family not being Hillary supporters, so they did this to “hurt Hillary”, is a vile attempt from Hillary to use someone else’s downfall as another excuse for her failure.
    What just happened to Anthony Weiner is a tragedy in the classic sense. A personal tragedy, affecting him, his wife, and his child. I don’t say this to deflect blame or gain sympathy for him, he’s a grown man and he did what he did.
    It’s the “hurt Hillary” exploitation for her benefit that stinks. That was the problem with her whole campaign, when you think about it. Instead of “I’m With Her” it should have been “It’s All About Her” because that was her entire campaign. I, I, I, me, me, me. Donald was such a bad man, his supporters were bad people, why? Because we interfered with her. Why should we elect her? Because people who support Donald are bad. Circular logic.
    It doesn’t stop.

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    • Bendix says:

      The charges they face now are the only charges that should have been brought in the first place.
      I see Mosby there is running her big mouth, trying to justify the expensive circus she made of this tragedy, with an “I meant to do this all along” attitude.

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  23. duchess01 says:

    TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
    A Biblical Perspective – Can President Trump Bring Peace to the Middle East?

    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2012/04/global-bloodbath-and-armageddon-then.html

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  24. jackphatz says:

    For those of us who have been, are and will follow the Seth Rich story.

    A Seth Rich Chronology, Part 1 CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED: Diane West

    http://dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/3559/A-Seth-Rich-Chronology-Part-1.aspx#.WSLtFJAmt0U.twitter

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  25. Janie M. says:

    Awww, one my favorite James Bonds, Sean Connery is the 2nd. 😥

    James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89
    By Lia Eustachewich May 23, 2017 | 9:33am | Updated

    Former James Bond star Roger Moore has died after a battle with cancer, his family confirmed Tuesday. He was 89.

    Moore, who epitomized James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985, died in Switzerland “after a short but brave” cancer fight, according to a statement released by his three children.

    http://pagesix.com/2017/05/23/james-bond-star-roger-moore-dead-at-89/

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  26. Dora says:

    Sculpture on exhibit in Venice to warn about global warming.

    I think it is sooooo creepy!

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  27. BigMamaTEA says:

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    • nimrodman says:

      positive narratives about “refugees”

      I envision a series of public-service announcements employing the “not ALL muslums” trope:

      “Not ALL muslums will blow you up … just SOME”

      “Not ALL muslums will r4pe your 13-year-old daughters … just SOME”

      “Not ALL muslums will surround you as a taharrush mob and digitally penetrate you … just SOME”

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  28. BigMamaTEA says:

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  29. BigMamaTEA says:

    From A.G. Sessions office: “Department of Justice FY 2018 Budget Request”

    …………..”President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget proposal totals $27.7 billion for the Department of Justice to support federal law enforcement and criminal justice priorities of our state, local and tribal law enforcement partners………

    ………”The request represents a comprehensive investment in the Justice mission and includes increases in funding for strengthening national security efforts, supporting law enforcement, and enforcing the nation’s immigration laws. The request represents a $1.1 billion decrease over the annualized FY 2017 continuing resolution (CR) level”………….

    Then they break it down with four links included in the article, here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-fy-2018-budget-request

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    • Janie M. says:

      BigMama, unlike the previous administration, I believe all of these funds will actually be used for their intended purposes. What a difference, eh?!

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        AMEN! Plus, if you just read that 1st paragraph I posted, you will see that this is a reduction in funding over the CR’s they’ve been functioning under.

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        • Janie M. says:

          Yup, $1.1 billion is a substantial decrease. It is probably a certainty, budgets for various agencies were padded in the period of ozero so the excess could be siphoned off for “miscellaneous” (and nefarious) projects. One of the prevailing attitudes which needs to be changed is “use it or lose it.” I had read articles where government employees said if their departments found they had funds left over at the end of the fiscal year, they’d go on a spending spree to make certain every allocated penny was spent. This was done to prevent any reductions in their succeeding year’s budget.

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  30. Janie M. says:

    Last year I had recommended that Treepers sign up for the top 2 listed email alert services. I am adding a 3rd site. There may be overlap at times with regard to problematic foods between the FDA and USDA but I haven’t seen many of those. These are all free (funded by taxpayers) and worth the subscription so you are better informed. I have noticed an up-tick in listeria and e-coli tainted food products (includes frozen products).

    Young children, seniors and those with compromised immune systems are the most likely to experience severe reactions, which may include death. The states and sometimes, the retailer chains, who sell these food products are listed in the distribution section (usually in the middle of the page). I realize with regard to fresh produce, we are often past the consumption date, i.e., lettuce, etc. but it makes you more cautious in your handling of these products in the future.

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    http://www.cpsc.gov

    U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
    https://www.fda.gov

    United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
    https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/programs-and-services/email-subscription-service

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  31. blessdog says:

    check this out!! sorry if it’s been posted already ‘o’
    I had no idea that willie and Monica had a SON – GOOD GRIEF!!!
    apparently bill has gone full deadbeat so she (and bill’s spawn) is going for the full monty! 40 MIL HAHA!
    naturally, the liberal media is completely ignoring it

    BREAKING: Monica Lewinski Comes Out Of NOWHERE With The Bombshell Scandal Of The Century : : :
    https://mainerepublicemailalert.com/2017/05/17/breaking-monica-lewinski-comes-out-of-nowhere-with-the-bombshell-scandal-of-the-century/

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  32. Steve in Titusville FL says:

    Just Unbelievable:

    “A criminal suspect in an investigation into a major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network has abruptly left the country and gone to Pakistan, where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection, a relative and others told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

    Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal were highly paid shared IT administrators working for multiple House Democrats until their access to congressional IT systems was terminated Feb. 2 as a result of the investigation. Capitol Police confirmed the investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been reported in the case.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/22/sources-democratic-aide-suspected-of-major-security-breach-under-government-protection-in-pakistan/

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  33. duchess01 says:

    WELFARE FOR ILLEGALS!

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  34. nwtex says:

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  35. nwtex says:

    Snipped from the above (landslide) article ^
    ~~~
    Updated 2 hrs 55 mins ago

    More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt tumbled down the slope, which remained unstable. The slide is covering up about one-quarter of a mile of Highway 1.

    “We haven’t been able to go up there and assess. It’s still moving,”

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  36. nwtex says:

    Awesome!!! XOXO ❤ ❤ ❤

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  37. 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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