Saturday May 27th – 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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207 Responses to Saturday May 27th – Open Thread

  1. waltherppk says:

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  2. Lucille says:

    Our hearts go out to the families of all Americans lost in war or training–the Army, Navy, Air Force, USMC, Coast Guard armed services. We remember your sacrifices and those of your dear loved-ones who died in service of our nation. God bless you!

    The U. S. Marine Corps holds a special place for me. Thank you, Robert! Never forgotten!
    Body Bearers Memorial Day
    USMC – 2017

    Thank you, Treeper Marines, for your service and for keeping alive the memories of your fallen comrades. Semper Fidelis!

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  3. kimosaabe says:

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  5. waltherppk says:

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  6. waltherppk says:

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  7. decisiontime16 says:

    “The New York Times recently reported that the most expensive schools are paradoxically cheaper for low-income students. Take, for example, a student whose parents earn thirty thousand per year—not a lot of money but not poverty level, either. That student would pay ten thousand for one of the less selective branch campuses of the University of Wisconsin but would pay six thousand at the school’s flagship Madison campus. At Harvard, the student would pay only about thirteen hundred despite tuition of over forty thousand. Of course, kids like me don’t know this. My buddy Nate, a lifelong friend and one of the smartest people I know, wanted to go to the University of Chicago as an undergraduate, but he didn’t apply because he knew he couldn’t afford it. It likely would have cost him considerably less than Ohio State, j”

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  8. Moishe Pipik says:

    The reporting on this case has been very biased:

    > Two men were stabbed to death and one injured Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., after they tried to intervene when another passenger began “ranting and raving” and shouting anti-Muslim hate speech at two young women, police said.

    Now, I’m not going to stick my neck out for the man who did the stabbing, but if you try to read the facts in a more neutral light:

    – A man was on the train who was heard saying things that others didn’t like
    – Several people went over to physically confront the man who was exercising his right to free speech.
    – The man defended himself with a knife.

    The two “Muslim” woman who he was allegedly speaking of managed to disappear. Who knows if they even existed?

    I’m not as quick as the Washington Post is to label _anyone_ a hero in this case.

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  9. Janie M. says:

    From wiseGEEK:

    Why Do My Shoelaces Always Come Untied?

    It can be so annoying. You slip on your running shoes, tie them tightly, and hit the road. Before long, though, the laces have come untied. Why does this always seem to happen? Oliver O’Reilly, a mechanical engineer at the University of California, Berkeley, also wanted to know. He and his research team put a test subject on a treadmill and attached accelerometers to her shoes to measure how much gravitational force the knot experienced with each step. The researchers found that as the knot began to unravel, the g-forces working against the knot as it bobbed up and down were even greater than what a rider on a roller coaster would experience.

    Fit to be untied:

    ◆ Using slow-motion video, the researchers watched two distinct stages of knot loosening — a gradual slippage when the unraveling begins, followed by total failure of the knot within the next two strides.

    ◆ The research also demonstrated the superiority of the square knot, which failed about half the time, over the granny knot, which failed 100 percent of the time.

    ◆ The findings were published in the April 2017 edition of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A — Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences.

    Post 1 Your article on the slipping shoe knot is absolutely true. The answer to the problem could not be more simple, though. All one has to do is to take hold of the two bows and tie them in one simple knot. Problem solved; they will stay tied.
    Arnold M., English Poet.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      This is very interesting. I have always had a problem with my laces constantly coming untied. In my teens, I finally started lacing them upside down with the knot at the bottom near my toes. That mostly solved the problem. I am going to have to figure out how to do that double bow thing.

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  10. boomerguy says:

    Since it’s still Caturday…
    I ran across something y’all cat lovers might enjoy – there’s a Kindle book about cats and how amazing they are, complete with *tons* of adorable kitty pictures – and it’s FREE right now. (You’ll need a Kindle reader, or the free Kindle app for your phone, desktop, laptop or tablet to read it.) Hopefully this URL will display correctly:

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  11. 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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  12. Midnight Rambler says:

    My Great Pyrenees puppy Oliver.

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