Saturday July 1st – 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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116 Responses to Saturday July 1st – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday, Treepers. . .

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  2. Lucille says:

    Meet Rare Sea Wolves Who Live Off The Ocean And Can Swim For Hours
    Life Stories Update

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    • nimrodman says:

      … heavy-metal caution on the intro, might want to pull your volume down a touch before clicking

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      • Texian says:

        Did somebody say “heavy metal?” Texian’s glory days shooting for the stars.. when I was not offshore, I was rockin’ the clubs in Texas.. it was the late 80’s, and the record and tour contracts all of a sudden were put on the table.. the band I was in turned down a tour contract as an opener for Heart’s “Bad Animals” tour – I was apoplectic they didn’t sign.. Sweet Savage was a Texas band everybody thought would make it to the big time – they turned theirs down, (the record label went down the strip and put the same contract in front of a band called “Poison” and the rest is history). One gulf coast band signed the one put in front of them.. Lillian Axe.. below are vintage club bootlegs of them, typical club scenes of the times.. Fast and fun times they were.. it was a wild ride.. a blur..

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  3. citizen817 says:

    100 years ago today, the jazz-pop singer and actress Lena Horne was born. The first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, her career spanned 70 years on stage, screen and television. Born in Brooklyn, she dropped out of school but found musical mentors after moving in with her estranged father at age 18. Horne recorded popular albums and performed into her 80s, including a one-woman show at 62, called “Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music,” which ran for more than three hundred performances on Broadway. The Grammy award winner also found fulfillment joining the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, 20 years after secretly marrying a white composer in the 1940s.  This biography broadcast after her death… (1917)

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  4. nimrodman says:


    “Cheeky feline: A cat steals this person’s newspaper everyday and doesn’t seem to mind being caught”

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  5. nimrodman says:

    More fun with immigrants:
    According to reports, the Nigerian-born family practitioner …

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      “He had a troubled past including arrests for sexual assault, burglary, fare-jumping and public urination, according to reports. It is believed his medical license had expired and he had ultimately resigned before he was fired because of his behavior towards a member of staff in 2015.” This is really a good illustration of what can happen when you give this caliber of person a chance. 🙄

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  6. Kathy says:

    Greetings, Treepers … On the June 29 Daily thread (10:05 am), I floated the idea of a one-day event to share lower-fat and lower-carb recipes with folks like David and Angie who are transitioning toward healthier meals. The main purpose would be to share flavorful recipes which Treepers have actually made themselves – not ones which just sound or look good – and to offer tips or shortcuts for easier food preparation.

    Menagerie has kindly agreed to set up a dedicated “Healthy Recipes” thread on Monday July 17th if enough readers are interested. This date works well for me because of house guests arriving tonight and staying 7-10 days, after which I will have time to locate and type up the recipes I already have in mind.

    Setting a date of July 17 should also provide ample time to announce a “Healthy Recipes” thread – which I will do occasionally in the Dailys, and also maybe once or twice in the Politicals. Some might like having extra days to dig through their own recipe boxes, while others could use this lead-time to think up “special requests” for posting in the Dailys between now and July 17. For example, one person might post in tomorrow’s Daily, “Does anyone have a yummy cole slaw recipe?” But instead of responding immediately to such requests, we’d hold off until July 17 to post them. (BTW, you can find my favorite — always a hit at picnics — by Google-searching “Renee’s Cole Slaw” and “Paula Deen”.)

    Finally, I would be grateful for any thoughts you might have about this little project. How it could play out is still fuzzy in my mind but, with the abundance of common-sense here at TCTH, I know a clearer plan will evolve.

    Thanks to all … and have a Star Spangled Weekend!

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  7. millwright says:

    Not to bring a “downer” on this, America’s Birthday, but a lot of fools ( and many innocents ) are going to get hurt or die over this holiday. That’s pretty much SOP . But this story irritates me on multiple levels, not least of which is why wasn’t a family member with this autistic child ?

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Hm. He drowned in 3 feet of water. Parents are suing because the park didn’t do enough. Their names are Mohamad and Fadma Boudriss. Hm.

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  8. MaineCoon says:

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  9. smiley says:

    Corduroy…Guinness World Record holder of Oldest Cat In The World..27+ years !

    here’s the proof..

    as a kitten, he was adopted from a shelter in Oregon, believed to be born on August 1, 1989.

    story here..

    sadly, he went outside in December of last year (2016)…but did not return..

    but he still holds the record !

    🐱 ❤

    rest in peace, good kitty.

    from my experience with many kitties, they seem to know when it's "their time", and will go off to a private place to find Rainbow Bridge.

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  10. Lucille says:

    What time is it? It’s Howdy Caturday Time….

    Where have you been human!? Cat misses owner (Tonto the bengal cat)

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  11. millwright says:

    Here’s an “upper” my eldest and I have discussed . An emergent experimental on-scene treatment for penetrating abdominal wounds buying time for victims. This son and I discussed the rather ” low quality of on-scene treatment ” ( his opinion) in the Arlington, VA gun shot event . He particularly mention the lack of a “pelvic compression girdle” to stem bleeding in the victim. This might well answer his observation !

    Were I the military I’d field test this technology in places like Chicago, Baltimore, etc. After all that’s where they train their trauma doctors and para-medics !

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    • tampafan says:

      There was an army medic who called into WilKow or Hannity last week and discussed this (briefly). Sounds like this would work great in civilian hospitals and for paramedics.


    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Oh, all things considered, I think they did a fine job with what the had. ALL survived!!!!

      By the time EMS got there, the worse victim, Scalise, was going into shock. An IV line and fluids was STAT.. Other than the fact that he laid out there til the shooter was dead, the couple of doctors out there, and some of the quicker thinkers (Rep who used his belt for tourniquet) They saved those who were down on the ball field lives that day. Shooter would’ve been my last priority too. (Shooter died in route to hospital) 36 yr Nurse here.

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    • Sloth1963 says:

      My daughter was just seen by an SF medic this past week for a dog bite. He was exceptional, as you would expect. Treated my youngest with great compassion and really put her at ease.

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  12. usnveteran says:

    Pray for one another (always) and watch your backs this weekend. Have your cameras ‘at the ready’. I did an internet search on the AntiFa group and didn’t realize how large this group is. They will probably ‘show-off’ all over the country this weekend.

    June 30, 2017
    Federal Forces Prepare For Radical Leftist Desecration Of Gettysburg Graves:

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  13. nwtex says:

    What a shame. Drugs are so pervasive! Addiction is one of the biggest evils.

    Wynonna Judd’s daughter is in custody on drug-related charges AGAIN after pleading guilty to possession of crystal meth last year
    18 April 2017

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  14. MOA says:

    I’m a US expat.
    If you want to watch the physically hardest, most intense, skilled football on earth, the NZ All Blacks are engaged in battle with the British and Irish Lions as we speak……Rugby Union, the game they play in heaven.

    American Football? It’s for the unfit who can’t play 90 seconds, let alone 80 minutes.

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    • WSB says:

      I have an All Blacks shirt and had the pleasure of meeting a few of them at a Foster’s Polo game, of all things, in Auckland many years ago. What a great team! Enjoy the game!


  15. Pointman says:

    “One of their presenters of the New Year’s gig does a photo shoot of her looking like Skeletor’s wife holding up Trump’s severed head and they’re so taken aback by a ferocious reaction from Mr & Mrs average America, the fire her the next day in panic.”

    A light discussion of CNN playing Russian roulette with an automatic …


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  16. ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

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  17. smiley says:

    Happy Cat’day…

    from Famous Cat Lovers..

    actress Vivien Leigh with her Siamese kitty, New Boy

    from The Great Cat ~ The Cat in History, Art and Literature


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  18. Dora says:

    Louis Wain, a popular London commercial artist obsessed with cats, was permanently hospitalized for mental illness in 1924. That his paintings became increasingly hallucinatory and abstract has been attributed to worsening schizophrenia.

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  19. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

    Liked by 17 people

  20. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
    John 17:3 (KJV)

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  21. duchess01 says:

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  22. duchess01 says:

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

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  23. Dora says:

    Hubby and his brother were born in this hospital. We were all so sad to see it torn down. There was really no reason given for its destruction, but rumor has it that the city (under Mayor Bloomberg) was annoyed at the hospital’s refusal to perform abortions. But, that’s another subject. This one is about the poet.


    A Village poet and the hospital she’s named for
    Edna St. Vincent Millay is an emblem of 1920s Greenwich Village.

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  24. Dora says:

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  25. Alleycats says:

    Good morning Treepers. God has blessed this family once again. My newest grandbaby was born this morning, a few weeks early but healthy and strong. Her name is Evelyn Grace.
    Thank you God for prayers answered and blessings received on this beautiful day!

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  26. czarowniczy says:

    Well, sitting with a cup of coffee waiting for the dew to dry do I can cut, watching morning national news. Seems the main topic was that NYC doc who killed on and injured a bunch mo’ who dissed him.
    Ignoring the ironic ‘doc in NYC with a gun shooting’ aspect the news plowed into its usual ‘assault rifle’, weapon of war, gun violence tirade. It then went on to do stories spraying air freshener on the immigrant issue. Poor illegal this and poor discriminated that, open the gates and let them flood forth. Hmmmm, again the idea that we are awash (in media reckoning) in gun violence but flooding the streets with immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, Syria and Iraq is somehow a good plan…well, just calls for more coffee.

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    “The idea of making socks was appealing to me, because I realized that the vast majority of my socks were terrible. They developed holes in no time, or the elastic stretched out, or they just did not look that nice,” said Christmann, a 2006 McIntire School of Commerce graduate. “A lot of people have the same problem, and I wanted to see what I could do about it.”

    Christmann launched Boldfoot Socks in the summer of 2014. At the time, he was fresh out of business school at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he had enrolled after working for several years in Capital One’s marketing division. He had a lot to learn about the apparel industry and the manufacturing process, but he knew he wanted his business to do three things: make great socks, offer a 100 percent American-made product and support veterans’ organizations.

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  28. Mike says:

    Happy Caturday Folks! I.m drawing a blank on things to post for Caturday right now. But I can at least stay in my Caturday routine. Haven’t even watched this one, so let’s check out.

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  29. Lucille says:

    Rocky is an L.A. small business entrepreneur with a dog treats/equipment supply chain (one store at LAX). He’s a sweetheart. If you have time, check out his vlog of the trip to Italy where he asks his long-time girlfriend to marry him. Really fun and sweet. You’ll see her in this edition.

    10 Tips To Calm Your Dog During Fireworks This July 4th
    Rocky Kanaka

    Hope For Paws is just a terrific organization working in L.A.

    Fireworks almost caused a disaster, but then Hope For Paws was called and everything changed!
    Hope For Paws – Official Rescue Channel

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  30. Lucille says:

    Can you imagine! This traitor is going to be out of prison in 2 years!

    “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh expresses “cautious support” for the Islamic State (ISIS)
    June 30, 2017 By Robert Spencer

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  31. Sloth1963 says:

    Penelope in her favorite spot.

    Happy Caturday!

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  32. Dora says:

    I watched this mini-series and thought it was fascinating. Apparently Ms de Havilland didn’t like it.

    Today is her 101st birthday.


    Olivia de Havilland sues FX Networks over depiction in ‘Feud’

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland filed a lawsuit against FX Networks on Friday, saying she did not give her permission to be portrayed in the miniseries “Feud: Bette and Joan” and that her depiction in the show had harmed her reputation.

    Lawyers for de Havilland, whose 101st birthday is on Saturday, said the network and Ryan Murphy Productions did not consult with her and that she is the only living person to be depicted in the eight-part miniseries.


  33. Bakokitty says:

    Happy Caturday Treepers, hope this sassy kitty is not out of bounds. 😉

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  34. Dora says:

    Drinking, Gambling and Pot. What could go wrong?

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  35. 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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  36. Sloth1963 says:

    Still Caturday so…

    KiKi. Our cute tortie.

    Liked by 5 people

  37. duchess01 says:

    SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2017


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