Sunday July 2nd – 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 โ€ 

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220 Responses to Sunday July 2nd – Open Thread

  1. BakoCarl says:

    Snowfall

    Cold deepens, heaping chill on old bones
    Graying clouds drowse across lowering skies
    Wispy thoughts wander within the still air
    Life slips through autumn as winter draws nigh

    White crystals drift from cloudy climes
    Snowflakes floating free dance natureโ€™s ballet
    Hushed thoughts with sound stilled, silence reigns
    Faint wisps of life waft through timeโ€™s byways

    Snow settles, blanketing sight and sound
    Snow pillows pile snugly in downy mounds
    Thoughts grow dim, ever remaining unsaid
    Dreaming in peace in their earthbound bed

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

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    Have a blessed Sunday and a happy 4th Treepers!

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  4. Lucille says:

    “Abide With Me” by Matt Redman

    (C) 2015 sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

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    • jonvil says:

      John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
      Joh 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
      Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one.

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  5. Donna in Oregon says:

    Irish Blessing

    Grant me a sense of humor, Lord,
    The saving grace to see a joke,
    To win some happiness from life,
    And pass it on to other folk.

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  6. WSB says:

    My source is probably not the best; however, the vote for independence was taken on the Second of July. The anouncement was on the fourth.

    Happy Independence Day to all!

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-votes-for-independence

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    • Minnie says:

      Thank you!!

      Happy Birthday, America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

      God bless us, everyone – we are truly blessed!!

      ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      That’s true WSB. The legal paperwork, (if you will) was dated and signed on the 4th. But yes the decision was official July 2nd.

      Happy Birthday America. (With my little grand kids, I make a cupcake with a candle and we sing Happy Birthday to America this weekend)

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  7. Troublemaker10 says:

    Lance Wallnau

    Remember Saul? He kept persecuting Gods people till it ended up in a divine confrontation that knocked him down.

    “And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is HARD FOR YOU TO KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS.” (Acts 9:5)

    Meaghan Kelly kicked and has been in trouble ever since. CNN is getting shaken after kicking the pricks and the same is true for the failing NYT. Now Joe Scarborough’s Morning Show is kicking – when will they learn? Kicking at Gods Chaos President will never work. Media should learn that Donald Trump is the ultimate prick not to kick.

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  8. GUS says:

    Both of my parents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. I am honored by that. God Bless America.

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    • kurt72 says:

      As a guitarist, I’ve always loved me some Nancy Wilson! Beautiful video of my favorite Heart song. Seen them many times through the years.
      Thanks for posting this, I loved it!!

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  9. smiley says:

    Fence Row In Chester County

    oil/canvas

    2008

    Randall Exon ~ American ~ Contemporary ~ Representational/ Landscape & Figurative

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Janie M. says:

    Friday afternoon I had to drive over to another town for my overdue annual exam at the VA community clinic. When I pulled into the parking lot, I saw a fire truck and ambulance. Given that a majority of the other vets I have seen there are elderly, I wasn’t shocked and assumed one of them may have had a heart attack.

    My physician’s nurse told me a gentleman was having chest pains and decided to drive to their clinic instead of an ER. I told her he probably did so because he was afraid if he had gone to the ER, the VA might have denied his claim (been there, done that). She agreed and said if you’re having chest pains this facility is not the place to go.

    This is just a clinic with a few physicians, nurses and a lab (does blood work and urine analyses) – bare bones basic. I didn’t see him being wheeled out on a gurney so it was probably a false alarm. Sad commentary on a reality, the fear of having a claim denied, could cost someone their life.

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    • usnveteran says:

      Janie M. ~
      — I’ve been there and done that too. It is really a crying shame.
      — There is a new VA Clinic in Montgomery County, Maryland — tried to access the services and evidently I’m too old. I guess I was in the wrong War/Police Action.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        WHUT?!! Will you guys Janie & USNVET please contact https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ or what’s the new guys name Skulken (?sp) and tell your stories please.

        This is exactly the kind of crap I want fixed!

        If you make the contact to the WhiteHouse, there’s a drop-down of who you want message to go to, if it doesn’t say the VA guy, direct it to POTUS. It will get passed over to VA dude.

        I ask you guys to do this, for the Vets who cannot speak for themselves.

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        • usnveteran says:

          BigMamaTea ~
          – – From what I have experienced over the years, and heard about the VA treatment of us Gulf War Veterans – there is NOTHING they want/can do for us. If the VA provides medical treatment for us – – then they are basically, politically speaking, admitting to other things.
          – – Many of us Gulf War Veterans fear that ‘pushing’ for medical assistance will only get us locked away forever or killed.

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      • Janie M. says:

        usnvet – my son now knows the drill – calls the Hines VA emergency number for instructions. This past Feb. he was instructed to take me to our local ER, they would have an ambulance pick me up from there to transfer me to Hines and they did.

        You’re too old for a clinic?!! How is that possible? I’m V.N. war era. – that has never been problem. Contact your local VA rep’s office for assistance – I’ve lived in 2 cities since I began using the VA healthcare system approximately 5-6 years ago and each had offices. Even my present town (since 2013) only has a population of 40,000+ and there is one here. You can locate it online – type out: “(insert your county name here) County Veterans Assistance Commission” so you can find their phone number and location.

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        • usnveteran says:

          Janie M. ~
          I really appreciate the advice.

          At some point, I will try again to access ‘the system’. Generally speaking for Gulf War Illnesses there’s no where to go for help. I at least have ‘private medical insurance’ and have gotten help through that. Interesting to note that the DCVA said there are programs for me to access … but I would have to first give up my private insurance and doctors not in the VA Medical System.

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          • Janie M. says:

            Hope it works out for you. Since the VA finally acknowledged it exists, it is possible the VA would have better resources to address your issues.

            I don’t know why it takes decades to find a causal relationship in these situations, especially when you have a large enough population suffering from identical side effects. Look how long it took them to recognize the Agent Orange illnesses. They also finally acknowledged dry cleaning solvents were being dumped into the water system at Camp Lejeune (more illnesses being added to their covered conditions list). The dumping was occurring while I was stationed there in the early 70’s. ๐Ÿ˜” Sometimes I wonder about that.

            Yes, it would be difficult to give up good health insurance for government care – no easy choice. Either way, I wish you the best. Speaking to your local VA rep may aid you in your decision. Get whatever you can in writing/literature before terminating your private insurance.

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  11. Dora says:

    William James Glackens – Bathing at Bellport Long Island (1912)

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    • Minnie says:

      Beautiful โค๏ธ

      Thank you for sharing this lovely painting, brought back many sentimental memories of my grandparents, who lived in Bellport when I was a little girl.

      We often spent long weekends with them, it was a magical place.

      Thank you ๐Ÿ‘

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      • Dora says:

        Bellport still is a magical place. Every summer my brothers and I have dinner at the Bellport Country Club. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. At least in my opinion. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Dora says:

    I went to OLPH Catholic School so this has special meaning.

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  13. duchess01 says:

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

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  14. duchess01 says:

    VERSE OF THE DAY – Sunday, July 02

    Psalm 119:45
    45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.

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    • duchess01 says:

      VERSE OF THE DAY – 07/02/2017

      Psalms 119:45
      โ€œAnd I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.โ€

      King James Version (KJV)

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  15. duchess01 says:

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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    • smiley says:

      sad but true…already started…don’t get me started…pets & birds do not like it either…and the neighborhoods are like Baghdad :reeking of cordite and smoke at night….the happy thud of mortars blasting thru the humid airways, dogs howling, police sirens screaming.

      sheesh.

      when I was a kid, centuries ago, in Ohio, fireworks in yards were illegal and we all had a great American time going to watch the displays in various other locations…..here in Paradise, they are legal and are being sold under circus tents set-up in parking lots, just for the 4th of July….crowds of tatooed folks gathered there, buying truckloads of the stuff…yeehaw.

      way too many people do get way too drunk and careless, sparks flying willy-nilly, roman candles whistling past the window and onto somebody’s roof…or CAR.

      whatever, right ?

      why can’t we just keep things simple & uncomplicated ??

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      • smiley says:

        and how many flame throwers out there ever stop to consider how these men & women might feel ?

        those who actually experienced the bombs bursting in air.

        just sayin.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          There is a vet here with PTSD who has a terrible time whenever they shoot off fireworks. His wife had to chase off some drunk neighbors who were setting them off right at their fence.There are not supposed to be any fireworks within the complex, but there always are.

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          • smiley says:

            there’s a difference between fireWORKS and fireCRACKERS.

            I love to watch the foreWORKS displays at a controlled , safe event, from a distance…like on a beach or a fairground or a country club or a pier…whatever…

            but this raucous, destructive street party neighborhood yardy mayhem on into the wee hours borders on pranksters & vandals & adult frat boys & drunks playing with matches trying to outdo each other…and the sh#* is LOUD.

            there are actually CONTESTS on some streets in this town to see who can be the loudest and baddest…thank GOD not where I am….but all it takes is one little jerk, to start it.

            a good place to be thru it all is under water.

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        • Minnie says:

          Exactly my thought, Smiley, when some jamoke set off multiple M-80’s here last night ๐Ÿ˜

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        • Minnie says:

          And we have 3 more nights to go ๐Ÿ˜

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        • Minnie says:

          One last thing, ALL fireworks are banned/illegal here on Long Island.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        I hear ya, GF!! Mornin’ Smiley!

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Personally, I like fireworks. I live out in an area with space. We do not allow any alcohol at our shoots. We keep them age-appropriate for the kids. We have gargantuan amounts of water hose around our defined shooting area already on at the ready in case we set the creek on fire. Have lessons on safety every year, and TEACH what we are doing this for, and how to have fun with a potentially dangerous explosive.

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      • Dora says:

        When I was a kid living in Queens, my best friend lived next store and her father was a cop. You know what I’m going to say, don’t you? Yup. He would arrest people for days and confiscate their fire crackers and then on the evening of July 4th, he would set them all off for us kids on the block. We loved it. Come on now – we were just kids. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Minnie says:

          Firecrackers vs M-80, no comparison

          Controlled fireworkdisplays are one thing, but when clueless fools detonate ear splitting explosives in the name of celebration, you’ve lost me.

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    • smiley says:

      hi, WeeWeed

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    • M. Mueller says:

      Actually know of a family with a small baby. On the 4th, the baby woke during the night; when mom attended to it, she smelled smoke. The roof was on fire from a smoldering firework neighbors had shot off.

      The whole family got out safely because of a baby’s cry.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Hey Ms. Wee…..

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  17. Alleycats says:

    Thank you so much, everyone who offered kind words and congratulations yesterday. It was a glorious day indeed, spent holding and rocking my gorgeous new granddaughter.

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  18. Kim says:

    Just to share something with the people on this blog site , There many people from many Country`s who share the Treehouse view and welcome Donald Trump as the 45th President .
    In the Third World Country I live in Australia , we do not have a choice on whom to vote for its just the uniparty or the uniparty .
    Just an example on energy policy .
    https://stopthesethings.com/2017/07/01/renewable-energy-debacle-alan-finkels-report-a-lost-chance-to-end-austr
    No legal action is ever taken on our politicians , its just like the UN diplomat immunity like you have in the US .
    Please read the link and then you will find out the Australian Government is uncountable .
    Australia does not have accountable Government . the UN and to a point the EU run Australia .
    To think that your Country can be run by the UN and the EU , Not while I am still alive .
    You American need to step up and stop this nonsense , save Australia and give us a constitutional lawyer because we do not have any .
    Go MAGA
    President Trump is on the right path , as an accountant / economist I Know , The US is going to boom over the next decade .

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    • duchess01 says:

      Oh, Kim – my heart goes out to you – please know that you and Australia will be in my thoughts and prayers daily – God Bless You for posting and educating us!

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Thank you Kim. Too many of our own American Citizens have know idea, or had no idea, just how special this Republic is. Some times it takes a person from another country to point out these things.

      Have heart. We have an enormous underground network building that IS going to correct this mess.

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  19. Southpaw says:

    Stories for Noah

    Your teenage aunt always has the smartphone attached to her person. As she was heading to the bathroom I said, “You need that thing to use the toilet?” She replied with fifteen year old snarkiness, “I’m reading!” I shrugged my shoulders because it’s probably true.

    I told your dad I had a dictionary in the bathroom when I was a child which I would read. My grandmother would tell me they didn’t have indoor plumbing when she was a child. They had what is called an outhouse, kind of like a port-a-potty, only permanent. They had a Sears catalog that served multiple purposes. It was a big deal when they got the new year catalog.

    My mom and her sisters each got a holiday during the summer for a party at their house. Memorial Day at one, Independence Day and Labor Day at the others. 1969, I was 12, the summer of love we were at one of my aunt’s house for the cookout and play time with my cousins. Great times. I had to use the bathroom. In those days people kept magazine racks in the bathroom with lots of different reading materials. Leafing through the selection I found my uncle’s Playboy magazine. I excitedly called my cousins into the bathroom, locked the door and showed them my discovery. We were gobsmacked and learning new things. After twenty minutes or so I heard the lock being opened and there were the adults led by my uncle followed by my mom. Busted. Needless to say I didn’t read in the bathroom for a few days after that because I couldn’t sit down on the throne.

    The rest of the day the uncles were laughing and drinking their beer talking about the encounter. The aunts gave me scolding looks of disapproval. I just went about playing Jarts. That was a game that is now illegal. Like horseshoes you would throw to a plastic circle trying to score points. Jarts were foot long metal spears with fins that you would try to stick in the ground. You had to have the correct arc to make it work. We eventually tried to see how deep it would go, so we threw them higher. Your great grandmother has a set still. It’s in the garage, let me know when you’re old enough to play. Until then I am sending Dr. Seuss for potty training.

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    • smiley says:

      several really GREAT movie scenes there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • M. Mueller says:

      Not sure how you got in trouble there; would have thought uncle would have been the one in trouble.

      While burning leaves, my mom found my 10 year old brother and friend with a bunch of Playboys. She tossed them on the fire. The boys were shouting that she couldn’t do that because they belonged to the friend’s father. Mom’s smile just got bigger with each magazine she tossed!

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    • Alleycats says:

      Lol, we had a set of Jarts when I was about 13. I loved playing that game.

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    • amwick says:

      We had jarts. Now that was fun. Here in the south they play corn hole. It’ts a big deal.

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    • dilonsfo says:

      Good memories. I had just gotten my draft notice and decided to join rather than be drafted. Spent all of June and July of the summer of love (1967) in San Francisco and then reported for boot camp at Ft. Ord in Monterey, California and then to Viet Nam. When I was a young boy we spent the summers in Payne Springs, Texas at my grandparents farm. No indoor plumbing there. Had to carry water from the well to the house. There was a two seater outhouse on that property and, of course, the winter Sears catalog serving one of it’s uses as toilet paper. I recall one summer having to did a knew hole and moving the outhouse. That was an experience I hoped I would never relive. When I joined the army I was in for a big surprise: No digging holes but moving the half drums out from under the “outhouse” and burning the “deposits.” Was never so glad to see the new recruits show up and I was able to move to different duties. Good times had by all. Sorry, Southpaw’s story just sent a sudden “flashback” of memories. Thanks for that.

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    • kyasgrandma says:

      So very glad your memoirs continue…thought maybe something had happened to cause you to stop.

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  20. MTeresa says:

    God our Father, Thou guidest everything in wisdom and love. Accept the prayers we offer for our nation; by the wisdom of our leaders and integrity of our citizens, may harmony and justice be secured and may there be lasting prosperity and peace. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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    • smiley says:

      preaching to his commie choir, as usual…the boring, over-with, tedious coward.

      once an agitator, always an agitator.

      it’s what he does….causes trouble, foments resentment…

      …and takes non-stop luxury vacations…

      what a complete jive-ass joke of person.

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      • i'm just sayin'.. says:

        He was not a “black” President. He is a communist anarchist who used his skin color to bamboozle a race and and the country’s broader culture to vote for him so he could surreptitiously undermine the country. His loyalty is to soulless and Godless globalism and not the U.S of A.. He seeks a worshipful following that he can lead to h3ll. He decries nationalism as he seeks to become a god of the dehumanized globe.

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      • smiley says:

        I used to wonder why there’s so much resentment towards American patriotism…and particularly (nowadays) against the American WASP…

        there’s a scene in the movie The Good Shepherd that sums it up, cuts right to the chase, pulls no punches…from back in the early days of CIA…

        but CAUTION there is some offensive language from the Pesci character in this scene…
        he says the N-word…but it’s part of the context of the scene.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Notice how Obie is staying out of the Country right now? {teee-hee} I still doesn’t shut him up, but……..muh Russians are starting to look for him.

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      • smiley says:

        desperately seeking a following….somewhere, anywhere, anyone ?

        needs his toxic narcissistic supply, and angry when he doesn’t get it…but hey vacations + play time help.

        he served a purpose for those who installed him, and it’s over now…

        he’s just a broken record.

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  21. WSB says:

    Sorry to relay this story on a Sunday but heads up to anyone who follows the Vatican. If the report is true, Cardinals are being replaced by foot soldiers for Francis:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-shakes-vatican-replacing-conservative-doctrinal-chief-125031115.html

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    • Sam says:

      I have heard that too. Francis is a believer in liberation catholicism, which is Catholicism mixed with Marxism. He is changing the Bible’s explicit teachings and changing Catholic doctrine. No good will come of this.

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      • Bull Durham says:

        If he ever was a Liberation Theology advocate, he barely ever showed it.
        The core of the movement were Jesuits in Brazil, some Franciscans and Maryknoll nuns and priests, mostly in the Central America hellholes, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

        Francis was quite reticent to take on the military in Argentina. For good reason.
        A one-way helicopter trip out over the Atlantic was common practice for students, labor leaders, or anyone who resisted the dictatorship led by the military.

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      • WSB says:

        Agreed. Too bad about this. Maybe God will intervene.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      And one of the underlings, either #2 or #3 below Pope just got busted for pedophilia.

      I hate even mentioning that but; Catholics, it’s time to clean up the Church.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I doubt that will happen unless they start allowing priests to marry. I mean, think about it. Pedophiles don’t have much interest in grown women, do they?

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        • @ auscitizenmom, unmarried priests are not a cause of pedophilia. However there is information that homosexuality and pedophilia are linked.

          Unfortunately, homosexuals went into the priesthood not because they had a priestly vocation but because they would not be questioned about remaining single. However mosts priests have entered the priesthood because they were truly called to it by Our Lord.

          Benedict XVI did good work in addressing this. He called homosexuality what it is: an intrinsic disorder; Under the papacy of Benedict XVI, seminarians displaying those tendencies were not allowed to continue in the priesthood.

          @BigMamaT, lots of Catholics have a problem with Pope Francis. He is not safeguarding what has been handed down through the ages by Our Lord. While we pray for him, and we do…we will resist him when he tries to promote a Gospel that is other than what Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ revealed. At this time, the Catholic Church is undergoing her own Passion. Lots of Catholics – are praying and fasting that this Passion will end soon.

          Regarding priests accused of pedophilia, this is not as rampant as the media would have one believe.

          Many claims are made against innocent priests in order to get a huge payout from the Catholic Church. There are well documented cases of this happening. For those who want to see some of the documentation, just google These Stone Walls….and see the post of June 29, 2017. I am writing this on my phone and don’t know how to paste links from it. However, the post I refer to is about Father Engelhardt, a priest who was falsely convicted of sexual abuse and who died in prison. Please also read the comments. They are revealing.

          Please, for those who ready to pounce on Catholic priests, I really urge you to read These Stone Walls.

          What I find difficult is that here on CTH we all know the MSM spouts fake news, but somehow when the MSM provides news about the Catholic Church and charges against priests.. . the MSM is believed even though they have shown a bias against the Catholic Church just as they show a bias against PDJT. Rant finished.

          From now on I will stick to learning about Trumpian economics at the University of Sundance and about PDJT who is making America great again.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            “not because they had a priestly vocation but because they would not be questioned about remaining single.” I don’t believe all priests are like this, but it is a good place to hide.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        There is no such thing. Read 2 Chronicles.

        One of the lessons of God establishing Israel, I believe, is to demonstrate that we are not supposed to have a priestly caste, and being in this position is beyond the ability of most mortals to handle responsibly.

        Our preacher just wears a business suit, and will be the first to tell you to check what he says against the Bible.

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        • dilonsfo says:

          What I loved about the Calvary when it first started in Orange County. You didn’t need any seminary degrees to be a pastor. If God truly called you then you went out and began preaching and if enough people came to listen and learn…you began a church in that area. I regularly attended a Calvary church for about two years… the preacher began in reading in Genesis and worked his way thru the entire bible…and then started over again. It was like a bible study every Sunday. In those days every Calvary pastor in every community did the same thing. Don’t know what it is like now. Just God’s Word.

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      • WSB says:

        Oh so true! There is something really wrong here…wonder if Newt and Callista might heed an ear?

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  22. Lucille says:

    Ohio: Muslim pleads guilty to plotting jihad massacre in the U.S.
    July 2, 2017 12:32 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/07/ohio-muslim-pleads-guilty-to-plotting-jihad-massacre-in-the-u-s

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  23. Sam says:

    I don’t know if the fate of baby Charlie Gard at the hands of the British National Health has been discussed here. If it has, you know that he was born with a mitochondrial disorder the makes him unable to move. There is a potential treatment available in the U.S. but not in the UK. The hospital is refusing his parents the right to take little Charlie to the U.S. and will take him off life support soon. The NH won’t allow the parents to take Charlie home either.

    Charlie’s parents appealed to the European Court of human rights and that court ruled against them. This is what socialism is all about, government control over everyone.

    The Catholics here will be happy to know that little Charlie was baptized. When the National Health kills him, he is assured of going straight to heaven.

    I would include a link but the story seems to have disappeared. Perhaps it attracted too much attention.

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    • smiley says:

      that is beyond terrible….it’s grotesque….inhuman…inhumane…cruel to the point of being sadistic.

      first I’ve heard of this awful nightmare for the poor child.

      Charlie Gard does not sound like a refugee’s name…pity.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Sam…..baby Charlie’s life support was supposed to be pulled on Friday night. Mary from Marin, and I were fired up about this on Friday. I went to take a few hour nap, and found out approx. 2am, that the court (supposedly the final one, whatever) had ordered his life support to be removed on Friday night.

      If I’d had any idea earlier, we might have been able to get him over here. Apparently, the parents had been fighting almost since Charlie’s birth. “We” apparently did not find out (worthless Swamp media) until it was too late to rescue, with there being two different countries involved. I needed at least 3-4 days, to fire up the correct resources.

      I am now assuming, the country has now killed the child.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I posted it a few days ago. Mary tweeted it to FOX and I emailed the White House.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        I will assume until told otherwise, that Charlie is how with the Heavenly Father.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          But, this shouldn’t end here, no matter what has happened. The fact that this happened at all says a lot about socialized medicine and dealing with a global entity. People don’t believe these kind of things will happen.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Oh, by the way, it was mentioned on FOX, last night I believe, but I can’t remember by whom or what show.

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          • BigMamaTEA says:

            Well, I’ve archived info about baby Charlie, the British one-for-all socialized medicine, and the EU Court……..which the Globullists ultimately would like to make of us and entire world. The Globullists are going to have to change their plans, because the United States is going to be a burr in their butts.

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  24. BigMamaTEA says:

    Trump post this (below) so naturally the WaPo headline is “Trump appears to promote violence against CNN with tweet”

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    • amwick says:

      Another tweet response said our President is based. He is soooooo based. Bluto aka Fluffy tweeted that a based President is a great President. I love learning a new term. Sometimes, I can be based too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • piper567 says:

        …”based” is a term which I believe was started on The_Donald.
        A woman cleaned off TRUMP’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which had been covered w/horrible stickers, thus she is “based”, and this is how they use the term.

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  25. duchess01 says:

    This Canadian Father Has To Go To Court To Defend His Children Against LGBT School Indoctrination

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/18134/canadian-father-has-go-court-defend-his-children-hank-berrien

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  26. duchess01 says:

    Crime drops in Phoenix after city drops sanctuary city status, former cops say
    By William Lajeunesse Published June 30, 2017

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/30/crime-drops-in-phoenix-after-city-drops-sanctuary-city-status-former-cops-say.html

    Liked by 3 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      Well, whatdoyouknow? Like we didn’t know this would happen. And, the libs try to tell us that cities that have illegals are safer. Pffffft!

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      • duchess01 says:

        Bad case of Backward Liberal Think – notice everything is the opposite of what it really is – ungodly fools – I say – am beginning to think this is the product of ‘predictive programming’ – brainwashing through TV – public fool system – conditioned to take the ‘blue’ pill – sad – at first, I thought they were ‘acting’ but now, I am afraid their reality is not our reality – nor will it ever be –

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      • piper567 says:

        TRUMP said in his speech last night that entire communities have been “liberated” from this scum…nice.

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  27. duchess01 says:

    Mizzou Loses Applicants Thanks To Political Correctness, Forced To Rent Dorms For Football Games

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/18010/mizzou-loses-applicants-thanks-political-hank-berrien#exit-modal

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Who wants to send their money or their child to a racist school?

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      • duchess01 says:

        Beats me, aus! Years ago, they balked at segregation – promoted integration – and what happened – they separated themselves – back to square one – now, no one wants any part of it – hence, the ‘gated’ communities – go figure!

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  28. duchess01 says:

    Californiaโ€™s Medicaid-Spending Crisis [Hmmm…Gee – wonder why]

    IAN TUTTLE June 30, 2017 4:00 AM

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449126/california-medicaid-unsustainable-costs

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  29. TrustyHaste says:

    I am wanting some CTH moral support. in 2015, our Episcopal church had a sudden influx of SJW type people. Several of them made their way into the leadership (vestry). I posted about this before, I am not sure if anyone remembers. Well, our priest retired and now a married woman has been hired. Her wife is an activist and very vocal (as all activists are) on the typical issues. Her Facebook page has some expletive laden attacks on “right wingers” and “haters.” We are leaving. We are hurt and sad that people we know would choose fashionable things over God. My husband was explaining that the whole Bible is full f stories where people put humans above God and it did not turn out well. He also explained that the Episcopal Church is “on notice” for veering away from the Anglican roots. We are going to search for a new place. We have been there for 15 years. Any words of wisdom or experience?

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      The Bible.

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    • piper567 says:

      Trusty, I have only one friend who attends the Episcopal church, and his “faction”, read: loyal to the Word of God, and the Gospel, was ousted, and the entire building (!) was given to the reprobates and False Teachers.
      The only thing Craig said, was that they were looking for one of the truly TRUE congregations which answer to the Archbishops in AFRICA (!) who adhere to the Bible and teachings of Jesus.
      Craig says this is the current state of affairs.
      My heart goes out to you.
      Stay strong. You will be rewarded for your faithfulness.
      SO much of the NT is written to warn us of False Teachers. Paul specifically warns of the Fact the danger comes from within the Church. It made him cry. It may make you cry, also. Me too.
      You and your husband might re-read Romans 1, it will give you comfort.
      Much love to you, a Sister met through CTH.

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    • Lucille says:

      Trusty, it’s such a sad day when parishioners choose worldly matters and attitudes over our Lord and His written Word to live by. The death throes of a once faithful denomination is heartbreaking.

      I’m sure you know the names of those within the congregation who are of like mind as you. You might invite them to your home with the purpose of discussing your all meeting together either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly for an informal Bible study/dinner at a local restaurant which has a small room for gatherings. It doesn’t have to be a huge thing, but more of a fellowship where you can grow closer as brothers and sisters in Christ, with a short “lesson” and related Scripture reading and prayer.

      The loveliness of the Episcopal service–and usually the loveliness of the nave, windows, chancel, etc. of the older buildings–will definitely be missed if that was your experience at the now-lost church. However, fellow believers are the true Church. Continuing to gather together will get you through the difficulty of breaking away from something so familiar and comforting as a church building and the worshipful atmosphere.

      We’ll be in prayer for you as you also pray for guidance from the Lord on what your next steps should be.

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    • L. says:

      TrustyHaste,
      I am so sorry you are going through this disappointment at your church. The Holy Spirit will guide you as you continue to pray. In the meantime try listening to two wonderful people who loved our Lord above all. Bishop Fulton Sheen and Mother Angelica- you can find them both on YouTube. They are filled with wisdom and always seem to calm the soul.
      Prayers and blessings coming your way!
      L.

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    • kyasgrandma says:

      We are not Episcopalian. We were Baptists…but the Southern Baptist Convention has also become politically correct. There are many articles on line if anyone wants to verify.
      We have visited so many churches. Baptist and other denominations.
      I believe there are very few churches who believe and preach the Word of God.
      It is discouraging to attend church after church where the primary interest/focus is entertainment and popularly held ideas. Worship and reverence seems to be a forgotten practice.
      I watch/listen to a “teaching preacher” from Fort Wayne, IN.
      If you would like to listen:
      http://emmanuelcommunity.org/resources/sermons/

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  30. Janie M. says:

    Received this email from a friend. Ingenious grill/ice cooler combo. ๐Ÿ˜

    When you are finished BBQing, and the ice has melted, just pull the handle down & the fire goes out. Is this a great country, or what?!!

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  31. BigMamaTEA says:

    Liked by 2 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      Bunch of liars.

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    • Janie M. says:

      BigMama, I saw this video over at PJ Watson’s site (I’m a subscriber to his channel) – he mentions the man with camera has an “American accent.” In the comments someone said, in effect, Paul should have waited until this appeared in whatever media source, then he could determine its purpose and expose the truth. I am hopeful someone recognizes the American and blows his propaganda, clearly what it represents, to smithereens.

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  32. BigMamaTEA says:

    “Mattis delays allowing transgender in military, services to review โ€˜impactโ€™ on readiness”

    “………..Defense Secretary James Mattis has delayed allowing transgender people to join the military until Jan. 1, 2018 at the earliest, the Pentagon announced Friday night…….”

    “…………Former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter had set July 1, Saturday, as the start of recruiting transgender people. His successor has now put that policy on hold……..”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/1/james-mattis-delays-transgender-military-services-/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT0RnM056STBNekpqWmpSaSIsInQiOiI

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Good. Part of the problem is they don’t need people with those kind of personal problems in the military.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Janie M. says:

      BigMama, last year I had read an article over at military.com in which the author said the military was considering undertaking the expense of the gender reassignment surgery which runs in the neighborhood of $150,000 (and certainly there is the after expense of a lifetime of medications). Seriously? Good way to run a scam, sign up for the service solely for the purpose of obtaining surgery at the taxpayer’s expense. Then find some way to get yourself booted out of the service. Will the government go after them for reimbursement?

      Think of student loans, obligation never goes away but good luck with collecting. I am wondering if there are any trangenders in the service who had their surgery prior to enlisting. I never researched that.

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  33. Lucille says:

    Louisiana cop killer left behind โ€œa printout in his car from an Islamic holy bookโ€
    July 1, 2017 BY ROBERT SPENCER
    “Long was probably finding justification for gratuitous violence, and there is plenty of that in Islamic holy texts.”
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/07/louisiana-cop-killer-left-behind-a-printout-in-his-car-from-an-islamic-holy-book

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  34. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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  35. Sloth1963 says:

    Rather scathing vid from Illinois regarding the budget.

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