Saturday July 15th – 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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126 Responses to Saturday July 15th – Open Thread

  1. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday, Treepers!

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  2. Harry Lime says:

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  3. psadie says:

    It was a “surprise” to most Pennsylvanians that we have 17 sanctuary counties…no one hears about anything until now! Our Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto (D) and our Governor Tom Wolf (D) will be gone and rightly so! California, PA is about 50 miles SE of Pittsburgh, PA. and the “refugees” are pouring into our city…totally disgusting.

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  4. Kristi Ann says:

    ( Matthew 6:9-13 KJV ) “After this manner therefore Pray ye: Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done in Earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this Day our Daily Bread. And Forgive us our debts, as we Forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but Deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, For ever. Amen.”!!

    ( I Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV ) “Rejoice Evermore. Pray Without Ceasing. In every thing Give Thanks: for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”!!

    ( Psalms Chapter 117 KJV ) “O Praise the LORD, all ye Nations: Praise Him, all ye people. For His Merciful Kindness is Great Toward us: and the Truth of the LORD Endureth For ever. Praise ye the LORD.”!! Praise the LORD HIS HOLY NAME!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Jesus ( Yeshua ) Christ, because HE LOVED EVERYONE FIRST!! 💕 Praise Jesus ( Yeshua ) Chirst for Today and Everyday!!

    Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ),YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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    • Bako Carl says:

      When the incessant “Muh Russians” idiocy gets you down, and it seems like no one is listening to the truth, but believe all the lies, remember, our main attention should not be what’s happening in the news . . . for we are not of this world.

      Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

      You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

      If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

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  5. For all NEEDTOBREATHE fans, and if you are not give a listen, their lyrics can be associated with Christ or everyday, simply amazing!!! new songs released today, pre-purchase Album available for 8/11/17 release…just beautiful songs that didnt make the HARDLOVE album cut but are oh so worthy!!
    Count on Me


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  6. Donna in Oregon says:

    Saint Francis Peace Prayer

    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
    Where there is hatred let me sow love
    Where there is injury, pardon,
    Where there is doubt, faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    Where there is sadness, joy.
    O Divine Master, grant that I may so much seek
    To be consoled as to console,
    To be understood as to understand,
    To be loved as to love;
    For it is in giving that we receive;
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
    It is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

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  7. millwright says:

    A passing item from my forthcoming “Curmudgeon’s Notebook ” ;
    “You know you’ve been married to the same woman a long time when your bowels and bladders are on the same schedule ! ”

    [ Yeah it ain’t PC, but as Sid Cesar said, humor is based upon truth ! ]

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  8. millwright says:

    And from the “WTF” files: Per Popular Mechanics as reported on WND, the USAF wants “permission” to shoot down ( allegedly civilian ) drones penetrating airspace over their bases . Why are they asking ? Surely our DOD and the USAF has the capability to intercept or corral or otherwise contain or destroy civilian drones intruding upon their operational airspace without creating lethal downrange effects upon the ground ! Or perhaps our enemies are missing a dynamite opportunity to save on their military budgeting. Just hire a bunch U.S. kids, give them drones and cell phones and tell them its a game !

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  9. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Don’t know if I can last all Summer.

    Happy Caturday!

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  10. smiley says:

    happy cat’day to all the momma kitties out there

    🐱 ❤

    Liked by 19 people

  11. Janie M. says:

    I know it’s Caturday but discovered this gorgeous/magnificent creature today, a Black Sable Long Haired German Shepherd. 😍

    Liked by 18 people

  12. smiley says:

    🐱 ❤

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  13. SF says:

    The original …

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  14. Dora says:

    Shuns Hishida (Japan, 1874-1911) Cat under Plum Tree

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”
    1 Peter 2:2 (KJV)

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  16. duchess01 says:

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  17. duchess01 says:

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

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  18. Dora says:

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  19. Dora says:

    Never Too Old To Learn. 🙂

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    • smiley says:

      I love charming tidbits of trivia stuff like that 🙂

      love oranges & the color…mangoes ❤ carrots ❤ peaches ❤ orange paint ❤

      here's a little trivia about bananas (which are very healthful)….

      eg/ the banana PLANT is actually an HERB….and the BANANA fruit is actually a BERRY.

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        …so grapefruit, oranges, apples are berries, as well??

        That is so interesting about the bananas. We’ll have fun with our grandkids when we offer them a berry(banana).

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      • maiingankwe says:

        I didn’t know this tid-bit, but I guess a lot of people do. Monkeys peel their bananas from the opposite end that most of us do. I learned this watching a friend peel it this way. I guess there is an easy way to do it too, but I’m clueless on that as well.

        My Mom used to always have half a banana in the morning with chunky peanut butter on it. Me? I had to make a big deal out of mine. I would slather a whole bunch of creamy peanut butter on both slices of bread, cut a bunch of banana slices and lay them on top and then drizzle the heck out of it with honey. If honey is not dripping out, you didn’t put enough on. Used to drive my Mom nuts when she would watch me make it and then watch me eat it. I’d tell her it was her fault since she wanted me to eat the other half of her banana. 😋

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          My mom and dad shared a banana every day for many, many years. Dad would just take hold of the banana and break it in the middle which wasn’t too bad if you ate it right then. But, if you didn’t it would be all bruised and mushy later. LOL

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  20. georgiafl says:

    US Navy saves elephant swimming 9 miles off shore of Sri Lanka

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

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  22. duchess01 says:

    A Miracle That Could Only Have Happened in the Heart of Trump Country

    Red Neck Riviera Plays Host to a Bible Belt Miracle

    State of the Nation

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  23. AFVet says:


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  24. Lucille says:

    The tragedy that Canada is becoming…the rewarding of evil….

    Canada’s Multi-Million-Dollar Pay-Out to a ‘Foreign Terrorist Fighter’
    by Ruthie Blum – July 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    “Has any soldier who fought FOR Canada ever received as generous a reward as this soldier who fought against us?” — Canadian Senator Linda Frum.

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  25. hugofitch1 says:

    Saturday comedy from the always funny Gavin McInnes.

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  26. Dora says:

    I think she is going to show some of this visit to the museum tonight on her show.

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  27. graciegram says:

    Need help. I keep getting a security alert telling me this site has a problem with it’s certificate and I’m asked if I want to proceed. I chose yes but the alert keeps coming back until my computer freezes. Could this be a virus?

    Liked by 3 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’m not sure what it is, but mine used to do that. Turn your computer off and then back on. Sometimes that resolved it on mine.

      Liked by 1 person

      • graciegram says:

        What I have to do is a restart and come back here afterwards. I’ve checked my virus protection and see no issues..Did yours just stop doing it by itself?


    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      What is your operating system (windows, mac), and version (7, 8,10)?
      Which browser are you using (internet explorer, firefox, etc)?


    • nimrodman says:

      Adblock Plus will prevent that.

      I have several strategies, I use Internet Explorer 11 browser in Windows 10:

      1. Most of the time I browse with javascript turned off by setting “Internet Security” to HIGH via Internet Options > Security.

      Videos don’t play but I usually don’t care to watch them anyway, I mostly browse Treehouse to read the text.

      2. If I want to comment, I lower security to MEDIUM to make a comment. That’s when that security notice pops up. I just click “YES”, proceed. It pops up maybe 3 more times for a total of 4 and then stops, I just keep clicking Yes each time. Sometimes it starts again for another round of 4. Annoying.

      3. I’ve taken to composing my comments in a text file and then paste them into the comment box. Often, after I’ve “copied”, I can loosen security, click Reply, and paste my comment in and hit “Post Comment” all before the security warnings start popping up. Done. Set security back to HIGH.

      4. If it’ll take me longer than that or if I want to do a bunch of “Likes”, I’ll activate Adblock Plus via Internet Options > Programs > Manage addons

      I don’t keep Adblock activated all the time because it causes problems with other pages and sites loading. So I really only use it for Treehouse. Beyond the “security” warnings, there are also the video adds that keep yanking you back to top of page when trying to comment.

      It’s a long way ’round, but unless Treehouse can badger WordPress about this security warning behavior and get it fixed, it just is what it is. Dunno where the problem lies, whether Treehouse doesn’t have a proper security certificate or WordPress doesn’t have one or it’s Deep Web sabotage of conservative web sites or what.

      Other browsers may have less of a problem, others could say. I recognize I’m a throwback in still using IE as my browser.


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      • graciegram says:

        Wow. You nailed it all ! I go through exactly the same stuff. I’ve got some decisions to make about what I am willing to deal with. Bottom line, I need the Treehouse for my sanity. Thanks so much.

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        • nimrodman says:

          Glad it helped, even if only in confirmation and moral support.

          To me, the most useful tactic is browsing with security set to high (turns off javascript). If someone doesn’t know about that, it’s important to learn. It also helps with other sites, for example I find Breitbart pretty much un-browsable unless javascript is off.

          I’m very little interested in videos on ANY news sites, I just want to quickly browse a couple text paragraphs and move on. If I want to watch a video, I’ll unlock security to medium and re-lock it after.

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  28. All American Snowflake says:

    There is a book called “How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution” on the New York Time Bestseller’s List that has a comment about Sundance and his references to the “monster vote.”

    It’s a good read and is an excellent history on Trump’s campaign for president. It almost feels like gloating. 🙂

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  29. Bendix says:

    Here is something hard to believe, yet easy to believe at the same time.
    More and more lifelong Democrats/Liberals are all but screaming at the party, telling them what they DON’T want, yet the party establishment are not doubling, but tripling down on their crazy course:
    You’d think they’d learn and get a candidate who could at least fake caring about working Americans, or at least Americans over foreigners.

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  30. 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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  31. Janie M. says:

    It’s my understanding there are a number of different version of this old folk/gospel song, “Wayfaring Stranger” but this version by Trace Adkins is wonderful.

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  32. BigMamaTEA says:

    Apparently John McCain had surgery for a blood clot and is ordered on bedrest for a week?

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  33. BigMamaTEA says:

    Oh, here’s more on McNasty’s blood clot:

    “…………McCain is in Arizona after having a blood clot removed from above his left eye.
    His office said the clot was discovered during an annual physical and removed Friday at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix…….”

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