Tuesday July 25th – 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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    • Garrison Hall says:

      The “Palestinians” are a made-up people, no more legitimate as a people than “Kwanza” is a substitute for Christmas. They were/are citizens of Jordan which along with other Arab armies lost their land in a series of ill-advised wars with Israel. The results of these wars was that, Jordan, Egypt, and Syria lost control of the lands adjacent to Israel. Jerusalem, the West Bank,Gaza, and the Golan Heights are no more Palestinian or Arab than Texas or Arizona is Mexico.

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  1. nimrodman says:

    In Denmark your friends set you on fire if you’re unmarried at 25.

    Nah – they usually just cover you in cinnamon – hey, that’s expensive, have you priced cinnamon at the store?

    But this guy’s knucklehead friends did light him up.

    Danish man, 25, is accidentally set on fire by friends after milestone tradition of covering his body in CINNAMON goes horribly wrong
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4724088/Danish-man-set-fire-traditional-prank-goes-wrong.html

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  2. deplorabledaveinsocal says:

    Need to add contact info for Mr. Scaramucci AKA scare a mushy republicrat

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

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  4. millwright says:

    From the Curmudgeon’s Notebook : Why are the same people so adamant about foreign intervention in the 2016 election cycle, equally opposing investigating fraudulent voting/voters in the same time frame ? And why has our own government’s history of such interventions become a taboo subject in the LSM ?

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  5. Lucille says:

    For those Treepers who have lost loved ones in recent days…

    “I’ll See You Again”
    Westlife

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  7. nimrodman says:

    Ha ha ha. Watching a documentary about Julian Assange and he’s on the phone with someone and they’re trying to evaluate the implications of a Hillary / Trump matchup in the presidential race last year, presumably after primaries and conventions showed they’d be the candidates running.

    They’re mainly concerned with the outcome for THEM (Assange, Wikileaks, his assistant Sarah-something) – in other words, which President would be more likely to come after them in a hard way.

    Assange says: “Well, with Hillary, we’ve got a certified war-monger” … “and with Trump, a high degree of unpredictability”.

    Just loved one of the Left’s heroes calling Hillary a certified war-monger. Made my evening.

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  8. Lucille says:

    FACT CHECK: SNOPES IS COMPLETELY MELTING DOWN
    July 24, 2017 – Daniel Greenfield
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/267368/fact-check-snopes-completely-melting-down-daniel-greenfield

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Lucille,
      I found him to be a funny writer, so thank you, I needed a few good laughs today.

      If he really wanted to keep his snopes afloat, I would’ve thought he would’ve sold some of his cars or maybe sell his home and move into a smaller one. He’s got quite a lot of toys he could sell too. Typical liberal though, he wants everyone else to pay for his screw ups.

      I thought it was a bad soap opera I was reading when I found out he left his wife for a prostitute and then ended up having her work for his company with a nice job title. I didn’t know he ended up marrying her.

      Imagine going to work finding out your new boss was a prostitute. Now that’s funny. Not to the wife, but still, they were such a good couple, who would have ever thought anything would go wrong? Sick people I tell ya.

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  9. millwright says:

    From the WTF ? !! Files : When did Aircraft Captain the Flight Attendant become equally authoritarian roles ? http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/delta-pilot-flight-attendant-fight-delays-takeoff-laguardia-article-1.3352751

    To paraphrase ” The Mouth of the South” ( Mr. Jerry Clower ) it would seem “The Professionals” have become “The Buffoons” ! I don’t much care about this story but for one thing, and that thing only . Someone has to drive ! And in the air its the individual in the Left seat ! They sign for the aircraft and accept responsibility for it and its crew’s actions. As a crew member its your job to say “Yessir” to any order regarding carriage or aircraft operation ! I never have seen an aircraft that can pause in mid-flight until a ‘soviet’ of the crew can decide how to resolve a current emergency !

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  10. citizen817 says:

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  11. smiley says:

    Figure Study No. 64

    (no date/recent)

    oil/canvas ~ palette knife

    Zin Lim ~ South Korea/California ~ Contemporary ~ Figurative

    🙂

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  12. citizen817 says:

    Kidnapper Wearing Body Armor Opens Fire On Police On Interstate, Gets Human Sprinklered

    https://bluelivesmatter.blue/st-louis-police-shooting-i-55/

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  13. maiingankwe says:

    I’d like to share a story of when we released Ponytail Kim’s ashes this past Saturday afternoon. It may be another long one, so feel to skip ahead. I do think this is the perfect thread to put it under though.

    Our Creator Works In The Most
    Mysterious Ways

    A really good friend of Kim’s and I decided to release his ashes this past Saturday after I returned from our family holiday. It had been a month of his passing, and we were all more than ready.

    We all met in the parking lot of our favorite bar that had unfortunately been closed due a whole lot of…well, that’s another story, but this place holds so many great memories and laughs for all of us. It’s where many of us had initially met each other, and this was where I first met our Ponytail Kim, which is another great story by the way. 😁

    I would say there was about eight vehicles or so. We all got out, greeted each other and headed out around quarter past. We went to a place we call Nine Mile. It is mainly used for target practicing and there are quite a few places to shoot there safely enough. It’s also a place for a little hell raising at night.

    We have a major river that goes through there as well and that’s where Kim wanted to go. A number of our friends have been released there as well, and Kim had gone to a few of those too. It was also a place where Kim and I had gone shooting together a few times because of the close locality. Yeah, a few good stories in our shooting times too. 😁

    Well, we all made it out of there. It’s a good 15 minute drive from where we turn off the highway, and it is incredibly bumpy. Most of it goes up and down, up and down like a well worn snowmobile trail, but this time with vehicles. Right at the turn off the highway was an old moose carcass from the winter picked clean and it’s rib cage still intact.

    We all followed each other in a caravan style to a really beautiful spot right next to the river. We had a good forty feet wide similar to a beach. Lots of room to park, get out and move around. The dogs all loved it and every one of them went for a few swims in the nice cold water.

    I was the second one to pull in, so I had one of the better spots. I do have to mention that once we left the bar parking lot, I put on my nephew’s CD of pow-wow music. They’re called the Tomahawk Circle, and they’re really quite good actually and win a lot of pow-wow contests. He’s only sixteen, and the song he wrote is the 12th one on the CD, so cool. Real cool. Got high hopes for that kid.

    I had all of my windows down and when we got there I decided what the heck, let it keep playing. I wasn’t going to care what anyone thought, especially if it was going to be negative. Not one person complained out loud, and I even had two people wanting me to order one for them. They thought it was perfect to send Kim off with. They really liked it, almost as much as I did. I was so happy and relieved.

    I would say there was about twenty people or so, a little more, but not much. We wanted this to be with good friends of his that were more than drinking buddies. I know, and we met in a bar parking lot, but that bar held a great deal of significance to all of us.

    As I exited, and greeted friends I saw one guy who I just did not like. Not at all. I always made it a point to leave if he ever went over to see Kim at his place and I was already there. Unfortunately, he came up to introduce me to who now lives at Kim’s old place after he first got real sick and moved to another place where he would be safer. This log cabin is super small and has absolutely no insulation. No one should live there in the winter, wood stove or not. One could put their can of drink on the floor while visiting and it would turn to slush. I’m serious. I quit drinking when I had our daughter, for some reason I just had to put that in. I don’t want anyone thinking I’m a lush or anything. 🙃

    I was impressively cordial and we spoke for a few minutes before I went off to greet others arriving.

    This man I will call Max, was brutally beaten up by the local biker gang for whatever reason and would’ve died if it wasn’t for Kim and another friend finding him in his cabin with the wood stove out in the middle of winter. Kim essentially saved his life. Max had serious brain injuries and Kim told me he was never the same again. Max had moved to live with his sister in one of southern states for a few years to recover. He quit drinking too, which was probably the best thing he could have ever done. He was a real mean drunk.

    There were a few friends of Kim’s I did not like or respect. What I did respect was Kim’s ability to find good in everybody. He was always able to find that one link or strain which was the best part of a person and usually what no one else could see. These guys and gals weren’t evil, they were just not anyone I would trust or associate with.

    As the afternoon progressed, I had passed out some of Kim’s belongings for them to remember him by. Max’s friend had called me for some reason or another, oh, he wanted to know how old I was. Seriously? Whatever.

    Max began to tell me how guilty he was feeling for all of the times he had gone over to drink Kim’s beer, borrow money and not always pat it back, borrow smokes (he quit that too) and just basically being an ass.

    Tears were streaming down his face, and I could see he was really hurting. This was real pain. He was being honest for the first time I had ever witnessed, and his guilt was eating him alive. I was trying to share with him words of wisdom, along with telling him Kim never borrowed money to anyone he didn’t want too. Kim and I had talked of it often enough. He knew if someone was going to pay him back or not, and if he had money on him, twenty bucks was nothing in the larger scheme of life he would say.

    As I said, “let me give you…”, his friend interrupted and asked a momento? I said no, only words of advice. When I said this to his friend I could see out of the corner of my eye how crestfallen Max was. So during my words, I decided to give him the army gortex jacket that I knew would fit. After I had spoken, I asked Max if he would like the jacket. He replied with a heartwarming yes! As I went to my vehicle, I thought a jacket isn’t enough, so I looked into the box where I still had four of his zippo lighters. I was wondering which one to choose, and I ended up picking the best one out of all of them. As I returned and had him try the jacket on, I asked him to hold out his hand. I placed the lighter in his hand and said, I think Kim would’ve wanted you to have this.” He opened his hand smiling with anticipation and when he saw what it was, he just started bawling all over again and repeating the words, “I gave him this lighter, I gave this to him! I gave him this lighter was said over and over again as he held it up for me to see. He ran his finger over the engraving of Kim’s name, and cried and asked, “How did this happen?” How did this happen over and over as well with, “I gave him this lighter.” Max broke down and cried, and I mean he really cried.

    I told him, “Kim gave you this lighter, it was him who helped me pick it out for you.” I said it every way I knew how with his repeated question of how did this happen. I even showed him the three other lighter I chose from, so he didn’t think it was the only one left. Max couldn’t believe it, but he did, if that makes sense.

    I also explained to him Kim had forgiven him, and it was time for him to forgive himself. It was time to release the guilt that was tearing him apart.

    I don’t care what anyone says, this was something, I don’t know the right name, or what one calls it, but it was truly something to me and even more so to Max and our Ponytail Kim. How would I know he had ever given him anything let alone a lighter, I thought he was a taker not a giver? It’s one of the reasons I didn’t like him to be honest.

    So yes, our Creator and Ponytail Kim was there for the release of his ashes along with my ancestors who danced in his honor, but again, that’s another story too.

    Last but not least before I close. When we all gathered into a big circle, I pulled out the last pack of smokes of Kim’s. He had cut down smoking considerably and could be anywhere from one to three a day. I explained that my People lay tobacco down for all of our important prayers and at funerals for our loved ones. We drop tobacco down on their coffins before they are covered with dirt. I also told them we never ever look back while we drive/walk away from the cemetery. We never look in our mirrors, and if someone calls your name while you’re walking, to stop and wait for them to reach your side. I also said I thought a good tribute to our friend, Ponytail Kim, would be to take the tobacco from the cigarette, say a prayer and then to release it into the river or wind. I showed the circle how to easily open up a cigarette, so the tobbaco would fall right in your hand.

    I went around the circle handing one out to each couple or person, some had jumped the gun and had already done it with their own. After I completed the circle there wasn’t a cigarette left. I remember worrying if they would stretch that far. Silly me. After Kim’s best male friend released his ashes into the river, we released our tobacco.

    It was a beautiful day, beautiful experience, great people. I could not have asked for a better day, everything worked out perfectly.
    Be well,
    Ma’iingankwe
    Please excuse any and all grammatical errors, I’m really tired.

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    • amwick says:

      TY, a beautiful story, your friend would be so happy. Get some rest… 🙂

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    • Serena says:

      Loved your story Maiingankwe. Such a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to your good friend,Ponytail Kim.

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    • Ddanna says:

      Loved this story — very touching! I’m looking forward to more stories from when you first met Kim and the “shooting” stories.

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      • maiingankwe says:

        Thank you Ddanna, I think I will take you up on that offer and put it in this section some days down the road. I just have to decide which one, probably when we first met so many years ago. It’s a good one for me, and hopefully there will be some laughter when reading it.

        He used to tell me I was a good egg, he just didn’t want a dozen of ‘um. I used to tease him with a bakers dozen (13).

        Be well, have a really beautiful day, and thank you,
        Ma’iingankwe

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    • justCC says:

      I should be so lucky, God bless..

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Ma’iingankwe, you gave your friend, Ponytail Kim, a beautiful send off. {Give yourself a big hug for me. Proud of you, girl. Now, go get some rest. I know that this has also been an emotional time. You did good.}

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      • maiingankwe says:

        Thank you Big Mama TEA,

        I am really tired, I haven’t slept very well for three days now. I keep waking up every two hours or so, and then I can’t sleep for an hour or more. I’m exhausted emotionally and physically.

        Yesterday I took his death certificate to the bank. I’ve been everywhere else with it, but have been lazy on this one and the DMV.

        I was doing so well after the release of his ashes, I really thought I was done with the hurting. It just doesn’t seem to stop I just miss him so much.

        I didn’t mean to unload on you. I had just wanted to tell you that I made my super cool and awesome husband hug me cause I thought it would feel better than having myself do it. He gives really good hugs too. Plus, he just got home from working all night on his swing shift job, so he was available.

        Thank you for everything Big Mama TEA, your words really do help and they did make smile. Have a beautiful and awesome day, and I will try to do the same.
        Be well,
        Ma’iingankwe

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          You’re welcome. I’m known for my hugs too!

          I’ve attended to the business you’re dealing with many times. After all of the “formalities” are finished; allow yourself some time just to grieve……then rest will be the next order of business. God speed. You my dear, are a good friend.

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    • Thank you for sharing this intensely personal & moving story here.

      ” What I did respect was Kim’s ability to find good in everybody. He was always able to find that one link or strain which was the best part of a person and usually what no one else could see.”

      This helps me see his soul, so to speak, in my mind’s eye.

      Blessings on your journey of remembering & grieving the loss of such a special friend…

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      • maiingankwe says:

        I am so happy you were able to see one the best parts of him. Sometimes it is too hard to describe a personal friend, at least for me anyways. I always get stuck on the right words to use and hoping they convey how I really feel.

        You made my morning, thank you ever so much for your kind words. Be well and stay smiling, I’m hoping you have an amazing day,
        Ma’iingankwe

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  14. Dora says:

    Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939) was an American Impressionist painter who spent most of his life as an expatriate in France. An influential member of the Giverny art colony, his paintings often concentrated on various effects of dappled sunlight. He is especially known for painting female subjects, both indoors and out.

    Frederick Carl Frieseke – “In The Afternoon” (1907)

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  15. Donna in Oregon says:

    Irish Wisdom

    Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
    Count your gains instead of your losses.

    Count your joys instead of your woes;
    Count your friends instead of your foes.

    Count your smiles instead of your tears;
    Count your courage instead of your fears.

    Count your full years instead of your lean;
    Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.

    Count your health instead of your wealth;
    Love your neighbor as much as yourself

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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    • Lburg says:

      ‘Morning WeeWeed!

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    • smiley says:

      hi, WeeWeed 🙂

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Mornin’ Smiley!

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      • Shark24 says:

        When my daughter was around 15, I had just given her some firm but loving discipline and she said “cold bed pans”. I asked her what the heck that meant? She said when I get old and am in the rest home she was going have them put a refrigerator in my room, stock it with my bedpans and tell the nurse whenever I act up to take one out and put me on it. I simultaneously grimaced in pain and laughed out loud. She’s an adult now, married and a great daughter that is doing well and a real blessing in my life. We still joke about it. 🙂

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        • I love your story! Reminds me of the outhouses up at the hunting camp in Northern Michigan. No wonder the guys prefer to pee in the road. Given deer hunting season is the last 3 months of the year (counting bow & gun seasons) it can get pretty cold there, especially in the middle of the night when the fire in the wood stove has burned down. There was talk of putting a fuzzy toilet seat cover up there which sounds especially disgusting to this female! However the saying goes “Whatever happens North of Bay City is no one’s business South of Bay City”…so I guess I’ll never (officially) know…

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Afternoon Ms. Wee.

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  17. If you have a waffling Senator regarding O care repeal. See if s/he has actually read the CBO review. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/449765/leaked-cbo-numbers-73-gop-coverage-losses-caused-individual-mandate-repeal

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      There is more than that to the story stopislam. I generally don’t read NR, but this was written by Avik Roy, who I trust, and has been a rockstar in breaking down ObieCare.

      That article states:

      “…..Thanks to information that was leaked to me by a congressional staffer, we now have the answer……….

      ………….Nearly three-fourths of the difference in coverage between Obamacare and the various GOP plans derives from a single feature of the Republican bills: their repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate. But the CBO has never published a year-by-year breakout of the impact of the individual mandate on its coverage estimates………..

      …………But the CBO has developed its own estimates of that impact, during work it did last December to estimate the effects of repealing the individual mandate as a standalone measure. Based on those estimates, of the 22 million fewer people who will have health insurance in 2026 under the Senate bill, 16 million will voluntarily drop out of the market because they will no longer face a financial penalty for doing so: 73 percent of the total…….”

      “As you can see in the above chart, two factors ­ repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate and the CBO’s outdated March 2016 baseline – explain nearly all of the CBO-scored coverage difference between GOP bills and Obamacare.”

      I’ll post the chart below:

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  18. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:”
    Ephesians 4:26 (KJV)

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  19. duchess01 says:

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  20. duchess01 says:

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

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  21. rashamon says:

    Thanks to all of you who contribute to this thread. I don’t want to name names for fear of leaving out some peson who makes the day so much finer with the music, art and advice. Jewels. Each and every one.

    Now that Tink (TY Treeper) and Kicca (love your lessons, babe) are part of my daily routine, I have to admit that cats bring a new intelligence to one’s life. Good advice from all of you. Much appreciation for the help.

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  22. Dora says:

    Muhammad doesn’t allow musical instruments or painting. Islam has no use for the arts. What a shame.

    ==

    The Day the Music Died

    One day, out of curiosity, I Googled “symphony orchestras in the Muslim world.” The results were rather dismal. One site­“About Symphony Orchestras in the Arab World”­contained the following (badly translated) information:

    As Islamic beliefs and culture spread into the West, it’s likely that this antipathy to the arts will spread with it. The irony is that if the music dies in the West, the Western arts community will bear some of the responsibility.

    http://www.crisismagazine.com/2017/day-music-died

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  23. Rick says:

    The Rubik’s Cube: Did you know that if you made a turn of the cube every second it would take 1,400 quintillion years to go through all the possible configurations. By comparison, our universe is estimated to be only 14,000 billion years old.

    So, I bought a Rubik’s cube the other day. (I thought it would be a nice toy to help keep my memory sharp as I retired this year) LOL. Supposedly, the World’s Record is under 5 seconds to solve the cube. Personally, I don’t see how but that’s what they say. I read that the God # is down to 20 moves to solve the cube. So, it would seem to even make 20 moves would take more than 5 seconds.

    Anyway, I see PDJT dealing with a Government Rubik’s Cube. If you think of how many possible configurations that exist, working to subvert his mission to MAGA, it’s no surprise we are in the shape we are in. I wonder what the President’s God # for solving this mess really is? (The fewest moves to solve the problem). I truly believe the first move was by divine intervention. That was Trump’s victory.

    The President’s Algorithm to Make America Great Again.

    1) Win the Election, find and build the right team
    2) Restore Pride in America, Made in America
    3) Strengthen our Military & Honor our Vets
    4) Restore Law & Order, respect for 1st responders
    5) Start creating Economic Momentum
    6) Enforce legal immigration
    7) Remove sanctuaries for illegals and criminals, deport or due the time

    1st layer solved

    8) Protect our borders, whatever way, just do it and show that it works.
    9) Show us the money. Reform taxes both corporate & individual
    10)Remove Government from Healthcare. Create competition and allow choice. (like home & auto)
    11) Enact CCW reciprocity. Law abiding citizens have a right to carry and protect themselves/family
    12) Restore respect for our Judea/Christian beliefs. Allow all beliefs that do no harm to others.
    13) Apply tort reform and require lawyers with + losses to re-educate or lose licenses and not open frivolous suits.
    14) Enact term limits for our Congressional leaders
    15) Do not allow Congressional leaders to exempt themselves from laws that they enact

    2nd layer solved

    16) Start breaking up the media conglomerates. Force expansion into independent media. Revoke FCC licenses where necessary. Expose & make FAKE NEWS irrelevant!
    17) Ongoing investment into infrastructure
    18) Use Economic leverage for bilateral trade agreements. Enough Global BS. Don’t do your share, you’re fired!
    19) Clean up the Corrupt American Education system so all can afford to be educated. Big Waste in dollars

    Final move to solve the Government Rubik’s Cube

    20) Start open investigations into former known criminal Government actions. Enough of the cover for those who have violated the law. Prosecute a few big fish and the swamp will start to clean itself.

    BTW, As a 63 year old man who has just taken up solving the Rubik’s cube, I have memorized all the algorithms necessary to solve the cube from any scramble. Now, I’m working on doing it for speed. What’s the Guiness Record for the over 60 age group. I’m under four minutes and getting better every day. LOL!

    If I can do it, anyone can do it.

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    • Lburg says:

      Kudos, Rick, for a well penned comment and for attempting the Rubik’s Cube. Your thoughts on MAGA made perfect sense.

      As for the cube……ya lost me at “I have memorized all the algorithms necessary to solve the cube from any scramble.”

      So far, I’ve been able to memorize my children’s names and birthdays…and I’m pretty sure they’re at least 40 years old.

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      • Rick says:

        Ha Lburg. Simple answer. The cube has 6 colored sides and an algorithm is a series of rotations that give a desired result. Since the cube is made up of 27 smaller cubes, in order to solve the cube you must align all 27 cubes in their proper positions. This requires the correct algorithms or movements based on the scramble you are presented with. The movements require that you memorize any where from 3-13 successive cube rotations (an algorithm) The God # to solve the cube in the fewest # of moves is 20 to date, no matter how scrambled. It’s a good tool to keep memory sharp in us aging old dogs..😀👍👍

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  24. waltherppk says:

    If pining away for a lost love had a song….

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  25. duchess01 says:

    If true, this is troublesome…

    70 TOP-PAID US HEALTH INDUSTRY CEOS RAKED IN $9.8B SINCE OBAMACARE PASSED
    Published: July 25, 2017

    http://www.blacklistednews.com/70_top-paid_US_health_industry_CEOs_raked_in_%249.8B_since_Obamacare_passed/59934/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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  26. BigMamaTEA says:

    “GOP Senator Delays Trump Nominee to Curry Favor with Cheap Labor Lobby”

    http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27307?omhide=true

    “…….North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis is an outspoken advocate for more H-2B visas which allow employers to import overseas workers, mostly in non-agricultural landscaping, hospitality and tourism occupations. H-2B visas have long been contentious because they make it harder for Americans, especially college students, to get seasonal or temporary jobs….”

    “Frustrated by the failure to get his way, and increasingly the target of cheap labor lobby ire, Tillis in a huff pulled a procedural rabbit out of his hat and delayed the nomination of an important administration appointee, Lee Cissna, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director.”

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  27. duchess01 says:

    The United Nations: On the Brink of Becoming a World Government
    BY IWB · JULY 24, 2017

    http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-united-nations-on-the-brink-of-becoming-a-world-government/

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  28. dbethd says:

    Sorry I don’t know have any information. My sister shared this with me.

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  29. BigMamaTEA says:

    John McCain just showed up on the Senate floor (to a standing “O”) to vote today.

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  30. BigMamaTEA says:

    Mike Pence just cast the deciding vote on Motion to proceed Budget Reconciliation Act, it was 50-50. (Again this is the procedural vote on whether or not to have a vote)

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  31. golsono says:

    Hope I get the link posted correctly https://youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=FtLiotNTHo

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  32. BigMamaTEA says:

    The Senate floor is now in 2 hours of speeches. It appears the Demonrats are going first.

    One thing, that will need checking out…..Before these 2 hours of speeches, TurtleHead had offered an Amendment, and attempted to prevent the reading of the changes (Amendment) made.That was overruled. But was hard to follow, since it was something along the lines of Paragraph 3, or section 2, blah,blah, change this word to “and” then paragraph 2, section Z change that date, and then blah, blah, change that number to 0, etc,

    The a Republi-rat, asked and received permission for electronic devices, and calculators be allowed on the floor, and listed a long list of staffer names, and got them approved to be on the floor.

    {It felt like possibly even some Republi-rats had not been given copies of TurtleHead’s Amendment that they were right then being asked to vote on. I’ll have to check that later.}

    For now, the Demonrats (the worst of the Demonrats) are yammering on.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      So now, there’s roughly 5-6 minutes left of Demonrat time, and the newer Hawaii Senator is moralizing on ObieCare.

      Which to me is just as bad as whatever sneaky – TurtleHead was trying to pull.

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  33. BigMamaTEA says:

    Republi-rats are on the floor. TurtleHead submitted Amend. #270, which is being read by the Clerk. (I have no idea, w/o reading this garbage and having time to study)

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Right now the Clerk is reading the words – Qualified Alien. ??????!!!!!!????

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        At this moment, it looks like this was written like 10 minutes ago…….with lots of gobbledy-gook, (IOW, a crossed-out previous text, with new info inserted)

        Is TurtleHead in such a hurry that McLame is there today, he will throw up who knows what just to get a vote? My personal answer – yes.

        If I was a sitting Senator, I would be P.O.’d

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        So, that is probably one of the MANY things they didn’t want us to hear. 🙄

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  34. BigMamaTEA says:

    The Senate Clerk is still, 15 minutes later reading the Amendment the Senate is supposed to vote on today.

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  35. BigMamaTEA says:

    Third clerk reading, and still reading. Whisky Tango Foxtrot!

    In all the years I’ve been watching Sen & House teevee, I don’t ever remember an entire amendment being read by clerks. This must mean no one has seen it before.

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  36. BigMamaTEA says:

    2 hours and 24 min. into the reading of the Amendment, Senator Enzi, stepped in and ask that the reading of the Amendment be waived.

    And is now specifying how they will handle this evening and tomorrow.

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  37. BigMamaTEA says:

    Ugh, now Sen Wyden, slobbering succotash!!!! (I’d rather listen to the amendment reading)

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  38. Jimmy Jack says:

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  39. 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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  40. BigMamaTEA says:

    senate just adjourned until 9:30 amEST Wednesday.

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  41. duchess01 says:

    Mark Taylor Trump Prophecies Coming True one after another Must See!

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    • mysticrose80 says:

      Heh…and here I was thinking that I was overdue for another round of the MT prophecies…especially considering the current craziness.

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  42. duchess01 says:

    Mark Taylor Prophecy Roe v Wade Overturned Trump appoints another Supreme Court Judge

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