Thursday August 3rd – 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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86 Responses to Thursday August 3rd – Open Thread

  1. psadie says:

    PTrump and Kelly’s relationship and airplanes from south of the border. They know something is happening down there.

    http://nypost.com/2017/08/02/theres-more-to-the-trump-kelly-relationship-than-meets-the-eye/

    Liked by 4 people

  2. nwtex says:

    ❤ May God bless them and keep them safe.

    Liked by 9 people

  3. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy CURSDAY!! Treepers.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Donna in Oregon says:

    Ancient Celtic oral traditions – Carmina Gadelica

    God to enfold me,
    God to surround me,
    God in my speaking,
    God in my thinking.

    God in my sleeping,
    God in my waking,
    God in my watching,
    God in my hoping.

    God in my life,
    God in my lips,
    God in my soul,
    God in my heart.

    God in my sufficing,
    God in my slumber,
    God in mine ever-living soul,
    God in mine eternity.

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  5. Plain Jane says:

    Don’t know is this is the right place to post this, but it isn’t a presidential matter. Great judge in the case. Remember the media slimed the beef industry by doing a hit job on “pink slime” hamburger. Well, media got slapped down good. This story isnt completely accurate, but close. Closer to twelve hundred people lost teir jobs because of the media slime.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/abc-settles-with-meat-company-in-1-9-billion-pink-slime-suit/

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  6. rebel53blog says:

    Happy Thursday Treepers

    Nicolette Larson – Lotta Love

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Donna in Oregon says:

    For New Beginnings

    In out of the way places of the heart
    Where your thoughts never think to wander
    This beginning has been quietly forming
    Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
    New Beginnings

    For a long time it has watched your desire
    Feeling the emptiness grow inside you
    Noticing how you willed yourself on
    Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

    It watched you play with the seduction of safety
    And the grey promises that sameness whispered
    Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent
    Wondered would you always live like this.

    Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
    And out you stepped onto new ground,
    Your eyes young again with energy and dream
    A path of plenitude opening before you.

    Though your destination is not clear
    You can trust the promise of this opening;
    Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
    That is one with your life’s desire.

    Awaken your spirit to adventure
    Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk
    Soon you will be home in a new rhythm
    For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

    John O’Donahue

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  8. millwright says:

    From the “Curmudgeon’s Notebook ” : Entertained this evening by my wife’s reaction to seeing deer in there back yard while washing supper dishes. Due to planters on the patio there were restrictions to visibility, but it was clear the deer had come to eat “drops” from the apple trees next to the house. There were at least two fawns, what promises to be a small 6-point “basket buck” in velvet and a 2-3 yr. old doe. I enjoyed my wife enthusing over her own “deer family” ; even though I know it doesn’t work quite that way . I know at least one or two have been regularly using the lower yard to bed in .

    Also enjoying all the CS ( aka chicken s**t ) in the media so far this week ! Its increasingly looking like a game of “telephone ” !!

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    • amwick says:

      That is so sweet.. I love seeing deer. We have some around, and when they stop and look at you… some are frightened, some are calm, it is just incredible.

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    • pacnwbel says:

      Having deer visit your backyard is a lesson in sharing. Last year it became too lop sided, so an enclosure was erected to shield the beans, beets and tomatoes from predation. So far so good, but just this week they have added hydrangea blooms to their appetite for roses, lilies and fuschia. Mother Nature is a force to reckon with especially when it charms you with adorable little fawns with elegant mamas.

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      • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

        The farmer next door to us has a big family garden just across the road from the woods. He hangs old CD discs on twine to sparkle and ward them off. In the winter though, he plants a crop of things to plow under, and lets them eat all they want. He also has a couple of fake owls standing guard at the corners. I think that keeps out marauding birds.

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  9. nwtex says:

    Ann Coulter goes off on rant and says this is what’s making the country ‘retarded’
    Aug 1, 2017 7:55 pm

    Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter spoke at last weekend’s Politicon convention in Pasadena, California, where she addressed marijuana usage in the United States.

    Saying that cannabis is “destroying the country,” Coulter noted that the drug also “makes people retarded.”
    [..]
    “No, I know you’re all potheads, and you’re gonna have trouble following what I’m about to say.
    […]
    Further egged on by Kasparian and the moderator, Coulter was asked whether or not she thought marijuana should be recreationally legalized in the United States, and that’s when she threw down the gauntlet.
    “No,” she answered. “You can legalize all the drugs you want once there isn’t a welfare state, but no. Marijuana makes people retarded, especially when they’re young. We’ve got enough busboys. We’re bringing in busboys by the million through our immigration policy. We do not need a country of busboys. We’re destroying the country.”

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/08/01/ann-coulter-goes-off-on-rant-and-says-this-is-whats-making-the-country-retarded/

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  10. canadacan says:

    They can’t handle the truth

    Liked by 1 person

  11. nwtex says:

    iRobot Clarifies Its Position On HowRoomba-Created Maps Of People’s Homes Will Be Used
    Aug 1, 2017

    A week ago Reuters published an interview with Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot, the company that makes Roomba robot vacuum cleaners. Some of the Roomba models use a camera to create spatial maps of the interiors of people’s homes and the Reuters article mentioned iRobot’s plans to sell the maps to major tech companies like Amazon, Google and Apple. The technology media responded with concern over what appeared at the time to be iRobot’s questionable invasion of their customer’s privacy. I contributed to that response with an article that included iRobot’s map-selling plans as an example of a creepy way technology is used to invade privacy.
    […]

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2017/08/01/irobot-clarifies-their-position-on-how-roomba-created-maps-of-peoples-homes-will-be-used/#6f5ecd4e7d81

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  12. Troublemaker10 says:

    Christianity, Socialism, and the Future of the USA (A KJ Sunday Morning Reflection)

    https://kingsjester.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/christianity-socialism-and-the-future-of-the-usa-a-kj-sunday-morning-reflection/

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  13. Dora says:

    IVAN AIVAZOVSKY – “NAVAL BATTLE IN THE NIGHT” (1848)

    Liked by 7 people

  14. Dora says:

    Instructions for viewing the eclipse. Not all glasses are safe.

    https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Dora says:

    OMG!

    Liked by 3 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      And……………this is where we are now.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Garrison Hall says:

      It’s too bad none of those kids knew how to fight. The kids dong most of the bullying wasn’t particularly strong and were wide open when they were throwing those haymaker punchers. Instead of folding up on the ground, a couple of red-neck kids who’s dads had showed them how to fight would have made a big difference.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Beverly says:

      And none dare call the attackers racists. Which they so obviously are.

      Like

  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

    Liked by 4 people

  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”
    Prov 13:20 (KJV)

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  18. duchess01 says:

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

    Liked by 7 people

  19. getfitnow says:

    FTA – The internet has been sent into a frenzy after several prescient books written more than 100-years-ago have reemerged about the adventures of a boy named Baron Trump.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4754000/Late-1800-s-books-spooky-connections-present-day-Trumps.html#ixzz4oeXVBe8k

    FYI – There are vintage copies on Ebay. Kindle: 99 cents.

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  20. Dora says:

    Like

  21. dogsmaw says:

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  22. amwick says:

    So I entered my cnn meme gif in Mr. Pinko’s contest. The good thing is that I learned a lot.. the bad thing is that they want you to spread the link all over social media. I am not going to bother. If I had understood this part of the contest I wouldn’t have made the effort. sighs

    http://politopinion.com/2017/08/politopinion-com-meme-contest-entry-96/

    As I said, it didn’t turn out that well,,, but my thought was basically that instead of bashing cnn, our President could save the day… oh well. LIve and learn.

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  23. nimrodman says:

    It’s a YUUUGE discount! Donald Trump knocks $11MILLION off the asking price of his luxury Caribbean estate four years after buying the sprawling ocean-front retreat
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4752762/A-YUUUGE-discount-Trump-takes-11M-villa-asking-price.html

    Liked by 2 people

  24. dogsmaw says:

    Be very wary…things just are not right today on the internet…too many unexplained events occurring. The best thing you can do is stay on reliable sites that you trust and go private on your browser.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. richbuckley7 says:

    Divine presence within
    Living in wholeness
    Moving in joy and love,
    I surrender to your will.
    Bring the radiance of your light
    Into my heart and mind,
    And merge with me to manifest
    Your will upon the Earth.

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  26. Dora says:

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  27. Shark24 says:

    The Knights of Columbus are doing some excellent work helping Christians in the ME. Here is another example. I intend to get a little fundraising going to help them when I return from my overseas travel in about a week. God bless.
    http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/knight-of-columbus-pledge-to-save-iraqi-christian-town-decimated-by-isis

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  28. Dora says:

    I don’t know if you are all familiar with Michael Matt, but I can hear him saying these words. He is angry!

    ===

    Baby Charlie: Martyr of the Culture of Death
    Written by Michael Matt

    https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3304:baby-charlie-martyr-of-the-culture-of-death

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  29. duchess01 says:

    Did 20 Million Vote Illegally in the 2016 Election?

    Liked by 3 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      IMO YES! This is why Hillery and her political cohorts in crime were so shocked that Trump won. In their minds, it just couldn’t have happened because they had it all set up for her. That is why she didn’t feel she had to put any effort into campaigning.

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      • duchess01 says:

        Interesting, aus! So…she and her campaign thought it was all ‘in the bag’?

        Have to admit I was suspicious of the alleged total popular vote – after the two previous presidential elections that were ‘fraught with fraud’ – AND – after seeing the REAL crowds that followed Candidate Trump as opposed to the FAKE crowds that allegedly followed that other guy [cannot recall his name] who hijacked a rock concert to make it look like he attracted 30K – and all of the ‘close’ shots where they claim he was more popular than ice cream in summer –

        3M allegedly illegal votes in CA seemed kinda minuscule – considering the illegal population there – if you consider the ACTUAL number of illegals in this country who could have voted (they under-report that number – imho) – 20M would certainly be a strong possibility – * Sigh *

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Think about it. I can’t remember who has been looking into the voting, but they have found several counties across the country that have more people voting than live in the county. There is a county near me, Broward, where that happened. And, there were MANY other irregularities that they let slide in that county. I really believe that Hillery’s people thought they had it in the bag. It seems like everyone around her was cheating.

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          • duchess01 says:

            She has been cheating all of her life – and – birds of a feather – you know – that whole lot should be locked up for what they have done to this country – not holding my breath – but, hey – it could happen – if God allows it!

            Kris Kobach?

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  30. Janie M. says:

    Canada’s single payer system (which Hellery complimented),a medicare-style program, is in big trouble – but we already knew that (just like the UK’s). Guess we’ll be seeing a greater influx of Canadians crossing into the U.S. for treatment. From the Daily Caller:

    Meanwhile, Canada’s ‘Free’ Health Care System Is Also Exploding
    DAVID KRAYDEN, 12:12 PM 08/03/2017

    [snip]
    Barua told The Daily Caller that Canada is in a health care crisis. “Services are being rationed. In our last report on wait times in Canda, we discovered that the average wait time from referral to treatment was 20 weeks. That was the longest wait time in the history of our survey,” he said

    The senior economist emphasized that the study was designed to show Canadian families what kind of value they’re getting for their health care dollar. They will have reason to look at things differently if they read this study,” Barua told The Daily Caller.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/03/meanwhile-canadas-free-health-care-system-is-also-exploding/

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      My sister lives up there. When she had a stroke about 10 years ago, they took really good care of her in the ER. However, she was supposed to have a test done soon, and the only reason she got an appt. that week was because a friend of hers was a scheduler and saw her name on the list and put her in. Otherwise she would have had to wait 6 weeks or so.

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      • Janie M. says:

        Well, fate was on her side, auscitizenmom. Could you imagine having to wait for 6+ weeks after having such a serious event? I hope she has fully recovered with no residual effects.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          She has a weakness in her right leg and arm. Too bad because she was a very good artist. I don’t think she would have had any effects left from it if she could have gotten physical therapy. The doctor said she didn’t need it. 👿

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          • Janie M. says:

            I’m sorry. Rationing comes to mind, one of the bad aspects of socialized medicine and
            indoctrinated physicians in that system appear to care less about outcomes.

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          • Janie M. says:

            Further thought – was there no way for her to have appealed that decision? Dr. should have served as her advocate.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I don’t know. But, probably, since he told her she didn’t need it and it wouldn’t do any good, she just accepted it. My mother would have and she is a lot like her. Just think, if she had just gone once and gotten a few exercises, she might have been able to keep on painting. SMH

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              • Janie M. says:

                I don’t want to give you false hope but found this interesting article (ironically it involves doctors from Canada). I was looking for physical therapy for stroke victims years after their stroke and found this. Maybe, just maybe… you might have to give your sis a push.

                https://www.livescience.com/25717-stroke-recovery-contralateral-training.html

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  Thx. I am going to send that to her. I know she has to walk with a cane and is unsteady. My mother had therapy after her stroke and did a little mild work after that and she was almost back to normal. She was in her late 80’s at the time, too.

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                • Janie M. says:

                  I am hoping she gets the therapy she needs. She is going to have to exert pressure on her medical providers – she shouldn’t take “no” for an answer. Good for your mom. If she could benefit at her advanced age, surely, your sister will also note improvement. Then, she can paint again.

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  31. 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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  32. Beverly says:

    YOUTUBE to join Faceplant, Google in censoring patriotic, freedom-loving, pro-American content:

    http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/youtube-working-adl-shut-free-speech/

    Don’t count on the Internet being our communications channel for long. Remember, Silicon Valley is almost wholly in the hands of the Enemy.

    Liked by 3 people

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      I expect the Uniparty to pull a fast one before Silicon Valley even has a chance.

      I got a notice today, of what appears to be more legislation that’s been filed in DC under the guise of “sex trafficking” that possibly ALSO is going to be a problem with third party communication on the web.

      I just got home, going to try to rest early tonight. Then I’ll take a gander at the filed bill.

      I report specifics when I know more.

      For now…….HOUSE and SENATE are GONE until after Labor Day!! Ye-haw! I hope my guys all have town halls. Wonder who will be brave enough?!!!!

      Liked by 1 person

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