Thursday September 21st – 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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125 Responses to Thursday September 21st – Open Thread

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      Happy **CURSDAY!!** Treepers! Pet your puppies for me.

      Here’s a wonderful passage from one of my favorite books. If you like dogs, I think you’ll like Home Waters.

      “I took Nellie on a last walk before we went to bed. We walked down the paved road that fronted the motel, then I let her go to investigate a patch of grass. She was lazy and docile, tired from a day wading in the water. A few snowflakes began to fall. When she came back to me, I put her on the leash again waited awhile in the darkness. You can see a long way. Snowflakes pulled each other down out the sky like white spiders dipping onto grass.”

      —From Home Waters by Joseph Monninger

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  3. Lucille says:

    Are Some Cultures Better than Others?
    PragerU – Dinesh D’Souza

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    • Thank you. It was a good video.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      I greatly admire Dinesh and have no argument with his critique. Except for one thing. If you think of “culture” as essentially a database, a repository of meanings and values which gives us the ability to be competent human beings, then you can safely argue that one culture is broadly similar to another—although this isn’t at all what multiculturalists have in mind. What they do, and what D’Souza handily deconstructs, is to conflate culture with society when they are entirely different. Societies are what people use culture to create and not the other way around. As societies progress, new innovations change critical social relationships which, in turn, add new ideas and values to culture.

      Culture is an ever evolving database which people draw upon to elaborate their societies. Attributing the superiority of western thought, innovation, and the dominant role it has played in the creation of the modern world is a function of the kinds of **societies** people create using ideas and values found in western thought and practice. Simply put, our exceptional societies are historically responsible for creating the modern world. There’s a reason you can walk into a hotel in Shanghai and find a Chinese jazz band playing Miles Davis’s “So What” but you’re unlikely to find an American band playing Chinese music in a New York hotel..

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    • sunnydaysall says:

      Dinesh D’Souza is amazing! Diversity is a wonderful thing but assimilating into another culture can mean something else altogether… When we as a country talk about assimilating we do not mean you “destroy the diversity” of that culture! But to the everyday liberal, diversity means something entirely different. Even though they protest and use violence in the name of diversity, they loathe it…, especially on college campuses! Most students have no idea what they are even talking about so they assume the professor knows best and they follow their indoctrination down the rabbit hole! Our education system will be the death of us all as a diverse nation, and also as a nation.

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  4. Janie M. says:

    One of da’ family… 😆

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  7. Harry Lime says:

    Elephants are awesome!

    Little Junior fell into the deep end…

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  8. 4:42 inspiring video of dancers at Strauss Festival.

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  9. Lucille says:

    “Ferguson” Play In NYC: Phelim McAleer Interview

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  10. “If Trump is the clenched fist of the American people, Kid Rock is the middle finger that comes after the punch is thrown, at the very moment when the New Left expects an apology from those who dared to even challenge it.” quote from:

    This is worth the read, provocative, insightful, & unexpected. Enjoy!

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  11. Donna in Oregon says:

    Irish Blessing

    May the smile of God light you to glory.

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  12. Harry Lime says:

    One of my favorites from Irish musician Christy Moore…Ride On

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  13. smiley says:

    Far From Needham


    egg tempera on board

    Andrew Wyeth ~ American ~ Realism

    Wyeth spent his childhood summers in Needham, Massachusetts where his father, NC Wyeth, was born and grew up.

    typical of the haunting psychological depth of Wyeth’s work, this piece suggests a tribute to his father who longed for Needham, after moving away…the massive boulder in the Needham countryside.


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  14. Dora says:

    Thomas “Tom” Roberts was a British-born Australian artist and a key member of the Heidelberg School, also known as Australian Impressionism.

    ‘Still Life With Pomegranates’ (1883)

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
    Luke 19:10 (KJV)

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  16. duchess01 says:

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

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  17. Dora says:

    When shopping for cereal, remember this.


    Kellogg Foundation Delivers a Dose of Leftism with Your Cereal – Gave Big to Soros and Clinton Organizations


  18. duchess01 says:

    Where is God in the Storms? Christ and the Problem of Natural Evil

    John Stonestreet, G. Shane Morris

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    • smiley says:

      article makes a valid point about how we’ve put ourselves in Harm’s Way in hurricane-prone areas (like Florida, for one) by excessive development…

      during Irma, I was talking w/ a geologist who explained that the Florida wetlands, mangroves, oyster beds etc, act as natural protective buffers against, not only hurricanes, but also powerful storm surges.

      when developers, realtors and high-end beach dwellers-in-condos insist on building & living right along the coast (instead of further inland, as one option), they invite disaster by totally destroying the natural ecosystem that GOD PUT THERE FOR A PURPOSE.

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  19. Dora says:

    Pray for these people.


    Hurricane Maria is likely to have “destroyed” Puerto Rico, the island’s emergency director said Wednesday after the monster storm smashed ripped roofs off buildings and flooded homes across the economically strained U.S. territory.

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  20. duchess01 says:

    Salvation Army Today – 09.21.2017 – Mexico City Earthquake Response

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  21. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  22. Miles Rost says:

    A little help from the Treepers here may be needed:

    I’m thinking of returning to the US from Korea. I’m looking at different areas of America related to job availability, and trying to get a better idea of places to go. I don’t want to stay in Oregon, because if I stay there, I’m going to end up homeless.

    Can anyone give me information on the economic stability or the job markets within the big cities of Arizona and Colorado? I’m quite interested in both of these places as I have contacts there and would love to see what’s being offered.


    • Joe2pt.0 says:

      Consider the southern states ; Texas, Alabama, Florida


      • Miles Rost says:

        No to Florida. I am not going to deal with humidity and hurricanes. Florida is, for all purposes related to me, the mouth of Hell that only rivals that of North Korea.

        Alabama is not a good idea for someone like me, partially because of the swampy humidity.

        Texas is possible, and is on the list, but I’m really not as chuffed about it because of the increasing cost of living there. Plus, I’d rather be closer in distance to my dad, who is in the later years of life.


    • AZ_Giggles says:

      Phoenix metropolitan area appears to be doing well, but I think it depends on which sector you go to. Tucson city council is still doing its best to crush companies and inflict new taxes whenever possible. I swear we are the San Francisco of Arizona.

      OT: Did you know, they put in a rainbow crosswalk? to support diversity? BEST part is that they used water-based paints instead of oil-based because “environment” and so the crosswalk started fading within weeks, bahahahahaha!!!!


    • Given your mention of Oregon and Colorado, you may want to consider Idaho in your search. Coeur d’Alene very nice. Boise may have opportunities for you.


  23. dbethd says:

    In honor of all those that have been, for a time, absent from the Treehouse but not from our hearts:

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  24. Once Obama and his allies launched their domestic surveillance operation, they crossed the Rubicon. And there was no way back. They had to destroy President Trump or risk going to jail.
    The more crimes they committed by spying on the opposition, the more urgently they needed to bring down Trump. The consequences of each crime that they had committed spurred them on to commit worse crimes to save themselves from going to jail. It’s the same old story when it comes to criminals.
    Each act of illegal surveillance became more blatant. And when illegal surveillance couldn’t stop Trump’s victory, they had to double down on the illegal surveillance for a coup.
    The more Obama spied on Trump, the more he had to keep doing it. This time it was bound to pay off.
    Obama and his allies had violated the norms so often for their policy goals that they couldn’t afford to be replaced by anyone but one of their own. The more Obama relied on the imperial presidency of executive orders, the less he could afford to be replaced by anyone who would undo them. The more his staffers lied and broke the law on everything from the government shutdown to the Iran nuke sellout, the more desperately they needed to pull out all the stops to keep Trump out of office. And the more they did it, the more they couldn’t afford not to do it. Abuse of power locks you into the loop familiar to all dictators. You can’t stop riding the tiger. Once you start, you can’t afford to stop.
    If you want to understand why Samantha Power was unmasking names, that’s why. The hysterical obsession with destroying Trump comes from the top down. It’s not just ideology. It’s wealthy and powerful men and women who ran the country and are terrified that their crimes will be exposed.
    It’s why the media increasingly sounds like the propaganda organs of a Communist country. Why there are street riots and why the internet is being censored by Google and Facebook’s “fact checking” allies.
    It’s not just ideology. It’s raw fear.
    The left is sitting on the biggest crime committed by a sitting president. The only way to cover it up is to destroy his Republican successor.
    A turning point in history is here.
    If Obama goes down, the left will go down with him. If his coup succeeds, then America ends.

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  25. On this date in ’38…

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  26. Janie M. says:

    This is a bona fide FDA recall email announcement I received today regarding a recalled canned coffee beverage from a company called Death Wish due to botulism concerns…gee, maybe they need to rethink their corporate name. You just can’t make this stuff up. 😏

    Death Wish Coffee Co. Announces Recall of Nitro Cold Brew Cans From Retailers, Online Sales

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  27. Lucille says:

    Israel shoots down Iranian drone with Patriot missile
    September 21, 2017 6:42 AM By Robert Spencer

    “The IDF’s identification of the drone as Iranian-made resonates with President Donald Trump’s criticism of Iran as a sponsor of terrorism during his Tuesday address of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.”

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  28. Lucille says:

    Kevin Wood – Adoration

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  29. nimrodman says:

    Now this pi$$es me off.

    An Af-Am coach indoctrinating his 8-yr olds how to be little anti-American Colin Kapernicks:

    … article has a link to a youtube video, I watched with the sound off but got the gist of it.

    As I often say: “Choose your ethnic enclave early”

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  30. Lucille says:

    20-Year-Old Walmart Cashier Just Taught a Line Full of Complaining Customers a Big Lesson in Compassion

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  31. Lucille says:

    Colorado loves its illegals….

    City Abruptly Eliminates Police Chief Finalist for Supporting Immigration Enforcement
    SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

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  32. oldiadguy says:

    So first they go after and tear down or remove the statues of Confederate war heroes. Now they want to erect a statue commemorating Nat Turner?????

    Here is a link to a pretty accurate article about the “rebellion” by Turner.

    And another article. ( A very grim and graphic read, so be warned.)

    Many, if not most of the victims were women and children.

    So now they want to honor the memory of a slayer of whites???? SMH

    Take Care and Stay Safe

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  33. oldiadguy says:

    Looks like my posting had too many links again and went into moderation. Me bad.


    • nimrodman says:

      yep, 3 links is the limit most times, I reckon. looks like they pulled you out of the spam bin, oldiad

      I reckon whites will have to find that statue “offensive” and “divisive” and some o’ them other “-ive” words and pull it down some dark night.

      while city police stand by idly because it’s a county sheriff responsibility. or vice versa. however that went.

      choose your ethnic enclave early. balkanization here we come.
      with a bullet.


    • nimrodman says:

      yep, 3 links is the limit most times, I reckon. looks like they pulled you out of the spam bin, oldiad

      I reckon whites will have to find that statue “offensive” and “divisive” and some o’ them other “-ive” words and pull it down some dark night.

      while city police stand by idly because it’s a county sheriff responsibility. or vice versa. however that went.

      choose your ethnic enclave early.
      because balkanization here we come.

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  34. andeclain 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.

    And, Lord, we pray for all the people who have been affected by the earthquakes and hurricanes.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  35. duchess01 says:

    The Two Witnesses Are Absolutely Crucial In Understanding End Time Prophecy!


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