Monday September 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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139 Responses to Monday September 25th – Open Thread

  1. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Dear Treepers,

    Have a blessed Monday. The Lord loves us all.

    Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. Ps 33;3

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

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  3. Richard Stiller says:

    God bless America, God bless our savior President, and God bless all of you beautiful fellow treehouse patriots.

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  4. DanDeplorable says:

    DAILY DEVOTIONAL, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    Not of the World
    “Be separate from them.” 
2 Corinthians 6:17

    The Christian, while in the world, is not to be of the world. He should be distinguished from it in the great object of his life. To him, “to live” should be “Christ.”1) Whether he eats or drinks or whatever he does, he should do it all to God’s glory. You may lay up treasure; but lay it up in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy, where thieves do not break in and steal. You may work to be rich; but make it your ambition to be “rich in faith”2) and good works. You may pursue pleasure; but when you are happy, sing psalms and make melody in your hearts to the Lord.
    In your spirit, as well as in your aim, you should differ from the world. Waiting humbly before God, always conscious of His presence, delighting in fellowship with Him, and seeking to know His will, you will prove that you are a citizen of Heaven.
    And you should be separate from the world in your actions. If a thing is right, though you lose by doing it, it must be done; if it is wrong, though you would gain from it, you must reject the sin for your Master’s sake. You must have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather reprove them. Walk worthy of your high calling and dignity. Remember, Christian, that you are a son of the King of kings.
    Therefore, keep yourself unstained from the world. Do not soil the fingers that are to serve the King. Do not let your eyes become the windows of lust, eyes that will soon see the King in His beauty. Do not let your feet, which are soon to walk the golden streets, be defiled in dirty places. Do not allow your heart to be filled with pride and bitterness, but prepare it to be filled with Heaven and to overflow with ecstatic joy.
    Then rise my soul! and soar away,
    Above the thoughtless crowd;
    Above the pleasures of the day,
    And splendors of the proud;
    Up where eternal beauties bloom,
    And pleasures all divine;
    Where wealth, that never can consume,
    And endless glories shine.

    1) Philippians 1:21
    2) James 2:5

    –Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-1892

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    • BakoCarl says:

      Exactly, Dan ! Great thoughts to keep in mind all day, every day. Thank you.

      O hasten, Lord, the day when those,
      Who know Thee here, shall see Thy face ;
      When suffering shall for ever close,
      And they shall reach their destined place;
      Then shall they rest Supremely blest,
      Eternal debtors to Thy grace !

      Thomas Kelly. 1806.

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  5. ZurichMike says:

    In other news, a security officer at the Zurich Airport was fired after converting to Islam and not demonstrating unity with his fellow security officers (for example, not shaking hands with female security officers). He also did not socialize at lunch or breaks and “withdrew” into his religious zealotry. So they fired his ass:
    http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/Konvertiert—Kapo-Zuerich-feuert-radikalen-Muslim-27981811

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  6. Missing Andrew says:

    Did anyone knows that Set 24th was GOLD STAR MOTHER’S DAY.

    http://www.dodlive.mil/2017/09/22/gold-star-mothers-day-who-they-are-what-its-all-about/

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  7. millwright says:

    Hokies coach Buzz Williams delivers a 3:45 min lesson in respect !
    Its worth watching !
    http://www.wnd.com/2017/09/watch-basketball-coach-teach-athletes-incredible-lesson-on-respect/

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    • duchess01 says:

      Yes – not a good day for the NFL owners and players to act like spoiled brats!

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      millwright, I read an in-depth article about this yesterday. Your article just showed 4 min. of the coach; but it was a much longer lesson. The article also said that most of the players, did not want to leave the Veterans when the lesson was over, they mostly stayed and interacted and asked question of those Veterans who participated.

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  8. Lucille says:

    “New York, New York”
    A musical number from ON THE TOWN with Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin. Music written by Leonard Bernstein.

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  9. My apologies if this has already been posted before. I am so happy to see this latest info about Senator Scalise:
    https://www.youngcons.com/scalise-gives-first-public-remarks-since-shooting-i-cant-wait-to-go-home2/

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  10. smiley says:

    Sun Setting Over Bowland Hills

    Ridgeway Over Bowland Hills

    pastels on gessoed board

    (no dates)

    Norma Stephenson ~ Scottish (b. 1945, Hawick, Scotland) ~ Contemporary ~ Abstract/ Landscapes

    🙂

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  11. Dora says:

    Jeremy Mann – “HOT NEW YORK NIGHT” (2015)

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  12. smiley says:

    revolting monday funnies…

    🙂

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  13. Nikki/Chico says:

    Good Monday morning treepers, God bless you today

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    • Raven says:

      Ginny, sweet Ginny. Blind on this earth proclaiming the Lord, Jesus Christ, is her vision. Amen, amen, in all our blind ways.

      High King of Heaven, my victory won, my I reach Heaven’s joys, Oh bright Heaven’s Son, Heart of my own heart, whatever befalls, still be my vision, Oh Ruler of all.

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  14. Dora says:

    Goodness! I’d hate to be caught in the middle of that!

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  15. amwick says:

    sighs

    “The NFL has fumbled this one” Brian Kilmeade

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    • smiley says:

      Neanderthal Fumbling Losers

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Amwick,
      I agree, completely. Yesterday I had the the chance to speak to a good friend who sees it from the other side. His explanation was, we all need to bow down to our Creator and this is how he sees Kapernick, bowing down to God.

      We got in a healthy debate with both listening to each other. He showed me a video of a number of black men standing to say, they are “blacking out” their favorite teams. They did this on video by covering their jerseys with a black tee-shirt.

      I showed him articles of players either stretching during our National Anthem or the whole team minus one (a retired Ranger) hiding in the locker room.

      So, I bust his idea that they are bowing to God, and he showed me the thoughts of the other side. They were essentially upset that no team would take Kapernick because he was thought to be toxic, which I said he was. His argument is every time they stand up with any their grievances they are shot down and told to stay put on their plantation. Far too many blacks are poorly treated by the police, and anyone else with power over them. it’s just their way of life and they are more than tired of it. All life is equal, whether it be a drug dealer or a priest.

      My argument was Kapernick could have been far more useful off the field than on. He chose to make it political and no one wants their football to be made political, it’s one of their last few escapes left. His argument was they needed someone with his standing to show the whole country what is wrong with it.

      Did either of us change each other’s minds? No. However, he did agree that our President Trump has the hand of God over him. He likes our President and is hoping most of his promises come true. He wants the rich to pay more taxes, relieve pressure from the middle class, get rid of gangs so new infrastructure and therefore new jobs can enter poverty stricken areas. (He’s been hanging around me too long.). He wants Dads to be given the chance to put food on the table and their resources are limited in doing so in a lot of these areas.

      Oh, and he so does not like the hag, and is ever so greatfull she lost. He despises her for calling his youth, super predators. It’s not something he will ever forget. It angers the heck out of him, and he sees her evilness clear enough. Again, my influence, but he’s taking it to new levels from his own research he’s been doing.

      He’s a good, young man, who I really enjoy his company. All he wants is for his family to have the best and he knows it’s up to him to make it happen. He has a beautiful wife in the Army and sweet, angelic girl who works her bum off in gymnastics right along with mine.

      A lot of times we spend three hours together, three times a week while our girls are hard in training. He introduced me to Netflix and the documentary, Unacknowledged, which I would recommend to the Treepers here. I changed his mind on our President Trump and when he was on the trail campaigning. He got me looking deeper into our government branches, especially the CIA.

      We may not agree on the kneeling, but it’s early yet, and I still have hope both of us will learn more from each other. He really is a good, young man and I have a great deal of hope for his future. Plus, I redid his resume for him, which he loved.

      I just wanted to share a bit of what I learned yesterday morning before we both drove 6.5 hours back home caravaning together from our girls very first gymnastics competition meet.

      My daughter got third on vault and bars and was placed 6th overall. She did good and held her own and will do even better next time. I’m very proud of her and I made sure to tell her on the long way home. When we finally arrived home she told me she had enjoyed the ride together. She also called me a savage on the road. I think it was a compliment. My friend said, I liked to feel the wind under my feathers as I flew by slow drivers. 🙃 I knew the roads, and they felt safe with me leading the way. I think there is a heck of a good story in there too. Still working it out on my head. (I so love road trips.)
      Be well good Treepers and I hope all have a simply wonderful Monday. Thank you Amwick for letting me butt in, you so rock. 😁
      Ma’iingankwe

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      • MTeresa says:

        Good for you Ma’iingankwe for a peaceful engaged conversation. What I don’t understand is why so many black fathers abandon their children? If black lives mattered so much, how could you leave your own flesh and blood? I also don’t understand why black babies are aborted more than other babies? If black lives mattered so much to the black mothers, why would they annihilate so many black lives? I think that’s why I have such a problem with BLM. To me, it’s very disingenuous.

        But I recognize that this can be a dangerous conversation.

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        • G. Combs says:

          A friend who has several black guys as friends asked why they dated white women. The black guys all told her it was because the Black women were b…ches. This goes all the way back to LBJs Great Society where a new job category, welfare mother opened up.

          Another friend who makes harps and dulcimers and such told me he can not hire any help because welfare pays more than he can. I have heard this several times, plus young folk expect high $$$ but refuse to start at the bottom and earn the position. I know of at least three mechanics who would LOVE to have apprentices and can’t find anything but prima donnas.

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      • volintn says:

        Great post Maiingankwe….enjoyed reading about the young man. Kudos to you for engaging him and sharing viewpoints. About the roads……yeah, yeah Mario Andretti.

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        • maiingankwe says:

          Volintn,
          Couldn’t help but giggle on your last part. It reminded me of last night when we had finally gotten into town and I had slowed down to the legal speed limit. One of the trucks who had been following me for about fifty miles or so passed and took a look while he did. His mouth had literally dropped open when he saw I was girl. It was priceless.

          The last part of the long ride is all yuuge hills, sharp curves, and up and down with slow cars to pass. It can be treacherous if one doesn’t know it well and is going too fast. However, that area is my old hunting grounds, so I know those roads inside and out. I also had a blast flying through them, I always do except in the winter when I finally drive to the conditions of the road. Too many deaths and I refuse to be one of them. The rest of the year? Oh, it’s play time! Game on.

          Have an awesome day,
          Ma’iingankwe

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      • Walt says:

        Just for fact, know that this started with him sitting on the Bench and not getting up for the National anthem because he was butt hurt for being removed from being the starter. and the NFL said that he had to either stand or kneel that’s when he started kneeling and SJW’s changed the narrative into a protest against cops and Black activism with his Social justice crowd input. This has nothing to do with bowing to God.

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      • amwick says:

        Ty Ma. Congrats on your athletic daughter. It is really good that you can have a frank and open discussion, football, race, it is all good. Me, I have admitted to being a rule follower, these people are breaking NFL rules, and as a last straw, dissing the very country that gave them such extraordinary opportunity. Now my own frank opinion about black culture, well, in poor neighborhoods, it seems to admire thuggery, above all else. Black on black crime is a bigger issue that police brutality, but that would require them to own up. So their whole protest is disingenuous, at best, more likely it it is dowright hypocracy. Sorry, mini rant over. You rock too, your daughter is lucky, very lucky indeed!

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        • maiingankwe says:

          Thank you Amwick for your insight, and I do agree with you. I could also tell you his stance.

          He believes the guys running the majority of rap artists are thugs and government tools. He would also argue the voices of the poor, black communities do not have or unable to have their voices heard, and the majority of them are against praising thuggery.

          If you look closely, these are mostly young adults with a few old ones, and the majority of these areas are silent. There only seems to be a small percentage in each area that are rising up and breaking things and disrespecting the police. Unfortunately, their numbers grow with the collection of more towns.

          I’m sure if we had a decent journalist go in these places and talk to the Elders, one would find disgust on both sides. They do not believe in abortion or Dad’s running from their responsibilities. They have also witnessed police that are bad eggs. I would think a good deal of these bad cops turn bad because they become disenfranchised with the people they are continually arresting. A lot of these thugs are real nasty.

          I find it all to be a viscous circle and I heavily blame the Democratic Party. To them, all of this is their success. Look at their tools, al sharpton is a real winner for example. He makes a great deal of money off of his people’s suffering. He’s a great example of a government tool.

          The dem party knows it’s all a bunch of hypocrisy when there are so many of them killing each other. In my opinion this is one of the many things they celebrate. It all works to disgust good, law abiding citizens and it rouses the other side to anger. A viscous circle.

          One last thing. At the end of our conversation I told him of a big Trump rally last weekend. A few blm supporters came to make noise, however, unbeknownst to them or anyone else, the person with the microphone told the audience we are all Americans and live in the greatest country because we have freedom speech among so many other things. He asked for the leader of the blm group to come up and be heard. He gave him a platform.

          I saw the video. The man was a pretty darn good speaker, especially last minute with no preparation. The crowd cheered him on a lot of things and booed him on some of the others. Next thing you know, he’s asked to have his picture taking with a blond, blue-eyed boy whose Dad is a Biker 4 Trump. He shook hands with a militia leader who had 4,000 strong under him and many others coming up to talk and ask questions.

          Would the leaders on the other side have done this? Doubtful, but then I really do believe they are paid tools of our deep state government.

          My ending to our conversation was this example of why we need to stop all of this divisiveness and to find common ground with each other. Let’s stop the deep state from winning. Let’s start talking with each other.

          There are a lot of nasties who are blm people, but this guy showed me along with my friend there are some real good ones in there. We need the good ones to come together with our good ones and shut out the nasties who are the government paid tools. No one should be yelling death to cops. No one.
          Be well, and thank you for the shout out for my daughter. I will be sure to tell her how lucky she is. With a smile on my face of course. I’m truly lucky indeed, I have a growing girl who loves me. We both enjoy our talks together, not much can be better than that.
          Ma’iingankwe

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          • amwick says:

            So, if BLM could demonstrated some small postitive impacrt, such as reducing black on black crime, then I would be impressed. Until that happens, they are protesting the wrong thing. $.02

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            • maiingankwe says:

              Please, whatever you think, please know I do not like not nor condone blm’s actions or what they’ve been saying. It angers me to no end when I see them yelling death to cop slogans. It tears my heart every time I hear good police officers being shot down in cold blood just for wearing their uniforms and doing their best in protecting us.

              I also believe they are being funded by deep state operatives. They are nothing but a tool to cause divisiveness among all of us. They are taking money and support from the very ones who have been holding them down.

              I also believe they are tools because they do nothing about their own people dying at the hands of the very ones they are protecting and celebrating.

              I apologize if I have upset you, it was not my intention. I have a great deal of respect for you and it would honestly sadden me if I did anything wrong.
              Be well,
              Ma’iingankwe

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  16. Dora says:

    Good article.

    ====

    The Normalization of Delusional Thinking

    The totalitarian creep has been going on for quite some time. I remember a university colleague who, back in the early nineties, excitedly told me that the big new thing in educational theory was “constructivism.” (snip) It’s the idea that there are no objective truths, and hence each individual has to construct his own reality.

    http://www.crisismagazine.com/2017/normalization-delusional-thinking

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    • MTeresa says:

      Tell that to a math teacher 😉

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    • G. Combs says:

      “…excitedly told me that the big new thing in educational theory was “constructivism.” ….”

      It is not new. it is just typical marxist rebranding of a stinking decaying carcass.

      Fascism = Third way Socialism praised by Clinton and ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair.

      Constructivism = The Hegelian Basis of the Philosophy Of Karl Marx

      […]Hegel accepted as real only that which existed in the mind. Objective phenomena and events were of no consequence; only the conceptions of them possessed by human minds were real. Ideas, not objects, were the stuff of which the universe was made. The universe and all events therein existed and took place only in the mind, and any change was a change in ideas. […]

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  17. Steve in Titusville FL says:

    Nigel Farage and Phil Robertson to Rally with Moore and Bannon. Latest Poll +10

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  18. amwick says:

    Happy Monday!
    Generally I like Mondays, but alas, today there will be no tennis. 😦 I am not a sports fan, neither is my husband, but boy, are we ticked off at those bums.. and you know who I mean… Grrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  19. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  20. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”
    1 Timothy 2:5 (KJV)

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  21. duchess01 says:

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

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  22. duchess01 says:

    Cat Who Worked as a Late Night Hustler Now Raises Money For Charity
    Photo of the Day
    by McKinley Corbley – Sep 24, 2017

    https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cat-worked-late-night-hustler-now-raises-money-charity/

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  23. duchess01 says:

    LAWS AND THE POWER OF GOVERNMENT

    “The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” Ayn Rand

    http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/liberalism-globalism-new-world-order/

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/10/you-break-the-law-every-day-without-even-knowing-it.html

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  24. duchess01 says:

    A brilliant plan
    One Belt, One Road
    Xi Jinping’s ambitious strategic initiative – an adaptation of the historical Silk Road – marks the beginning of a new geopolitical era.

    Head of China Industrial Research Alexious Lee provides an indepth analysis on what to expect in our Obor Silk Belt and Sea Road reports, available exclusively to CLSA clients.

    https://www.clsa.com/special/onebeltoneroad/

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  25. duchess01 says:

    THE KILLING OF HISTORY
    21 September 2017

    http://johnpilger.com/articles/the-killing-of-history

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  26. duchess01 says:

    RUSSIANS JUST LIKE US

    Flash mob in Moscow, Russia 26.02.12

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    • oldiadguy says:

      Thank you for posting the video as a reminder that the Russian people are more like us than those who who are trying to cause strife between our two peoples, would like us to know.

      There are many YouTube videos of Russian “flash mob” events. While these are planned and staged, you have to look at the individuals who are taking part in these events. Look at these young people, their clothing, their smiles and tell me you can’t find similar looking kids at our high schools or malls. Compare these videos with photos of Russian when it was the USSR. The difference is striking. Here are a couple of more videos with a more Russian flavor.

      This video shows that Russia is in fact, a nation of many different races and cultures.

      Dancing in a river????

      In order to avoid moderation for too many links, I’ll break this up into two parts.

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    • oldiadguy says:

      Part 2

      Here is another video that is interesting in that no one “takes a knee” during the singing of their National Anthem.

      Whatever faults their government and leader(s) may have, the Russian people love their country, are proud of their country and have been willing to put their lives on the line to defend Mother Russia. They are no different than patriot Americans who are willing to lay down their lives in defense of the United States.

      However, if the following articles are correct, then it appears that someone (Deep State) is misusing our military and putting it on a head on collision course with Russian forces. From the moves being made, it appears that “someone” decided to seize the oil fields in Deir ez-Zor Governorate.

      https://www.rt.com/news/403980-syria-jihadists-idlib-russia/

      https://www.rt.com/news/404410-russian-general-killed-syria/

      https://www.rt.com/news/404365-us-special-forces-isis/

      If this analysis is correct and a conflict results, then a lot of Russian kids like those shown in the videos and American kids are going to be killed. To steal a quote from one of the articles discussing the situation, “Things might become very dangerous, very fast and very soon.”

      Please Pray for Peace

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      • duchess01 says:

        I saw that article, old – but, I did not read it for what it implied – remember RT is a propaganda media machine – so I take what they report with a grain of salt –

        Do you really think President Trump would approve of this – certainly, he is aware of it – I don’t – so I wait to hear what he has to say about it – if, anything!

        Thanks for bringing this to our attention – we must be careful what we believe and more so, what we accept.

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        • oldiadguy says:

          The attacks have been reported in multiple Russian language sources and has been referred to in a number of articles in American sites. I used Russian Times as they are a known site and reported the incident without any editorial comment.

          Despite what our government says about RT, I have found they have been very accurate about a number of incidents and they have provided accurate coverage of what is occurring in the United States that is ignored by the MSM. It was a while back, but someone here at the CTH commented that it was a shame that RT was a better provider of news than the MSM.

          Also, we have to remember what Sundance said about who controls our own media, the Deep State. So no, I don’t expect them (MSM) to report on these incidents until American blood has been shed. Also, the “RT is a propaganda media machine” is part of the whole “Russian Thing” and there is no attempt by the RT to hide their Russian bias/connections, hence the name Russian Times. That is more than I can say for most of our own MSM.

          The incidents described in the articles resulted in the face to face meetings between Russian military and US coalition as reported in these articles.

          http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticlePrintPage.aspx?id=2639205

          https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-russian-militaries-hold-unprecedented-talks-on-syria/ar-AAsjkUd

          https://www.stripes.com/us-russian-generals-met-to-discuss-isis-operations-in-syria-1.488782

          The Russians have been putting out some pretty detailed info about these two incidents, including drone footage. The US coalition is mum. Here is a question. Why are we building bases within Syria? While we may not approve of the Syrian government, Syria is a sovereign nation and we are not there with their approval.

          As far as to President Trump’s knowledge or approval, that is an unknown at this time.

          As I said before, Please Pay for Peace.

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          • duchess01 says:

            I have no idea what to believe – no matter who is reporting – a remnant of the previous administration may be involved in nefarious activities – I don’t know – I am not on-the-ground to see firsthand – nor do our Generals confide in me what is going on in Syria –

            If you have faith in your sources – by all means – accept what they report – I am on-the-fence here – so I cannot lend my voice – to anything I read –

            I have heard – we have not been invited – if that is true – then, the only one who can answer that question is the President or his Military counterparts –

            Thanks for your input – it is important for all of us to discern what may/may not be happening – based on numerous sources/avenues – God Bless You, old!

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            • oldiadguy says:

              I’m from the Viet Nam generation and recall the “facts” provided to the public by the military and government, were shown to be false years later. Some of these falsehoods were reported at the time, but were considered “Fake News” way back then.

              Like you, I’m not in the position to know first hand what is going on, but did have an opportunity to have a long talk last summer with a retired State Department guy who was assigned to the ME.

              Much of what he told me matched what I long suspected, but did not have proof. No we have not been told the whole truth about the what is happening in the ME or in the Ukraine, for that matter.

              Yes, most of this is from the remnants from the Obama administration. Why PDT is continuing and expanding these actions are beyond me.

              Most of us here at the CTH are older citizens and have a duty to the young to try to leave the country in better shape than how we received it. Therefore, I would hope that all of us here look at a wide range of sources in the search for the truth. We owe it to the young folks.

              God Bless you too, my Friend

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              • duchess01 says:

                Thanks for the information, old – appreciate your experience and fortitude in getting to the truth – I agree – we know nothing about what happened in Viet Nam – we probably do not know much about WWI or WWII, either – the best stories (intel) comes from those who were there – and their firsthand knowledge –

                Sifting through massive amounts of information is tiresome, but necessary to get to the truth –

                I am not sure what President Trump has approved or not approved in Syria – he told us he was not going to advertise – so there must be a reason we are engaged if not to ‘remove’ the remnants of the previous administration – maybe?

                Keep sharing, old – I have a lot of learning to do – and not ashamed to admit it – 🙂

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                • oldiadguy says:

                  “the best stories (intel) comes from those who were there – and their firsthand knowledge”

                  I agree, as I learned about operations during WWII that didn’t make the news or were hushed up from my Dad who served in the Pacific with the Navy during WWII.

                  I learned from my Dad, after he was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer about ten years ago, that the the military knew that POWs were held in and around Nagasaki prior to the atomic bomb drop. After the Japanese surrendered, the Navy conducted a rescue mission to recover the survivors.

                  My Dad, one of the volunteers, was on one of the destroyers, probably the USS Smith when they entered Nagasaki harbor after going through Japanese and American mine fields. He described the condition of the POWs when they recovered them. It was bad. He also had photos of Nagasaki after the atomic bomb. Prior to this conversation I had no idea where he had obtained the photos, even though I had seen them when I was a kid.

                  Several months later, he again volunteered to man his old ship, the Marathon in a mine clearing operation called Operation Guinea Pig.

                  Below are links to the POW rescue mission and then the mine clearing operation.

                  http://www.usshaven.org/Rescue%20Mission%20to%20Kyushu%20page%201.htm

                  A more in depth account of the recovery of our POWS.

                  http://www.mansell.com/pow_resources/evacuation/finding_our_pows.html

                  Mine clearing operation.

                  http://www.rpadden.com/200/200.htm

                  My Dad joined the Navy when he turned 17 in the Fall of 1944. He would have just turned 18 when he went on these missions. Yes, he was definitely part of the Greatest Generation.

                  Yes, we must always be open to learning. I learned a lot from my Dad. I’m proud of you Dad!!

                  Take Care and Stay Safe

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                • duchess01 says:

                  Wow! That is quite an experience – God Bless Your Dad for sharing this with you – even though you probably couldn’t appreciate it at the time – Thanks for the links – very interesting – God Bless You!

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          • BigMamaTEA says:

            Absolutely. I also, read Russia Insider, which is written by some ex-pats, and a couple of other sites written by Americans working in Russia.

            I hate to even think of it; but at this point it appears a lot of the “aggression” is coming from the U.S.

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            • oldiadguy says:

              “appears a lot of the “aggression” is coming from the U.S.”

              I know and that what worries me.

              The Syria problem appears to center around who is going to control the oil fields. Not our business and has nothing to do with destroying ISIS.

              Also, I know we are told that Assad is a bad guy but……….

              http://www.fides.org/en/news/62927-ASIA_SYRIA_Assad_to_young_Syriac_Orthodox_Christians_in_Syria_are_not_hosts_or_migratory_birds#.WcmPTHmWzX4

              The truth is out there, we just have to learn how to find it.

              Take Care and Stay Safe

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            • oldiadguy says:

              I wish others would read some of these other sites such as Russia Insider and then compare what they are reporting to what we are seeing in our own MSM. The Saker and the Unz Review are a couple of good sites for other points of view.

              Take Care and Stay Safe

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            • oldiadguy says:

              “The protests by black pro-football players by refusing to stand for the national anthem has come at an unfortunate time. It is playing into the hands of the military/security complex which is using President Trump’s loud voice challenging the “anti-americanism” to whip up patriotic fervor. It is amazing how people fall for it every time. The military/security complex and their presstitutes are creating public anger at those “attacking our country.” This anger will be turned from black football players to Russia.”

              http://www.unz.com/proberts/washington-has-initiated-military-conflict-with-russia/

              Odd, I was thinking this very thing. While I whole heartily agree with confronting the NFL over the kneeling issue, the timing couldn’t have come at a worst time. I appears the march to war is continuing.

              Take Care and Stay Safe

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  27. Dora says:

    Oh no. That’s my town. I can just imagine the loonies coming in by the busload to protest the statue. Please leave it where it is.

    ===

    Italian-Americans want any Columbus statues removed to come to LI town

    Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino says if ‘radical mayors make the foolish decision’ to take down statues of Christopher Columbus, they will have a new home in Massapequa.

    http://abc7ny.com/italian-americans-want-columbus-statues-removed-to-come-to-li-town/2451130/

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  28. NYGuy54 says:

    When your kids just won’t give you some peace and quiet

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  29. Rush is not watching nfl…………….

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  30. dbethd says:

    First Lady Melania Trump and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games | September 23, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      Some (actually most) of the videos on Melania for the Invictus Games are very snarky. In fact, they are down right nasty. Like Prince Harry was very uncomfortable around her but enjoyed his time with Mooch last year. And her outfit was a fashion fail that was very frumpy. Said she was very nervous and unsure of herself. You get the picture.

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  31. Root says:

    I don’t know if the fine folk of the USA realise how depraved and lost my nation – the UK – has become. Our national TV broadcaster (mandatory “subscription on pain of imprisonment) has recently started a news service in pidgin English. This is not a parody. Check it out:

    https://www.bbc.com/pidgin

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  32. dbethd says:

    I have always loved the PBR, and they will definitely keep my business. This pledge was actually released last year.

    http://www.pbr.com/en/news/features/other-features/2016/9/we-stand-united.aspx

    “WE STAND UNITED

    We are professional bull riders and bull fighters representing six countries competing on PBR’s largest stage.

    We respect the right of all citizens to engage in peaceful protest. It is a fundamental freedom that makes America one of the greatest countries in the world.

    For us the choice is clear, WE choose to stand united and without protest during the national anthem of the country in which we are competing.

    We stand to honor all men and women whose sacrifice and commitment ensures these freedoms, helps unite the nation, and propels America forward.

    […]

    Sean Gleason
    Chief Executive Officer
    Professional Bull Riders, Inc.”

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  33. bessie2003 says:

    Sharyl Attkisson’s post today of the timeline for the previous Administration’s snooping on American citizens:

    https://sharylattkisson.com/2017/09/24/obama-era-surveillance-timeline/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SharylAttkisson+%28Sharyl+Attkisson%29

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  34. Dreadd80 says:

    Amazing how talking heads are having a meltdown saying PDJT words are divise but noone is saying anything about all the ugly words,the divise language from these sports/entertainment and from news anchor”role models” over the last yr and half.

    Amazing how society forgets those words and actions when done by mainstream but fire and breamstone when its someone like PDJT..

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  35. duchess01 says:

    NFL Players Arrested Every 7 Days On Average
    September 25, 2017 BFH

    http://iotwreport.com/nfl-players-arrested-every-7-days-on-average/

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  36. duchess01 says:

    Trudeau’s Popularity Dropping As Conservatives Surge In Poll
    September 25, 2017 MJA

    http://iotwreport.com/trudeaus-popularity-dropping-as-conservatives-surge-in-poll/

    Liked by 1 person

    • dbethd says:

      Will the economic turndown be as Soon as we wish? A friend bought tickets already for a game right before thanksgiving. Idk if he can get refunded. Also don’t know how season tickets work? 🙏🏻🤞🏻

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  37. Lucille says:

    Hungary set for fresh anti-Soros blitz
    September 25, 2017 5:45 PM By Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/09/hungary-set-for-fresh-anti-soros-blitz

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  38. 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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  39. andeclain says:

    Does anyone have any news of auscitizenmom? It’s about a week since her last posting here. I’m praying that all is okay and that we will be recipients of her wisdom again soon.

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