Saturday November 18th – 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 โ€ 

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246 Responses to Saturday November 18th – Open Thread

  1. nwtex says:


  2. nwtex says:

    View this post on Instagram

    Too soon? ๐ŸŽ„#sorrynotsorry

    A post shared by Kyle Richards Umansky (@kylerichards18) on

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    • greenmakescents says:

      Sheโ€™s appears the most normal out of the โ€œslewโ€ of housewives.


      • nwtex says:

        I agree. And oddly enough she should be the most “affected” as she started on TV as a very young child (you prob know that), And then whole Hilton world. But you’re right, seems she came out unscathed. I do like her.


  3. citizen817 says:

    The best thing for Mattel is to finally be bought out by Hasbro. Seriously, what American would really want to buy the new HijaBarbie. There is not even truth in toys anymore. Here’s the new Muslim Barbie.

    And here’s the real Barbie… closer to the truth

    Now I know Mattel is a multi-national company having a presence in 150 countries.
    But they are still based in California, USA…
    but it just blows my mind how far the nation has fallen from 9/11, just 16 yrs ago…to this.

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    • BakoCarl says:

      The story goes from “Wife beating, child marriages, sex slaves and bestiality are not happening”, to “It’s all wildly exaggerated”, then “It’s their culture and religion and, even if we don’t understand it, we must respect it”.

      It’s real, it’s widespread, and it must not be tolerated.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      If it wasn’t so gross, I would suggest that they add to the package “I have had my FGM taken care of already.”


    • BakoCarl says:

      I forgot this one – a horrific, barbaric practice. Why aren’t (rhetorical question) the women’s rights groups in the U.S. and all out Hollywood activists constantly screaming about this?

      Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting By Country
      Percentage of girls and women aged 15 to 49 years who have undergone FGM/C

      1 Somalia 98%
      2 Guinea 96%
      3 Djibouti 93%
      4 Egypt 91%
      5 Eritrea 89%
      6 Mali 89%
      7 Sierra Leone 88%
      8 Sudan 88%
      9 Gambia 76%
      10 Burkina Faso 76%
      11 Ethiopia 74%
      12 Mauritania 69%
      13 Liberia 66%


      • MTeresa says:

        A disgusting barbaric practice. Who celebrates that? The left does. And they don’t protest such a barbaric idea as a women’s issue because they are terrified of barbarians. And the only reason they can spout off such idiotic ideas is the protection of this country which they vehemently hate.

        They’re weak because they are not armed with ideas that they feel in their soul are superior because, well, the left doesn’t possess a soul.

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      • Bendix says:

        In my reckoning, interest in this issue dropped once Barack Hussein Obama was elected president.
        We did not hear all Muslims, all the time, even after 9/11, but once Barack and Hillary got in there, Islam and immigrants became the most important issue in the world, and they started pushing headrags, a symbol of oppression, as an object worthy of worship by Americans.

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      • Nikki/Chico says:


        Theyโ€™re flying in the face of God Almighty,

        Romans 9:13New King James Version (NKJV)
        13 As it is written, โ€œJacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.โ€[a]

        ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก


    • Bendix says:

      It’s actually supposed to be not Barbie, but that Ibtihaj Olympic not-all-that-good fencer.
      Snopes tells us that Olympic Gold Medalist Kim Rhodes hasn’t been ignored by the media:
      but where is Kim’s doll?
      Is wearing a rag on one’s head more worthy of commemoration than actually being the best in one’s chosen sport?

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  4. citizen817 says:

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    • piper567 says:

      This reminds me…in 1962, my school class went on a field trip to IBM in Los Angeles.
      The highlight of the visit was a display of the technology, which had not yet been introduced to the market, which was called the Selectric Typewriter.
      Remember the typewriter with the Ball, which contains a raised font, and rotated to the proper position to print the selected letter?
      The ball had a lever on it for easy removal, so one could easily change to another font .
      I’d forgotten all about this experience.
      It was a Huge Big Deal at the time, similar to this push button set.
      When my Grandmother died, I remember thinking ab all she had seen in her lifetime.She was a small child in Illinois when the Wright brothers accomplished their historic first flight in nearby Missouri…And she watched men land on the moon from her living room couch in Los Angeles.
      Sometimes we neglect to reflect on the amazing, actual progress made on so many fronts, in our somewhat short lifetimes.
      Thanks citizen for these evocative posts. I am sure they often bring back similar memories of events, people, or dreams for many of us.

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      • Minnie says:

        Yes piper, I learned to type on a Selectric, with the letters on the keys blacked out.

        Also remember the multitude of โ€œcoloredโ€ paper and carbon paper to prepare multiple copies of the contracts needed to be typed. Good times ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†

        Thanks for the memories ๐Ÿ˜

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    • Bendix says:

      Remember these? Nowadays they would call them a ‘holiday’ decoration, but they were Christmas wreaths back then.

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      • Bendix says:

        They were sprayed with that aerosol gold paint, and the kiddies would breathe in the chemicals.
        Good times.


      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        We made many many of them -that was a fun craft to do and we recycled the old computer punch cards for these wreaths. We got sacks and sacks of them from my cousin who works at IBM and sold those selectric typewriters (4 pasts upthread).

        Another one was the Reader Digests magazines, each page folded two times to create mini Xmas trees and spreayed with green or gold paint.
        Thoese were the happy days of creating.
        These modern day EarthDay ecos think they started the recycling movement–NOT–our parents recycled during the Depresssion, and we continued the habit.

        Wonderful memories.


  6. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day
    โ€œLet not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.โ€
    John 14:1 (KJV)

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    • BakoCarl says:

      But why? Because . . .

      I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

      Get that? No one comes to God except through Jesus. No one.

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  7. duchess01 says:

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

    Liked by 6 people

  8. Dora says:

    This is cool.


    Immortality in space for “Johnny B. Goode”

    The Chuck Berry classic is aboard NASA’s Voyager space probes, which are still sending back messages from billions of miles away. Anderson Cooper reports on Voyager 1 and 2 on this week’s 60 Minutes

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    • Dora says:

      When I showed this article to Hubby, he asked “What will the aliens think? They are looking for intelligent life and we send them this?”

      Always the joker.

      No matter. I still think itโ€™s cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Dora says:

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  10. Nikki/Chico says:

    Psalm 118:28New King James Version (NKJV)
    28 You are my God, and I will praise You;
    You are my God, I will exalt You.

    You are not responsible for how people respond to the truth of the gospel. Your responsibility is to give the Truth.
    Chuck Swindoll

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  11. nimrodman says:

    Ah, geez, these guys are in trouble, they pulled a real boner this time:

    Navy Apologizes, Aircrew Grounded After Drawing Giant Penis in the Sky

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  12. ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

    Happy Caturday and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. skeinster says:

    In the endless labyrinth that is YouTube linkage, this is kind of cool.
    Music transcends some nationalities- plus it’s one of our faves:

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  14. ray76 says:

    FBI Informant in Clinton Uranium One Bribery Case has Video of Briefcases Full of Money!

    The Sessions DOJ told Reuters the manโ€™s name is William D. Campbell and he worked as a lobbyist for a Russian firm. According to reporter John Solomon the informant is a consultant and his evidence will show Russian agents with suitcases of cash to bribe the Clintons for US uranium.

    The informant says he is in fear for his life since he was outed by the Sessions DOJ.
    Campbell will reportedly testify on Monday.

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  15. Amwick, hmmmmmmmmm, why oh why oh why did I think of you when I saw this ornament from Pottery Barn๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿค“ so just in case is of interest here you go๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ

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  16. Dora says:

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    • oldiadguy says:

      A bit of history on the New Jerusalem Monastery.

      “In 1918, the New Jerusalem Monastery was closed down. In 1920, a museum of history and arts and another of regional studies were established on the premises of the monastery. In 1935, the Moscow Oblast Museum of Regional Studies was opened in one of the monastic buildings. In 1941, the German army ransacked the New Jerusalem Monastery. Before their retreat they blew up its unique great belfry; the towers were demolished; the vaults of the cathedral collapsed and buried its famous iconostasis, among other treasures .[2][3] In 1959, the museum was re-opened to the public, although the bell-tower has never been rebuilt, while the interior of the cathedral is still bare. The New Jerusalem Monastery was re-established as a religious community only in the 1990s.

      In March 2009 Russian president Dmitry Medvedev signed a presidential decree on the restoration and renovation of the New Jerusalem Monastery. The federal government was instructed to subsidize the monastery restoration fund from the federal budget from 2009, with deputy prime minister in Putin’s cabinet, Viktor Zubkov estimating it will cost about 13โ€“20 billion Russian roubles.[4]

      As of June 2016, there has been great restoration done in the main cathedral, with much of the interior reconstructed and re adorned. The monastery is open to visitors and is actively serving again. Many thousands of visitors come each day, especially on holidays.”

      Here is another video that shows more of the monastery.

      As far as Putin and Medvedev and their efforts to restore the Russian Orthodox Faith, this bible verse comes to mind.

      Matthew 7:16 16

      By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

      Take Care and Stay Safe

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  17. Hey cat lovers here is something I just had to share on Caturday

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  18. Joke of the Day: (language warning)

    A few days after Christmas, a mother was working in the kitchen and listening to her son playing with his new electric train in the living room. She heard the train stop and her son said: “All of you sons of bitches who want off, get the hell off now cause this is the last stop! And all of you sons of bitches who are getting on, get your asses on the train cause we’re leaving!”

    The mother went in and told her son, “We don’t use that kind of language in this house. Now I want you to go to your room for two hours. When you come out, you may play with your train but, I want you to use nice language.”

    Two hours later, mother was still working in the kitchen. Her son comes out of the bedroom and resumes playing with the train. Soon the train stopped and the mother heard her son say, “All passengers who are disembarking the train, please remember to take all of your belongings with you. We thank you for riding with us today and hope your trip was a pleasant one. We hope you will ride with us again. For those of you boarding, we ask that you stow all of your hand luggage under your seat. Remember, there is no smoking except in the club car. We hope that you will have a pleasant and relaxing journey with us today.”

    “For those of you who are pissed off about the two hour delay, please see the bitch in the kitchen.”

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  19. amwick says:

    We are celebrating Dh’s birthday…. invited a couple of friends to the pub for beer and burgers. That is my gift to him…. no biggie, he is doing his best to ignore it… I like birthdays myself.
    So happy birthday Dh… many more!

    Happy Caturday everyone else… beautiful day here, 70 something and sunny.


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  20. duchess01 says:

    Where Not to Look but Where to Look!

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  21. Victor Adam Smith says:


    Defecting North Korean soldier riddled with giant worms

    Posted by Leslie Eastman Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:30pm

    โ€œIn my over-20-year-long career as a surgeon, I have only seen something like this in a textbook.โ€

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  22. YvonneMarie says:

    Today is the Beatification of FatherSolanus Casey ๐Ÿ˜‡

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  23. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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