Thursday December 28th – 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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223 Responses to Thursday December 28th – Open Thread

  1. Happy Cusday πŸΆπŸ•πŸΆ


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  2. duchess01 says:

    Ad rem – could you please check the ‘dustbin’ – I posted a poem – and it disappeared – dunno if it landed in ‘spam’ or if WP would not allow it – Thanks, in advance, for anything you can do!

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  3. Lucille says:

    c. 1957-1970
    The Soviet Union’s Dogs That Conquered Space
    When canine cosmonauts could sell you anything
    by Chris Wild


  4. Lucille says:

    Couple with goofy dog….

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  5. disgustedwithjulison says:

    I have been here for over 5 years….starting with the Trayvon debacle. Can anyone provide me with how I can upload a photo to my posts? I have never figured this out.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Go here:
      Click on the green/new post button
      Upload your photo
      copy/paste the url they provide that begins with https, and ends with jpg (or gif, png, jpeg).

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    • amwick says:

      For the photo to show up here, in a word press forum, it needs to live in the internet somehow. Imgur works,,, sometimes I use twitter. The important thing to remember is when you paste the url (ending in .jpg) it must be on its own line,,, watch, here is a url line… It will appear as a link,,, a working link.. but when you put it on a line by itself:

      Magic! Some people actually put a blank line above and a blank line below, just to be sure…

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      • amwick says:

        At the risk of repeating this, the best way to learn it is to do it. Maybe the first step is just using a picture already on the internet and sharing it… Then you will see about the url, and having it on a separate line. It sounds more complicated than it is… Good luck.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      That is why I use Twitter or FB….All I end up doing is screwing up the thread LOL


    • BigMamaTEA says:

      disgustedwithjulison……..practice on the pic below/above that amwick posted.

      Hover over the snow pup, then right click. That should bring up a box. Scroll down to “view image info” and copy that .jpg, or .gif . Then come to the comment box, and post that .jpg or .gif, etc.

      Now, if you want to type a comment with it, there must be two blank spaces before/after your typed comment….then…..the .jpg and it should post.

      Come here and practice on a Daily open thread.


    • Patriot1783 says:

      I remember your arrival and reason behind your name πŸ˜„

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  6. amwick says:

    Speaking of Snow Pups:

    Happy Cursday!

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  7. kinthenorthwest says:

    Looks like Joy Villa likes slapping people on the rump…Strange what is coming out about her.
    Boy she is not the clean living, nice girl most thought she was… Read some of the replies to the the tweet & your eyes will be opened.

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  8. dbethd says:

    “Sgt. Aaron Thompson, the deputy who pulled the boy from the water, was hailed as a hero by the sheriff and others in the community, although on Tusday he said he wanted to share any credit with his fellow responders.

    A search and rescue veteran with experience on a dive team, Thompson said he knew when he arrived on scene that he had little time to dive in and get the boy out.”

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  9. Dora says:

    Some good news.


    Thomas Aquinas College Survives Harrowing β€˜Thomas’ Fire

    Three weeks before Christmas, a β€˜miracle’ spared the college from California’s largest wildfire, which erupted adjacent to its campus.

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  10. ray76 says:

    Why was Flynn questioned about discussion with Kislyak? When Obama occupied the status of President Elect he spoke with Colombian President Uribe, Nigerian President Yar’Adua, Senegalese President Wade, and South African President Motlanthe, among others.

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  11. annhayden says:

    When I want to post a prayer request do I go to the top of the site in the right corner where it says Write, and post from there? Since it is WordPress does it go public or stay in the prayer request post? Thank you

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  12. nimrodman says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Minnesota prosecutor says he needs more time to decide whether to charge cop who shot dead Australian woman

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  13. dogsmaw says:


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  15. TwoLaine says:

    WOW! A Cautionary Tale!
    This should be played everywhere!

    Watch what happened when a driver didn’t bother clearing ice off of their roof and the block took flight
    by Matt Naham
    23 Dec 2017

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      When I lived in Upstate NY, I thought you could get a ticket for not clearing off your car………or, maybe I just thought you should.

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    • jbrickley says:

      Had that happen in summer when a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream box truck lost the steel sheet metal box cover for the refrigeration unit above the cab. It blew up 50 feet in the air like a box kite and everything slowed down suddenly, I had the presence of mind to look left look right watch the box thinking, wait for it, wait for it, to decide where it’s going to land and then swerve to the right and crash, it landed right where I was a second before. Reminded me of that silly volcano in LA movie with the fireballs shooting up in the sky. Characters were like WAIT, WAIT, RUN! You need to know where it’s going. So no smashed windshield or any damage. Guy behind me spun out rather than hit the 3′ square object low filling his lane.

      I wasn’t so lucky another day when a Volvo dropped it’s muffler right in front of me at 80mph in the left lane of I-95 with a Jersey barrier on the left and an 18 wheeler on the right. I hit that muffler and it popped the right side of my car way up and down and put a 10″ dent in the floorboard of my Chevy sedan and sent a Mountain Dew can screaming past my head. But I didn’t crash and it didn’t tear a break line or nothing. Just hammered down the dent and sealed the cracks to prevent rust that very same afternoon.

      Nice to know that when something happens, I know I won’t panic and I can react and not freeze.

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  17. Janie M. says:

    Happy Cursday! Awwww, double bonus 😍

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  18. 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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  19. duchess01’s beautiful poem

    Of what are you fearful – unsure today?
    What makes you tremble – what keeps you at bay?
    What bothers you – disturbs your peace at night?
    What gives you pause – and puts out your light?
    It might be unseen – the unknown that shakes;
    The out of control – the unbalanced that quakes;
    It could be the undeniable belief;
    There is nowhere to go – to get some relief!
    Your mind is racing – your heart beating fast;
    You wonder how long fearfulness will last;
    Release me – Oh, Lord – from the grasp of fear;
    Come; Calm me – Oh, Lord – Come, quickly near!
    What does this fear come stealthily to take?
    How does it disturb – in the night keep awake?
    What gives it power o’er what you partake?
    Why would you give in – why would you forsake?
    The hold that fear can have over its prey;
    Is the unbelief that faith takes away;
    The opposite of fear is truly belief;
    And it is our faith that provides the relief!
    What happened to Peter when his faith failed?
    His footing gave way – in the water he flailed;
    What happens to us when of little faith?
    We fall prey to a spirit – of haunting wraith!
    Fear can be daunting – paralyzing – haunting;
    It can cause us to hold back – be less flaunting;
    We will definitely hide all our gifts inside;
    Where His Spirit is willing and wants to reside!
    The love that we have to give will be thwarted;
    As we draw into ourselves – love is hoarded;
    From the love of God we have truly withdrawn;
    From the embrace of another woebegone!
    What must we do to eliminate fear?
    We must repent and draw His Spirit near;
    We must fast – we must pray – the fear away;
    For where faith increases – fear cannot stay!

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  20. duchess01’s poem all likes attributed to her

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  21. Dora says:

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