Wednesday January 10th – 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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    • Good essay CM.

      excerpt
      “The biggest shocker, however, was the realization that your collective and individual voices really don’t matter , that the majority of your audience voted against you. Your fans realize that the problems facing this country are big. They realize that it’s all about trust, and the American people don’t like being lied to by NBC and CNN, you or anybody else.”

      “You stated in your speech that “when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” So true. So why not attack the bullies that run the entertainment news conglomerates. Why not speak in support of their victims. You’ve got bullying galore going on right in front of you, but either you’re pointedly ignoring it or you just don’t have a clue.”

      “How nice it must be not to have a breath of fake negative press ever written about you, or lies manufactured against you by dishonest media attacking your character, your spouse, and your career. How warm and fuzzy not to have your home stolen from you by a Warner Bros executive using a forged deed created in the prop house then publicly denigrating and embarrassing you by having you falsely arrested to cover up his crime.”

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      • golsono says:

        .True. Treepers exist worldwide. I post from South Africa. This movement has opened the eyes of more than you know.
        We will not rest, we will continue to expose corruption

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  1. Chasity Mullins says:

    Amen

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  2. Sayit2016 says:

    I just wanted to see if I could be the first one to post on a new thread !

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    Sorry for my absence. Out with the flu.

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    • Janie M. says:

      Yup, been reading about these Chinese maternity homes for a few years now. The women have their baby here in the US, get a birth certificate and then fly back to China with their newborns.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      We’ve been aware of this for years as it isn’t far from us. The Orange County Register had several write ups about it and yet no one did anything about it. I’m so glad the Fed is now onto them. They all are lawbreakers, even the ladies with babies. Disgusting.

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      • Janie M. says:

        It is my understanding, Grandma, all pregnant women are not permitted to fly beyond a certain stage in their pregnancy. Airlines surely don’t want to have to deal with the potential liability and besides, they aren’t OB wards. I don’t know if they are required to present a physician’s statement confirming their due date. But from what I can recall from the articles, some of those pregnant Chinese women lie claiming to be within the acceptable range of their pregnancy and some fly in before the cut-off period, remaining here until the birth of their child.

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  4. FedUpWithDemLies says:

    Amen.

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  5. About a year ago, the Lord gave me several dreams showing how the mainstream media was going to be taken down by the president. As much as you want mainstream reporters to stand up and do the right thing, I would not expect it. God is raising up a new breed of reporters and you are one of them. Don’t worry about the detractors. The work you are doing is important and we appreciate it. You will find the truth because it is the thing that drives you. Keep digging. God bless you.

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  9. Hugs & Kisses to duchess01, she got me hooked on these awesome acapella singers…Ordered every CD they have made, even Christmas CD ready for Christmas 2018

    Seat dancing in my car running errands, smiling, happy happy happy!! 😉

    Love ya sundance, treepers & admins. Continue the good fight, stay armored up, our shining city on a hill is making a full comeback🇺🇸💖🇺🇸 TRUST💖💖💖

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  10. Eks Mann says:

    Is SpaceX or Northrop to Blame for Lost Spy Satellite?
    Military.com | 9 Jan 2018 | By Oriana Pawlyk

    The Pentagon has reportedly lost a highly classified, multi-billion-dollar satellite somewhere in space. And so far, it’s unclear who’s to blame.

    Space Exploration Technologies Corp. on Sunday launched the secret military payload, code-name Zuma, on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

    And while the launch was deemed successful, the payload — a satellite manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corp. — failed to reach orbit, according to officials who spoke to Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal.

    California-based SpaceX, headed by Elon Musk, said the rocket was not to blame.

    “After review of all data to date, Falcon 9 did everything correctly on Sunday night,” SpaceX told CNBC. “If we or others find otherwise based on further review, we will report it immediately. Information published that is contrary to this statement is categorically false. Due to the classified nature of the payload, no further comment is possible.”

    https://www.military.com/defensetech/2018/01/09/spacex-or-northrop-blame-lost-spy-satellite.html

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  11. Thomas Hughson says:

    1_9_2018 – A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday barred the Trump administration from turning back the Obama-era DACA program. So the DACA issue is now tied up in court. Take it off the table for budget deadline!! DEMS at at a big disadvantage no. DACA OFF THE TABLE!

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  12. smiley says:

    In The Wind

    mixed media ~ oil glazes with gold leaf on panel

    ca 2014

    Serenity

    acrylic on canvas

    ca 2016

    artist : Joan Fullerton ~ American (Taos/Denver) ~ Contemporary ~ Intuitive Abstract ~ Landscape

    🙂

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    • smiley says:

      in case anyone might be wondering, what the heck is “intuitive” abstract…that’s a good question.

      imo, all art…really is or should be “intuitive”…in the sense that there should be no limitations on the creative process as the work unfolds and takes shape..

      no nagging worries to hinder the process…like : will this sell?? is it good enough???

      like being “in the zone” of pure concentration.

      but it doesn’t always happen that way, esp when it’s a commissioned piece….sometimes we have to plan the work and set a goal for its outcome…even if it’s abstract…in that case, I guess, we can’t call ourselves “intuitive”.

      since I’m not really into Zen, I (like many other artists) do not include the word “intuitive” in my work…but many contemporary abstract painters nowadays do, putting a very fine point on it.

      imo, it’s really not necessary.

      2 cents 🙂

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      • smiley says:

        is
        what
        it
        is

        🐱

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      • itswoot says:

        “what the heck is “intuitive” abstract…”

        I see it as being glorified bs. An attempt to attach unnecessary importance to a work of art. Another instance would be of a critic telling a writer of verse that their work should be more symptomatic. More bs. Still another is to be told to strive in art for emotional equivalence.

        La La land.

        P.S. I’ve found some poems that I think pair up well with some of Andrew Wyeth’s paintings. Were possibly used in their foundation. Some day…

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        • smiley says:

          totally agree with you…

          from what I’ve encountered among some of the so-called “intuitive” so-called “artists” is that : most of them don’t have any talent but a strong sense of wannabe-artist…so they claim the “intuitive” label as an easy way to pretend they have something legit going on (art cred)…and pretend that they can paint “intuitive abstracts” (art crap)..

          it’s pretentious.

          someone with the talent like Fullerton (above)…imo…doesn’t need to do that.

          her abstract work stands on its own merit w/out the new-agey nonsense.

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          Communism/Marxism rose, and many took it in all directions.
          For the Marxists, the oppressive element is our culture, developed and kept in place, oppressing all of us, through the cultural hegemony. Marx, inspired by Hegel, saw this as a process across time, in history. Marx perceived the prevailing culture as a Hegelian Dialectic, between oppressors and oppressed. Marx also believed that this thesis-antithesis dialectic would, naturally, resolve in a synthesis. He believed the synthesis was Communism: no more division between the owners of the means of production and the laborers who actually carried out the labor: instead, ALL would be owners, and ALL laborers.

          The main pillars of the prevailing cultural hegemony, for the Marxists, are the Nukelar Family, free-will Trade/Capitalism, and Judeo-Christianity. These are the direct targets of Marxists.

          However, to achieve the eventual Synthesis, they are fine with wrecking any aspects of our culture, including Art. AS Marxist thought burgeoned, Abstract Art arose.

          One initial step was Dada-ism: basically, art that seems to have meaning but does not. (See how they are making things better? A painting is never about anything; it is just there, or you decide, or the experience of trying to figure out its meaning is its rason d’etre, etc.)

          I kid you not. Once I started figuring out how much Marxism had taken over the Democrat party, I figured out it had taken over great parts of our culture. Yet no one was talking about it. One day, I thought: are they responsible for this shih yite art, as well?

          I went to Wikipedia. Sure enough: my suspicion was correct.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dada
          “Many Dadaists believed that the ‘reason’ and ‘logic’ of bourgeois capitalist society had led people into war. They expressed their rejection of that ideology in artistic expression that appeared to reject logic and embrace chaos and irrationality.”

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_art
          “One socio-historical explanation that has been offered for the growing prevalence of the abstract in modern art – an explanation linked to the name of Theodor W. Adorno – is that such abstraction is a response to, and a reflection of, the growing abstraction of social relations in industrial society.” NB: Adorno = Frankfurt School = Marxist.

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  13. Dora says:

    Joaquín Sorolla – La Siesta (1911)

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  14. Dora says:

    Interesting collection of posters.

    —–

    An extraordinary collection of patriotic First World War recruitment posters have been unearthed after 100 years stashed under the stairs of a pensioner’s Brighton home.

    In total, 10 morale-boosting posters were found – all of which belonged to an elderly former airport worker now in her 90s.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5243593/Morale-boosting-WWI-propaganda-posters-sale.html

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  15. smiley says:

    MASSIVE 7.6 mag EARTHQUAKE in the Caribbean Sea…

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/breaking-76-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-the-caribbean-sea-tsunami-advisories-issued/70003790

    Jan 10, 2017

    occurred west of Jamaica…depth : 6.2 miles

    fortunately, the earlier threat of tsunamis has been “diminished”.

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  16. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”
    Matthew 10:22 (KJV)

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  17. duchess01 says:

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

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  18. Dora says:

    This is going to be fun. Just imagine all the suitcases riding around the airport on their own. Hee Hee.

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  19. Bugsdaddy says:

    Good morning Treepers!! Looking for some advice/ guidance from this august group!

    We have an interesting candidate in Michigan for the US Senate named John James. From what I have read so far he seems to be a MAGA kind of guy, but……….here is where I need some help……..

    I’m looking for suggestions on how to further “vette” him as a candidate. He has not held any elected office, so there is nothing to compare his promises to actions. I don’t see that as a negative, only a lack of available information.

    Any suggestions of things to research or look at would be helpful…..
    (If I should post in a different forum, I would appreciate that info too!).

    Semper Fidelis,
    Brian

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    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      Has he built any skyscrapers and hosted a successful reality TV show?

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Bugsdaddy…..is this him? https://johnjamesforsenate.com/ BTW, “not having held office” is a GOOD thing IMO.

      Westpoint grad. MBA, Operation Iraqi Freedom- Apache pilot * yrs Honorable, Married, two young kids, family business……..YEP. Bugsdaddy, sign up to volunteer on that site, if this is the one you’re talking about. Looks good. Now go talk/listen to him.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      It’s not my party, but it occurs to me to wonder about who has urged him to run, and has there been any initial discussions of looking out for this versus that interest, and where is money coming from.

      I have done lots of politics, mostly in one of 3-4 cities I have lived in. In one, I got to be pretty central in local politics. A mayor had decided to not seek re-election, and so we Democrats needed Our Man to run. “We” scoured around, and found a guy. They gave me and a few of the cronies in my particular group a call, and set up a time for my little handful of cronies to meet this guy – so, from the local activists, we went out, explored a few possible candidates, and urged a guy to run.

      This guy got a preliminary vetting across the various groups – the Black Democrats, the Hispanic Democrats of the County, The West Side Dems, the East Side Dems, and so on, possibly with one or more not being totally onboard, but most were, and this guy eventually was voted in.

      No big scandal there – this is all normal – but just a note to say that some candidates wake up and decide to run, while others get recruited by some handful of powers-that-be.

      In the same era, a local business man decided one morning he would run for city council, and he did – he was peripheral to the local powers-that-be, but made contacts, put out feelers, asked who might be available as campaign managers, asked where to get materials printed (you HAVE to have the Union Bug on your posters and we all knew the go-to printers, caterers, etc.), and eventually got elected.

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  20. Swamp Witch says:

    Steve Scalise has surgery today . Please keep him in your prayers .

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  21. duchess01 says:

    The Amazing Healing Properties of Apples
    Posted by Sayer Ji – Date: January 09, 2018

    http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/amazing-healing-properties-apples/

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  22. dbethd says:


    President Donald J. Trump signs an executive order on supporting our veterans during their transition from uniformed service to civilian life | January 9, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      When my DH left the Royal Navy, he had a lot of programs and courses he could take to help him enter the civilian workforce. It’s a really good idea!

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  23. dbethd says:


    President Donald J. Trump participates in on field ceremonies at the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship between the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the University of Georgia Bulldogs | January 8, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

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  24. nikkichico7 says:

    1 Samuel 2:2New King James Version (NKJV)
    2 “No one is holy like the Lord,
    For there is none besides You,
    Nor is there any rock like our God.

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  25. Lucille says:

    From Judicial Watch….
    U.S. Has a National Mango Board With a $6.7 Million Budget
    January 09, 2018
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/01/u-s-national-mango-board-6-7-million-budget/

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    • Lucille says:

      With all the information on the Internet on every conceivable aspect of mangoes, that’s $6.7 million which should be returned to the taxpayer…maybe so he can buy a few mangoes.

      Type of actually rather interesting articles to be found…
      “Mango Merchandising: 5 Challeneges and 5 Solutions”
      https://www.producebusiness.com/mango-challeneges-solutions/

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      🙄😮😞😕🙁☹️😠
      dumb, I want my tax $$ back

      I was told mango enhances a marijuana high …. so we have pot heads in govt funding their “eight miles high” life style?!

      It explains a lot …. 🤨😞😡🔥

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Unbelieveable! What a waste of taxpayer’s money—and I’m one of those who hate (shudderly shaking my head) mangoes…hubbie too. I want my money back, too.

      That would explain the latest mango-pushing recipes flooding the cookbooks and cooking shows. Ugh!

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  26. BigMamaTEA says:

    California Republican Darrell Issa to retire 2018.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/10/issa-retires-333157

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  27. BigMamaTEA says:

    On House tee-vee, the House is starting to talk about the renewal of 702. Jim Sensenbrenner just stated this is not the bill to re-authorize it. (The bill they are talking about, was filed last Friday, and is already on the floor – see, then can all move when they want to. 702 reauthorizes or not soon.)

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  28. golsono says:

    From South Africa an avid reader of detective/spy books. From Agatha to Clouseau. This is not Fiction. Until CTH believed all our local media were honest ‘reporters’ of Facts. Thank God for this site.
    Bless you all in His Name Jesus Christ.
    Amen

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  29. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Delingpole – Alarmist Scientists Announce the Latest Climate Change Threat: Mutant Transgender Turtles
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/10/alarmist-scientists-announce-the-latest-climate-change-threat-mutant-transgender-turtles/

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  30. czarowniczy says:

    Louisiana Gov Edwards(D) has sent a long whiney letter to President Trump begging him not to interfere with the medical marijuana laws at state level. Presumably this is to protect growers and distributors in the state as while Louisiana docs have the ability to prescribe MJ for a limited number of medical conditions it’s still illegal for it to be grown, sold or given away.
    The State Police are presently reeling from a number of fraud investigations, one of which took down the top cop in the State Police, so the Feds seem to be the biggest danger in the ongoing plan to make MJ the state, not to mention New Orleans, party drug of choice.
    The letter seems to be an impassioned plea for Trump to stop the DoJ and DEA from following Federal law – talk about being handed a lose-lose choice, even if Trump agreed the same folks who asked him to do so could then come back and say he’s soft on drugs.
    So far only a handful of docs have signed up to prescribe MJ, I’m betting the docs’ lawyers are advising extreme caution. This is one helluva litigious state and if a doc were prescribe MJ and a patient were stuck with buying from some dude under a bridge you know what would happen were the patient to get sick off of it. The state’s looking at remedying that buy officially licencing a state-controlled grower-distributor and knowing Louisiana’s shady history one wonders how long it will take before an investigation turns up everything except honesty in the process. Heck, they could contract with the guys who’ve been smuggling it wholesale into the state for decades, undoubtedly many state and local pols could point them in the right direction…
    Seems that even when the Rats held sway they couldn’t even get enough of their own ranks to push legalizing, or even decriminalizing, the legal use of drugs…even government controlled and taxed drugs…so why not use the issue to attack Trump for following Federal laws that the Federal lawmaking body won’t change? Maybe if we get another Chicago-connected, black, Rev Wright follower in the White House we might have a greater chance of empowering a ‘free drug’ culture…heaven knows there’s been a huge drug distribution business in Chicago for decades that can be tapped in a pinch.

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  31. TomR,Worc,Ma,USA says:

    Once in a while I get retweeted to me from a twitter user “undercover Jeff Sessions” or something close to that. Can anyone help me out with his name. Thanx in advance. or …… is there a way to find who you used to follow on twitter?

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  35. duchess01 says:

    This is presidential material? – 01/10/2018

    VIDEO: Jesus is NOT the only way – THE GOSPEL OF OPRAH

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  36. 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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  37. Lucille says:

    This area of southern California is so beautiful…and now much of it is gone…the devastation is quite unbelievable….

    Santa Barbara Flooding- Montecito 10 Jan 2018
    blancolirio

    Montecito Flood Damage Mudslides Thomas Fire Complete Devastation Santa Barbara

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