Wednesday February 21st – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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188 Responses to Wednesday February 21st – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

    Have a great Wednesday, Treepers.

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Good Lord, have I fallen through a wormhole into an alternate universe? I just saw yet another article where a sanctuary city in a blue state claims the right to ignore Federal law due to STATES’ RIGHTS!

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  4. Lucille says:

    New York State Attorney General’s Office Complicit in Fake Facebook Profile to Persecute Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors
    February 20, 2018


  5. Harry Lime says:

    Will Ring For Food

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  6. thinkthinkthink says:

    Please pray for @tracybeanz as she continues research into some seriously troubling darkness. May the Good Lord hold her close to His heart as she seeks to bring light to that which must be seen. May she find moments of respite to refresh her spirit along the way. Much grace, In Christ’s Name.

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    • JohnPaulJohnes says:

      Found on the Chans fwiw. Fake or real I don’t know. Espionage and counter-espionage is not my specialty.

      Tracy was one of the first to out George Web as a black hat on his disinfo op, particularly Guciffer 2.0, AKA crowd strike, and NGP_VAN.
      She must be one of the good guys? Wrong. Tactic commonly used to gain trust, especially when an identity/intention of an asset is discovered.
      The other dogpiles on one the one so that anyone watching sees their fake heroism and the honeypot is salvaged. Agent George’s cover was blown, but agent Tracy was able to take the reigns. How many wistleblowers are dead because of her, we may never know.


      • thinkthinkthink says:

        Wow. Really. She is either over target or something else. Discernment is a precious gift.


        • JohnPaulJohnes says:

          If it was easy they would not be good.

          AGENT OF INFLUENCE–These agents can be unwitting… or ideologically motivated to use their positions of influence to sway the minds of others. Examples of Agents of Influence are anchor men on T.V., journalists, labor leaders, TV commentators, academics quoted by the media, & some politicians.

          CONFUSION AGENT–An agent whose job is to produce confusion by disseminating confounding information.

          CONTRACT AGENT–These are the rogue agents, such as the mob, who the CIA get to do particular jobs on contract. Their connections can be denied.

          DEEP COVER AGENT–A sleeper agent (often a programmed multiple or person with mind-control programming) who has been a long term sleeper agent.

          DISINFORMATION AGENT–This is a highly placed agent who passes disinformation to other governments.

          NOTIONAL AGENT–A fictitious non-existent “agent” which is created with a real-looking identity to mislead.

          PROVOCATION AGENT–An agent sent in to provoke & destabilize the target group to do foolish things.

          SPOON-FEEDER AGENT–Someone who dribbles out legitimate information, this is often done to build up a person’s credentials (bona fides)…”


          • thinkthinkthink says:

            It’s not clear to me, is the second paragraph of your post a quote from 8chan? (I don’t visit the wild west, so wouldn’t be able to check for myself.) If she is so diabolical as to cause the death of whistleblowers, I would like to know so that I can compose a new prayer for her framed around that information. (Honestly, her videos are not smooth or professional at all, not like Bombard’s Body Language, for example. Which seems inconsistent to some degree.)

            I’ve sure seen online accounts that appear fit into one or another of these categories you have just listed. Of course we all want to be an agent of influence for the side of what is right, truth, freedom, God and country.

            Who are you an agent for? 🙂


            • JohnPaulJohnes says:

              Just myself 🙂

              I am back and forth questioning her motives, just like that anon poster she was religiously following then seemed to stop suddenly. They both raise red flags.


              • thinkthinkthink says:

                I truly appreciate your responses to my questions JPJ. While we can’t be sure about motives, it seems most people can tell when something goes “off” so to speak.

                My prayers come from my heart and are as genuine as I know how to be.

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        • JohnPaulJohnes says:

          Info Twitter users should be treated like Jake Tapper and other MSM.

          I see lots of red flags regarding Tracybeanz. True motive I am not sure of, although not genuine.

          Some Twitter user are very interesting for entertainment. Some give detailed believable information but their motive seems very sketchy.
          TheLastRefuge Twitter account I view frequently. I trust the motive and it’s almost always includes sources or enough information where you can check out the information presented.

          The following thread was highly informative and I recommend.

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  7. MAGAbear says:

    And USA hockey breaks my heart again, losing to the Czechs at the Olympics 3-2 in a shootout. Where’s my 1980 Lake Placid video…….

    But LIndsey Vonn failed to win gold in her event…….this makes me happy.

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    • Bob Kalle says:

      Anyone notice the playing of john Lennon’s Imagine, Imagine there is no heaven. Talk about a political statement. I am not watching the Olympics as they have made it political.

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  8. Tonawanda says:

    Love, joy and abounding hope in the gracious mercy of Jesus!

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  9. ZurichMike says:

    Check your Twitter accounts if you have them. Many online are reporting that within the past few hours, they are suddenly missing 10% of their followers — whooosh! No explanation from Twitter. Not sure what is going on (but have a guess!).

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    • amwick says:

      Bot purge, supposedly.. So my follower count decreased… not sure that it bothers me.. not that I don’t care,,, but the whole follower thing seems funny in twitter. I guess I am just too old.

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  10. smiley says:


    no way will I spend $$ to sit thru it..

    but this video does provide some interesting & amusing insights and analysis, not all that I agree with, but still of interest & informative, in case you’re wondering if you want to actually see this ridiculous movie, or maybe you’re a Marvel fan…

    in a nutshell : it’s POLITICAL, first (surprise !) and ENTERTAINMENT, second.

    the truth about WAKANDA : I-D-E-N-T-I-TY, based on pure fiction & fantasy.

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  11. Dora says:

    Everett Shinn – Washington Square, New York (1910)

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  12. smiley says:

    Salesman In Swimming Hole ( later titled, Swimming Hole)



    Norman Rockwell ~ American Illustrator ~ genre referred to as “Regionalism” (regional Realism, like Wyeth).

    this painting appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post, August 11, 1945.

    it was the 230th of a total of 322 paintings Rockwell did that were published on the covers of The Sat Eve Post, the last one being in 1963, as a memorial to JFK which he painted in 1960.


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  13. Dora says:

    For you true story lovers, this is a good one. The murder of Stanford White.

    Madison Square Park is still a nice place to visit, especially in the spring, but the building where the crime took place has been moved. It is no longer on Madison Avenue; it’s not a square and it’s not a garden, but it is still called ‘Madison Square Garden’. Go figure.


    On the evening of June 25, 1906, during a performance of Mam’zelle Champagne on the rooftop of Madison Square Garden, the architect Stanford White was brutally murdered by Harry Kendall Thaw.

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  14. nikkichico7 says:

    Romans 13:9-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    9 For this, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love [a]does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      Micah 6:6-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      What God Requires of Man
      6 With what shall I come to the Lord
      And bow myself before the God on high?
      Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings,
      With yearling calves?
      7 Does the Lord take delight in thousands of rams,
      In ten thousand rivers of oil?
      Shall I present my firstborn for my rebellious acts,
      The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
      8 He has told you, O man, what is good;
      And what does the Lord require of you
      But to do justice, to love [a]kindness,
      And to walk [b]humbly with your God?

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    • duchess01 says:

      Lovely, nikki – Thanks for sharing! I love A Cappella Choirs – God Bless You!

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  15. smiley says:



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    • Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

      Oh….watch out for that! Camels spit….

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    • PgtSndThinker says:

      Note the trademark circular chewing motion unique to camelids. Alpacas, llamas, Vicuna, Guanaco also chew like this. If this dear animal were ready to spit, it would put the nose in a straight line with the neck, pin the ears back, and perhaps utter a warning gurgle.

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  16. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.”
    Psalms 4:5 (KJV)

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  17. duchess01 says:

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

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  18. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  19. amwick says:

    Last night, I saw what appeared to be a large jet flying across our entire sky, with two smallish escorts.. It was an amazing thing to see, although all I could actually see were the lights… One big white light and two other flashing red, in a formation… hmmmmmmm Later, the white light became three (it got closer) and looked like a passenger jet zooming somewhere… All I could think about was air force one and two little fighter jets flying nearby. Doing quick research, I learned that our President’s plane does not generally have an escort over the US, there is a large restricted air space that is close monitored… and,,, it doesn’t look like he traveled yesterday, but still, I saw what I saw clearly.. Jet and two escorts..flying south to north…. hmmmmm

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    • georgiafl says:

      My guess – Could have been Secretary Mattis going back to Pentagon from CENTCOM.


    • Bakokitty says:

      It could be a new military plane under going testing. The spy plane used to fly over my house back in the 80s. It was based and also repaired by the Lockeheed plant in the high desert of Calif. It always had two smaller jets flying within.
      I have heard that a newer plane was in the making, and if it is flying about you know it has been around longer than you think.
      By The Way that SR-71 flew over my house every Wednesday at 10:00am. It was always a thrill because at that point it kicked in the afterburners. What a noise! It was great. Sounded like the space shuttle.
      I remember coming home from work one night about midnight and this weird shaped triangle thing flew over me, I thought it was (almost ) a ?UFO. Well, about a year later we see the the F17 flying about in the daylight. I then I knew what flew over me that night. I was driving on the freeway right near the Lockheed plant.
      So you may have seen a newish military plane.

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      • amwick says:

        I never thought of that.. Ty… we have military jets that train out of our little airport. They fly in a big circle and practice take off and landing. Most people enjoy watching them.


  20. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Has CNN crossed the line?

    Anyone who still thinks that networX like CNN have our best interests in mind
    needs to figure out who gave The Press the right to become political stalkers.

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  21. youme says:


  22. Ej says:

    Treepers, can anyone direct me to a site or blog similar to CTH that focuses on Christian Prayer / Bible teachings? Thank you in advance!


    • bessie2003 says:

      Have you visited the Prayer Requests branch of the Tree? It is where the picture of the burning candle is, in the upper right hand corner.


  23. dbethd says:

    This has probably been shared before on an open thread, but I just have enjoyed it so much.

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  24. georgiafl says:

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  25. duchess01 says:

    Milo & PJW: The Culture War

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  26. I read Mueller’s Russian troll indictment and it set off my BS detector. Putin is smart, but this operation was small and sloppy. A Putin operation would probably be much higher quality and have a larger budget. Then I looked at a few of the ads. They seemed like a caricature of persuasive content.

    Then it hit me. I don’t think this was a Russian effort at all. Sure, it might have been done by Russians, but they were just doing it because they were paid. Whoever paid them didn’t need it to be good – they just needed it to exist. So, I thought, cui bono? Who needed Russians to push some weak trollish anti-Clinton/pro-Trump content on Facebook, but not in a big enough scale to actually shift the election?

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign did.

    This whole Russian collusion thing was well planned far in advance. Given the fact they seem to have possibly planted Page, and maybe even Manafort, and set up the meeting with Trump Jr. and Veselnitskaya (and likely Veselnitskaya and Papadopoulos), and they got Steele’s name on the dossier, they were clearly covering their bases. But things didn’t go exactly as planned. What if the goal, back in August 2016, was for the press to run with the story of Trump colluding with Russia? Then as the stories piled up someone from Clinton’s campaign, or Fusion, or whomever, could have leaked Trump Jr.’s meeting, pointed out the ads running on Facebook, and shown they were pushed by Russians who’d set up fraudulent accounts to pay for everything. That would have been quite a story, only the press didn’t run with Russian collusion to a large enough degree until after the election. That’s why the Clinton team and Steele were so frustrated the Russian collusion story wasn’t getting traction – they had multiple parts ready to go.

    I think Russian intelligence agents are smart enough that they wouldn’t run an ad with Hillary-as-Satan arm-wrestling Jesus with the expectation that that would persuade anyone, but if I were just planting evidence (while wanting to be sure it wasn’t too persuasive), that’s exactly the type of junk content I’d make.

    Nunes needs to ask Fusion, the CIA, Clinton, the DNC, Steele, Blumenthal, Shearer, the FBI, Mueller, and a number of other people whether they have any knowledge of who paid the Internet Research Agency to create and disseminate these ads, or whether they themselves paid for them. Fusion got paid $12 million for this project, and only $168,000 went to Steele. Where’d the rest go, and did a reasonable chunk of it go to the Internet Research Agency?

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  27. Blue Ridge Mts Va says:

    Absent from the body…present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8

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  28. Blue Ridge Mts Va says:

    Mercy Me: I can only imagine…

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  29. duchess01 says:

    Pride & Prejudice Ice Dance Skating

    Ice dancing performance in Gangneung Ice Arena, February, 19th, at the 2018 Winter Olympics, by Joti Polizoakis and Kavita Lorenz, skating to the soundtrack of the movie Pride and Prejudice composed by Dario Marianelli.
    Source: KBS

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  30. itsarickthing says:

    I might be stating the obvious here, but this is the first time I read this thread so you’ll get a raw fresh eyes perspective today.
    This isn’t what I expected at all. I love it. I didn’t see one whiny, bitchy, what can you do for me post. What a freakin’ breath of fresh air. Uplifting indeed.
    So, this is where all the level headed adults have been hiding…

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  31. czarowniczy says:

    Might wanna give that ‘more cops make a safer school’ mantra a bit more thought:


  32. Bob Thoms says:

    That’s emmy lou harris playing acoustic………………….houston, tx 1973.

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  33. Does anyone know what has happened to Lou Dobbs? MIA on Fox for three weeks.

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  34. duchess01 says:

    No Yard? No Problem! You Can STILL Grow Food!

    Posted by Tess PenningtonDate: February 21, 2018

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  35. G. Combs says:

    Since I am barred from commenting on the Billy Graham thread, I will reply here.

    wolfmoon1776 says:
    Try getting through THAT with a dry eye!

    You do not have to be a Christian to find your eyes blurred.

    I am very happy that Billy Graham lived long enough to see President Trump elected and with his election, Christianity resume its place in the USA.

    Hopefully President Trump can soon get rid of LBJs 501c3 muzzling of Christian Churches that has done so much damage to our country.

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  36. Lucille says:

    Erdogan vows to recapture all lands once held by the Ottoman Empire — and more
    February 21, 2018 2:09 PM By Robert Spencer

    How seriously this can be taken is anybody’s guess, but it shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand. Erdogan is already moving against the Kurds in Syria, explicitly calling the action a “jihad” and invoking the Ottoman era repeatedly.


  37. smiley says:

    remember that truck that was hit last month by the Amtrak train carrying GOP lawmakers ?

    well…a “preliminary report” by the NTSB (Nat’l Transportation Board) says that “the train’s track footage” shows that the truck drove onto the crossing AFTER the gates had been lowered…in spite of the gates being lowered.

    Feb 21, 2018

    still an ongoing investigation.

    sure seems very odd…

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  38. Dora says:

    I remember it well. My friends and family were so excited and proud. People were more patriotic back in those days.

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  39. Bendix says:

    Know what a couple things I admired about Billy Graham are?
    One of them is that, as perhaps the first to qualify as a “televangelist”, he never had any scandal attached to his name.
    So many who used the medium, who came later, were frauds.
    He was always above reproach.
    Speaking of reproach, that’s another thing I liked about him. I have no use for the high profile preachers who focussed on pointing out other people’s sins, instead of teaching people to look after their own behavior. Graham was always about getting oneself right with God, first and foremost.

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  40. cycle1 says:

    Live now:


  41. 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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  42. Michael says:

    Whoever told Rubio it was a good idea to participate in this CNN ambush was an idiot.


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