Saturday March 3rd – 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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272 Responses to Saturday March 3rd – Open Thread

  1. The Tundra PA says:

    Yay!!! It’s Iditarod start day! If you go to iditarod.com you can watch the free streaming online. The 21st musher is at the start line now. There are 68 teams registered. Aliy will be #31. Go Aliy!

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  2. smiley says:

    what the….?

    a man has sot and killed himself in front of the WH along the fence line there..

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43273830

    “handgun”

    name not yet released.

    no others injured.

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  3. nimrodman says:

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    • Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

      A Love Affair With Mimi (This was an article that appeared in Blue Ridge Country Magazine a while back)

      https://blueridgecountry.com/downloads/661/download/mimideer2.jpg?cb=bc447607cfd94244775ef5741babfc7e&w=640&h=

      The initial goal was to return the little deer as soon as possible to the wild. But the deer, and the couple it adopted, did not seem to want that to occur. What ensued was a relationship that not only amazed and helped one North Carolina mountain couple, but had an impact on much of the community where they live.

      Cheryl Moretz of Linville, N.C. was well aware of “the other woman.” She knew Mimi loved her husband, Dennis, in a rare, unconditional way. Not only did Cheryl approve of the “love affair,” she also welcomed Mimi into the family.

      “Looking into Mimi’s eyes was like looking into the eyes of God,” says Cheryl. “I think Mimi had a purpose and the ability to heal the human heart.”

      Mimi, you see, wasn’t human – but a deer that came into the Moretzes’ lives when she was struggling to survive. When Dennis, who grew up on a farm near Boone, N.C., found out his brother, Ernest, had rescued a starving baby deer from his pastures, he jumped in to help. He had raised many different species of animals throughout his life and he knew he could help the young deer gain strength and return to the wild.

      “My ultimate goal,” explains Dennis, “was to readapt her back to nature. “

      The hearts of Dennis and Cheryl melted the first time they saw the baby deer. She still had her spots and weighed a mere six pounds. They transported her to their home in Linville Ridge where they bottle-fed her and nurtured her as if she were one of their own. She was even readily accepted into the fold by the couple’s two beagles: Beagie and Bagel.

      https://blueridgecountry.com/archive/favorites/love-affair-mimi/

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  4. nimrodman says:

    The miracle of makeup – click to enlarge maybe

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  5. nimrodman says:

    New England flooding

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  6. Dora says:

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  7. sunnydaze says:

    Beautiful old 1800’s Sepia Photographs of Nebraska folks colorized.

    Usually, I’m not crazy about colorized photos and films. But I have to admit, whoever did these is pretty dang good at it. Facial features and details seem to stick out better in the colorized photos:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5454717/Colorized-Nebraska-photos.html

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  8. Lucille says:

    Stella reminds us that today, March 3, is National Anthem Day…this date in history 1931 under the Hoover Administration (a Republican!), “The Star Spangled Banner” became our official national anthem.

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  9. Donna in Oregon says:

    2 Corinthians 1:3-4 King James Version (KJV)

    3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

    4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

    Praise to the God of All Comfort, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)
    3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

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  10. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    UTube is scrubbing its channel of conservative thought. It has removed the Health Ranger channel.
    YouTube TYRANTS now attacking your ability to think, speak or question the state… are we living under Communist China?

    (Natural News) YouTube tyranny is in full swing as the dominant video site has turned over video flagging responsibilities to radical left-wing slander groups like the SPLC, famous for flagging just about every Christian and Catholic group across America as some sort of hate group.

    “The Southern Poverty Law Center is assisting YouTube in policing content on their platform,” reports The Daily Caller. “The left-wing nonprofit — which has more recently come under fire for labeling legitimate conservative organizations as “hate groups” — is one of the more than 100 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government agencies in YouTube’s ‘Trusted Flaggers’ program, a source with knowledge of the arrangement told TheDC.”

    Under the control of radicalized left-wing censorship, YouTube has unleashed a censorship rampage over the last week, targeting nearly every prominent conservative, independent media leader and even book authors for termination. (This is what happens when Leftists control things. It’s one more reason to vote against Democrats at every election…)
    YouTube bans people for talking to other people who have been banned

    This censorship rampage is all being done by design, of course, and it only targets those who disagree with “official narratives” on topics of political importance. As part of its purge efforts, just yesterday YouTube issued a strike against my own account for an interview I conducted in 2012 with the author of a book that was banned by Amazon.com.

    Today, Natural News has learned that YouTube is hunting down and terminating all users and videos that mention “Jim Fetzer,” the author of that controversial book about the Sandy Hook shooting which claims that the entire thing was staged as a gun control stunt. Several content creators who post videos to YouTube have told me today that all their videos mentioning Jim Fetzer are being deleted, and “strikes” are being issued against their YouTube accounts.

    In effect, anyone who dares interview an author who was banned ends up getting banned themselves. It’s like a play book right out of Red China or the former Soviet Union. Now abandoning anything resembling due process or the individual liberty to utter unpopular opinions, tyrannical tech giants like YouTube declare certain individuals to be so “toxic” that anyone who dares speak with them is also banned.

    We have now entered the Twilight Zone, and the tyrants in charge are left-wing lunatics who are, without exception, totalitarians who despise dissenting views. As they are demonstrating by the hour, they are more than willing to exploit their positions of power to silence their political opposition and destroy the subscriber audiences of alternative authors or journalists. Make no mistake that this is all a prelude to a massive false flag event that I have described as “The Mother of all False Flags.”

    Read more via this article from Breitbart.com:
    The Purge: YouTube Mass-Censors Conservatives, New Right, Classical Liberals

    YouTube is purging right-wing and independent commentators in the wake of the Parkland High shooting while admitting that it is mistakenly banning conservatives.

    Independent journalist Mike Cernovich reported earlier today that a video he uploaded of left-wing Antifa activists chanting death threats had been taken down by YouTube. The video shows Antifa shouting violent threats at attendees of Cernovich’s Night for Freedom event in Washington DC, which took place on Saturday. Cernovich commented to Breitbart News on YouTube’s removal, saying, “YouTube is censoring honest, unedited reporting about ANTIFA’s actions. This can mean only one thing — they endorse far left wing violence.”

    YouTube Censors video of ANTIFA protestors making death threats https://t.co/riAvKL0arA

    — Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) March 1, 2018

    Google, which owns YouTube, has also banned political YouTube star and classical liberal Carl Benjamin, better known by his online pseudonym “Sargon of Akkad.”

    Although his videos are still available to view, he has been locked out of his Google account, including YouTube, and is unable to upload new videos. Benjamin was also permanently banned from Twitter last year — Facebook is now the only major social media platform that he can use to get his message out.

    In a comment to Breitbart News, Benjamin said the ban, which mirrored that of Canadian academic Jordan Peterson last August, was the beginning of a “platform-wide purge.”

    “As James Damore’s lawsuit against Google has shown, the entire company is riddled with a far-left ideological orthodoxy that has taken hold to a radical degree,” said Benjamin.

    “Google’s active suppression of individualist ideas within its own ranks has caused classical liberal and conservative commentators to be considered as far-right as Nazis, and are being treated with the same kind of prejudice and ruthlessness.”

    Earlier this week, we reported on the censorship of Ashton Whitty, a conservative vlogger and Berkeley student. After Whitty uploaded a video criticizing CNN over their coverage of the Parkland shootings, YouTube took down her video and issued her channel with a “strike.” If a channel receives three strikes within three months, it can be permanently banned from the platform. Although the initial video was restored and the strike removed, the same thing happened to another of Whitty’s videos within a few hours.

    The YouTube purge has also hit InfoWars, a popular alternative media channel run by radio host Alex Jones, who interviewed Donald Trump while he was still a candidate. InfoWars’ YouTube channel, which has more than 2 million subscribers, has now been blocked for two weeks over accusations that it posted “conspiracy theories” about Parkland. If it receives one more strike within three months, the channel will be permanently banned.

    Gentle reminder….

    For the last 2 weeks, the legacy media has been openly lobbying for the restriction of the 1st and 2nd Amendments, the very bedrock of what made America the greatest country in the world.

    And they wonder why they are hated.

    — Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) March 1, 2018

    In a comment to Breitbart News, InfoWars Editor-at-Large and YouTube star Paul Joseph Watson said Google’s unchecked power and influence over civil discourse required regulation.

    “Google is a monopoly, and its anti-free speech policies are beginning to erode the sanctity of civil discourse,” said Watson. “We need some kind of constitutional amendment or mass movement, such as the one against SOPA, in order to re-assert the supremacy of free expression.”

    “YouTube admitting they made a “mistake” in terminating some accounts and content does offer a glimmer of hope that there are some rational actors within the company.”

    “However, this speaks to the wider phenomenon of how society has become so coddled and infantilized, that stridently challenging the views of public figures is now being treated as ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment.’”

    Watson warned that the “fury” caused by mass censorship on social media platforms would only increase the same “hyper-partisan tensions” that the big tech companies claim to oppose.

    A YouTube spokeswoman recently admitted that some videos were being removed in error, attributing it to teething problems caused by their recent hiring of 10,000 new human moderators.

    “Newer members may misapply some of our policies resulting in mistaken removals” admitted the spokeswoman. “We’ll reinstate any videos that were removed in error.”

    At a Senate hearing last month, Sen. Ted Cruz called out YouTube’s alleged ideological bias, highlighting Prager University’s lawsuit against the company over censorship of conservatives. Cruz told a YouTube representative that if the platform did not remain politically neutral, they could lose legal immunity for user content under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Without this protection, social media companies would be legally liable for all content posted on their platforms – an existential threat to their business model.

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-02-youtube-tyrants-attacking-your-ability-to-think-speak-or-question-the-state.html

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      About a month ago, I emailed all my Christian friends around the country that I met at regional bible conferences over the years warning them of this.

      I told them they better have back ups for all their messages and conferences.
      I would not be surprised if most of them blew me off as being paranoid.

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    • Beverly says:

      In another sinister move, the Youtube SOBs blacked out the video of FBI agent Larry Grathwohl talking about the radical leftwing Weather Underground (Bill “Satan” Ayers et al.) planning in one of their secret meetings to EXTERMINATE 25 MILLION PATRIOTS when they take over America.

      THAT was flagged as “hate speech.” Because calling these demonic bastards on their evil schemes is “hateful.”

      Remember the story (and movie) “Fahrenheit 451”? We’re living it, friends.

      http://www.secret-satire-society.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Ray-Bradbury-Fahrenheit-451.pdf

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    • Conservativeinny says:

      We need an alternative. YouTube deserves to go out of business

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  11. Beverly says:

    Late to the party! but you HAVE to watch this.

    See the scoundrel Robert “Eternal Lynch Mob” Mueller in action — lying, evading on the witness stand in Congress as good Republicans grill him about the Boston Bombing and the IRS persecution of patriotic groups:

    https://710wor.iheart.com/featured/mark-simone/content/2017-07-26-how-bumbling-is-robert-mueller-watch-this/

    Truly shocking!!!!

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Robert Mueller is a Muslim sympathizer. He is responsible for the removal of all materials from the FBI training that dealt with jihadis. Notice in the 1st (top) video when pressed about the mosque he admits to having agents visit. However, it was not to investigate the possibility of terrorist activity, it was a part of their “outreach effort”.

      As far as the second video goes, I could do a better job of running the FBI than what he was doing and I do not have any law enforcement or investigative experience! It sure would be nice if both videos went viral. Time to start e-mailing that link, folks!

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  12. 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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  13. Beverly says:

    Remember this one? our mother used to recite it.

    Dover Beach

    The sea is calm to-night.
    The tide is full, the moon lies fair
    Upon the straits; on the French coast the light
    Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand;
    Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
    Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
    Only, from the long line of spray
    Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land,
    Listen! you hear the grating roar
    Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
    At their return, up the high strand,
    Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
    With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
    The eternal note of sadness in.

    Sophocles long ago
    Heard it on the Aegean, and it brought
    Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
    Of human misery; we
    Find also in the sound a thought,
    Hearing it by this distant northern sea.

    The Sea of Faith
    Was once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shore
    Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.
    But now I only hear
    Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
    Retreating, to the breath
    Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
    And naked shingles of the world.

    Ah, love, let us be true
    To one another! for the world, which seems
    To lie before us like a land of dreams,
    So various, so beautiful, so new,
    Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
    Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
    And we are here as on a darkling plain
    Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
    Where ignorant armies clash by night.

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  14. Beverly says:

    —by Matthew Arnold. Written in 1867.

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