Tuesday March 13th – 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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106 Responses to Tuesday March 13th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. citizen817 says:

    Gun Porn—the World’s finest Walker

    Lot 60: Cased Colt Model Colt Civilian Walker Revolver

    stimate: $800,000 – $1,300,000

    Description: Extremely Well-Documented, Historic and Iconic, Only Known Original Cased Colt Civilian Walker Percussion Revolver
    , Known as “The Danish Sea Captain Walker”


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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      If you’re gonna post gun porn, at least identify the gun for people.

      That’s a Colt U.S. 1847 Walker, the exact same pistol used by Robert Duvall in “Lonesome Dove” (one of the finest westerns ever made).

      This pic is from the scene when he wacks the surely bartender with it, and trust me, anyone got hit with one of these like this bartender would’ve gone down the same way.

      You can get a good look at it in this video of the scene…


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    • Linnéa says:

      Can somebody explain how they work, please?

      I was given a gun course when I was younger so I know the basics. But I can’t make sense of this pistol. It looks like there is a bulb with black powder? In a modern revolver the mechanism under the barrel is to eject the empty ‘shell casings.’ Right? In this gun, is the mechanism to pack the black powder? I’ve seen American Western films where it seemed like the lead ball and black powder were wrapped in a little paper bundle. Is that correct? Is there a flint primer too? The lever at the bottom is to pack everything tightly? How exactly did cowboys reload this pistol?


  4. Garrison Hall says:

    Hearing this kind of music always reminds me smokey barrooms, usually lit mostly by neon beer advertising signs and mostly populated by people who don’t want you to know too much about them just as they don’t want to know too much about you. They’re great places to be both quietly drunk and quietly anonymous. As long as you don’t make trouble, nobody much cares whether you’re there or not. Sometimes that’s a good thing.

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  5. Chris says:

    My mother always said there are no coincidences.

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    Bingo…and I do believe I mentioned Novichok just a few days ago. This leaves no doubt in my mind that this is not only a Putin-sponsored attack on a dissident and a warning to any Russians who might wish to screw Mother Russia but a subtile warning of sorts to Britain. Britain is helping the US’s efforts in Syria and harboring enemies of the Russian State. Remember Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned by radioactive polonium that could easily be tracked back to Russia?
    The Novichok could easily be tracked back to Russia as it was developed in Russian labs to get around the WMD bans Russia signed regarding the older war gasses. NATO knew about Novichok before the USSR melted down and once it did there were all of those pesky Bloc people who were all sooooo happy to tattle tale. This would be like the US whacking Assange and leaving a getaway Tesla at the site.
    Russian VX has its own formula while the alleged follow-on war gasses they are supposed to be making would be too secret to let out. Using an agent to kill a traitor that was undeniably Russian yet not a secret any more is just soooooooo Russian/Putin.

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    • oldiadguy says:

      Czar my friend, I will have to disagree with you on this one. When this incident first hit the media, I immediately thought “frame-up” or as our local thugs like to say, “I was free-cased.” It was evident from the media coverage that someone was feeding them information. Who the victims were, the substance used and the most likely suspect, Russia. My question is why?

      Here is an important point in the article you linked that can be easily overlooked.

      “But transforming them into a deadly weapon requires specialised (sic) expertise and the kind of safety precautions normally only found in government laboratories (though nations other than Russia would also be capable of creating them).”

      The Novichok class of weapons were developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970’s and 1980’s and the weapons were stored in various locations, some of which are no longer part of the Russian Federation.


      It appears that I am not the only person who is skeptical of the accusations from the Brits. Here is an article from a Brit on the subject.


      I know this article is posted at Russian Insider, but considering freedom of speech no longer exits inside of the UK as evidenced by the recent detentions, one has to post where you can.

      For those uninformed what a Novichok chemical weapon is and why they were created, here is some info.

      “Some of these agents are binary weapons, in which precursors for the nerve agents are mixed in a munition to produce the agent just prior to its use. Because the precursors are generally significantly less hazardous than the agents themselves, this technique makes handling and transporting the munitions a great deal simpler. Additionally, precursors to the agents are usually much easier to stabilize than the agents themselves, so this technique also made it possible to increase the shelf life of the agents. This has the disadvantage that careless preparation may produce a non-optimal agent. During the 1980s and 1990s, binary versions of several Soviet agents were developed and are designated as “Novichok” agents.”


      One last thing before I leave for the day, the U.S. also developed binary chemical weapons.


      This whole incident is moving (pushed) way to fast for the truth to be ascertained. You have to ask why?

      Take care and stay safe

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Tillerson OUT as Secy of State – Pompeo (former CIA) IN as Secy of State!


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        • BigMamaTEA says:

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          • MIKE says:

            We can cut this bait anyway we want, but the fact remains T-Rex was a gazillion times better than Kerry or Kankles. Not even in the same galaxy.
            So, hope you don’t mind if I play a song for Rex. Thank you, Mr. Tillerson, I wish you well.
            Deep as a river, wide as the sea
            changing the ways of the Captain and me
            I could be happy, Lord, so then should he
            If all the universe unveiled itself to me.

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          • oldiadguy says:

            Let’s see, Pompeo is part of the War Party and Gina Haspel is…………..

            “Haspel ran a “black site” CIA prison located in Thailand in 2002.[11][18] The site was codenamed “Cat’s Eye” and held suspected al Qaeda terrorist members Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah for a time. The Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture specifies that during their detention at the site they were waterboarded and interrogated using no-longer-authorized methods.[7][8] Declassified CIA cables specify that Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times in a month, was sleep deprived, kept in a “large box”, had his head slammed against a wall, and he lost his left eye.

            Zubaydah was deemed, by the CIA interrogators, to not be in possession of any useful intelligence (Interrogation of Abu Zubaydah).[19] Haspel was “directly involved in its controversial interrogation program” and had an “extensive role” in torturing detainees. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on torture detailed the central role she played in the particularly gruesome torture of detainee Abu Zubaydah.[20]

            Haspel played a vital role in the destruction of interrogation videotapes that showed the torture of detainees both at the black site she ran and other secret agency locations.[21]
            On December 17, 2014, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) pressed criminal charges against unidentified CIA operatives, after the US Senate Select Committee published its report on torture by US intelligence agencies.

            On June 7, 2017, the ECCHR called on the Public Prosecutor General of Germany to issue an arrest warrant against Haspel over claims she oversaw the torture of terrorism suspects. The complaint against her is centered on the case of Saudi national Abu Zubaydah.”



            Pray for peace


      • czarowniczy says:

        Everyone developed binaries, especially countries whose end products were less than desirable as the final product was too problematic to store as such. Novichok’s…dare I say most desirable quality…was elsewhere. Russians were sneaky SOBs when it came to WMDs and rather smart in their approach to the manufacture. Binary chem weapons like binary explosives is largely a matter of making the logistics easier.
        Yes, a western lab could manufacture one or more of the family – we haven’t been told which Novichok agent was used – but the beauty in that is it gives the Russians reasonable (stretching the definition of reasonable) doubt. So we leave a Big Mac wrapper in the glovebox of the Tesla. Like I said, to me it tells those who need to know it was Russia while leaving enough smoke and mirrors behind to give the public some ‘reasonable’ doubt. We’ll never see the lab results so we’ll never know for sure what the tells told. Then again this is a game for the elephants and not the grass they trample.
        I see your take and mine is based on my past and my belief that Russian leadership changes but not the Russian character. The Russians could have used an ‘Alpha Team’ to snatch or kill the Skripals or Litvinenko, cleanly and quietly with any number of more pedestrian weapons. That is what gets me, why such obvioulsy ‘Russian’ means of disposal if they weren’t going to send a message to the West that “Russia’s baaaaaack’?
        We can knock this one back and forth over the net for a while but bottom line is that it wasn’t meant for us to chew on, it was meant as a warning to another level, and to me it’s a sign of Russian resurgence.


        • oldiadguy says:

          Spoken like a true cold warrior, Czar. 🙂

          Take off your cold warrior hat for a moment and put on your cop hat. Who would a corrupt cop put a case on? The little old church lady or the guy with a sketchy background?

          Russia doesn’t have to show another sign of it’s resurgence, Putin already did that with his speech on March 1st. My suspicion is that this incident and the other incident involving another Russian was done for the sole purpose to provide a path to war. A war to either punish Russia for it’s refusal to surrender to demands of the West or a war to prevent Russia from completing it’s re-armament program.

          The ground work has already been provided. In the past couple of weeks, the U.S., the U.K. and the French have all stated that they would take military action against Syria if there was another chemical weapon attack against civilians and I believe all have stated any such attack would be Russia’s fault. In the mean time, the Russian MOD has been putting out statements that Nusra Front was planning a false flag involving chemical weapons. Here is one of the latest.


          Remember the Nusra Front and the Benghazi Brief? Remember those man-pads the U.S. sent to the “moderate rebels” and ended up in the hands of al-Qaida’s organization in Syria, the Jabhat al Nusra or Solidarity Front. These are the same folks we are trying to protect in East Ghouta.

          And of course the White Helmets will be there to film the horrors inflicted on the civilians by the evil Assad and his Russian henchmen. Here is an investigative report about the White Helmets. WARNING VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES


          Who helped set up and fund the white helmets? The Brits and the U.S. as indicated in the article.

          So we have a British government, involved with a number of terrorist groups in Syria, threatens to bomb Syria and punish the Russians for anymore chemical weapon attacks on civilians and there just happened to be at attempt to kill a former Russian double agent in Great Britain by the use of a chemical weapon. Just a coincidence I’m sure.

          Russia may have committed this act as you believe, but for me there are numerous other entities who are at the top of my list of suspects. Entities who would benefit with a war against Russia. We live in dangerous times and they are getting scarier by the day.

          Pray for peace


          • czarowniczy says:

            It’s not as much Col War as it is Russia. The US doesn’t have a national ‘culture’, unless you consider not having a culture a culture. Russia is, has been and will be Russia.
            Russia to me is, as a friend described it, a nation of serfs. They’ve managed to develop technology, have stoilen more than they’ve developed, and have the subtilty of a claymore sword.
            I look at Russia and Chechnya. The fought the Chechan rebels for years, soms skirmishing then some talks, and got nowhere. Putin comes in, moves troops back and bombs into a huge rubble pile – no more Chechan warlords, they’re now Putin’s pals. Not so much Russian but Putin’s, they’ve even named streets and places after him. That’s Russian.
            We’ll see what happens though we’ll probably never know the truth, never mind the whole truth. The Novichok poisoning will disappear into history like the polonium one did.

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    • sharon goodson says:

      Russian elections are coming up – is this a Steele propaganda campaign?


  7. ForGodandCountry says:

    For Gunny….

    3 very old vets were playing poker at a VA, all of them pretty quiet guys who had never met one another.

    At one point between hands, the dealer says, “Tell me about yourselves.”

    The guy sitting to his right said, “Admiral. US Navy. Retired. Widowed now, but I was married and had two sons. Both are doctors.”

    The other guy said, “Really? I was an admiral too. Navy. Retired. Still married, two sons. Both are lawyers.”

    “What about you, guy?”, he asked, looking at the dealer.

    The dealer says, “Gunnery Sgt. USMC. Retired. I never married, but I had two bastard sons. Both became admirals.”

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  8. wheatietoo says:

    This is so messed up.
    But…I get the distinct feeling that I’m looking at evil.

    This guy in the photo couldn’t believe what he was looking at either:

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    • nwtex says:

      Wheatie. My stomach just turned and I have chills that IS THE truth! Now there is a cramp in my stomach.
      I am going to to watch to one of the ministries I’ve bookmarked. Anything that draws me to the Lord and brings me to prayer.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        Ulp…sorry, Nwtex.
        I probably shouldn’t have shared this.
        It’s just that, sometimes we need to see what kind of demons are out there walking the earth.

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      • greenmakescents says:

        Unbelievable evil. Boring, but related to the above, Last week someone on pinterest tried a Melania pin of mine. Rather than her heels in the pin picture a pinner substituted blocks of wood that were carved to look like the above evil in pink feet, cut and pasted on to Melanias feet. Couldn’t figure it out at the time, because they looked like badly carved stilletto’s and I blocked the poster. I knew at the time there was something off, now I get it, cloven hoof. Even on Pinterest if your conservative chances are you get grief.


    • dbethd says:

      And how is the guy walking in the black boots? There’s no heel? Walking on his tip toes all day?

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  9. I have been lurking and following SD and the most intelligent studious posters on the internet I have ever seen for a year now. All of a sudden this burst of people I have never seen. Such excitement! Why? I am excited too by our POTUS. You are incredible. I have learned a lot

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  10. Dora says:

    Gifford Beal – ‘Under the El on Columbus Ave in the Snow’ (1916)

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  11. Charlotte says:

    Hillary falling down the stairs in India HAS.GONE.VIRAL.
    Read the comments-UNIVERSAL. DISLIKE.


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  12. Dora says:

    Nice interview with Jimmy Carter. He and Rosalynn have been married 71 years.


    Jimmy Carter on North Korea: ‘It’s good we’re going to be talking to them’


  13. Dora says:

    Eugenics is back. Actually, it never went away. It was just in hiding for a while.


    Writer Would Have Aborted a Child With Down Syndrome: “Women Need That Right”

    One of America’s largest newspapers echoed the deadly eugenic philosophy of the 1930s on its opinion page Friday.

    “I would’ve aborted a fetus with Down syndrome,” read the headline on deputy editorial page editor Ruth Marcus’s piece. “Women need that right.”



  14. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.”
    Prov 13:11 (KJV)


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  15. duchess01 says:

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

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  16. Bob Thoms says:

    Love Old Dogs……..this old fella looks like he has had a tough life……………

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  17. dbethd says:

    Dressing up a Victorian Bride

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  18. Alternate news source but it sure passes the smell test. Operation Hogg wash


    I went to IMBD and she is there.

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  19. nikkichico7 says:

    Deuteronomy 7:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    9 Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps [a]His covenant and [b]His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

    Numbers 6:24-26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    24 The Lord bless you, and keep you;
    25 The Lord make His face shine on you,
    And be gracious to you;
    26 The Lord lift up His countenance on you,
    And give you peace.’


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  20. ecmarsh says:

    Just saw this on Twitter. Hope my link works.

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  21. John_in_IN says:

    Potential Democratic skulduggery in Pennsylvania

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  22. Harry Lime says:

    A few Snowflakes disrupt a Jordan Peterson event at Queens University…make sure you stick around for Jordan’s response…it’s priceless!

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  23. Janie M. says:

    THIS absolutely exceeds the bounds of human decency and is outrageous. No, John doesn’t wear a tin-foil hat. How much you want to bet this study was funded with tax-payer dollars?

    Chemical-dosing experiment to force friendship toward migrants: not science fiction
    by Jon Rappoport
    March 13, 2018

    I really hope you understand this.

    It is not a fantasy. It isn’t science fiction. It isn’t satire.

    It is Brave New World, but not the Huxley novel. It’s happening now.

    It’s a published study that appears on the website of the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

    The title of the study is, “Oxytocin-enforced norm compliance reduces xenophobic outgroup rejection.” (Reference: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Aug 29;114(35):9314-9319.)
    Xenophobia is defined as: “fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.” (Dictionary.com)



  24. BigMamaTEA says:

    The Senate just adjourned. To reconvene tommorrow at 9:30amEST


  25. 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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