Thursday April 5th – 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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157 Responses to Thursday April 5th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    “Holy Joe”

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      I have not seen one of those Jack Chic tracts in years. They were all the rage back in the early 1980’s, there were well over 100 different ones.

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    • Boots says:

      Awesome. Thank you. I haven’t seen a one of those for a long time, either. This one was especially well done. All the verses were perfectly illustrated by what Henderson didn’t do and the Sarge did do. “Ear hath not heard, eye hast not seen, nor has it entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” Always an awesome verse.

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  2. Cynthia A Fisher says:

    Dear God Please watch over POTUS keep him safe & guide him through days to come.

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  3. Sheila Walsh says:

    Amen

    Liked by 1 person

    • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

      Whoa. Your user name just brought back a strong flash of memories from the 80s.
      A Christian pop singer, and among many songs, one name in particular; “Fighter”

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  4. MontanaMel says:

    The letter that Nunnes sent over to FBI and DOJ made the news on FOX…fully shown.

    Anyone have any intel on just what/who in the NG have been activated or issued warning order?

    I am really hoping that it’s a very wide and multi-branch mobilization…with some AIR assets.

    Check-6 and keep grabbing for that drain plug, eh?

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    • piper567 says:

      a poster on The_Donald yesterday said his Father, who lives in Tucson, texted him that all kinds of different aircraft were flying all over the palace. Dad id’d them, but I don’t know ab aircraft.
      Just was happy to hear that report. Thought you might be also.

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  5. Lucille says:

    Happy Cursday!

    Liked by 7 people

  6. Lucille says:

    Dr. Lee is a veterinarian in Texas….

    Adios Ole Bud!
    Out on the Ranch (with Dr. Lee) YouTube Channel

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    • piper567 says:

      Thank you Lucille. What a wonderful tribute. Even the music was perfect.
      Just beautiful.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Lucille says:

        You’re welcome, Piper! Wasn’t Bud the sweetest dog…always game even when he stumbled walking up the path. He was loved and gave love abundantly. R.I.P.

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        • piper567 says:

          Lucille, yes, yes. Bud’s love of all manner of interaction with the family was so well conveyed.
          The dimension that such a companion contributes to our already rich lives is so touching, and this small video did much to demonstrate that reality.
          Love is a beautiful thing, regardless the source.

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    • Lucille says:

      In case you’d like to see a regular episode of Dr. Lee’s channel, here’s one from March 4th. It’s 23 minutes but the time goes by quickly. Such a wonderful man…salt of the earth, as my Mum used to say. It’s well worth the watch….

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      • Bob Thoms says:

        At 12.08 the possum’s show up; they are amazing creatures and don’t get the respect they deserve. Read how amazing possums are…..

        https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-opossums

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        • Lucille says:

          I’ve always loved possums and read up on them when we used to have several who lived in our back yard in West Los Angeles (!). Their low body temperatures keep them from having diseases; so they’re not dangerous to humans in that regard. A very helpful animal to have around.

          One used to come up on our front porch to eat the dry cat food we always left out for the stray cats in the neighborhood. Of course once I saw the possums were also partaking, I had to leave out bigger bowls. LOL!

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      • notasmidgeon says:

        Boerne, Tx area…great videos! Thanks for sharing!

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        • Lucille says:

          You’re welcome, notasmidgeon! Dr. Lee also participates in the YouTube channel VetRanch along with his son Matt. VetRanch gives vet services to abandoned and shelter animals via donations. VetRanch can get a bit graphic re operations, and so they give the viewer an option to see the full surgery or just the edited version.

          See: How Did He Get Like This???
          Vet Ranch YouTube Channel

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    • Bob Thoms says:

      How nice; letting them go is so hard.

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    • JustCC says:

      I knew before I watched that , that it was going to make me happy/sad and it worked in spades … Sorry for your empty space in the family , but thank you for sharing a wonderful 16 years life of a beautiful family member..

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    • Kristin says:

      Ole Bud had a great family. Good life.

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    • Cisco says:

      It’s so so difficult to lose a loved companion, I’ve lost two over many years.
      Bud is at peace and any pain and suffering he may of had is over.
      He’ll met you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

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  7. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Cursday, Treepers! Puppies everywhere are thinking of you. Honest, they really are!

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  8. Covpepe says:

    The treehouse and Q. That’s all I need. POTUS up all night tonight. Leaks should not have happened yet. Admin was holding it for later in the match. It’s okay. He’s pulled plenty of all nighters. We will succeed. Enjoy the show.

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  9. citizen817 says:

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    • czarowniczy says:

      We used to run convoys fron Qui Nhon to Pleiku in Vietnam, due west down Hiway 19. At Mang Yang Pass there was a French cemetary where some of the dead from the 1954 Battle of Mang Yang Pass were buried. The markers and graves were somewhat overgrown but we’d always slow as we went by…the Communists didn’t destroy the graves but no one took care of them with any regularity either.
      Story was they were buried facing France and I’d heard that sometime in the 90s, I believe, the French repatriated the last of their bodies.

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  10. citizen817 says:

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  11. A2 says:

    It is Ching Ming today 清明, the grave sweeping holiday. The village is full of folks coming to clean up their ancestors graves, repaint the inscriptions and place flowers there to venerate their ancestors. Most of the columbaria are located on hills, and people like to burn incense and offerings resulting, unfortunately, in brush fires. Sometimes at night you may see the fires. The government has tried to stop this practice, but people follow the traditions even if careless.

    Lots of family gatherings, (no one may fly kites anymore, another government regulation) special food and everyone has been gathering banana leaves to steam sticky rice packets.

    As long as people honour the dead, civilization lives. God bless them.

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  12. nikkichico7 says:

    Psalm 24:3-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    3 Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
    And who may stand in His holy place?
    4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    Who has not lifted up his soul [a]to falsehood
    And has not sworn deceitfully.
    5 He shall receive a blessing from the Lord
    And [b]righteousness from the God of his salvation.
    6 [c]This is the generation of those who seek Him,
    Who seek Your face—even Jacob. [d]

    🌹

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  13. Dora says:

    Petr Bezruckov – ‘Black Sea’ (2015)

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  14. Pat Frederick says:

    Has anyone ever heard of the Green Moon? My hubby said he heard about it on the radio on his drive home last night—happens every 400 and some odd number of years. A bunch of planets align and the moon appears green–I have never heard about this before…Supposed to occur April 20th I think.

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    • amwick says:

      A very cursory search indicates that this is a myth. Sorry.

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      • Pat Frederick says:

        good to know, thanks!

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        • amwick says:

          It is hard to know which sites are reputable, but many seemed to lean the same way…

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          • Pat Frederick says:

            he heard it on the radio and thought it was interesting. he shares trivia he hears, I try to school him about what i learn here…i do most of the talking…lol

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            • maiingankwe says:

              Here’s a truth one for you and your hubby. Did you know that elephants bury their dead? They sure do. When one of their Elders is dying, they will hang out with them until they cross over. Afterwards, they will cover them with branches and such. It really is heart moving. Elephants and every other creature designed by our Creator is perfection in my eyes. Even the possum as listed above by Bob Thoms.

              My brain is full of trivia that probably won’t get me anywhere but a smile, and that’s good enough for me. I just have a fascination for it, and somehow it just sticks in my head. This elephant one has been knocking about in my brain since I was a child. I hope you liked it and your hubby too!
              Be well and stay smiling,
              Ma’iingankwe

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              • Pat Frederick says:

                thank you! that is so touching and amazing that they are aware that death is near–compassion, empathy, respect–we can learn so much from animals.

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                • piper567 says:

                  Pat…I had a bunch of Guinea Pigs once.
                  They lived in a room where the dogs/cats didn’t go unless supervised.
                  Once, when one was ready to give birth, I got up in the middle of the night, and the Rottie, the Shi Tzu and the Bichon were all standing in front of the door gate, intently looking at the cage I had her in…awaiting the birth.
                  I climbed over the gate, and sure enough, there were 3 babies.
                  Did you know GP ears are full size when the babies are born? This gives then a so cute look! They’re ab the size of a mouse, with these Huge Ears.
                  SO cute. These were Abyssinians, the ones with cowlicks.
                  cutestuff.

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      • Tegan says:

        Well, after all we ALL know the moon is made of green cheese so it only stands to reason the “green” shows up occasionally…even if only 400 years.
        BTW, how can something be a “myth” if it doesn’t occur once in 400 years? Where’s the past records? LOL

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
    Philippians 4:6 (KJV)

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  16. Dora says:

    Some people just have trouble staying married. This is his third time around. Well, I’m sorry to hear this and I wish them both luck.

    ======

    Rudy and Judith Giuliani to divorce
    https://pagesix.com/2018/04/04/rudy-and-judith-giuliani-to-divorce/

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  17. Donna in Oregon says:

    Floridians, be on the lookout for this guy:

    Gerry “The Monk” Hutch could flee to ‘huge property empire in America’ for good
    He has been quietly buying up houses and condos in Florida, we can reveal

    By Sylvia Pownall
    06:00, 21 MAR 2018

    https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/gerry-monk-hutch-could-flee-12222731

    (Definitely not an Irish Blessing from Dublin…..)

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  18. duchess01 says:

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018
    Humanity’s Darkened Heart

    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2015/09/humanitys-darkened-heart.html

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  19. These Amazon pop-ups are becoming unbearable. 7 in less than 5 minutes! I wonder if CTH is targeted. This is the only site I have this pop-up come in on. Anyone else feel the same?
    I have changed settings, changed browsers—anyone have anything that works on an I-Pad?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bob Thoms says:

      I use Firefox Mozzilla (most recent update) and have no issues with ad pop ups…..I don’t use ad blockers.

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      littleannie, go to the open thread for March 28, 2018 at 4:59 PM …

      patrickhenrycensored posted an ad blocker to use. Put in on your iPad it will help.

      I believe since WordPress may be a third party (or something like that) this annoying phishing pop-up forces it’s way through

      Don’t click on that pop up .. minimize your windows (upper right of window) and (x) close each one, then go to the open book icon (upper left hand on page) and clear your history. Then go to your settings, scroll down to safari …. and clear that out also. That’s what Apple support advised but you can call them for a walk through if you prefer … you’ll be on hold for awhile but if you’d feel better than do that.

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    • adagio54 says:

      I am using the Ghostery app to visit these days. It’s saving my sanity.

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    • Lefty says:

      I use an Android tablet and anandroid phone and I’ve never had a single poppup ever on CTH.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      ‘Ghostery’

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Sometimes just disabling flash will help.

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  20. Bob Thoms says:

    Old Dogs………..

    Liked by 6 people

  21. nikkichico7 says:

    Ok Happy Cursday …. (on the correct thread this time 😌)

    And if this dog ain’t happy there’s no such thing 🤨😜

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  22. Dora says:

    I saw them that year in the NYC Paramount and I still have my ticket stub too. 🙂

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  23. BakoCarl says:

    Z Man
    (The CTH Ladies’ Chorus)

    Eyes look like heaven, lips like sherry wine,
    Ryan can sure make my little light shine.
    I get a funny feelin’ up and down my spine,
    Cause I know that my Ryan’s mine.

    So I’m singin’,
    Z Man, Z Man,
    My heart’s on fire with Z Man.
    Giddy up, oom poppa omm poppa mau mau
    Giddy up, oom poppa omm poppa mau mau
    Heigh-ho silver, away.

    Tonight I’m gonna meet him on his pinto horse,
    And I’m gonna love him with all I’ve got, of course.
    My Montana SEAL’s gonna take my lovin’ hand,
    And we’re gonna search and find that preacher man.

    Now I’m a singin’
    Z Man, Z Man,
    My heart’s on fire with Z Man.
    Giddy up, oom poppa omm poppa mau mau
    Giddy up, oom poppa omm poppa mau mau
    Heigh-ho silver, away.

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  24. TheLastDemocrat says:

    In other news:
    I recall hearing on NPR about the fraud in the recent Honduran elections. Of course, the NPR folks were totally riveted, and all-in, on the tale of election fraud. That was as the post-election fraud stories — investigating voter fraud by Trump, the discussion of illegal-alien vote by motor-voter in CA, and the discussion of Trump having Russians hack multiple voting machines in key precincts in key states in order to steal just enough votes to de-throne Hiraly — were in full swing.

    I don’t think I posted on the irony here, but I know I texted my wife at the time about the hypocrisy. [I did not text “Tegucigalpa,” but I know I texted her.]

    Now, the MSM is all upset about the Honduran voter fraud, and that is getting trucked out as the reason for the Hondurans to have jumped into this March Across the Americas…read down into the story to see how Honduran voter fraud gets covered. BTW: so, the progs and MSM are staking their claim on the idea that elections need to be as free as fraud as possible. Do they really want to go there?

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/who-s-behind-migrant-caravan-drew-trump-s-ire-n862566

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  25. Bob Thoms says:

    Tanya Tucker with Glen Campbell; their marriage was a stormy one……………..love Tanya country twang……..even when she is singing a Bobby Darin classic.

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  26. dbethd says:

    I’m enjoying this version by Peter Hollens featuring Tim Foust

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  27. dbethd says:

    And just because I LOVE this song and love this version by Home Free, I’m sharing, again:

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Thanks, that is one of my favorites as well. I never heard their version before. I am also fond of “In the Garden”.

      Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

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    • msmelchizadek says:

      I subscribe to Home Free’s YT channel. I absolutely adore all the music these talented young men display. Been listening to them for about 4 years!! 🙂 Thanks.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. MIKE says:

    I have read that Escondido, Ca is now in the sanctuary city melee. So I’m leaving this morsel here for our listening pleasure. Listen to the one and only Billy Preston on the Hammond B-3.
    So so schweet. RIP JJ and Billy. Helluva band you all are assembling up there in heaven.

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  29. Bendix says:

    On the Rosenstein thread, the adage about not wrestling with a pig was referenced by RedBallExpress (the pig likes it and you get dirty).
    That reminded me of the campaign, and candidate Trump’s visit to Louisiana to see firsthand about the flood.
    We all know by now what a clean freak the man is. What kind of determination does it take for a man like that to visit a flood-ravaged area full of mud?
    A lot of New Yorkers are not aware of the true nature of mud, as in places like Queens, the mud merely has the smell of dirt after a rain.
    Not so in the Deep South.
    He kept his composure, when it was steaming hot, and that mud all around had to be reeking.
    I don’t know why I think about things like that, but I do.

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  30. Bendix says:

    Last night at a church meeting, the pastor talked about weapons. The kind of weapons that can be used in battle, the kind of weapons we use against others (a bad attitude can be a weapon), and he said that a praying church is a powerful thing.
    I never thought of that before. Later prayers were said for president Trump, and I thought of how many churches in America there are, and how many are praying for President Trump, and how many people there are in those churches.
    I also wonder how many people there are like me, moved to strengthen our faith due to this past election.
    That’s a lot of people behind him, every day.

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  31. 17CatsInTN says:

    Keyboard secured. Thanks, Sunshine!

    Liked by 8 people

    • Bendix says:

      Isn’t it shameful, they have to include the “and their children” because the kids of these criminals get express-laned to citizenship, if they are born in the place where their parents are living illegally.
      Even the ones who weren’t born here are supposed to get special privileges too.
      End the damn anchor baby practice, NOW. That’s all it is, a practice. Not a law, not a Constitutional right, just a practice.

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  32. Lucille says:

    A wild dog of the African plains….

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  33. dbethd says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/03/mypillow-ignores-liberal-outrage-refuses-to-pull-ads-from-laura-ingrahams-fox-news-show/
    “MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has taken to Twitter to assure customers that he will not be pulling his advertising from Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show despite the liberal outrage over her feud with anti-gun Parkland kid David Hogg.”

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  34. Lucille says:

    1 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE CALIFORNIA DRIVER’S LICENSES
    2018-04-05 – by Daniel Greenfield
    https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/269804/1-million-illegal-aliens-have-california-drivers-daniel-greenfield

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  35. boogywstew says:

    I’m shopping for information so I’m not caught flat footed again. There are accusations that our First Lady lied about her resume and claimed to have a degree(s) in architecture among other fields? Where did this nonsense come from? She’s a hero to me and I want to competently defend her.

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  36. Bendix says:

    Here’s something I learned about another negative side effect of globalism and the EU, as I happened to be researching something else.
    I heard a chance remark, that in Romania they have to worry about shooting bears, because they are in the middle of a rabies epidemic, or is it pandemic, and they have lots of rabid bears. That’s how you deal with rabid bears, you have to shoot them. The reason they are having all the rabies, I learned, was because they had a natural disaster. Huh? Yes, they had an earthquake or something, which lead to the rabies outbreak. I heard this word of mouth, so I have no link, but here is some of what I found myself:
    https://www.passporthealthglobal.com/2017/11/how-do-natural-disasters-cause-disease-outbreaks/
    http://www.business-review.eu/news/romania-has-unique-exposure-to-natural-disasters-12542-2292
    Which lead me to the globalism and EU part.
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/586819/Rabies-risk-Britain-UK-foreign-animals-European-Union
    A risk of rabies in the UK which didn’t have to happen, because of the morons in Brussels who put commerce over life itself.
    The English have already demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice girls to globalism. I wonder should they start losing their pets to the scourge of rabies, will that move them to hurry up and reject all things EU?
    This is an old article, things may have changed back already, but the fact that truly necessary health and safety regulations were altered in the first place,by an outside body is alarming.
    So is the idea of rabid bears running around.

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  37. BigMamaTEA says:

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  38. Moishe Pipik says:

    Looks like Al Sharpton is trying to get a riot started in “Crown Heights”. The Police shot a man who was purposely holding an object that looked like a gun and using it to threaten people. While witnesses–the same people who called 9-1-1 to report a man with a gun–are now screaming “the cops shot an unarmed teenager”, the 37 year-old man was hardly unarmed. He was carrying a pipe fashioned to look like a pistol and threatening people with it. If he has used that to hold up a store, he would have been charged with armed robbery.

    Despite unequivocal photos and videos showing the man pointing the mock gun at people and aiming it at the cops with a two-handed stance, they’re out in the streets now screaming and yelling.

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    • Moishe Pipik says:

      And here’s some video of the “unarmed man” that Police shot.

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    • wondering999 says:

      The man appears demented and yes, dangerous, because that pipe could also have been used to strike out at people. I noted the person with a child being threatened, in the video.

      Sharpton and everybody else needs to have an honest discussion about mental illness. This man probably has a history and if the news media won’t cover that history, they are irresponsible. I remember Larry Hogue:
      http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/wild-man-96th-st-larry-hogue-caught-police-upper-west-side-article-1.410008
      Larry Hogue didn’t just “stalk seniors”. Larry assaulted one old man with a wooden board to the head, an innocent passerby on Broadway. A friend of mine stayed with the old man until medical help arrived, he was bleeding and disoriented, and because he was old, who knows how long it took the victim to heal? Larry Hogue should not have been on the streets.

      Creedmore psychiatric institute was probably was corrupt and violent, and it is difficult to find compassionate, reliable people willing to work with the mentally ill, especially ill people who are violent and dangerous. However, Larry should not have been on the streets threatening kids with nail-studded boards, nor striking old people upside the head. The leadership of NYC is neither honest nor responsible (and that’s true outside NYC too). In college Sociology classes, the students are encouraged to make reports proclaiming that mentally ill people are not dangerous. Well, that’s true when it’s true — but not when it’s not

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    • wondering999 says:

      Daily News is not responsible, blaring about the unfortunate man being a “bipolar black man”. The problem was that this man was bipolar and acting as if he were armed (even if he wasn’t in reality) — his being black had nothing to do with it, the newspaper is being racist. This was yet another situation of a mentally ill person acting out violently. His father said that
      http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/nypd-cops-shoot-kill-bipolar-black-man-metal-pipe-nyc-article-1.3914960

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      • wondering999 says:

        dang it. My screen jumped and posted before I had finished the last sentence. The father of Saheed Vassell (the man who was shot and killed) said that Saheed had not taken his meds for bipolar disease in years, and they were aware of Saheed’s risks. It’s an unfortunate situation but ignorance about mental illness (plus Democrat racebaiting) is making it worse

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  39. 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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  40. Bob Thoms says:

    Lou Dobbs out again….something is not right with his health, God speed Lou.

    Can’t stand Trish Regan.

    Liked by 1 person

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