Sunday April 15th – 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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161 Responses to Sunday April 15th – Open Thread

  1. BakoCarl says:

    duchess01 says:
    April 14, 2018 at 9:12 am
    Today, Who Will Hear the Divine WARNINGS!?

    He Who Has An Ear, Let Him Hear

    Noah preached goodness, but men, nonetheless,
    Did evil in their lives every day.
    They were fully to blame, so God sent rain,
    And the flood washed wicked mankind away.

    Jonah was sent to relay God’s intent
    To destroy Nineveh for their sins.
    The Ninevites believed, repented and grieved,
    So God didn’t let destruction begin.

    Jeremiah wept, but Judah, they kept
    Worshipping all the idols they had made.
    So God sent the king from Babylon to bring
    Judah’s end by the sword and the blade.

    God still makes the call, today, to us all,
    To turn from our sins and follow Him.
    But man makes the choice to not hear His voice,
    So our prospect for the future is dim.

    “What of you,” I say, “will you hear today,
    And repent of your ways and believe”?
    You must not ignore His knocks on your door,
    So open your heart and receive.

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    • piper567 says:

      Carl, yep, the Bible is full of such stories. Remembering is a key lesson of much of Scripture.
      Bless you for these little “lessons” and observations.

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      • Too Real says:

        A hundred years ago, Lewis was an atheist in the trenches of a terrible war.
        In the spring of 1918, Germany and the Central Powers staged a final massive offensive that threatened to overwhelm British and French forces along the Western Front. Sir Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force in Europe, issued the order: “Every position must be held to the last man. . . . With our backs to the wall and believing in the justice of our cause, each man must fight to the end.”
        One of the young soldiers with his back to the wall was Second Lieutenant Clive Staples Lewis. A confirmed atheist at the time, C. S. Lewis would survive the storm and steel of the First World War. But the experience of war would transform him, launching him on a spiritual journey that culminated, years later, in his conversion to Christianity. He would earn worldwide fame as a Christian apologist and author of a series of children’s books, The Chronicles of Narnia, which tell the story of “a great war . . . with all the world looking on,” a battle between the forces of Light and Darkness.
        On the morning of April 15, 1918, however, Lewis was a long way from the religion of the Bible. His battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry, had come under German bombardment at the French village of Riez du Vinage. After five months in the trenches, he had had enough of war: “the frights, the cold, the smell of high explosive, the horribly smashed men still moving like half-crushed beetles.” His poetry during this period rails against a silent and indifferent universe: “Come let us curse our Master ere we die / For all our hopes in endless ruin lie.” Lewis might have joined the ranks of anti-war poets such as Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.
        He might just as easily have been killed. A shell exploded nearby, obliterating his sergeant and wounding him with shrapnel. Lewis was dragged from the battlefield and taken to a hospital near Étaples. “I could sit down and cry over the whole business: and yet of course we have both much to be thankful for,” he wrote his father. “If I had not been wounded when I was, I should have gone through a terrible time.”
        It was a terrible war, the most brutal and destructive conflict the world had ever seen. “When it was all over, Torture and Cannibalism were the only two expedients that the civilized, scientific, Christian States had been able to deny themselves,” wrote Winston Churchill, “and these were of doubtful utility.” On average, roughly 6,000 men were killed every day of the war. Before it was over, 9.5 million soldiers lay dead, millions more wounded. About half of the British soldiers fighting in France became a casualty of some sort. Lewis lost most of his closest friends in the final year of the conflict.
        Yet the war and its aftermath seem to have stirred Lewis’s spiritual longings. On a train ride to a London hospital to recover from his wounds, he was seized by a sense of the transcendent as he beheld the natural beauty of the English countryside. “I think I never enjoyed anything so much as that scenery — all the white in the hedges, and the fields so full of buttercups that in the distance they seemed to be of solid gold,” he wrote a friend. “You see the conviction is gaining ground on me that after all Spirit does exist. I fancy that there is Something right outside time and place. . . . You see how frankly I admit that my views have changed.”
        What Lewis discovered, from his own careful study of the gospels, helped him to cast off his doubts: a vision of God’s grace as well as his holiness.
        Nevertheless, Lewis insisted that he had no intention of “falling back into the most childish superstitions” of his youth. He was in good company. The mechanized butchery of the First World War instigated a mood of doubt and disillusionment among Europeans of all classes. For T. S. Eliot, the postwar world was a wasteland of despair. “I think we are in rats’ alley,” he wrote, “where the dead men lost their bones.” Erich Remarque’s All Quite on the Western Front (1928) saw a generation of men “weary, broken, burnt out, rootless, and without hope.”
        Yet, at Oxford University, where Lewis joined the faculty as a tutor in English literature, the Hound of Heaven seemed in hot pursuit. New friendships with scholars such as J. R .R. Tolkien — a veteran of the battle of the Somme and a devout Catholic — challenged his materialistic outlook. He read numerous works of philosophy and literature exploring the nature of God, myths, and the meaning of Christian atonement. “Now that I have found, and am still finding more and more of the element of truth in the old beliefs, I feel I cannot dismiss even their dreadful side so cavalierly,” Lewis admitted to a friend. “There must be something in it: only what?”
        What Lewis found was something the Great War nearly destroyed for him: an explanation for his deepest longing, the desire for joy. What he discovered, from his own careful study of the gospels, helped him to cast off his doubts: a vision of God’s grace as well as his holiness. Here, in the life and teachings of Jesus, was “the only comfort” as well as “the supreme terror.”
        Perhaps this was one of the lingering effects of Lewis’s experiences at the front. The grief and horror of combat was punctuated by acts of decency, compassion, and heroism. Lewis tasted the hatreds of war, but he also knew the intense camaraderie of soldiers under fire: the fears and friendships and loyalties of men caught up in a great conflict. He could not romanticize the concept of war — “we remember the trenches too well” — but neither did he reject war as an unmitigated evil.
        Instead, the intimate experience of combat helped Lewis to imagine the mythical Narnia, a kingdom that bears the wounds — and the consolations — of a world at war. Its noble king, Aslan the Great Lion, is both a warrior and a peacemaker. “This is my real country!” Lewis wrote in The Last Battle. “This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now.”
        Many others have made the same discovery. Lewis’s work, considered a children’s classic, has sold over 100 million copies and been translated into 46 languages. Not bad for an atheist in a foxhole.

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        • Mrs Danvers says:

          Fascinating read Too Real. Many thanks.

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        • piper567 says:

          Too Real,
          Thank you so much for taking the time to relay to us the complicated ns difficult path CS Lewis took before the Lord found him in his quest for truth.
          Much appreciated, and a very good read.

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        • jbt says:

          “Its noble king, Aslan the Great Lion, is both a warrior and a peacemaker.” Hmmmm !! How deftly the progressive propagandists bury that aspect of our own leader, PDJT.

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  2. JohnnyII says:

    Still Sat here on PST for the cat-lovers. Short clip. Little black cat

    Small cat chases coyote across road in front of bus
    https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/04/12/Small-cat-chases-coyote-across-road-in-front-of-bus/3801523548293/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=16

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  3. nwtex says:

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    • piper567 says:

      nwtex, Biff is some kind of cutestuff!
      When I was much younger, I met a man in the Bay Area of CA who had once been an Engineer in nearby Silicon Valley. His wife was a Breeder of Samoyeds.
      His wife had met folks who were weavers, and they asked her to keep her kennel sweepings, to see if the hair of the Samoyeds, otherwise tossed, could be used for felting and weaving.
      The Woman did so, and the Samoyed hair turned out to be a nearly ideal combination of lightness and temperature retention.
      The Weavers ended up obtaining a contract with Olympians who competed in the Winter Olympics, to make hats and mittens for Cross-Country skiing, among other events.
      The woman who bred the Samoyeds ending up making out as well with the supplying of hair to the weavers as she did with puppies!
      And her husband, who told me this story, ended up running her business of supplying Samoyed hair to weavers who desired it for felting, mainly for socks, for he co-ordinated the many breeders who contributed to the efforts of the many new customers.
      Its interesting the way these kinds of stories illustrate the unanticipated changes that our
      lives sometimes take as a result of running into seemingly random people.

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    Fernando Sor was a romantic era composer and guitarist, perhaps best known for his studies which are played by guitar students the world over. He also composed a large catalogues of larger, more complex pieces which are also very musical and entertaining. This piece is played on a period instrument, something Sor might have played, a Mirecourt guitar made about 1850.

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  5. Lucille says:

    Happy Equus Caballus Day…Introducing orphan foals to new horses

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    • Janie M. says:

      For you, Lucille –

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      • Lucille says:

        Thanks, Janie! How very true!

        As children in our rural community, my sister and I would wait at the school bus stop across from our house where a walnut grove farm was located. A horse named Curt used to come out and wait with us every morning. He was a gray/purple dapple. Such a darling.

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        • Janie M. says:

          Lucille, from the day I fell in love with horses as a young child, I have wanted my own – still do. I took English riding lessons at 2 stables as an adult (probably influenced by the Mickey Mouse “Horsemasters” movies or series in the 50’s) and became all the more smitten. Such sweet magnificent creatures.

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          • piper567 says:

            Janie, my Sister has horses.
            One time last visit I was sitting on the deck w/my BIL and we were watching her work with the horses.
            I said to him, Don’t know much ab horses…..after a long silence, BIL said;
            All I know ab them is they cost a Whole Lot Money. I love BIL.
            Horses are Serious Money Pits.
            Not necessarily a negative, just a truth.

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Wonderful News

    The newspapers are filled with sensational news these days, but the divine extension of this present age of grace is the most sensational news of all, yet most newspapers rarely, if ever, mention it.

    We are prone to take the blessings of our times too much for granted. We forget too easily that for more than 1900 years the world has been ripe for God’s judgment — ever since His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, was crucified and sent from this world a royal Exile.

    All through the Old Testament Psalms and prophets it is clear that the world’s rejection of Christ was to be visited with awful judgment. The Second Psalm, describing the world’s rejection of “the Lord and His Anointed,” goes on to say: “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath and vex them in His sore displeasure.” In Psalm 110:1, too, we have the Father saying to His rejected Son: “Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool.”

    Yet, when all seemed ready for the divine judgment to fall, God interrupted the prophetic program and saved Saul of Tarsus, the “chief of sinners,” the leader of the world’s rebellion against Christ. More: He appointed this Saul, as the Apostle Paul, to proclaim “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24), the wonderful news that because Christ suffered, the Just for the unjust, at Calvary, any sinner may be saved by grace through faith, apart from religious or other works.

    “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23). And therefore: “To him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (Rom. 4:5).

    Judgment will come, but thank God, He has in grace delayed it until now.

    “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (II Cor. 6:2).

    To the Reader:

    Some of our Two Minutes articles were written many years ago by Pastor C. R. Stam for publication in newspapers. When many of these articles were later compiled in book form, Pastor Stam wrote this word of explanation in the Preface:

    “It should be borne in mind that the newspaper column, Two Minutes With the Bible, has now been published for many years, so that local, national and international events are discussed as if they occurred only recently. Rather than rewrite or date such articles, we have left them just as they were when first published. This, we felt, would add to the interest, especially since our readers understand that they first appeared as newspaper articles.”

    To this we would add that the same is true for the articles written by others that we continue to add, on a regular basis, to the Two Minutes library. We hope that you’ll agree that while some of the references in these articles are dated, the spiritual truths taught therein are timeless.

    Article printed from Berean Bible Society: https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org

    URL to article: https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/wonderful-news/

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    • Ad rem says:

      Sorry Deplorable….found both of your comments in the bin. I’ll just publish the first, as it seems to have been your original intent. 😦

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        ” original intent”

        Yes, you were correct. Thank you. I don’t know what happens there with the website….
        After refreshing the screen twice, I went to bed, hoping that it would get plucked from the dreaded “bin”!

        I know know that sometimes things wind up in “the bin” after you hit “Post Comment” and the screen only refreshes back to the top, not to where you wanted the comment.The second one was a little shorter and without the 2nd URL in an attempt to get past the “Bin Grinch”

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  7. citizen817 says:

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  8. Bob says:

    What has changed that Nunes says he expects to get the documents? This is what happened with the FISA warrant and now he says the same thing about the Comey memos for Monday. They stonewalled for months and months and now he “expects” to get them. What has changed? Now he threatens impeachment. Why not before? What has changed?

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  9. Janie M. says:

    This young man is being raised right and, nope, not a sexist but a gentleman.

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  10. Lucille says:

    Sweet Mom Mare and Foal….

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  11. 4beagles says:

    My cat woke me up in the usual way,
    Licked my ear and purred away.

    Lifted the blanket more than a crack,
    and he settled in on my back.

    He soon fell asleep,
    while I was counting sheep.

    I was thinking of airoplanes,
    Summer dawns on a grassy plain.

    So I slipped him off,
    and went up to the loft.

    Where my models lay,
    and time slips away.

    But my thoughts soon turned him.

    It didn’t take long for him to charge up the stairs,
    Then perch on my tool bench with a approving stare.

    I was pondering what my next project would be,
    Then it occured to me……..

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  12. Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

    Saw that there’s a petition up to pardon Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative author who was treated so harshly by the zero administration’s DOJ.
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/pardon-dinesh-dsouza-7

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  13. Dora says:

    Vladimir Krylov – ‘The Novodevichly Convent’ (1996)

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  14. Dora says:

    An artist on the Carpathia paints Titanic survivors

    On April 11, Cooper and his wife boarded the steamship Carpathia in New York, bound for Croatia.

    The voyage was unremarkable, until midnight on April 15. That’s when a wireless operator reported getting a distress call from the Titanic, which had hit an iceberg 70 miles away.

    https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/an-artist-on-the-carpathia-paints-titanic-survivors/

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    • Janie M. says:

      Dora, interesting factoid from wiseGEEK – the Titanic sank due to want of a key to a locked cabinet.

      Why Didn’t the Lookout on the Titanic See the Iceberg?

      The good news for Second Officer David Blair: He was reassigned at the last minute and did not sail on the Titanic’s maiden voyage. The bad news: He reportedly forgot to hand over the keys to a locker in the ship’s crow’s nest. Those keys would have enabled his shipmates to access a pair of binoculars, vital for those on designated lookout in the icy North Atlantic, where icebergs are always a danger.

      There was no sonar in 1912, and when the Titanic famously found one of those icebergs, 1,522 lives were lost during the ship’s sinking. Fred Fleet, a crewman who survived the disaster, later testified at an official inquiry that if they had had those binoculars, they would have seen the danger sooner. How much sooner? “Enough to get out of the way,” he said.

      A key event on the Titanic:
      ◆ The 37-year-old Blair was supposed to be the second officer on the Titanic’s voyage to New York. The White Star Line, the ship’s owners, replaced Blair with someone more experienced on large ocean liners.

      ◆The key was auctioned off in 2007. “We think this key is one of the most important artifacts from the Titanic,” the auctioneers said at the time. “The key that had the potential to save the Titanic.”

      ◆ Blair had passed the key on to his daughter, who gave it to the International Sailors Society. It was sold to Shen Dongjun, CEO of a Chinese jewelry retailer for £90,000 (more than $129,000 US), and is currently on display in Nanjing.

      http://www.wisegeek.com/why-didnt-the-lookout-on-the-titanic-see-the-iceberg.htm

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  15. smiley says:

    MARANATHA, The PRINCE of PEACE ❤

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels! You ready??

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.”
    Psalms 83:18 (KJV)

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  18. Dora says:

    Europe will soon be granting legal statue to robots, even though unborn children are not considered to be humans. Yikes!

    ==

    Europe Considers Granting Robots Legal Status
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/29397/europe-considers-granting-robots-legal-status-paul-bois

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  19. Dora says:

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  20. F.D.R. in Hell says:

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  21. nikkichico7 says:

    This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
    Romans 13:6-7 NIV

    You are not responsible for how people respond to the truth of the gospel. Your responsibility is to give the truth. It’s God’s responsibility to lead them to believe it. Chuck Swindoll

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  22. Zippy says:

    Lucy! You have some splainin’ to do…

    Independent Swiss Lab Says ‘BZ Toxin’ Used In Skripal Poisoning; US/UK-Produced, Not Russian

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-14/independent-swiss-lab-says-bz-toxin-used-skripal-poisoning-usuk-produced-not

    “…according to the independent Swiss state Spiez lab, the substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, which was never produced in Russia, but was in service in the US, UK, and other NATO states.

    “…the Swiss lab is also an internationally recognized center of excellence in the field of the nuclear, biological, and chemical protection and is one of the five centers permanently authorized by the OPCW.

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    • Zippy says:

      Although I’m sure the Russians could make some, too…

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      • Cisco says:

        …”and other NATO states.”
        And besides, isn’t a formula a formula?
        Chemicals are pretty much the same, yes”?
        Any chemist here today.?

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        • Shadrach says:

          Yes. Like a cake is a cake. The fact that you made a torte does not make you a Russian. It just means you had the recipe. And that stuff has been around for years….1950’s as best I remember…..which means it’s not a secret.

          The article is a little silly. When they say “never produced,” that means it wasn’t produced for mass usage as far as we know outside the US and NATO. That doesn’t mean they didn’t have it outside the US and NATO. It was part of the US stockpile, up until 1990’s, and I would bet good money it was made all over the world, at the very least to figure out how to protect their armies against it being used on them.

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      • itsarickthing says:

        or buy it from someone..

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    • oldiadguy says:

      You may want to read this guy’s take on the matter.

      http://thesaker.is/a-curious-incident-part-ix/

      The above article asks the questions that should be asked. Also, there is this:

      “The above image shows personnel assigned to the Skripal incident removing protective clothing. This clothing is worn when entering a contaminated environment. It must be assumed that the protective outerwear will be contaminated by toxic agent.

      Standard decontamination protocol mandates that immediately after exit from the contamination zone personnel should walk through a step bath to remove contamination from their footwear. They should then enter a wash-down station where they may be scrubbed down with water which may contain an agent to neutralize the suspect toxin.

      Only after completing this wash-down should the protective suit be removed.

      Failure to follow this protocol will likely result in contamination from the exterior of the protective garment being transferred to the hands, face, and clothing of the worker. If there is no wash-down then dry particles of toxin may become airborne and be inhaled by the worker. Inhalation is one of the fastest routes to poisoning due to the presence of air / blood exchange occurring in the lung alveoli.

      In all of the publicly available imagery of persons wearing protective clothing there has been not one single image showing a step bath or a wash-down station.”

      I am embarrassed to say that I missed this as I’ve had both NBC and more specifically Haz Mat training and he is correct.

      Also, look at the time line and how it fits with the claims that Syrian forces used chemical weapons on their own people.

      At one time, the CTH used to be one of the best crowd sourcing investigative sites on the internet. How I miss those days.

      Take care and God Bless

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      • Shadrach says:

        That entire incident, from beginning to end, was sketchy. I believe Tillerson’s fast agreement with May’s idiotic conclusions was a major reason he was fired. What May said was ridiculous on its face, not to mention unbelievably impolitic. I didn’t notice the lack of decon either, but then I never believed any of it it from the start. Maybe that’s what happened to you too….overlooking small details because the whole thing was nonsensical….even if it was subconscious.

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  23. JulieMay says:

    Could you advise me how Word Press does not recognize my email today after I signed up yesterday on CTH for the first time ever using WordPress? Obviously I can post on CTH, but I can’t “like” comments and a box pops up saying enter email and then WP says “doesn’t exist). Blessed to be here and thank you.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Did you sign in today?

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      • JulieMay says:

        Yesterday I signed up. I thought I got confirmation in email too. But some how when I press a “like” button, a window opens saying it doesn’t recognize my email ID. Even stranger is I can still reply on CTE. Thanks for suggestions.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          But, did you sign in today? I don’t mean sign up again. Look at the black bar at the top of the page. If it isn’t there, you aren’t signed in. If there is no black bar, click on wordpress.com on the column at the right of the page (under META). Sign in there.

          If none of this helps, I’m sorry. That is just about all I know.

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          • JulieMay says:

            Thank you for your help. I see no black bar on this page, either upper right nor left, so I must not be signed in here which would explain a lot.

            When I try to sign in to Word Press and press I forgot my “password”, nothing has come to my email (which WP does recognize). I read there is a “time out” feature such that requesting password too frequently interrupts their recognition.

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        • patrickhenrycensored says:

          If you just signed up, you are still a ‘Newbie,’ and won’t be able to to ‘like’ comments.

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          • JulieMay says:

            Thank you for that. Now if I can just straighten out the sign in/password thing I will be good to go.

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            • patrickhenrycensored says:

              Question…….
              1. Are you having to provide your email each time you comment?

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I went through exactly what you are going through years ago when I first signed up. Too bad I don’t know why or how it finally started working. I would certainly be more help. LOL Just be sure to write down your password this time.

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              • JulieMay says:

                Thank you everyone. I think I know what happened after reviewing my WP confirmation email. I must have hit “unsubscribe” when so many CTH messages came into my email rather than WP “manage your subscription). It was late at night and I was v tired.

                So now I need to focus on re-signing up with WP. Strange though, isn’t it that I can still type on CTE?

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  Oooh, bad juju. I accidently clicked on the CTH Open Thread to “notify me of new comments via email”. I came home to over 1,000 emails. I have been very careful since then. Once you get back on, ask again about how to set your settings if you are not certain. And, never, ever, click on “notify me….” on the CTH Open Thread, and especially the Pres. Thread. 🙂 Also, once you are signed on, you can click on the bell on the far right side of the black bar to find out who has replied to you. You can set that just to give you the “replies” and not the “likes” too.

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    • piper567 says:

      JulieMay,
      I have had that exact thing happen to me.
      I’ve concluded it depends on what kind of mood Uncle WP is in That day…
      bc, well, sometimes that happens, and sometime it does not.
      Once I tried to post something, and I received a canned notice that my post was unacceptable…I had said Nothing offensive in Any Way!
      So, I had to re-sign in. Had the same experience as you have reported.
      Then, w/o any action on my part, I could “like” again!
      Moody Uncle. Keep trying at random times, and always check to see if indeed you CAN like.
      Welcome to Uncle WP’s domain!

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  24. Lucille says:

    This is for no other purpose than jihadi invasion….

    “Hundreds of Muslims from Bangladesh illegally crossing into US at Laredo, Texas”
    April 15, 2018 10:36 AM By Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/04/hundreds-of-muslims-from-bangladesh-illegally-crossing-into-us-at-laredo-texas

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  25. oldiadguy says:

    Well, they silenced Julian Assange, but WikiLeaks is still in operation.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-14/wikileaks-secret-cable-overthrow-syrian-regime-play-nice-russia

    Pray for peace

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  26. Lucille says:

    Antifa and SPLC intimidation and threats get Wisconsin and Minnesota counter-jihad conferences canceled
    April 14, 2018 by Robert Spencer

    “Forcibly suppressing the speech of someone with whom one disagrees is a quintessentially fascist act.”

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/04/antifa-and-splc-intimidation-and-threats-get-wisconsin-and-minnesota-counter-jihad-conferences-canceled

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  27. Trumpismine says:

    Been searching around the tree and I can’t find an address to mail in a donation. I remember a post about it many moons ago, I think. Any help please?
    Thanks!

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  28. Lucille says:

    As Treepers may be aware, last week Pamela Geller’s website, the Geller Report, had a massive and ongoing DDoS attack. This a.m. she sent an email with the following quote from her friend Dr. Jack Wheeler, a former advisor to President Reagan (and an all-around fascinating writer and world traveler)…

    “So – are we Americans going to take this lying down, accepting our fate to be enslaved by the Fascists of the Left? Or are we going to fight or die? We’ve got the guns. There are more of us than them. When are we going to put the fear of God into Robert Mueller? Into Chuck Schumer, Mark Zukerberg, the owners of CNN and the New York Times?

    “We are fast reaching a Masada moment, where we have to choose between enslavement or freedom. We don’t have to kill ourselves. But we sure as H*** have to take serious risks in fighting for our freedom.”

    Thank God we have a President who recognizes the dangers and is doing his best to keep us safe and free in the face of tremendous opposition forces. May justice be done!

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  29. oldiadguy says:

    Legendary Russian Author’s Chilling Warning to the West (Alexander Solzhenitsyn)

    https://russian-faith.com/culture/legendary-russian-authors-chilling-warning-west-alexander-solzhenitsyn-n1285

    Pray for peace

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  30. nwtex says:

    Hundreds of millions impacted by new Yahoo, AOL, privacy policies that collect emails, texts, photos
    3 hours

    Oath, a media division of Verizon that runs AOL and Yahoo, has unified and updated its privacy terms, a move that impacts hundreds of millions of users, CNET reported.

    […]

    Specifically, the terms state that Oath can read your emails, instant messages, posts, photos and message attachments. That includes information about banking and other financial transactions. Additionally, Oath can share information it collects with Verizon, its parent company.

    All of this is done under the guise of improving services and delivering better advertising content to users.

    Am I tracked when I’m logged out?

    People may be surprised to learn the company can capture data and trace users even when they are not signed into Oath-related accounts

    […]

    Every piece of data sent through their services is stored and analyzed, including outgoing and income emails, the terms state.

    […]

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/15/hundreds-of-millions-impacted-by-new-yahoo-aol-privacy-policies-that-collect-emails-texts-photos

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  31. oldiadguy says:

    The following link is to thought a provoking article for a Sunday read. It describes the power of propaganda and the Deep State.

    http://thesaker.is/ask-yourselves-are-we-the-bad-guys/

    Be sure to read the comments following the article.

    Pray for peace

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  32. nwtex says:

    Always a sad time when one is at this stage of life. I don’t like seeing it. So many lives impacted also.
    May God see them thru with His grace.
    ~~~

    George H.W. Bush releases update on his wife’s ailing health — and it’s not good
    3 hours

    The office of former President George H.W. Bush released a somber update on his wife’s health Sunday afternoon.

    Former first lady Barbara Bush, whose health has been getting worse in recent years, is now in failing health and will focus on “comfort care” moving forward.

    A family spokesman released the following statement:

    Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care. It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself — thanks to her abiding faith — but for others. She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving.

    Mrs. Bush has been “suffering for some time,” battling her ailing health in a series of lengthy hospitalizations. Bush suffers from COPD and congestive heart failure.

    A source close to the Bush family said Mrs. Bush is being cared for at her home in Houston after deciding she does not want to return to the hospital.

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/15/george-h-w-bush-releases-update-on-his-wifes-ailing-health-and-its-not-good

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  33. Sepp says:

    Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

    Sunday of Saint Thomas

    “On this day, the second Sunday of Pascha, we inaugurate the celebration of the Feast of Christ’s Resurrection, which revolves in a weekly cycle, and also the saving confession of the Apostle Thomas when he saw the hands and side of the Risen Lord.”

    From the Orthodox Christian Synaxaria of the Pentecostarion

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  34. phoenixRising says:

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  35. auscitizenmom says:

    I posted a prayer, but it didn’t show up. 😦

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  36. safvetblog says:

    R. Lee Ermey dead today age 74 – pneumonia. Semper Fi, Gunny… 😥

    Liked by 1 person

  37. quintrillion says:

    How the schools brainwash explained & why the Pilgrims fled Europe:

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  38. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    R. Lee Emery passed away today at the age of 74.
    Rest in peace Marine, tour of duty is now over.

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  39. ecmarsh says:

    Hi all, this is my people. We might not be perfect but our GOD loves us, no matter our faults.
    A song from my daddy’s days.

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