Tuesday May 1st – 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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250 Responses to Tuesday May 1st – Open Thread

  1. Dora says:

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    • New Nonna to be Again!!! says:

      Beautiful and thank you.


    • pacnwbel says:

      mmm, what further proof do I need of Jesus’ love as there is a carpet of lilies of the valley
      spreading on the shade side of our house. They are white and fragrant blessings and virtually indestructible.


  2. So too change the subject & Topic slightly…
    Had a “real round table” discussion on this past Fall-Winter & on-going Spring Weather & Temps…
    We had snow here in the higher Elevations as late as April 23rd..
    I MYSELF am “usually” on Oak Island catching, Kings & Spanish by April 20, their preferred water temp starts around 68~70..

    Here I set May 1st, NO Heat nor AC with My 10 Day forecast, low 50’s High low 70’s…
    LOCAL water temps, (My home pier) is STILL at 65… (It should be at 70 by now)..
    LONG Range has a brief warm up, then back BELOW normal temps for the rest of this month!!,
    Were STILL setting at 65 for Sea surface temps.. EVERYTHING, at least concerning fish & fishing is WAAAY off..

    —>We even had a freaking SEAL, (first time in MY Memory), show up here at Wrightsville beach, taking up residence last year, NOW,,, He is BACK with some buddies this year! AND We are catching Blue Fin Tuna(s) as far south as South Carolina & Georgia, (along the coast, unheard of down here) As mostly they are caught off the OBX Historically , (Outer Banks for those that don’t know),, They have moved down here off OUR Immediate coast, a Guy caught one of SEVERAL in the Inlet in 20 feet of water, weighing in at 817 pounds! Couple hundred yards off the beach..
    This said…

    All this is/was brought up concerning Solar Cycle 24, (which started in 2009)..
    SUNSPOT activity across the sun is coming to a grinding halt as the burning star approaches its solar minimum cycle, scientists have spectacularly revealed. NASAs scientists predict the numbers will continue to plummet heading into the year 2019 and 2020.

    Some Scientist’s are saying We are headed into a Grand Solar minimum… As We have entered Solar Cycle 24, (started in 2009)….
    Solar Minimum is coming.. https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/ne….
    How would/Will this affect OUR Long Term Weather outlook this Summer/Year?
    Will We have a “COOL” summer this year and cooler/colder in following years? per se?
    With colder years to follow into as far as 2020~2022? or further? –> 2050?

    I read somewhere that IF WE ARE headed towards a *Solar Grand Minimum*, (We are due, if past History are indictors for this, for a Maunder Minimum/ Dalton Minimum, or **GASP**, even a Mini Ice Age? )

    You want to be, (for growing crops) to be about, just under/over the 35N +/- parallel, here in N. America to be successful..
    Here is a interesting Article on the Subject..
    The next Grand Solar Minimum, Cosmic Rays and Earth Changes, (Hypotheses & Theories). Though a really good Article..

    Also interesting is the Rise & fall(s) of civilizations concerning Solar cycles, (pictured below)..
    MeanWhile, I’m loving the AC being turned OFF & My Low electric bills! currently.
    Low this morning of 55 expected high of 73 today… AND the next 10 days…

    Were ALWAYS,,,, by now starting to “swelter” here in SENC, high 80’s with high humidity..

    My next question for those up there in the Fly-over country, upper Mid-west, corn & grain growing states How far off is YOUR planting season right now? We here in the Southeast are roughly 2 weeks behind this year..
    Remember February was a short Brief WARM Month, We also has several Corneal Mass ejections, (Solar Flares), from the sun at that time.. Hence THAT brief warm Month…

    Planting crops are 2 weeks behind HERE also, and reading elsewhere, is (what I’m hearing from the “lower Mid-West”),,, 2 weeks +/- behind.
    Or still very COLD, (freezing),, SOIL temps making it *RISKY* to even start planting seed crops right now in the upper Mid-West..

    So what is the *Ground Truth* for places that Our fellow Treepers up around that way, even into Canada? Say like Alberta & Saskatchewan & Manitoba & Ontario? etc? Huge grain & crop regions?

    If in fact WE ARE heading into a Grand Solar Minimum, A Large part Europe & the “Nordic countries”, UK et al,, AND CHINA/Asia/Russia, If History is a indicator are quite screwed in crop production…
    While EYGPT & Similar Countries, that were Historic “bread baskets”, for Wheat & Grains in past History,, will AGAIN become a “bread basket(s)” like it was during Roman History…
    Interesting picture of Rise & fall of civilizations & Solar cycles.

    2018 was 9 degrees colder and the 21st coldest in 132 years. Coldest since 1997..
    NOAA long term outlook. Like I said, brief warm up, then trending back cooler.. For the Month of May-June..


  3. HELP! Ad REM made a long post… It went into Spam BIN,, Fish it out please?

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  4. I had a rather long post about the current Weather & predictions & theories & questions… Could some get Ad Rem to fish it out?
    It’s a really good post..

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  5. PgtSndThinker says:

    I got a chance to visit Domaine Drouhin in Dayton, OR last week. Their Pinot Noir was served at the White House State Dinner for the Macrons of France. It is a spectacular setting high above the valley with picturesque views in every direction. I was the first single customer into the tasting room that weekend morning, but when I came out after about 10 minutes, the parking lot was full!

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    • Tegan says:

      Pgt…spent my childhood and teen years in Dayton, Oregon…population 719 at the time. It was all truck farms and school children were released from school early if the strawberry crops ripened before end of school year…we were the harvesters.
      Years later, those same generational farms either became nursery stock properties (mainly young trees) or vineyards provided by California $$$. Believe it or not, until the Californians arrived and basically bought out everything, it was a conservative thinking and living area.

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      • PgtSndThinker says:

        Well then Tegan, you come from one of the most beautiful parts of the USA. Cherish those memories 🙂


    • Howard Cosell says:

      Founders of DD are French. Was the reason their wines were served but they do make darn good pinot noir and Chardonnay. Hope you bought a bunch.


  6. jephfree says:

    Ye the people, of the U.S.,
    let’s practice Love not hate.
    Ye the people, teach our kids their skin is White,
    know the difference between wrong and Right.
    Your unique, that’s blue blood flowing thru our veins,
    now wait until the 1st sight of pain.
    “Daddy, it’s not blue, it’s red!”
    Couldn’t teach the lesson until they bled.
    Ye the people, it’s heritage Pride,
    Ye the people, the color is all the same on the inside.
    Ye the people, of supremacy think they are better,
    What, is your blood redder?
    Ye the people! Ye the people! Ye the People!


  7. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Ford Stops Selling Cars… Others Will Follow


    “…Did the market lose interest?

    Certainly not. The interest merely shifted – to crossovers and SUVs. Which are big in the way that cars used to be. But aren’t anymore – for the most part – because of the pressure to make them ever-smaller, for the sake of achieving compliance with the government’s fuel efficiency decrees….”

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    • kenji says:

      Have you ever rented a Ford Fiesta, or Taurus? Yeah … stop making sedans. Just STOP! The mustang? Keep increasing the cu.in.’s … and it will be just fine. The Ford GT? Sweet! Keep making em! … and someday I will spend ALL of my children’s inheritance on one.

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  8. Dora says:

    I wasn’t very fond of LBJ, but I like this picture.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. nikkichico7 says:

    Proverbs 3:5-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    And do not lean on your own understanding.
    6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He will make your paths straight.

    To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.
    Colossians 1:27-28 NIV



  10. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Why Americans Are Still Dying in Cars

    There were 32,166 crashes that led to at least one death in the U.S. in 2015.


    “….Why are there so many crashes when cars and roadways are much improved? Part of the answer lies in a ballooning technological phenomenon: distracted driving. ….”

    Liked by 1 person

    • inquisitorLost says:

      Motorists of the left can’t wait until they safely get to their destination to read the latest David Hogg tweet.


    • Joe K Lombard says:

      15-20 years ago , average yearly deaths were consistently in the 40,000 range. Considering increased population and the increase in the number of cars on the road; I’m guessing the rate has dropped. After all, we’re spending 000s per vehicles for air bags, AEB, LDW, etc. while letting the uninsured and multi-DWIers get a free pass


  11. nikkichico7 says:

    Uh oh Ad erm …. I fell in dah bin … 😮😬

    And here I am trying to fish out the cookies and da loose change at the bottom …. (I know … excercise would help with the …. girth ☹️)

    Liked by 5 people

    • nikkichico7 says:

      Just a note … I took time off … wasn’t feeling too good also tired from standing in line at the Washington President Trump rally. My brother and I didn’t make it into the building ☹️😫 … but we meet a lot of nice trumpers 👍😃 … and we watched the motorcade come onto the grounds … 🇺🇸
      I bought a Trump 2020 tote bag, my brother bought a red MAGA hat for his son (adult) and he was geeked to get it. We went to a nearby restaurant for dinner, I treated my brother since He was nice enough to go with me .. the dinner was awesome … got to visit with my nephew, his son (4 years old and a cutie) AND Bob’s two (that’s right!)
      Chihuahuas … Ozzie and Harriet … it was a great day! Great little dogs from Alabama .. my brothers the tough guy retired marines took in so they wouldn’t get eatin’ up by the big animals out side in the country side they lived in ❤️🤨👍🇺🇸

      Next time though, …. LOOK OUT ! We will make it inside 😃🇺🇸 😛

      So much for a short post …. 🙄😬😐🤭

      God bless you ALL!! 🌹

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      Ad erm?! …. ☹️ Aw shucks!

      Ad rem ….. 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸😃👍

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Dora says:

    This really creeps me out!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Zippy says:

    Brilliant presentation:


    • kenji says:

      “Diversity” is simply …
      Anti-western civilization
      That’s all. “diversity” isn’t “for” anything. It’s against everything … as it is.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Zippy says:

    EXCLUSIVE — Research: Google Search Manipulation Can Swing Nearly 80 Percent of Undecided Voters



  15. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Slo-mo home run! Three-year-old baseball player has the crowd in hysterics as he heads for the home plate at a hilariously leisurely pace

    Liked by 5 people

  16. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    I just received an email from Industrial Engineering News (www.ien.com) for an invitation to watch video. I sure hope that the export of this technology overseas is prohibited. The Chinese would have a lot of uses for it. There is a link in the email, but it loads my personal info and data and requires a few more things before accessing the video. Perhaps a search would turn up information, I have outdoor chores to attend to.
    How to Solve Problems with Old Parts

    Without the right tools, reverse engineering can be complicated, time consuming and frustrating. ANSYS SpaceClaim has the tools to make the process easy and help you autosurface scanned or faceted data into usable 3D models.

    Sometimes you have a part that predates modern manufacturing and requires a new CAD model. Other times, the meshes built from product scans have so many small errors that they take hours to correct.

    This video shows you how ANSYS SpaceClaim can make the process easy.


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

    NEWS UPDATE: A dumpster fire has been spotted at 30 Rock.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. ladypenquin says:

    I’d like to share happy news about my family. We’ve been Blessed (despite being a worrying mother) – but my daughter is pregnant with twins after having several miscarriages last year. She also got a much deserved promotion at work, private sector job – she persevered. My son’s work troubles have resolved, and is doing better.

    I thank the Treepers (and Sundance, Menagerie, of course) for the kindness and goodness found here at CTH. Sometimes, it’s too easy to get lost in unnecessary worries, though old habits are hard to break.

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  19. Justice says:

    The Queen of Satan, Cecile Richards has stepped down as CEO and President of Planned Parenthood. Twelve long years of murder.

    Those children of God will one day ask her, “Why did you kill me? I chose to come from Heaven to live on Earth and experience mortality. You murdered me.”

    She’ll of course deny it. She’ll blame the egg donors. It was their decision after all.

    They won’t even let you be born and when you are, they use you to advance their evil agenda to destroy God, the Constitution and all freedom and liberty.

    They are the true and living spawns of Satan. Fascist progressives. They live to destroy life.

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  20. nikkichico7 says:

    Ad rem, I am soooooooo sorry 😐 😞😔☹️

    My post that’s in the bin had a Bible very from Proverbs and I forgot to abbreviate it … that’s why … 😔😣 ….. 🙄😑


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  21. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Bible champion Chuck Missler dies at 83


    “Chuck Missler, founder of Koinonioa House, prolific author, and encourager for those who study the Bible, has died at the age of 83….”

    2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
    17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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  22. amwick says:

    Tomorrow is Paris. At least six hours on a bus, with the forecast for rain. Mon Dieu! At least I will get a chance to read more about Mao, the book that A2 recommended. (TY btw)

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      God bless you amwick, enjoy and stay safe ….. post pictures if you can 🙂🌹🌸❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸👍😉


    • andeclain says:

      You seem to be revisiting the old haunts of my youth! I spend many happy days in Paris and loved the place. I’m supposed to be going there in a few months (God willing) for the first time in over forty years and I’m dreading the changes. Enjoy, but keep safe!

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    • Janie M. says:

      amwick, I’m so glad you are sharing some of the details of your travels/destinations with us. It’s like we are there with you. Thank you.


      • amwick says:

        YW, we are al ready to go. LeHarve is a busy port, lots of cargo and oil(?) tanks around. I just hope that the bus has a bathroom. :/

        Forecast is coolish, cloudy, but no rain.

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        • Janie M. says:

          Among my 2 most favorite books from the 80’s, both written by Brit Peter Mayle, are “A Year in Provence” and “Toujours Provence.” They made me wish I could visit the French countryside (even with the laughable idiosyncrasies of the locals). I have no interest in Paris, etc., Sadly, Mr. Mayle passed away in January (@78). According to wikitravel, there are a number of interesting venues you can visit in LeHarve. Hope your tour bus has a bathroom as well…nothing worse than traveling in an unknown area looking for a restroom – been there, done that. 🙄


          • amwick says:

            Well, we buzzed out of LeHarve to get on A13 to Paris. The bus went around Paris willy nilly and stopped by the Eiffel Tower. We went on a lunch cruise which was lovely. I don’t think we will be back to Paris. It is very fancy.

            I said to Husband, we will always have Paris!

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            • Janie M. says:

              Were you able to disembark from the bus and travel up the Eiffel Tower? How did you find your lunch (since the French are renown for their culinary skills – most especially their baked goods)?
              Love that line, “…we will always have Paris! 😆


              • amwick says:

                Sadly, we did not have time. We got very close, but they are doing a lot of construction right there, imagine fences and cranes and stuuff.
                Funny thing, we had lunch on the Seine. No one knows the mystery foul. Chicken, some say squab, some say pheasant. The desert was to die for, a small chocolate layer thing, with a tiny chocolate bar.


  23. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Sunspots Vanishing Faster than Expected

    “May 1, 2018: Sunspots are becoming scarce. Very scarce. So far in 2018 the sun has been blank almost 60% of the time, with whole weeks going by without sunspots. Today’s sun, shown here in an image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, is typical of the featureless solar disk

    The fact that sunspots are vanishing comes as no surprise. Forecasters have been saying for years that this would happen as the current solar cycle (“solar cycle 24”) comes to an end. The surprise is how fast.

    “Solar cycle 24 is declining more quickly than forecast,” announced NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center on April 26th. This plot shows observed sunspot numbers in blue vs. the official forecast in red:

    “The smoothed, predicted sunspot number for April-May 2018 is about 15,” says NOAA. “However, the actual monthly values have been [significantly] lower.”

    “Official” forecasts of the solar cycle come from NOAA’s Solar Cycle Prediction Panel….”

    Ps 19:1 ¶ <> The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

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  24. Janie M. says:

    I absolutely LOVE Chad Prather! He always makes me laugh…Tigers in TX? Who knew?


  25. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Alfie Evans was given 4 drugs just before he died: report


    “LIVERPOOL, May 1, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – UK toddler Alfie Evans allegedly died within hours of receiving four different drugs from a nurse at Alder Hey hospital, Italian media is reporting. The information that Alfie was given four injections has also been obtained by LifeSiteNews from two different sources with connections to the Evans family…..”

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    thank-you, thank-you thank-you…
    She saved My Arse,, errrr, I MEANT..
    My feet!
    For a up-coming event May 5th…
    God Bless Her Treepers..

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  27. 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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  28. Newt Love says:

    I lost the last rant I posted to AG Sessions on the DoJ Contact form.
    A cut-and-paste error did me in.

    Today, I posted two to the “Messages to the AG”
    Here is the 1st one:
    AG Sessions,
    Thank you for your many years of service to America.

    I have to ask you about the font of sedition that you are sheltering as your Deputy AG, Rod Rosenstein.

    Rosenstein, after stalling the House and Senate subpoenas for documents required by the Constitution and Laws that dictate the Congressional Oversight Functions, D-AG Rosentein ignored the supoenas, and directed his staff to slow-walk everything.

    And then he has the gall to spew to the Press: “… “There have been people who have been making threats privately and publicly against me for quite sometime and I think they should understand the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted,” he said speaking at The Newseum’s Law Day event. “We are going to do what is required by the rule of law and any kind of threats anybody makes are not going to affect the way we do our job…”

    It looks like D-AG Rosenstein believes that he is no longer bound by the US Constitution, our body of Laws, or Precedent. D-AG Rosenstein is now the de facto chief law enforcement officer in the Executive Branch?

    Since the new AG Rosenstein relieved you of duty, why weren’t the American People informed about it?

    Maybe you enjoy being cuckolded by Rosenstein, but as a US Citizen, I am appalled!

    Show some leadership and tell your direct report that he MUST ABIDE BY THE US CONSTITUTION, the Code of Law, and Precedent, and PROVIDE Subpoenaed Documents to the Congressional Oversight, or he is liable to Impeachment.

    Rosenstein is not a God. Please let him know that.


    • Newt Love says:

      Here is the 2nd one I posted in “Messages to AG” on the Contact Form at the DoJ web site:
      AG Sessions,
      Thank you for being a Southern Gentleman.

      I have to ask you why you tolerate / endorse the DoJ’s Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, following a practice of adjudicating in the press, instead of the Courts of Law.

      Maybe you approve of the SC leaking their list of questions to the NY Times?

      Next, I expect to see private communications between President Trump and his Attorney Cohen, being leaked by the US Atty SDNY, to the NY Times.
      How else can the poorly paid DoJ staff be able to afford life in SDNY without bribes from the NY Times?

      Yep, it’s a fine Justice Department we have.
      Form a vendetta in the top ranks of the FBI and the DoJ and launch a vendetta against the opposition party. When the opposition gets elected, launch a full-court attack by the NSA, CIA, FBI, and DoJ to overturn the 2016 election!
      How are we doing so far?
      It’s must be all good for you, or something would be happening!

      Next, Rosenstein signs the 3rd renewal application on the fraudulent FISA Warrant, and the sedition continues unimpeded.
      Next, you are put in as AG, but immediately surrender (I understand why, and respect you for it) but you left one of the sedition ring-leaders in charge, and he appoints the DEEPLY Conflicted Robert Mueller as the SC.
      Mueller is now FULL ON in ATTACK MODE to bring down POTUS-45.

      And you do nothing.

      Sedition is bordering on treason.
      Can’t you at least have the real AG, Rosenstein hint to his direct report, Mueller, that in the Uranium One investigation, Mueller may well be indicted, and tried as a criminal.

      Maybe Mueller should start acting like an Attorney and not like a [(D) Party) paid assassin?

      Jeff Sessions, are you still the AG of the DoJ or not?

      If they are blackmailing you, then add that to their charges!
      Anyone that helps save the American Republic from the Complete Weaponizing of the ICs, the FBI, and the DoJ against the (R) Party will be forgiven ANYTHING! for saving America!

      Please remember who you are!


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