Monday June 11th – 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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210 Responses to Monday June 11th – Open Thread

  1. Bendix says:

    Hey ladies: Giuseppe Conte. What do you think?


  2. Sepp says:

    In the year of Our Lord 1453, all of Christendom shared a common calendar. The Patristic Calendar of the Orthodox Church is still used worldwide, but by fewer of the Faithful.

    Today is May 29th on the Church Calendar and in 1453 the Imperial City of Constantinopolis fell to the Moslem Turks.

    In the decades and centuries of the ensuing Turkish Yoke in the Holy Land, the Balkans, Asia Minor, and North Africa, there were innumerable New Martyrs who suffered for their Faith and not just in 1453.

    The Orthodox Church knows the names of several hundreds who are commemorated individually throughout the Church year.

    Some of these Saints were steadfast and immoveable until their Matyric end in their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Some were supported by their families to remain Orthodox. Others had families who begged them to reject Christ and spare their earhly lives, but these New Martyrs refused to listen and waver.

    Others had renounced, under heavy pressure or deception, their Orthodox Christian faith, but bitterly regretted it and repented. These received Martyr’s Crowns by boldly proclaiming their return to the Church. Many of these particular New Martyrs received strengthening aid from their Spiritual Fathers in their determination to confess Jesus Christ as the Savior and Son of God in the face of the Turks before their Martyrdom.

    By the prayers of the Holy New Martyrs Andrew of Chios (+1465) and John of Smyrna (+1802), who are commemorated today, may the Orthodox Faithful of the 21st century be strengthened in their Confession of Jesus Christ.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “In the decades and centuries of the ensuing Turkish Yoke in the Holy Land, the Balkans, Asia Minor, and North Africa, there were innumerable New Martyrs who suffered for their Faith and not just in 1453.”

      Historian William “Bill” Federer has an episode on persecution in the current rotation.

      Faith In History 06/10/2018
      Persecution Throughout Centuries

      He probably touches on that in that episode. He has a number of videos and books available at the TCT website. He had numerous videos concerning Islam on YouTube as well (if they were not banned yet).


    • Donna in Oregon says:

      The Bible never instructs us not to defend ourselves.

      It’s sad that some Christians think they have to die without a fight.


      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        The LORD knew that he, as well as the offer of the Kingdom to Israel, would be rejected by the nation’s leaders, hence this instruction to go buy a sword, if you did not have one.

        Luke 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
        37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
        38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

        After the stoning of Stephan in Acts 7, God turned to the Gentiles. He will resume his dealings with Israel sometime in the future.

        Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
        2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
        3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
        4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
        5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
        6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:


  3. After the IG report comes out, do you think Rosenstein will resign by COB on Friday or will President Trump fire him before COB on Monday?

    Damn…..I shouldn’t be drinking so much so early in the day. But, I’m having fun dreaming!

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  4. Bendix says:

    Rush made a good point about the self-indulgent behavior at lat night’s Tony award show, something I hadn’t thought about.
    It isn’t New York celebrities who go to the Broadway shows, it’s tourists, and the tourists are way more likely to be Trump supporters.
    “The tourists are not showing up in New York wanting to hear that kind of stuff from the stage.”
    He also mentioned that conservatives who condemned Donald Trump before they election are now complaining that he hasn’t hired them.

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  5. mimbler says:

    Here is a great video (about 6 minutes) by a charismatic young man who is attempting start a #walkaway movement. He explains why he walked away from being a liberal. I’ve sent this to my political friends as well to assist him.

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  6. smiley says:

    Branco fans..

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Note that Kim flew into Singapore not on NK Air Force Un but on a Chinese 747. He also spent the majority of his air time over Chinese airspace escorted by Chinese air force jets.
      I think the understated message here is that Trump and Kim are going to make some for-show agreements but it’s China who’ll mediate any disputes and guarantee any deals. China’s on the move tieing up as many perceived Asian security issues that it can while gearing up to confront the US at a future date over Asia’s future. It, and not Russia, will guarantee NK’s future and security, sending a message ditectly to Japan and India about China’s position Asia and letting Russia know that while Russia has a footprint in Asia it had better step lightly.
      Let’s see what the US/NK pre-summit negotiating teams have worked out and what Beijing says about the deals.

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      • smiley says:

        China’s paranoid about being cut out of the deal re Korean peninsula, North/South Korea.

        says its “supportive” of the talks/meeting but maybe sweating it out behind the scenes ?


        • czarowniczy says:

          I don’t think China’s being paranoid – more like calculating. While the US MSM hasn’t been covering it the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s been meeting and working on being a counter to NATO, SEATO and US influence in Asia/Sub-Asia. I’m wondering if China and/or Russia will nominate NK for membership as part of the process of ‘opening it up’.

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          • tessa50 says:

            I don’t trust China or Russia as far as I could throw them. They will work together to pull us down, then fight it out between themselves. Not sure where India will fall in that scenario.


            • czarowniczy says:

              Exactly – the ‘enemy of mine enemy’ thing. The US is a bigger threat to China than Russia and China knows the US is too untrustworthy to side with it in downing Russia, soooooo…
              As for China and India, India’s been sort of a client state of Russia for a loooooong time. China sees India as its primary potential foe in Asia and has already started containment measures BUT these measures are dual-use so, like with those dfams China’s constructing to give it the power to cut of most of India’s and SEA’s water supply, China can use these ports and dams as a military stick or an economix carrot. China’s already brought India AND Pakistan into the SCO and is assuming the role of moderator and facilitastor there. If it can take the offensive and roll India’s and Pakistan’s potential into a regional manufacturing/economic powerhouse with China directing…y’all fill in the blanks.

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

    On a lighter note…

    “We return you now to your regularly scheduled NOKO nail-biter.”

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  8. Donna in Oregon says:

    I haven’t been watching the news because every time I try to watch President Trump these MORONS that I’ve never seen before are blathering about what President Trump should do!!!

    Who are these people? So called “experts” Expert at finger waging, expert weasel whiners…. I don’t see no stinkin’ experts. I call BS!

    Rant over…

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Same here. I have had the TV muted most of the day for the same reason. I find it especially irritating that most of them are from previous administrations that failed, like Bill Richardson.

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  9. Redhotsnowman says:

    Brilliant article by Charlie Kirk. But it appears the readers at the Hill don’t appreciate or understand MAGA at all.

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  10. DH says:

    Interesting growing list of deep state players and status. We’ll see what is to be of these lowly creepers!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. JC says:

    Anyone want to join me I prayer as this historic meeting in Singapore starts in 15 min? I believe I’ll get on my knees for this one.

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  12. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Trick of Light
    uh huh………………..
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s eyebrow sets social media alight during G7 summit


  13. 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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  14. FanGirl says:

    BREAKING: NK wants a northern border wall. Mexico will pay for it. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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