Monday June 25th – 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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208 Responses to Monday June 25th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. DanDeplorable says:

    “Take Refuge in the Lord”

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    • piper567 says:

      gosh, its nice to have this thread…Presidential seems to be overrun with folks accustomed to merely expressing their immediate emotional responses to the latest Dem outrage. And I welcome such folks.
      Takes a lot of scrolling to find a familiar.
      Pity, too, bc I believe some newcomers have found the same kind of comfort we did when we first found CTH.
      it is a bit irritating though when so many show no evidence of having read a single solitary Sterling offering from sundance.

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    No Other Doctrine But Right Division

    For many years a family in a northern state lived on the banks of a river. As time passed, more children were added until the total was ten, plus the mother and the father. Each year as winter approached the father would gather the children to his side and, in no uncertain terms, explain that no one was to ever go out on the ice. One Monday, three of the children decided to walk across the frozen ice as a shortcut on their way to school. Some of the older children begged them not to, and reminded them of their Dad’s stern warning. “Nothing is going to happen to us. Just leave us alone. We’ll be just fine.” So off the three children went. Because the water was more shallow at first, the ice was quite thick. So, with a false sense of security, the three children began to run. Suddenly, the ice beneath their feet began to crack, and all three plunged into the icy water, never to be seen again. In a spiritual sense, many of God’s children are doing something very similar.

    When the Apostle Paul writes to Timothy at Ephesus, he says, “I besought thee…that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine” (I Tim. 1:3). What one is taught doctrinally is of the utmost importance. That’s why Timothy was to be very careful himself to “hold fast the form of sound words which thou hast heard of me” (II Tim. 1:13), then “the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (II Tim. 2:2). If Timothy, and those teaching with him, were consistent about teaching no other doctrine other than what Paul taught, this sound doctrine would “save” (or deliver, I Tim. 4:16) all who heard it from spiritual error. But the opposite was also true. If anyone taught or exposed themselves to doctrines which were contrary to what Paul taught, it would have devastating effects. In other words, it would be like playing on thin ice……

    [This entire article runs 13 paragraphs. Due to website guidelines asking us to refrain from posting large blocks of text, I will leave it to each reader to decide if they want to “right click and open in new tab” the provided link below for the entire piece]

    ……..Paul warned Timothy in II Timothy 4:3,4 that “the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine: but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (a story or teaching that is untrue). In the days just before the Rapture, Grace teaching will not be popular. Even those who know it will begin to think these truths are boring. They will want something new, exciting, entertaining, something that will draw crowds. They will want to soft pedal Grace truth, and have itching ears for other doctrines. Many will abandon a church that stands for sound Pauline doctrine to attend other “ministries” less worthy of their loyalty. I wonder if one of the arguments won’t be that what they are doing makes them feel closer to God. In Grace circles we are continually hearing this explanation from those who are listening to doctrines that are not compatible with what Paul teaches. Recently, one ministerial student, one college student, and one older mature gentleman commented that attending a non-grace church made them feel like they were really worshipping God for the first time. The real issue is how does God feel about what doctrine they are now standing for and with? Now we are reminded of the Scripture that tells us “unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required” (Luke 12:48). Those of us who have been privileged to understand God’s Word rightly divided must stand true to what is true, and to allow our emotions to soar with the joy of doing what is right…

    …. When it comes to spiritual matters, our feelings, experiences, or what is most popular is not a reliable guide for us to follow. Today God uses the instrument of His Word. It is unerring, if we are willing to rightly divide it and accept “no other doctrine” than what is taught by the inspired writings of the Apostle Paul. Stand true to Paul’s doctrines of grace.”

    By Pastor John Fredericksen

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/no-other-doctrine-but-right-division/

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  6. Rock Knutne says:

    Great threader from Thomas Wictor, unabashed President Trump supporter.

    Enjoy his brilliant and ironic snarkery!

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1011087230968868865.html

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  7. cheryl says:

    Apologies if already posted.

    FBI Lovebirds : The Text Messages of Lisa Page & Peter Strzok done by actors

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  8. Blue Ridge Mts Va says:

    Nice to read about a teenager who was kind to a blind and deaf man on an airline flight.
    Teen’s random act of kindness for blind and deaf man on airplane goes viral

    A California teen stepped up to help a blind and deaf man who was alone on a flight and needed help communicating. Her random act of kindness has touched thousands of people who have seen her story shared by her mom on Facebook.

    Clary Daly was on an Alaska Airlines flight with her mom Jane last week, but it wasn’t the plane they were supposed to be on. Their original flight home from Boston was canceled, and they had to race to make an earlier flight. Jane writes that they made a mad dash to the airport and just made it. Clara now believes the flight change was supposed to happen for a profound reason.

    Shortly after takeoff, a flight attendant made an announcement, Jane says. She asked if anyone on the plane knew sign language. “Clara has been studying American Sign Language so she rang the flight attendant button,” Jane writes on Facebook. “They explained that the passenger was not only deaf, but also blind. The only way you can communicate with him was by signing into his hand.”

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/teens-random-act-of-kindness-for-blind-and-deaf-man-on-airplane-goes-viral/

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  9. Ephesians 6:10-16 New International Version (NIV)
    The Armor of God
    10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

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  10. Lucille says:

    How To Photograph Reflections In Water (and other photography advice)
    Convict Lake, California

    https://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-photograph-reflections-in-water/

    Mount Rainier, Washington

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

    ICYMI…

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      • Bill W. says:

        The pattern surely suggests such…..The left has a long such history, for 190 years, so far…
        And there is this 16 notes June 24, 2018
        Ben Cline sorry to Sarah Huckabee Sanders for ‘Meryl Streep’s cousin’ Stephanie Wilkinson’s rudeness
        Well, well, well. Will small wonders never cease? Stephanie Wilkinson, owner of the Red Hen restaurant, who kicked Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family out for having the audacity to attempt to give her restaurant their business, is good ‘ole whack-a-mole Hollywood lefty Meryl Streep’s cousin. GUESS NUTS RUNS IN THE FAMILY, HUH? [like the pink pussy hatted boy father, toy boy, and boy mother….my boxed remark]
        https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtontimes.com%2Fnews%2F2018%2Fjun%2F24%2Fben-cline-sorry-sarah-huckabee-sanders-meryl-stree%2F&t=YjMzNzg4YTFkY2YyZDA3YmMxNTc1Y2M2MDdjNDllYjMxMWMxZDBkNyx0cndkRlNlSQ%3D%3D&b=t%3ArGWPZr3gmiO2RO94wNYPpg&p=http%3A%2F%2Fgop-tea-pub.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F175226225612%2Fben-cline-sorry-to-sarah-huckabee-sanders-for

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        • smiley says:

          yes..I posted that Streep thing on yesterday’s thread.

          the Left strives constantly to “normalize” POLITICAL violence…

          by “any means necessary” while pretending to be “peaceful”.

          esp when they try to justify the political VIOLENCE by pretending that PDJT ( and The Right) are the bullies, the bigots, the racists, the fascists, etc.

          and…they need MOBS…big numbers…to do it.

          and when they finally do provoke the violence, they won’t waste a second pointing their fingers at PDJT, saying “see? he started it. it’s HIS fault. he caused this.”

          it’s what they do, it’s what they’ve always done…terrorize, complain, #Occupy, scream, loot, vandalize, threaten, insult, lie, cheat, throw rocks, throw tantrums…

          why are certain people…groups or MOBS of people.. usually hyper-defensive and overly touchy and easily pissed-off ? thin-skinned ? sanctimonious with the moral high-ground?

          social justice

          social warfare (what the hell is that ???)

          civil unrest

          usually it’s b/c they’re wrong about something but can’t…won’t…admit it.

          another reason they so desperately need MOBS.

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          • allhail2 says:

            They need the mob because they feel safer in numbers. If a “single” one of them were to block a path, spit, or get two inches from another’s nose while yelling at the top of their lungs, they would be rocketed toward the ground and they know it. They think with “numbers,” they’ll be safe.
            They think wrong.

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            • BigMamaTEA says:

              they don’t have the numbers they (demonrats) are trying to convince you of. If so, they’d be taking those pictures with a chopper, not close up to Mad-Max’s face!

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          • piper567 says:

            smiley, for a fee.
            Most, imo, are mercenaries wo any other form of income.
            They probably have degrees from worthless curricula in worthless Universities or Colleges,
            wishing to have their loans canceled. Wasn’t that a Bernie platform plank?
            they are pi$$ed off for some generalized reason that has to do with their failure.
            I saw a great meme on T_D nearly a yr ago: it suggested that their anger came from Trump’s insistence these morons trade their obamaphones for alarm clocks, ’cause they need to be on time to work!

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  12. smiley says:

    6 reasonable, sensible. viable steps using Singapore as a positive example…

    A Real Solution To The Immigration Problem

    June 24, 2018

    https://www.libertynation.com/a-real-solution-to-the-immigration-problem/

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  13. nwtex says:

    🙂 Just came across this in the Apartment Owners Association Magazine.

    Make Apartments Great Again – MAGA Cap
    Members: $20.00
    Non-Members:$25.00

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    • wholy1 says:

      Apartments/”compartments” are for herded “citYzens” who expect uninterrupted power – most importantly for the elevators, toilets that conveniently and quickly “disappear” their human excrement and chemically “treated” water available at the turn of a faucet handle. And ONLY in so long as gov/pensioned/trust subsidized “entitleds” or the “employed”, daily traveling however far is required to continue such “dependence”.

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      • piper567 says:

        wholy, might want to narrow down your description of apartments a bit.
        Not sure what you were responding to.
        I have lived in the same apt for 15 yrs, and am quite content. Beautiful grounds, good neighbors.
        Works for me: hot water heater goes out, they replace.
        I pay for such convenience, and it allows for me to live as I wish, have friends over, read and write.
        Under no circumstance do I feel “herded”.
        Kinda curious ab your outburst.

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  14. smiley says:

    After Six Days, Portland’s ICE Blockade Is A City Of More Than 80 Tents

    June 23, 2018

    http://www.wweek.com/news/2018/06/23/after-six-days-portlands-ice-blockade-is-a-city-of-more-than-80-tents/

    “Occupy ICE now includes a medic’s office and a commissary, barricaded by wooden pallets.”

    (and the mayor “sanctions” this SEDITION.)

    the article calls this “a symbol of civic resistance to the president’s war at the border.”

    more, at the link.

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  15. smiley says:

    Lucky 13 ! Recep Tayyip Erdogan !

    Erdogan Re-Elected As President Of Turkey, According To State-Run Media, Opposition Claims Manipulation

    June 24, 2018

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-24/state-run-media-show-erdogan-commanding-lead-turkish-elections-opposition-refutes

    election’s over ?

    did he “win” it ?

    the opposition is challenging the “initial results”…good luck with that.

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  16. nwtex says:

    Family!!
    How magnificent are God’s creatures!
    Be careful and stay safe.

    (click on = full screen = awesome!)

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  17. nwtex says:

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  18. citizen817 says:

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    • piper567 says:

      tears are so interesting.
      Tears of joy are so very moving.
      Its almost as if they tell a story: this man, that child.
      very nice snapshots of intense emotion.
      Thanks for this post, citizen.

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  19. nwtex says:

    There is something very wrong with all that is going on in these times imo.

    I always come away a dark and empty feeling. And the sense that “someone” is trying to play God.
    ~~~

    “….these windows track your face….”

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      This gives me the willies just thinking about it.

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      • nikkichico7 says:

        Imagine a muzzle terrorist on board in that sealed up capsule …. 😳

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        • nikkichico7 says:

          …. 😞 …. muzzie …. 😞

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Yikes! 😯 I hadn’t even thought of that. I just have some claustrophobia and couldn’t handle being in a tube. I can’t even handle the idea of the subway. Good thing I don’t live where I have to ride one. The thing you have to ride at the Orlando Airport is bad enough.

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          • nikkichico7 says:

            I agree .. don’t want to be in ground transport you can’t get out of in an emergency …. always pay attention to your surroundings and be aware of what options you have for safety .. never assume .. never, never

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      • piper567 says:

        Can’t even imagine this tech being developed for moving humans.
        The whole thing with the windows is really creepy.
        What an interesting challenge: we acknowledge your humanness requires some attention, so we will supply you with images of what we think you’ll enjoy seeing…I suppose this is a natural outcropping of our addiction to visuals…and I suppose some people could handle this form of transportation, at least for the initial thrill.
        Couldn’t get me one unless I were unconscious.
        Good friend used to ride BART under the Bay every day from the Eastside over to SF. I was never able to ride BART, could not get past the reality of a gazillion tons of water pressing down on me. Yikes.
        Be nice for alfalfa though, the horsies and goats get it fresh-cut! or maybe produce. or emergency medical equipment.
        But surely not people.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Um, yeah…that’s the ticket……let’s skip over several centuries of societal-progress to this…….whoops! I think they’re losing in the end.

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  20. Greg says:

    Kangaroo at soccer match

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  21. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    Dozens of Dog Deaths Now Linked to This Pentobarbital-Tainted Food

    By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

    Earlier this year I wrote about a second incident of the euthanasia drug pentobarbital discovered in dog food. The first incident was in 2017 and involved Evanger’s formulas. Then came the more recent recall of Gravy Train tainted with pentobarbital.
    Background on Contaminated Gravy Train Dog Food

    The Gravy Train situation was investigated by WJLA ABC 7 in Washington D.C. The station teamed up with Ellipse Analytics, a laboratory that specializes in testing food for contami­nants. They tested 62 samples of over 24 brands of wet (canned) dog food for pentobarbital.

    “After months of tests and re-tests, one brand repeatedly came back positive for pentobarbital,” says WJLA. “In total, we tested 15 cans of Gravy Train. Nine cans — 60 percent of the sample — were positive for pentobarbital. And while the levels detected were not lethal, under federal law they are also not permitted at any concentration.”1

    The WJLA investigation resulted in a class action lawsuit against J.M. Smucker/Big Heart Pet Brands filed on February 9 of this year in a U.S. District Court in California by a Missouri woman who believes Gravy Train may have contributed to the death of her Miniature Schnauzer.2

    https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2018/06/25/dog-food-contaminated-with-pentobarbital.aspx

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  22. Treepers questioned, who’s the stripped tie guy behind Horowitz, answered by Tracy Beanz in article at > TheDuran > he is Rep Eric Salwell (D-CA) > video of

    “Horowitz Laughing at Hillary’s Crimes”

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Okay…..well, sorry fauxsciences, but that vid. from The Duran just shows a smirking Horowitz face.. Rep. Eric Salwell IS the guy who asked the question; but is not the guy sitting behind Horowitz in the stripped tie.

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  23. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
    Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)

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  24. Dora says:

    On Lake Attersee – Gustav Klimt (1900)

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  25. Ecclesiastes 8:11–13 (NKJV) — Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him. But it will not be well with the wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he does not fear before God.

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  26. Dora says:

    God Bless Father Pavone!

    ====

    Priest Challenges Pelosi: Condemn Abortion or Quit the Catholic Church

    http://www.lifenews.com/2013/06/24/priest-challenges-pelosi-condemn-abortion-or-quit-the-catholic-church/

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  27. duchess01 says:

    MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018
    Israel’s Future Global Super Power! The Two Witnesses of Revelation

    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2014/01/israels-future-global-super-power.html

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  28. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels! And a new week begins…..

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  29. Dora says:

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  30. nikkichico7 says:

    Our God is an AWSOME God …

    2 Chronicles 20:13-17
    13 Now all Judah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children, stood before the Lord.

    14 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. 15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you:

    ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

    16 Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the [a]brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel. 17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”

    18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord. 19 Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high.

    20 So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying:

    “Praise the Lord,
    For His mercy endures forever.”

    22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. 23 For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they [e]had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.

    24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped.

    The battle is not yours, stand fast, have faith, humble yourself before the Lord and He will lift you up.

    Songs praising God, priests praising/worshipping God went out before the army ….

    Never, ever forget …. God is Almighty …

    Deuteronomy 28:6-8 New King James Version (NKJV)

    6 “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

    7 “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

    8 “The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

    🌹

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    • piper567 says:

      If you haven’t seen David’s Virtual Choir do Nothing But the Blood of Jesus, give it a look.
      its terrific.
      full credits at end to give you an idea of the scope of this project.

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      • nikkichico7 says:

        Oh I did piper567 and it is awsome … the ability to co-ordinate that was definitely inspired. I will view it again and look at the credits, I know people from Canada and the US participated at least … 🙂👍🌹😉

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  31. wildsailor2018 says:

    The Platforms of the D Candidates for Governor

    In Michigan we will be electing a Governor this Fall. Schneider, an R business person at the helm for the last 7+ years, has brought the idea of business ideals to the office, although at times even I have scratched my head over how he is so quick to toss doing the ‘right thing’ in favor of expediency. The D’s, however, are seething at the job market gains, improved economy, and what is considered an improper focus because “people are getting left behind.” Trump has come out and expressed support for Schuette (R), our AG, who promises more tax cuts, lowering regulations, improving the economy even more, etc., etc.

    Meanwhile, on the D side we have some real radicals going after the job. On the ballot is a lot of free ice cream for the easily swayed…free healthcare for all, HUGE increases in corporate taxation to get those mean nasty corporations to pay their ‘Fair Share’, fix every road by making those ‘rich people’ pay for it, and environmental ‘responsibility.’ One candidate even promises to make the Governor’s Cabinet reflect a crossection of the population with the proper % of all minorities represented (never mind competence).

    It is really clear exactly HOW we have gotten into the messes we have. This pendulum WILL swing back the other way eventually to incompetence, and when it does it is going to be ugly. Maybe that could be THEIR slogan…”Make America Terrible Again.”

    To Michigan peeps….we HAVE to get everyone in our circle of influence to the voting booth this Fall to combat all the fake ballots!

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    • Janie M. says:

      wildsailor, it never fails to tick me of there exists a population of idjits who believe in the fairy tale that their politicians can deliver any “freebies.” I watched a really old youtube video where a man asked a number of people why they voted for ozero (believe it was 2008). Idiocy/incoherence reigns supreme. One black woman actually said, “He’s going to pay my mortgage.” More than likely, during his term in office, the woman LOST her home and job, if she was employed.

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  32. wildsailor2018 says:

    Is this the rise of SkyNet? Some pretty scary stuff. Weaponizing the IRS and DOJ to target Conservatives is one thing but can you imagine having this in the hands of the Govmint?

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  33. JRD says:

    The Marxist media is not reporting it but Matteo Salvini’s League kicked butt and took names in the
    mayoral elections in Italy yesterday.
    Soros’ 0bama boy Renzi’s party got decimated and the media people all wore funeral faces reporting the election results. Tuscany has overwhelmingly been Communist and Salvini took most of the cities like Siena and Pisa.
    THIS. IS. FREAKIN. Y.U.G.E. !!!!!!!

    Salvini’s Anti-Migrant League Surges in Italy Mayoral Vote
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-25/salvini-s-anti-immigrant-league-surges-in-italy-mayoral-vote

    Salvini’s Party is now the majority party over even the 5 Star Movement.

    Historical league victories in municipalities administered by the left for decades: Thanks!!! The more the left insults, the more citizens reward us. First the Italians, I do not stop.

    You should read the comments on Salvini’s tweet above. Just click on translate.

    Salvini was in Libya this morning to stop the Soros boats.

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  34. jim says:

    USS Fitzgerald follow-up:

    “During the early weeks after the USS Fitzgerald was speared by a lumbering Philippine container ship, it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publically named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person in charge of the combat information center, the Tactical Action Officer. That individual is supposed to be monitoring the combat radar, which can detect a swimmer at a distance of two miles.”

    http://theothermccain.com/2018/06/17/tip-pentagon-covering-up-fact-that-female-officers-nearly-sank-navy-ship/

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  36. smiley says:

    RECIPES…

    if you’re into healthy eating, this is a really good site…with recipes…you can navigate around..

    here are some for weight-loss/staying fit…light, summery & fresh…

    http://www.eatingwell.com/article/290606/the-best-lunch-foods-for-weight-loss/

    you can also subscribe to receive these in your inbox.

    🙂

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    • smiley says:

      still hungry ?

      too fit ?

      add this…

      😀

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Those are all very pretty meals. I might be able to eat some of them………..if I put enough creamy dressing of some kind on them. Obviously, I am not going to lose any weight.

      Liked by 1 person

      • smiley says:

        try this…

        the BEST store-bought blue cheese dressing, hands down.

        fattening, yes…if you eat the whole jar at once, and you might…but just get exercise and omit the daily ice cream. 🙂

        I guarantee you will LOVE it (if you aren’t restricted by dietary/health reasons).

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          sorry, can’t get past the smell of blue cheese!!!!!! blek! blek! Then there’s the TASTE! Ugh! (dirty-basketball-sox!)

          Liked by 1 person

        • smiley says:

          gads…can you SEE it much ??

          sorry it’s so LARGE.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Don’t like blue cheese. 😦 But, Thousand Island or Ranch would do.

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          • smiley says:

            ok…well…this is a weird group. 🙂

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I’m a very picky eater, always have been. I thought as I got older I would be more open, but it hasn’t worked out that way.

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              • smiley says:

                I’m having some right now…

                on toasted wheat bread with watercress and fresh sliced t’maters and black pepper.

                really good !

                I usually avoid store dressings (too much sodium for me) but I honestly CRAVE this BLEU cheese dressing…just rode 15 miles in the jungle humidity so I’m telling myself go ahead, eat the whole jar. 🙂

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                • BigMamaTEA says:

                  Enjoy yourself darlin”!! But…what’s up with the watercress? {pointless} You’ve already got tomatoes….black pepper….I’d personally use Mayo..but that’s me….but watercress? WTH? even is watercress? Something Mittens eats. I’ll answer for you. {smile}

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                • smiley says:

                  surely you’ve heard of watercress…no ?

                  well…it’s one of the Super Greens…a spicy and highly nutritious and flavorful addition or alternative to boring lettuce.

                  great in salads, in sammiches…and sometimes I chop it up and use instead of parsley in soups, sauces etc.

                  very nutritious.

                  it grows in water.

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                • BigMamaTEA says:

                  I’ve heard of it, never cared to explore though. So you’re telling me that the Mittens of the world, are eating lettuce sandwiches?! ha! (rhetorical question)

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                • smiley says:

                  beautiful fresh watercress…

                  part of the nasturtium family.

                  better flavor than arugula (imo) and loaded with nutrients esp Vitamin C.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  I didn’t even know what watercress looked like.

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                • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

                  I love arugula. We get it locally grown here, and it’s wonderful! And I also love stinky cheese. My DH hates it, but I love English Stilton, Gorgonzola, Danish Blue, etc.

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                • Janie M. says:

                  smiley, found and copied a recipe for a bleu cheese hamburger yesterday from Simply Recipes. Will definitely be making it in the future.

                  https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/blue_cheese_burgers/

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              • piper567 says:

                smiley, can’t reply downwards, so here will do.
                There is a real Artisian Spring in the woods not far from where I live. in a mini-canyon.
                State runs a hatchery with the always ON best of all possible water.
                Watercress grows in the pool formed around the Spring, and it is SO good…it is spicey-nice…I collect it in all of the cooler months. very cold water keeps it really nice.
                goodstuff.

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        • piper567 says:

          smiley, I bought that once, it was on sale…and I love bleu cheese dressing anyway.
          Have never since bought any other.
          Just the best!

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  37. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Sam Lavigne, a far-left artist and game designer, is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He created a database of 1,595 ICE employees using their LinkedIn profiles and shared it to his 3,600 followers on Twitter Tuesday morning

    If you are center to right-wing, why are you on social media? – Ace of spades

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      He should be reported to the authorities. (Although he did go to a lot of extra work. During the Obie Administration they used to publish a booklet online with that info )

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      SwampRatTerrier….You’ll be please to know that git-hub has shut down the access to that twirp’s data site. https://github.com/antiboredom/ice-linkedin (PS a bunch of us need to go to that link and thank the site github for doing that. There’s a contact link for github on the bottom right.

      I also reported him to all the authorities. SwamRatTerrier, can you research some more info about his school? I do not want to get him fired, but I will lodge a complaint with his Administration about what this twirp does with his spare time.

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      • Lucille says:

        God bless you, BigMama! Thanks so much for all you do to keep Treepers informed.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Thank you, Lord, for the Treepers in hunting down Anti-American sites.
        and ..
        Thank You, Lord, for BigMamaTEA, for rallying the Treepers Troops to go after them.

        May the Lord continue to protect all of us here and all Trump’s supporters out there standing firm, covfefe-style, against the demonic forces swirling around in our country.
        In Jesus’ Name…Amen.

        This place is truly a place of Refuge.

        (by the way, I read everything here twice everyday and want you all to know I am so thankful for each one of you and your contribution to this open thread. Most everything is wonderful-The bible/scripture lessons, Photos of God’s Creations, music, stories, personal stories, prayers, arts, food, etc. The traditional “Walton Family” morning greeting cracks me up and make me smile, too. You all are special-Love you all)

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  38. BigMamaTEA says:

    The House will return today at NoonEST, and the Senate will return at 3:00pmEST. I think I’ll go do something productive, like clean my toilets in anticipation of their return.

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  39. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Democrat leaders are now literally soliciting mobs to harass public officials and their families in their personal, private lives.

    This is not how morally upstanding, effective political parties behave.

    They’re panicking, folks. Bigly.

    Dr Milton Wolfe

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  40. Lucille says:

    GOOD NEWS OUT OF IRAN….

    Protests expand in Tehran, protesters chant “Our enemy is right here, they lie when they say it is America”
    June 25, 2018 8:00 AM By Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/06/iran-protests-expand-in-tehran-protesters-chant-our-enemy-is-right-here-they-lie-when-they-say-it-is-america

    Liked by 2 people

  41. Dora says:

    Oh, the poor thing!

    Liked by 1 person

  42. Dora says:

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  43. BigMamaTEA says:

    Things you will never hear about category…….but is still WINNING!

    Our congress-criminals has annually for I don’t know how many years celebrated (I don’t know what) a Congressional Picnic (On taxpayer dime) on the White House lawn. This year is was supposed to be last Thursday. The White House even cooked those steaks….yes Rib-eyes; but President Trump ordered the Picnic CANCELLED…….and sent those steaks over to Walter Reed!

    https://constitution.com/trump-takes-away-congress-annual-ribeye-picnic-sends-steaks-to/

    Liked by 7 people

    • JC says:

      Yeah, baby! That’s how it’s done. Great idea, Mr. President; please make this a permanent change. I can’t for the life of me understand why we feed the obstructionist pirhanas steak when our heroes eat hospital food.

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  44. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Bourbon Warehouse Collapses

    As many as 9,000 barrels were impacted when part of the structure fell.


    Safety Jun 25, 2018 Share
    Bourbon Warehouse Collapses

    As many as 9,000 barrels were impacted when part of the structure fell.

    authors Bruce Schreiner

    “LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country.

    The damaged warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown held about 18,000 barrels, and it appeared that up to half the barrels inside were affected, the distillery’s owner said.

    “We are assessing how many of the impacted barrels can be recovered,” said Amy Preske, a spokeswoman for Sazerac, a Louisiana-based spirits company. “A mix of various distilled products at various ages were stored in that warehouse.”…”


    In this image provided by the Bardstown, Ky., Fire Department, debris is piled in a heap after a section of a bourbon storage warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery collapsed, Friday June 22, 2018, in Bardstown, Ky. Nelson County Emergency Management spokesman Milt Spalding says about 9,000 barrels filled with aging bourbon were affected.

    Chief Billy Mattingly/Bardstown Fire Department via AP

    https://www.ien.com/safety/news/21010800/bourbon-warehouse-collapses

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  45. rudy1876 says:

    Just some old photos.

    Liked by 1 person

  46. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    NY Senator Chuck Schumer’s daughter Alison, an executive at Facebook, has announced her engagement to her long time girlfriend. Wedding plans were revealed at yesterday’s “Pride” parade in downtown New York City.

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  47. Janie M. says:

    I subscribe to the FDA email notification service. Received this interesting email today. Wonder what Big Pharma thinks about this. 😐

    Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the importance of conducting proper research to prove safe and effective medical uses for the active chemicals in marijuana and its components
    June 25, 2018

    [snip]

    Over the past decade, we’ve seen a growing interest in the development of therapies derived from marijuana and its components. Proponents of “medical marijuana” advertised its uses for a wide number of medical conditions, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety – just to name a few of the touted conditions. The FDA has been supportive of research in this area for many years. But marijuana is a Schedule I compound with known risks. Research to demonstrate that marijuana or its components could be safe and effective in the treatment of medical disorders should be held to the same standard as other drug compounds. And certainly it should not be held to a lower standard, as some proponents would suggest. The FDA has an active program to assist drug developers who want to investigate marijuana or its components through properly controlled clinical trials, to demonstrate the potential for safe and effective uses.

    Today, the FDA approved a purified form of the drug cannabidiol (CBD). This is one of more than 80 active chemicals in marijuana. The new product was approved to treat seizures associated with two rare, severe forms of epilepsy in patients two years of age and older.

    https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/UCM611047.htm

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  48. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Police dog bounds into action and performs CPR to ‘save her handler’s life’ when he plays dead
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5883315/Madrid-police-share-adorable-clip-dog-performing-CPR-officer.html

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