Sunday August 5th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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164 Responses to Sunday August 5th – Open Thread

  1. Greg Socks says:


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  2. Julia Adams says:

    “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (American writer 1802-1883)

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  3. citizen817 says:


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  4. citizen817 says:


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  5. Julia Adams says:

    Northern Wisconsin Waterfalls

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Important Recall Notice

    The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to the serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype unit code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units.

    This defect has been technically termed “Subsequential Internal Non- Morality” or more commonly known as SIN, as it is primarily characterized by loss of moral judgment. Some other symptoms are:

    · Loss of direction
    · Foul vocal emissions
    · Amnesia of origin
    · Lack of peace and joy
    · Selfish or violent behavior
    · Depression or confusion in mental component
    · Fearful
    The manufacturer, who is neither liable or at fault for this defect, is providing factory authorized repair and service FREE of charge to correct the SIN defect. [The number to call in your area is F-A-I-T-H. Simply believe that Christ died for your sins, was buried and rose again, and your unit will be regenerated. No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Christ will repair and replace it with]:

    · Forgiveness
    · Love
    · Joy
    · Peace
    · Longsuffering
    · Gentleness
    · Goodness
    · Faith
    · Meekness
    · Temperance
    Please see operating manual HOLY BIBLE for further details on the use of these fixes. [See sections I Cor. 15:1-4; Eph. 1:7; and Gal. 5:16-26].

    WARNING: Continuing to operate the human unit without correction voids the manufacturer’s warranty, exposing the owner to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. [For free emergency service before it’s too late: call upon the Lord Jesus Christ who loved us and gave Himself a ransom for our sins].

    DANGER: The human units not receiving this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace.

    This action was authorized by the Creator.

    By Anonymous

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      1Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
      2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
      3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
      4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

      Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

      Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
      17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
      18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
      19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
      20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
      21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
      22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
      23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
      24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
      25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
      26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

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  7. Lucille says:

    Happy Equus Caballus Day…

    Jood Al Ulia, one of the best Arabian fillies on earth.

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

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  9. Lucille says:

    I love this guy…and his vids are both informative and fun…

    “Pocket Carry – Negligent Discharge”
    Buffalo’s Outdoors YouTube Channel

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  10. millwright says:

    I’ve always thought vegans were nuts [ PI ] but a Dr, Green offered an opinion on Fox News the vegan diet lacks sufficient vitamin B-12 leading to fatigue, irritability, depression or mood swings, psychosis and dementia . Given so many of the Left are vegans, one wonders

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  11. Lucille says:

    42 Exceptional Photographic Portraits of Children From the 1840’s-1860’s

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  12. Dora says:

    “A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.” – Achille-ClaudeDebussy

    Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé – Russian landscape realistic painter.

    Sunset over the Adriatic – before 1910

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  13. getfitnow says:

    FTA – D’Souza explained that he blended Trump’s face with President Abraham Lincoln’s on the official poster for his new film, “Death of a Nation,” because they were both political “outsiders” who many Democrats refused to “accept” as president of the nation.

    “Their situations are similar. In 1860, an outsider, a Republican, gets elected president in a very narrow race, which the Democrats were the favorites, and all hell breaks loose. The northern Democrats are angry and some of them are demanding Lincoln’s assassination, which of course happened later, and the southern Democrats are so unwilling to abide a Lincoln presidency that they are willing to break up the country. So it’s craziness. And here we are 150 years later, the same kind of craziness, a Republican, an outsider, Trump, gets elected unexpectedly,” D’Souza told PJM during an interview on Friday at the Young America’s Foundation national conference.

    “The opposing party, the same party, the Democrats go nuts, refuse to accept the result of the election, are willing to do, by their own words, ‘by any means necessary,’ overturn the result of the election, so Trump is a fascist, Trump is a racist. These are the big themes we take on in this movie,” he added.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      South Africa is the best lesson in the world for the USA and our Civil War.

      President Trump is so much smarter than Abraham Lincoln. Americans should not confuse business ethics and moral equivalence. That type of thinking will get you killed.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And now the Rats are trying to bring a Rat-overseen neo-Reconstruction to the South. We’re getting overrun with Rat carpetbaggers and immigrants – we need a Wall at rhe Mason-Dixon Line.


    • VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

      Please consider the wording of a historical marker, located in the small town of Ripon, Wisconsin.


      In 1852 Alvan Earle Bovay of Ripon met with Horace Greeley in New York and advocated dissolution of the Whig Party and formation of a new party to fuse together anti-slavery elements. At the same time he suggested the name “Republican” because he felt “it was a good name…..with charm and prestige.”

      The opportunity to act came in January 1854 when Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois introduced the Kansas-Nebraska Bill, which permitted the extension of slavery beyond the limits of the earlier Missouri Compromise. Three months’ debate on the bill created upheavals in all the existing political parties.

      When the bill passed the Senate on March 3, 1854, Bovay promptly called a meeting of 53 voters in the little white schoolhouse to organize a new party. Years later Bovay recalled: “We went into the little meeting, Whigs, Free Soilers, and Democrats. We came out Republicans, and we were the first Republicans in the Union.”

      On February 22, 1856 a convention was held at Pittsburgh to establish a national organization and the name “Republican” was adopted for the new party. Among those present were Horace Greeley and Abraham Lincoln.

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  14. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you…”
    Philippians 1:3 (KJV)

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  15. Dora says:

    I find this very sad. Goodness, Hubby still has family over there, though they be second and third cousins etc.

    Don’t let them blame an anti-immigrant attitude among Americans. That’s not true. The true reason for this problem is the 1965 Immigration Act. That act pushed by Ted Kennedy just about ended European migration and led to the mess we are in!

    I could cry!


    After 250 years the last of the Irish-born have come to US

    Ordinary but extraordinary people’s lives of the last generation of Irish to move to America chronicled as the “Golden Door” has been closed and immigration is no longer an option.

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  16. amwick says:

    I was under the impression that the economy in Ireland had improved a great deal…. employment opportunities and such???

    When I think of Irish Immigration I think of Frank McCourt.


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  17. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  18. Dora says:

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  19. duchess01 says:

    Parking lots are one of criminals’ favorite hunting grounds!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Love this guy, apparently we’ve been singing to the same choir but farb too many of these choirpersons must have their earbuds in.
      If I can add two more points: (1) when people walk out of a store/mall into the lot they just blindly push through the doors, not looking left or right to see who’s there. If some vulture is stalking shoppers then waiting by the doors to see if some exiting shopper meets his (disclaimer: the use of the male pronoun…blah,blah, blah) needs is an easy way to do it. It’s also a great place to run along and snatch packages or your purse from you as you’re in a brief period of being off balance
      (2) Slow down and concentrate opn your surroundings and what you’re doing when you get to your vehicle. Too many people focus on their immediate task (opening the door, placing packages) or the train of events to follow (backing out, best way home, dinner, whatever) that they completely lose track of what’s going on around them. Their lack of attention’s totally visible to the professional vulktures that prowl lots, they know their jobs. You can look around while you’re turning that key – and not just move your head around, concentrate and LOOK. Same with burying yourself in the vehicle while loading packages, whenever I see someone buried in the trunk or van for minutes withouit checking around to see what’s going on I just wanna walk up behind them and yel “BOO!!!”.
      (3) Lock you doors. Sounds silly but more folks, especially at holiday time or with a group, are distracted and fiorget to lock their vehicles. You hear about the muggings or carjackings but for various reason (much to do with mall PR) you never hear about those thefts that happen as crooks just walk around parking lots testing door handles. More than a few of them and another reason to take a good look in your backseat before you reenter your vehicle.
      (4) Unless you have someone entering your car on the passenger’s side try not to unlock all of the doors on your vehicle. There’s a brand of crook we call a creeper who’ll come up on the passenger’s side, open the door and grab whatever he can reach, especially your purse which most woen put into the car before they enter. They’ve been particularly active in gas stations where the driver leaves his/her stuff on the front seat while the driver fills the tank at the back of the car. You seldom hear about these folklsunless there’s violence involved or the news is doing a filler piece, busiunesses don’t like to broadcast these types of crimes as it can be bad for business.
      We have some upscale malls in more upscale areas adjascent to NOLA where the more proactive LEA have purchased crank-up observation towers they park and man in the mall lots. The cops in the towers are scanning the lot and relaying information to roving police patrols in the lots. These malls were suffering from lot thugs – one mall event paid for a police substation to be built in the mall – and the publicity was hurting sales. After the towers and patrols were put in and a few thugs were busted ‘in the process’ thefts/muggings and car jacking fell to near zero.
      Pick your shopping places, especially during peak shopping periods, with safety in mind. If your local PD/SO has crime maps online you might want to cfheck them also as they give you a fasr better sense of what types of crimes may be occurring where you want to shop. Aklso don’t be afraid to ask mall security to accompany you to your car if you feel uneasy about returning to it – bad guys generally don’t want confrontations, even with rent-a-cops.

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      • duchess01 says:

        Excellent points, czar! Thanks for sharing – I am sure the ladies here are grateful for your wise advice!


        • czarowniczy says:

          Mine hasn’t – for neaerly 40 years. She still shops in malls like everyother person’s an armed Marine.
          Works fot guys too, guys really get zapped by that ‘gas station creeper’, had a shooting by a creeper a few years back at the old gas station I used to use. I roll the driver’s window down and lock the doors with my remote while I’m filling up. And it’s my habit to hit the remote button twice when locking the car, it also makes sure I’ve got my keys in my hand. Care to guess how many stolen caqrs we had because the driver turned the car off but left the keys in because ‘I was just right over there”?
          Also – when you hand your car keys to a mechanic, valet, guy doing your oil change – whomever you hand your kewys over to – remember to take your home and office keys off the ring? If noit you’ve just handed over your home and/or business entirely to some stranger who just has to look into your glovebox to get your home address – or get it and your phone number off of your receipt. Only takes a few minutes to make a copy of your key or a few seconds to make an impression of it.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “criminals’ favorite hunting grounds!”

      Another thing that more astute criminals have been doing is evaluating potential victims by the stickers they plaster on their vehicles. A prime example is those cutesy “family” stickers. Daddy is in a military uniform, so he might be away from home for long periods, there are two cats but no dog to contend with at a home, etc.

      Also -school sports teams bumper/window stickers – parents might be at the games with the children, etc.

      All there for the world to see.

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      • duchess01 says:

        Hmmm, Deplorable – Good Point! Thanks!


      • czarowniczy says:

        My fav were the guys who’d walk around the neighborhood with a lawnmower, knocking on doors to see if anyone’s home. If you answer they ask if you want them to cut your yard (usually for an uncomfortable amount of money) or if you don’t answer they jot your address down for future reference. They may come back after a few days and try the houses that don’t answer to confirm you’re away during the day.


  20. Dora says:

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  21. czarowniczy says:

    Awwww riiiiiight! We now have a diverse and inclusive local group of correct and forward-thinking high school students who spontaneously developed using resources they found in a brown paper bag on the back porch. They’re analyzed (presumably using their anal eye) and have determined the sole cause of the GUUUUNNNNNN VIOLENNNNNNNNCE is…….guns.
    The demographics of the shootings in NOLA were not a factor, neither were drugs even though LEA from local to Federal say that the majority of shootings result from the prolific drug business. Nope, the well informed students discount drugs (geez, wonder why?) and the identity of our primary shooters and go direct to guns.
    Now they hope to register enough young voters to enact what they consider sensible gun laws though they aren’t excactly forthcoming with what they consider ‘sensible gun laws’ are. Presumably though, from listening to their appeals, once guns are no longer in the picture these street thugs, out from under the Circe call of guns, will all return to school and society will benefit from a deluge of brain surgeons and rocket scientists.

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  22. Margaret says:

    I like to read current event prophecies, especially from ‘proven’ and accurate prophets like Johnny Enlow. His latest, from July 24, talks about waves of God’s anger and justice against those who abuse children in vile ways.

    I find Johnny Enlow’s prophecies of the last 2 years interesting. He wasn’t enthused when God told him Donald Trump would become president. Since then Johnny Enlow has prophesied a second Trump term and that Mike Pence would succeed him. He compares them both to warrior King David followed by wise King Solomon. He said Obama was King Saul – a prophecy connection that even the late prophet Kim Clement also made. Interesting indeed.

    The Lord touched me (Johnny Enlow) deeply this past Sunday (July 22 2018), and this is what He said:

    “My Roar of Justice is now coming with its next wave. What was able to resist My last wave will not be able to resist this wave. I am coming in stronger, harder and higher—and it is going to be disruptive. There is no mountain I won’t climb nor wall I won’t tear down coming to rescue those who need My Justice.

    “I wait, and wait, and wait, because I look to arise WITH My people. However, there comes a time that I can hold back no longer, and that time has come now. I am coming in like a crimson tide tsunami, and it will be greater than every human or demonic resistance. You will see how I laugh at those who conspire against Me.

    “Exposures, exposures, exposures. I am going to expose the very root systems of deep darkness. I am pulling the cloak off the sex-trade industry’s ‘untouchables’. I will shine My unrelenting spotlight on every pedophile ring on the planet. Yes, EVERY pedophile ring. The deeper darkness has been facilitating the lesser darkness, and I am about to expose the deeper darkness.

    “I am coming in waves, because what I am ultimately uprooting, if done all at once, would not just be disruptive but catastrophic. However, be assured that My waves of Justice will not stop until I have changed the direction of your nation and the direction of the world. This is now MY TIME and I will not be held back.

    “I have predetermined that this is the time I go after nations with their appointed destinies. You will do so with Me. We are just beginning. As I begin, I am busting up rings of darkness in your justice systems, I am busting up rings of darkness in Hollywood, I am busting up rings of darkness in DC, I am busting up rings of darkness in what is called MY Church, and I am busting up rings of darkness in Media.

    “Justice, Justice, Justice—that is My present cry. My Justice comes in so ‘the least of these’ can experience mercy and love. I have seen the cries of My little ones and their sobs were drowned out by My sobs, which now have seeded a Roar of Justice from within Me.

    “You have known that the bowl of your tears overflow and I respond, but there is also the bowl of My tears that overflows and it demands a response. That time is now, and the response is a Roar that precipitates a wave of Justice. Hold on tight to Me in the midst of it all, because the exposures will seem to threaten everything.

    “Hold on to Me and feel My safety and My security. Hold on to your political party, your denomination, your favorite public figures, or your pet assumptions and you may shake, rattle and roll. Instead, let your worship and praise to Me rise another level and it will secure your heart. Let your confidence be in Me. I am in fact coming to your rescue and you will better know that in the coming days.

    “The nations are raging and the wicked are plotting against Me, against those that are Mine, and My scroll for the nations, but I laugh at them because I am 10 steps ahead of them. Hamans will hang on their own nooses. Goliaths will be beheaded with their own swords, Jezebels will be tossed from their own porches. I am sowing discord into the organized resistance against Me and they will now fracture, fight and expose one another.

    “I have placed key people in positions of power—beginning in the White House—who will act as agents of My Justice, for I do have hearts of justice among you that I am partnering with. I am exposing the injustice that is in your justice systems and through that enabling you to upgrade your justice systems, which have been greatly compromised.

    “You will progressively feel your atmosphere change as I do this thing and it will greatly secure your heart. Know that this is not the enemy’s day, nor the day I am coming FOR you, but it is the day I am coming TO you. We have much to do together and accelerated days of destiny are straight ahead for everyone. Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice.”

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  23. smiley says:

    but is it Art ??

    Scottsdale, USA..

    Artists Raising Money To Create 4,000 Sq.Ft. McCain Mural In Scottsdale

    Aug 4, 2018

    they need $20,000. hopefully from this “kickstart” campaign which begins Aug 18…

    if they get the dough, they’ll create this “mural” 30 ft (high) X 120 ft (long)…in OldTown Scottsdale.

    to be done with digital “pictograms” and stencilling.

    more about it at the link…

    but if the link’s not for you, here’s the artists’ concept rendering of this thing…


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  24. Jeff says:

    This is one of the best $25 I’ve ever spent, and my thumbs love me again.
    Developed in Israel – I figure they know a thing or two about weapons handling and maintenance. They have a wide array of products to fit most anything, including AR-15.

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    • amwick says:

      Seems like that would be an excellent gift for a gun enthusiast. TY


    • czarowniczy says:

      Interesting juxtaposition of a frog meme with a note about one’s thumbs but then I’d probably be one of the few to put a finger on that.
      Yup, stuffing those hi-cal Glock 9mm and .45 mags can give you pains in short order. I have them and swear by them. The 5.56 ain’t nothing to sneeze at either, try loading a drum without one.


  25. Alleycats says:

    Good day Treepers! And a special hello to Big Mama Tea, PeeWee, 17catsinTN, and Donnybrook.

    The 2nd annual Intellectual Froglegs shindig yesterday was a rousing success, with good people, good food, and good music. Folks came from all over the US to attend and show their love for Joe Dan. Hubby and I had so much fun meeting and hanging out with such passionate and patriotic people. I made sure to tell Joe Dan a big hello from the Treehouse (looking at you Ad Rem 😁).

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  26. Dora says:

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  27. 17CatsInTN says:

    We were loud and proud at the 2nd Annual Intellectual Froglegs Party last night. I didn’t get very many pictures, but here’s a couple to give you a flavor:


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  28. Lucille says:

    Colorado: Muslim migrant accused of shooting cop wasn’t deported despite series of crimes
    August 5, 2018 By Robert Spencer

    Would deporting him have been “Islamophobic”?

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Interesting, what’s this turd doing out on the streets? OK, let me guess, it’s the same prick prog judges we have in NOLA who let a POS out on RoR (Too many young black men in jail…), a PoS with a loooooong criminal record, who then en ded up and shooting and killing one of our deputies.
      One of this Iraqi’s previous charges was possession of a stolen handgun. If he wasn;’t a citizen that would have been TWO charges had he been turned over to the Feds. That stolen hanfgun alone could have netted him AT LEAST a 10 yerar charge without parole or probation. Liberal garbage whines and moans about GUNNNN VIOLENNNNCE but our LEA/State judges will not turn these Protected People over to the Feds for prosecution, preferring to smack them on their little bottoms and turn them loose on the unsuspecting public.
      News here used to dig up the rap sheets on guuys here arrersted for heinous crimes to show how most had records running back decades with multiple violent/gun crimes for they received slaps on the wrists or had the charges dropped – just like the sweet young thug that killed our deputy. Don’t do that no mo’ tho’, someone put the pressure on them and now they barely report shootings and when they do blame the gun and not the gunner.
      I’ve been trying to get my son and his family out of Denver for a while but they won’t budge but at least I got my GGS and hid Mom out.


  29. Lucille says:

    La Sal Mountains, Utah

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    • John Post says:


      The LaSalles are just a magic place. A tiny mountain range, sitting all by themselves out in the flats of eastern Utah.
      Have seen them, on a full-moon night from a “saddle” on the Divide Road over in Colorado. They were shining in the moonlight to the west and there were two seperate thunder-cells (complete with lightning) playing out over the Grand Valley to the east of us.
      Altogether a magical night! A memory that will stick with me forever!

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    • litenmaus says:

      Thx for posting this Joshuatree. I’m of the opinion that this leak explains the earlier tweet from the President declaring the media capable of starting wars. And now we know there is a leaker somewhere in the Joint Chiefs of Staff…’very dangerous and sick’

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  30. Anonymous says:

    See this person from Congo (who protested with David Hogg outside NRA HQ yesterday):

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  31. duchess01 says:

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018
    The FOREVER Torment of Reality and Righteousness


  32. volunteers team up to paint a mural on 850 meters of fence in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, making it Canada’s longest mural


  33. mauiis says:

    //This is a long one. Hope it’s worth your time//

    Past generations of Americans understood the precious gift of opportunity well. They pursued it across endless prairies, thirsted for it in the hard-pan heat of deserts and chased it on the rails and dusty highways of America, just as their forebears followed it’s scent across trackless oceans. They fought to protect it and died by the hundreds of thousands, millions forever maimed. This collective sacrifice and the lesser known daily sacrifices of America’s hard-working fathers and mothers make opportunity, the American brand, precious. Opportunity is the trail head to the Bill of Right’s “Pursuit of Happiness” and it is no one’s bitch to be treated casually or with disdain.

    Opportunity retreats more quickly than it advances in the face of selfish arrogance and will never be treasured in the grubby minds of those who cheapen all they touch (the political and academia class). These political pimps steal our aggregate wealth, by-passing the risks and steely faith once required to leverage precious Opportunity, gifting without our permission, blood-bought wealth to ignorant masses violating our borders daily. They (the politicos) do this in rank violation of existing law and in exchange for personal power and wealth ensured by a permanent peasant class forever dependent on these elected facilitators of your impoverishment.

    I can’t blame the peasant classes for flooding our communities and overwhelming our resources, who wouldn’t? The closest thing to opportunity in the Kleptocracy they flee is the village garbage dump, maybe a brothel specializing in young boys and girls. But this is not America’s problem specifically, except in so much as we have traditionally enabled evil kleptocrats in the form of foreign aid, aid diverted to personal accounts, and bullets meant to keep their peasant class at bay. So … encouraged by our traitorous political class, these peasant armies flee their American supported hellholes, violate our borders and claim their golden Willie Wonka pass. They do so with encouragement and substantial support from our ‘friends’ on the Left. The very same salamanders who encourage riots and destruction when our president finally enforces our laws resulting in mother/child separations. Separations that are the direct result of encouragement to violate our borders by these same, evil salamanders.

    The salamanders in Washington re-jigger the meaning of opportunity, remove all risk inherent in the genuine article and, along with free donuts and chocolate milk, offer the vast, ill-educated “teeming masses” a cornucopia of American goodies … sans the health inspectors and Immigration officials of Ellis Island. After encouraging the mobs on both sides of the border to erupt in constant outrage, they slither back to their gated communities, set the alarms, check to makes sure armed guards are standing their watch, then sleep the sleep of the dammed.

    Raw Opportunity is the purest of gifts ever offered humankind (aside from a splintered cross on a “hill far away”). It is the “magic wand” the Imam of the Left chose to ignore, except to ridicule Trump with; “When somebody says like the person you just mentioned who I’m not going to advertise for [Trump obviously] that he’s going to bring all these jobs back. Well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do? There’s uh-uh no answer to it. He just says. “I’m going to negotiate a better deal.” Well how? How exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have?”

    Remember folks, “you didn’t build that…” the man who claimed powers to “stop the rise of the oceans” says so. And if YOU didn’t build that, what right do you have to deny others the money you never earned?

    Millions of post-American mutants believed him and voted accordingly. They voted for mediocrity, not exceptionalism. Rejecting the proven promise of American Opportunity, they voted instead for the soft gulag of Obama’s, The Life of Julia.

    But God -is- merciful and has provided one, last and very precious Opportunity to our wondrous America. He gave this opportunity a name, Donald J Trump.

    I don’t believe, nationally speaking, there will be another if we fail him. As I said, as I believe, Opportunity will not tolerate petty bitch slapping. Pray without ceasing for this man, don’t allow for a moment, his detractors to fracture your faith in his appointed mission.

    As President Donald J Trump has said, repeatedly “Relax, I got this.”


  34. Sepp says:

    Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
    (on the traditional calendar of the Orthodox Church)

    “The Healing of the Lunatic”

    The Gospel reading is from Saint Matthew 17:14-23.

    Ten centuries ago, Saint Theophylact of Ohrid and Bulgaria wrote commentaries on the New Testament for the Slavic peoples in his region.

    Those commentaries are being translated into English and the publisher kindly shares selections online.

    The link is

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  35. JX says:

    The lawsuit was filed on Monday, May 14 by “Protect Our Parks,” a nonprofit organization that seeks a court order to “bar the Park District and the City from approving the building of the Presidential Center and from conveying any interest in or control of the Jackson Park site to the Foundation.”

    In its complaint, Protect Our Parks accuses the Chicago Park District of an “institutional bait and switch.” The organization said the park district transferred public land to the Obama Foundation to house an official federal Obama Federal Library. But that purpose changed when Obama decided his center will not be his official library. Instead, the federal National Records and Archives Administration will run it in another location.

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  36. Weekly Middle East Update from Amir Tsarfati of Behold Israel:


  37. 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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  38. David says:

    An American friend sent me an interesting list I thought I should share:

    10 Things that frighten Liberals:
    1. The Constitution
    2. The American Flag
    3. Facts
    4. Free Speech
    5. Patriotism
    6. Gun Rights
    7. Capitalism
    8. Hard Work
    9. Genuine debate
    10. Conservatives who are minorities

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