Saturday September 15th – Open Thread

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

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

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244 Responses to Saturday September 15th – Open Thread

  1. oldiadguy says:

    Has anyone heard from BigMamaTEA? We had briefly discussed about getting together for coffee this weekend while she was in town. I replied with times I would be available to meet with her and provided some safety info. However, I haven’t heard back from her. If we can’t meet because of conflicting schedules, that is fine, but she had stated that she was going to try to post here about the conference and since then silence. I hope all is well.

    Take care and stay safe

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  2. oldiadguy says:

    While everyone’s attention was directed at Hurricane Florence, there has been another storm brewing on the other side of the world. The threat of conflict between the U.S. and Russia over Syria is at an all time high. The Russians have placed a large battle fleet off the Syrian coast and have moved air assets within striking range of U.S. forces. More than a few are expressing concern, however, their voices are intentionally being suppressed by the MSM. Here are some of the warnings.

    The report from One America News Network is important as they were a huge supporter of Trump during the campaign. The U.S. has no legal authority to be in Syria in the first place, let alone tell the Syrian government on how to fight the terrorist within their own country. If we wish to actually stop needless bloodshed, perhaps we may begin in Yemen where Saudi forces and destroyed a bus filled women and children. It appears that the Saudi forces are more capable of striking civilians than the rebels.

    Pray for peace

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “The report from One America News Network is important as they were a huge supporter of Trump during the campaign.”

      I agree, a few months ago they did an excellent investigative piece on the “white helmets”.
      I have not posted some things Pat Buchanan has written about this as well. There is also some material over at

      They happen to have an op-ed today from IL law professor Francis Boyle (knew BHO in school) that rips BHO a few new ones.

      Liked by 1 person

      • boogywstew says:

        Professor Boyle is a rabid anti Semite. Obama and Boyle prove every day how pathetic Harvard is as a school. Tenure is a disease.

        Liked by 1 person

      • oldiadguy says:

        TY for the link. I’ve read some of these articles, or articles like these on other sites, specifically on “”The Saker” and “The Unz Review.” This link will be added to my daily read. The article by Francis Boyle is an interesting one. Boyle most certainly and justifiably nukes Obama and others. I suggest that folks read up on the Nuremberg Principles, and how they apply today.

        I’m a Rule of Law guy. I don’t care who committed the violation, I want the allegations investigated, if there is sufficient evidence, the suspect party charged, tried and if found guilty, punished.

        The selection of my avatar reflects that my Christian duty is to search for the truth and to seek justice. It is nice to see someone else on the same page.

        Take care and stay safe


    • budklatsch says:

      PDJT, get out of syria please.

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      • oldiadguy says:

        One of the major reasons I first supported Candidate Trump was for his promise to get the U.S. out of Syria and the other senseless Mideastern adventures started by Bush and Obama. These wars are costing us the precious lives of our kids, killing innocents overseas, creating new hatred for our country and bankrupting the U.S. at the same time. It has to stop.

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    • Lucille says:

      oldiadguy, it’s great to have friends who have been in the military and keep up on things. I’m told by those with much more subject understanding than I have that this is worth the read….

      Thread by @ThomasWictor: “(1) I will explain. (2) There are two reasons why the Russians are not firing their missiles. One reason is that the Israelis can “spoof” all air-defense systems.

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      • oldiadguy says:


        I have found that Thomas Wictor is not a credible source and have stated that a number of times here at the CTH. The information that he has posted in the article is dated to say the least, some of it is over a decade old. If the Israelis have such wonderful capabilities, why then do they fly through Lebanon at low level, pop up, fire their missiles and run home? Just today, the Israelis have again launched attacks against the Damascus airport.

        As far as the high-speed anti-radiation missiles, two can play at that game. Setting up decoy transmitters to decoy the missile from away from the real target is old hat. The British did this very thing during the Falklands war.

        As far as to launching 20 missiles during an Israeli attack would not be that unusual. There were several aircraft involved in the attack, they launched multiple missiles at targets within Syria. So launching missiles at several aircraft and at two to four missiles launched per aircraft, 20 is not such a high number. As an example, the Saudis are launching 4 to 5 Patriot missiles at a single scud rocket, and missing the warhead.

        Wictor does not understand the purpose of the Pantsir S1/2 system. The Pantsir is a point defense system, meaning that it is used to protect high value targets, such as the S300 and S400 systems in addition to airfields and bases.

        The Pantisr destroyed in the video had already used all of it’s munitions and was waiting in the open for replenishment. It was not hit by a missile which would have completely destroyed the unit, instead the Israelis sacrificed a drone involved in after action recognizance. In short the Israelis crashed an unarmed drone into the Pantisr to obtain that video as a propaganda tool.

        As far as to the effectiveness of the S300 and S400 systems, why do you think the U.S., British and French forces elected to fire stand off missiles in their last attack on Syria instead of using airstrikes? Why do you think Turkey, Saudi Arabia and India are purchasing the S400 systems despite the threats from the Administration?

        There is a propaganda war going on. Both sides are firing salvoes of disinformation. You have to ask yourself, who to believe? I have found that the side that is adhering to the Nuremberg Principles, the UN Charter and the Rome Treaty is probably the side telling the truth.

        Always search for the truth and pray for peace


      • oldiadguy says:

        Here is one of the articles about the Pantsir unit that was hit by the Israelis.

        The impact hit the compartment behind the cab, destroying the compartment and flipping the cab up. As indicated both in the article and the photo, the unit had already depleted it’s munitions and was awaiting to be rearmed. In the video, you can see that the crew was a distance away from the vehicle when it was struck. Had a missile struck the unit, it should have been destroyed by the explosion. As we can see, the unit is repairable because it wasn’t hit with an explosive missile but by a drone.

        Here is something to think about. The Israelis make numerous claims about successful strikes against Syrian air defense targets. If this were so, why have we only seen this one video of one of their “missiles” striking an air defense system. However, drones give a constant stream of video. Was it a missile or a drone kamikazeing into the unit?

        Question everything and search for the truth


  3. oldiadguy says:

    Female Sentinel’s Last Walk

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  4. Pete C. says:

    I need help. Been at CTH for a short period of time, and when I try to “like” a comment (which is a bunch!), it sends me to WordPress. And when I try to register (email, password), it will not process! What am I doing wrong???


    • auscitizenmom says:

      This may or may not be helpful. I had a problem years ago. If I clicked on “reply” or “like”, I could not register. I had to go to the link on the right for which is all the way at the bottom of the page. Hope this helps.


    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “sends me to WordPress.”

      The WordPress site wants you to “register” and when you start doing that, it starts prompting you “What kind of website do you want?”. A few weeks ago, I got an option to register using my CIA issued gmail account (which I have for about 10 apps on my smart phone).

      It worked, but my “likes” show my real name instead of the CTH screen name. Whatever, I don’t want to fool with it.

      “The good guys don’t hide”.

      Liked by 1 person

    • thinkthinkthink says:

      I had a problem like that which turned out to be it wanted to post a pop up window and my browser settings would not let it do that. I disabled the pop up blocker until registration was finished and it went through okay.


  5. smiley says:

    something else to be grateful for….notice anything missing here ?

    Isaac is no longer on the radar.

    I haven’t even checked the “discussion” for Isaac…or what was Isaac…just thrilled I don’t see it on the 5-day grid anymore.


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  6. I’m and the misses are hanging in there folks went looking for gas,no luck still getting lots of rain, flooding is becoming a very realistic threat area looking like a WW1 battlefield. As if we were shelled by attilary. I believe some areas got CAT 3 gusts judging by the damage I saw, of course what y’all are seeing on the internet. I hope power is restored soon. It’s so close but yet so far. People are driving like the have no sense!! Again flooding is becoming a very real threat now. I’ll try to keep folks posted on on the situation here. Minor looting has started in places. I have a few hours of generator gas Left so I,m trying to conserve it so I don’t loose all my food. No sense even trying to start clean upwith heavy rain showers and yes we are getting some high winds in some rainbands. Along with threat s of tornado warnings Doing my best CT and Misses

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  7. smiley says:

    on the other side of the Gulf right now, Texas is also struggling with intense rain & flooding…


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  8. Any comments on Andy McCarthy’s last 3 pieces?


    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      You could probably find some on the Presidential Thread

      “In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Presidency.”

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  9. Deplorable_Infidel says:


    The northern autumnal equinox is only a week away. That means one thing: Cracks are opening in Earth’s magnetic field. Researchers have long known that during weeks around equinoxes fissures form in Earth’s magnetosphere. Solar wind pours through the gaps to fuel bright displays of Northern Lights. It happened just last night in Rovaniemi, Finland

    “The auroras were totally awesome,” says photographer Alexander Kuznetsov. “We weren’t expecting a huge storm, yet this was the best display of the new season.”

    This is called the “Russell-McPherron effect,” named after the researchers who first explained it. The cracks are opened by the solar wind itself. South-pointing magnetic fields inside the solar wind oppose Earth’s north-pointing magnetic field. North and South partially cancel one another, opening a crack. This cancellation can happen at any time of year, but it happens with greatest effect around the equinoxes. Indeed, a 75-year study shows that September is one of the most geomagnetically active months of the year–a direct result of “equinox cracks.”

    NASA and European spacecraft have been detecting these cracks for years. Small ones are about the size of California, and many are wider than the entire planet. There’s no danger to people on Earth. Our planet’s atmosphere intercepts the rush of incoming particles with no harm done and a beautiful afterglow.

    Stay tuned for more Arctic lights as autumn approaches. Free: Aurora Alerts

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  10. Maquis says:

    I only just saw “The Blather Channel” video of the Communist “Reporter” “bracing” himself into the hurricance force winds of Flirence, with a pair of pedestrians sans dramatics strolling past behind him.

    Plenty of observations made around the Net, but I haven’t seen what to me is the most glaring, this guy has never been in a wind stronger than that generated while skateboarding.

    How do I know that? He’s braced for winds coming from the OPPOSITE direction!! He’s playing the role of a brave little tree, bending with the wind. However Humans lack a Terra Sogga rooting system and must lean INTO the wind, with the trailing leg braced straight back and their torso leaning as far into the wind as needful to balance between gravity and the wind.

    I’ve never seen such a physics fail in Big Brother play acting.
    Yet these are the Masters of the Universe?

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I thought that same thing. It seemed he was leaning the wrong direction. LOL

      Liked by 2 people

    • boogywstew says:

      The strollers who are behind the reporter might be sheltered from the wind. The wind is obviously coming from the right side. Can you see if there is a building blocking the wind from the strollers? Are there 2 buildings close together “channelling” (architectural term for venturi effect) the wind towards the reporter? The Koreans, among many others, have done wind tunnel testing of building arrangements using models and achieved an increase of 80% around the models above and beyond the speed of the wind tunnel. The strollers 50mph wind could be 90mph for the reporter mere yards away. This channelling (canyoning) was notorious in the Austin Plaza at the foot of the old World Trade Center. Maybe the reporter was pulling a fast one and just as easily he might be innocent. Google “Venturi Effect Between Buildings” and you’ll be amazed. Many municipalities are requiring builders to address this issue. .

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  11. TwoLaine says:

    REMINDER: This series begins tonight!!!

    Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers on Oxygen
    7 PM Eastern/6 PM Central

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Beanandginger says:

    I see a great trap coming for corrupt congressmen as well.
    This whole sexual abuse accusation against Kavanaugh is a setup. It will be proven false but forces pompous members of Congress to flail about denouncing all manner of sexual abuse and blather on that noone who commits sexual abuse should be allowed to serve in government.

    The Catholic church scandal is also reinforcing this notion and official investigations are being opened all over the country to lay full transparency to any church funds used to pay off victims.

    Well….Remember during the height of the “Metoo” revelations when this article was printed?

    Congress quickly swept it under the rug the first time. I smell a trap coming that will snare a bunch of Congressmen. Going to be fun to watch….especially if the reveal of the slush fund payouts goes back far enough to snag….Joe Scarborough…among others. Enjoy the show and pass the popcorn.

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  13. blondegator says:

    Happy Caturday! This may be one of my favorite Nike memes. I hold basement cat in the very highest regard….basement cat never fails to deliver.

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  14. quintrillion says:

    Michael Rood is fasting and praying for America and the Mid-Term elections.
    In this Shabbat Night Live segment he goes into what the media and globalists have done to try to destroy President Trump. Forward timer to 14 minute mark and watch from there:

    This is from September 14 – Condemnation: The Jeremiah Verdict


  15. duchess01 says:

    The Belief in ETERNAL Chaos will Lead to ETERNAL RUIN!


  16. Les Standard says:


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  17. Lucille says:

    Man On Cruise Finds Dog On Deserted Island and Rescues Her | The Dodo
    Published on Aug 6, 2018

    Liked by 3 people

  18. Patriot1783 says:

    Ugh, prayers to the victim and his family & friends. Unfortunately with all the shark activity in recent years due to the lack of culling the enormous seal population, it was only a matter of time.

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  19. zooamerica says:

    I must apologize to Dianne Feinstein.

    Her latest stunt actually helped Kavanaugh and I think she did it on purpose – knowing it would make democrats look bad.

    Feinstein got thrown under the DNC bus…so she gave them a little payback.

    She looks great for 85 years old, amazing…she looks better than most women half her age.

    Dianne Feinstein is not stupid – she knew what she was doing would make the people that threw her under the DNC bus look stupid.

    So Thank You, Dianne.

    I was wrong, you were right.

    Lesson learned.

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  20. Lucille says:



  21. nwtex says:

    Social engineering needs to stop. We continue to be steamrolled at every turn…..they are co-opting everything……they even took our God given rainbow!
    Someone of significance needs to stand up tall and loud and bring us along to shout from the rooftops. All we seem yo do is complain. Enough of the madness.

    Coast Guard member accused of flashing ‘white power’ sign removed from hurricane duty
    Sep 15th 2018 2:06PM

    Liked by 1 person

    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I watched it in slow motion. Looks like he was scratching his ear to me

      Liked by 1 person

      • millwright says:

        Or asking for a Ballentine’s !!

        Liked by 2 people

      • nwtex says:

        The world has gone mad. AND everybody is getting into everyone’s business with their pesky lil camera phones. Judging people and gossiping are umm…. well I’ll just say something one should try to stay away from. I know I try every day…….fall short, of course, but I do try.

        The tweets in response are interested to read here are a few.

        G.M. Lickteig
        So I am giving the white power sign every time I teach scuba diving ? Are you ok 👌

        Chris Manning
        ‏Verified account @Manning4USCong
        9h9 hours ago
        US House candidate, NM-3
        I am extremely disappointed in your decision to cow to a twitter mob. I’d expect more spine from an organization responsible for defense of this nation. And for not taking the 5 seconds of research it takes to know that the “OK” symbol is not a WP symbol.

        Jesse McCabe
        Look up the facts the USCG reacted to a false narrative about the “ok sign” opened by 4chan in 2017.

        Ricky Royce
        ‏ @legend813
        13h13 hours ago
        Replying to @USCG
        It is NOT a white power symbol.
        It IS an online disinformation campaign started by a hacker named 4CHAN to convince leftists that the universal symbol for O.K. ment W.P.
        And the leftists deep thoated the bait. Let the guy alone.

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  22. 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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  23. Katherine McCoun says:

    Just for a little humor break…

    Liked by 3 people

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