Monday November 26th – 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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189 Responses to Monday November 26th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    DAILY DEVOTIONAL, November 26, 2018

    “Serve Where He Set You”

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    • Sunshine says:

      Beautiful.
      About 20 years ago, I left 90F weather & pool & more for a flight not far from North Pole summer that lasts 3 weeks.
      In sweltering heat, you’re wearing boots and winter coat only to discover kids swimming in glacial ponds and carpets of flowers in full bloom everywhere.
      The most fascinating trip of my life. And I’ve traveled.
      I see the photo and I see huge patches of flowers of one color and then another to the horizon, all around you.
      If you have one trip to do in your life, I highly suggest near the North Pole in their short summer. Not by boat, take a flight & then taxis for travel.
      Just the most unforgettable trip of my life.

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      • Sunshine says:

        BTW: It’s light 24 hrs/day outside. Another unforgettable moment.

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        • Sunshine says:

          Not ”light”. Sorry. BRIGHT is the correct word.

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          • Jim in TN says:

            North Pole Alaska is near Fairbanks. 22hrs of sun on longest day. Other two hours light enough to play midnight baseball. Definitely need to block light out to sleep. Shortest day has 2 hrs sun and 2 more hrs of good light. Had to get outside during daylight or I got depressed.

            Few years I was there in the 80’s, it always seemed to reach 90 once, usually on the 4th of July. August seemed to be 45 in the morning and 75 in the afternoon. Snow on the ground by late September. And 40 below for trick or treating. Ice breaks late April or early May. Flew once in May from Anchorage where it was green, with a stop in Fairbanks where it was still brown, to Deadhorse where it was still white. (Little community to serve oil fields on northern coastal plains.)

            In Fairbanks fall, the tree leaves are yellow. Hills of beautiful yellow gold or evergreens. And the sun often has a knack for painting pastels. My favorite was the gold color climbing down the white bark on the trees in the morning.

            The sun rises and sets in the south. On the long days, it circles around you. The highest point is in the north. But it still rises and sets in the south.

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      • Lucille says:

        Sunshine, that truly sounds lovely. What a great memory to carry along with you always.

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        • Lucille says:

          P.S. Did you take lots of photos? I ran across this quote recently….

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          • Sunshine says:

            We live in a complicated world re photos.
            I’m loaded in great photos, I would say maybe 1,000.
            But I can’t post them online I erased all my life from Google for safety reasons,
            Another thing about photos of our upbringing, they don’t necessarily correlate with happiness.
            In case of fire, among the priority to be saved if no external backup, are our photos

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          • Sunshine says:

            I took photos such as the child daycare center. The sign shows Mama Grizzly Bear extending her paw to baby grizzly bear. The church resembles a giant igloo. I took those types of photos. Stuff you never see. Cheers.

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          • Alligator Gar says:

            Sometimes it hurts too bad to look at old things. I tend to box away photos of old and never look at them. Loss overcomes all in the moment.

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Is the Word of God Consistent?

    Inconsistencies are the way of man. Politicians are inconsistent; they often promise one thing and do another, depending on how the political winds are blowing. The testimony of a murderer is often inconsistent with the evidence that is presented. Even medical science is inconsistent with its own declarations. The conventional wisdom years ago was to stay in bed for two weeks after major surgery to heal properly. Today, most patients are required to be up and around the same day.

    I recall the time I was speaking to a young dispensationalist who was convinced that the “two…in the field; the one…taken, and the other left” was clearly the Rapture. I graciously shared with him that he was anticipating revelation. That is, he was taking something he had learned from Paul’s writings and was superimposing it on the Lord’s teaching about His Second Coming. I pointed out to him that his view was inconsistent with the context of Matthew 24. When I inquired who was removed from the earth in the days of Noah, the believer or the unbeliever, he was speechless.

    Unlike man, the Word of God is never inconsistent with itself, even though it may appear to be at times. God is omniscient; therefore, His Word is like a finely woven tapestry from beginning to end. A friend in Christ once wrote to me about an observation he had made from the gospel according to Matthew:

    Here’s one that will probably stump you—it has me! Matthew states that the “blood money” that was used to purchase the potter’s field after Judas hanged himself was in fulfillment of “…that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet” (Matt. 27:8-10). I’ve searched the Book of Jeremiah thoroughly and I am sorry to report, it’s not there.

    He’s right! A few years ago he would have had me over a barrel on this one. But recently, I did some research on this portion and discovered the solution to the problem staring me in the face. Normally, the Gospel writers state, “As it is written…,” such as we have in the case of John the Baptist (Compare Luke 3:4,5 & Isa. 40:3,4). However, Matthew does not say that which was fulfilled was written. Instead, Jeremiah is said to have spoken these words, which the Spirit of God revealed to the apostle by a special revelation. This is another thread of inspiration that is carefully interwoven throughout the Scriptures (II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21). Indeed, the Book you hold in your hand is the Word of God!

    By Pastor Paul M. Sadler

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/is-the-word-of-god-consistent/

    Matthew 27:8 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
    9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
    10 And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.

    Luke 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
    5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

    Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
    4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

    2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    2Peter1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “God is omniscient; therefore, His Word is like a finely woven tapestry from beginning to end.”

      There is also something in scripture called “subsequent narrative”. That is, information is revealed later that was not present when an event was first described. One of the best examples is found where Paul writes:

      2Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

      Nowhere in the account in Exodus 7 are any names of the sorcerers and magicians mentioned. Only much later in scripture are more details added

      Exodus 7:8 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
      9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.
      10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
      11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
      12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

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

    A couple of gift suggestions for all those hard-to-buy-for Libs on your Christmas List…

    “Engrossing…”

    “Terrific…”

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  4. Donna in Oregon says:

    Praying for the promises of God……against the Globalists, RINOs, Dems, Pelosi, Schumer, MSM, Hollywood.
    22 Reasons to Pray the Cursing (Imprecatory) Psalms
    https://praypsalms.org/22-reasons-to-pray-the-cursing-psalms-b4a85ae40aa9

    Known as the Judas Psalm
    Psalm
    109 Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

    2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

    3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

    4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.

    5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

    6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

    7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

    8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

    9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

    10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

    11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

    12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

    13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

    14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lord; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

    15 Let them be before the Lord continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

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    • Prettyplease says:

      Donna,

      I’m all for it. I am a boots on the ground kind person and my Two edged sword is the words of my mouth. Once the words of this psalm go forward, there is no turning back. I think the Psalmist knew this.

      I dearly look forward to those Ananias and Saphira moments that are coming. Let there be God‘s justice in the land.

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  6. citizen817 says:

    CEDAR BREAKS NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH

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    • Alligator Gar says:

      I remember going up there in early June in 1987. There was still snow on the ground. It is a beautiful spot, as you can see from this great picture.

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  7. flame says:

    Obviously satire, but…

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  8. Someone named Carole posted on the Russia/Ukraine thread that their son works in the Ukraine – prayers needed for his safety please.

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  9. smiley says:

    Paloma…trying to report from Tijuana…yesterday….

    was having problems w/ her videos…

    border completely shut down, not even any pedestrians allowed to cross…total news black-out…helicopters overhead..

    she mentions Televista (Mexico’s CNN) trying to contact her…only reporting propaganda supporting the illegals….trying to promote sympathy for the illegals….but Mexican people are fed-up..

    ❤ Paloma

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  10. smiley says:

    Zoned-Out in Minneapolis …bye-bye single-family homes ….

    …and hello high-density DEVELOPMENT

    Minneapolis 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN Likely To Pass, Council Members Say

    Nov 16, 2018

    http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-2040-comprehensive-plan-likely-to-pass-council-members-say/500729901/

    it’s called upzoning

    “A controversial plan to make Minneapolis a more densely populated city…”

    “…very confident the plan would be approved.”

    this 2040 Plan will “…usher in city-wide upzoning, allowing triplexes in neighborhoods reserved for single-family homes, and denser development along transit corridors.”

    (transit corridors…look that one up…Sustainable Development new-speak).

    “…council members…want to introduce changes that would strengthen the goals to increase density, mitigate climate change and reduce racial disparities.”

    more, at the link.

    ************************************************************************************

    owning private property…and private land …and being self-sufficient is being zoned-out of our American lives…because it just isn’t “Sustainable”.

    beware of this.

    coming to your town…if it hasn’t already.

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    • smiley says:

      the Smart Grid

      herd us all together into Smart buildings with Smart appliances, Smart cars, Smart phones….

      Smart energy…

      Smart security…Smarter surveillance…

      …and off of the traditional Grid.

      Sustainable

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      • nimrodman says:

        thanks, smiley, you’re doing a great job of keeping up with all this insidious Agenda 21 “sustainable cities” stuff

        appreciate your missives

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        • smiley says:

          ok…thanks for your interest. 🙂

          I think it’s important…and it’s being implemented all over the place…too many Americans have no idea what’s happening…or even what it is.

          or how it’s being pushed through.

          if you mention “Agenda 21” , you get eye-rolls…but if you talk about Sustainability , it seems to get people’s attention…and it helps to know the new-speak lexicon in order to really understand the ultimate goals , and how we are being hood-winked into accepting this manipulation/control.

          it is literally ruining SW FL as we speak.

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      • Bob says:

        Think Agenda 21…then you will understand what and how they are doing to you.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        Horror: The Smart City Apocalypse

        “Bill Gates has bought 25,000 acres in Arizona to build a smart city. He has dedicated 80 million.
        According to Business Insider, “Bill Gates has committed $80 million through one of his investment firms, Belmont Partners, to build a “smart city” in Arizona.
        The city will integrate high-speed internet, smarter manufacturing, and systems that accommodate self-driving cars.

        As more people move into cities, such technologies are poised to become more necessary.

        Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has purchased nearly 25,000 acres of land in southwestern Arizona for the construction of a brand-new “smart city,” AZ Central reports.
        In conjunction with Belmont Partners, who holds the property, Gates’s investment firm Cascade Investment LLC has committed $80 million to build a community composed of offices, stores, schools, and homes. The community will be known as Belmont.
        Roughly 3,800 of the 24,800 acres will be devoted to office, commercial, and retail space, according to Belmont Partners, while 470 acres will be set aside for public schools. The new community will feature 80,000 residences, giving it a population of about 182,000, comparable to that of Tempe, Arizona.

        Belmont Partners expects its development to feature all the trappings of a futuristic city: high-speed internet embedded in the built environment, accommodations for self-driving cars (such as traffic lights that communicate with one another to minimize congestion), and smarter manufacturing technology.
        Belmont will be located 45 miles west of Phoenix, near a highway that runs straight to Las Vegas. Shutterstock ..”

        https://ellacruz.org/2018/06/02/2203/

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        • smiley says:

          “…such technologies are poised to become more necessary.”

          IOW… mandatory .

          in line with of the local Code Enforcement .

          makes The Stepford Wives…and that suffocating culture/community… seem quaint.

          twenty-five thousand acres.

          just imagine how many sheeple can be crammed into that nightmare.

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        • It will be interesting to see just how this works out for Gates and his investors.

          Arizona is all tapped out in water for it’s citizens.

          It is reaching the over development stage and has no water left for consumers.

          It will be interesting to see how Gates handles the water situation.

          Buy it, steal it?

          A lot of the western states are running into this problem.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “Smart energy…
        Smart security…Smarter surveillance…
        …and off of the traditional Grid.”

        Reminds me of the colony on Mars in the movie “Total Recall”

        https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100802/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

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        • Jim in TN says:

          And the economy on earth in the same movie. Massive crowds, all climbing huge wasteful steps, in mindnumbing concrete ‘architecture’. And that was just going home. Stupid self driving cabs that a short man like Arnold had to squeeze into. Yet high tech was everywhere. Especially in security. An ugly vision of the future.

          And what is with forcing people to slow down and even stop their energy consumption. Stupid not smart energy.

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    • Tree Knot says:

      Congest as many like minded voters in one district and elect the same party election after election.

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      • smiley says:

        nah…nothing to do with voting..

        I think they’re just trying to kill us off, as many as possible… it’s more sustainable for the planet that way..

        microwave us all to death.

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        • duchess01 says:

          The Dark Side of the “Smart City”

          Annalee Newitz
          1/30/14 3:49pmFiled to: DAILY EXPLAINER

          https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-dark-side-of-the-smart-city-1512608758

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          ” they’re just trying to kill us off, as many as possible… it’s more sustainable for the planet that way.”

          You have that right.

          How Did the Rockefellers’ Story of Sterilization and Depopulation begin?

          “In 1920, the Rockefeller Foundation in co-operation with Kaiser-Wilhelm Institutes in Berlin and Munich chaired research called Eugenics Research in Germany. The research was focused on Sterilization methods during the Third Reich by Hitler. The research had praised methods and ideas of race purity. (Nazi ties Alert)

          It was after that research that John Rockefeller started to present the idea of depopulation through his “Population Council” and his interest in vaccines later in 1950….”

          https://ellacruz.org/2018/07/05/how-did-the-rockefellers-story-of-sterilization-and-depopulation-begin/

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          • smiley says:

            I was just sent an email…to let me know that 11 new developers are now seeking permits to develop 45,000 acres in south (rural) Collier County…

            I live in Collier.

            this will, among many other atrocities, completely wipe out what remains of the endangered Florida Panther in this county.

            this has to stop.

            Florida is completely & utterly ruined.

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            • Deplorable_Infidel says:

              ” 11 new developers are now seeking permits to develop 45,000 acres in south (rural) Collier County…”

              They pay off the politicians to get their way. Most likely the only way to prevent that is to invoke the Endangered Species Act.

              “completely wipe out what remains of the endangered Florida Panther in this county.”

              Where are the environmentalists when you need them? In this case, why aren’t they making themselves useful? Do you have too many Republicans in your county?

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              • smiley says:

                I have a strong contact who will probably get this story out…a national organization with some clout …and a news contact.

                there are few actual environmentalists (activists) in this town,,,some Conservation folks…but not much when it comes to something like this…Big Development is Big Money and even tho people here might not like it, they figure “it’s the price we pay to live in paradise”….that’s the idiocy here…and that’s why it’s happening…

                because it can .

                most of the Big Money people are here only for 5-6 mos out of the year anyway..what do they care ?

                but you’re right…a lot of pay-offs…and a lot of it is directly related to “alternative housing” and the sustainable crap…that’s another way they can push it thru…and the commissioners city/county ppl are ok with that.

                those Psalms of yours lately…plse send a few down here applied to these greedy bastids.

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          • Alligator Gar says:

            Look at that ugly, no-chin, ski-slope nose,sunken-eyed inbred Rock-y-feller. He should have taken his own advice re: eugenics!!! I despise the NWO and all of its “blue bloods.” They should all just self immolate and leave the rest of us alone.

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    • Dora says:

      Did you ever read what’s on The Georgia Guidestones?

      The plan is all mapped out.

      The stone was given by a man who called himself R. C. Christian. No one knows who he really is.

      I’ll take a wild guess that it was donated by the Rosicrucians. R.C. – Rosy Cross.

      http://www.radioliberty.com/stones.htm

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      • smiley says:

        oh yeah…a lot…used to think it was a New Agey /Occult thing…but some pretty interesting theories have since emerged suggesting it’s a Freemason concept…..

        …here’s a rather long…but interesting…take on that…

        http://vanshardware.com/2014/10/anonymous-message-claims-to-reveal-r-c-christian-identity-georgia-guidestones-doom-date/

        spoiler : Ted Turner is involved.

        regardless what you may/may not think re the Ted Turner thing, the Freemason angle (oops..no puns!) is kind of…believable…?

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        • Dora says:

          Thanks Smiley. I have to make breakfast now, but I’ll put that article aside and read it later.

          The Rosicrucians are Freemasons.

          Here is a little poem:

          For what we do presage is not in grosse,
          For we are brethren of the Rosie Crosse;
          We have the Mason Word and second sight,
          Things for to come we can foretell aright.

          — Henry Adamson, The Muses’ Threnodie (Perth, 1638).

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          • smiley says:

            and since you mention the Rosicrucians…remember that the rose-cross was also called…

            ..The Christian Rose Cross… the Christian R C….

            ..and, coincidentally, the pseudonym for the man who first started the building of The Georgia Guidelines was…

            R C Christian.

            🙂

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I’m sure the developers will pay the city councilmembers handsomely for their yea votes.

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  11. Janie M. says:

    This is probably photoshopped but I still think it’s funny.

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  12. Janie M. says:

    Nope! Sometimes, you just can’t fix stupid. 🙄 🤕 🤡

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  13. nimrodman says:

    Yesterday I posted a short video of the history of French Canadians, Quebec, and Louisiana

    Here’s one about German settlers in America

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    • NCPatrick says:

      This was so informative, Nimrod .. I was born in South Dakota and entire paternal side of family was made up of smart, very hard working proud Americans of German descent.. We all learned to love sauerkraut and kolaches and are proud that those recipes are still served at all family dinners. I’m sending this video on to others in my family. Thanks very much!

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      • nimrodman says:

        My mom made a pork-and-dumplins dish:
        – pork roast in a big pot, browned
        – add sauerkraut to top of roast
        – when all is cooked enough, pour bowl of Bisquick batter over everything and cover, producing steamed dumplings

        Mashed potatoes in a separate bowl, then serve pork, sauerkraut, dumplings, and potatoes on a big plate, press a “boat” into the mashed potatoes and fill with broth from the pot

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    • budklatsch says:

      Thanks NRM. My German ancestors were thrown out of Russia (Ukraine) at the turn of the 20th century. They were farmers and unable to obtain land in the land short Germany itself, so they all immigrated to America and most settled in east Texas and Ok and farmed and raised many kids to help on the farms. Thank God for their good fortune and the good fortune we ancestors have enjoyed. I can’t imagine the misery those that never were not able to leave suffered during the last century,

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    • piper567 says:

      nimrod, these are really interesting little snippets of integrated info…Most enjoyable and illuminating.
      Thanks a bunch for posting these.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      As so many areas swapped hands so many times it’s a bit hard to say for sure one’s ethnicity. My name’s Polish, my immigrant grandparents we’re both Polish speakers BUT my grandfather was from an area of Poland owned/occupied by the Habsburg Empire and my grandmother from an area that flopped back between northern Germanic states and Poland for centuries. We settled on Polish but my 99-year old Luftwaffe-vet mom in our spare room sorta skewes that. Then there’s my black friend who has a painfully German last name – what determines ethnicity?

      One of the things few realize is that there’s a German Coast area in Louisiana, north of NOLA and on the east side of the Mississippi. The farms and plantations they owned provided much of the meat and produce the city used, their beer kept the city wet and their cuisine is an integral part of the city’s eats. Their names are still as recognizable in local affairs as the French ones.

      To compound that – there was a huge slug of Alsatians (the people, not the dog) that came into NOLA and they have their own cemetery buried (sorry, couldn’t think of a better word) in an older part of the city.

      So, when the census comes around again in 2 years I’ll just identify as white/far-right…again…as always.

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      • nimrodman says:

        czar – if you haven’t seen it, you might enjoy a 2003 film called “Shultze Gets The Blues”
        https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388395/

        It’s really charming and touches on Louisiana and Texas connections to Germany.

        Shultze is at retirement, he’s a portly German rail worker whose job is to manually raise and lower crossing gates on a road that crosses the tracks.

        He plays accordian with the local polka band, but one night at home he hears Cajun music and the button accordian on the radio and it piques his interest. He starts to play along with it the next couple nights and soon the other polka musicians are giving him side-eye when he plays a couple little Cajun riffs that don’t fit their polka tunes.

        He retires and I can’t remember if he wins some prize money or his villagers raise money for him because they know he’d like to visit America.

        Oh, I know – he goes to the polka festival in New Braunfels, Texas, a German community. But it’s all polka and he tires of it. What he really wants to do is hit out on the road and track down that Cajun music, and that’s what he does, thru a series of small adventures.

        Toward the end he ends up on the beach of one of those flat Gulf beach communities it sounds like you’re describing and he finds a roadhouse where they’re playing live Cajun music. I think there’s a scene at Rock ‘n Bowl in New Orleans as well.

        It’s a glacially plodding pace to the film but it’s a part of its charm if you can set expectations aside.

        Worth a pay-per-view or 2nd-hand DVD purchase.

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  14. Troublemaker10 says:

    Did a mysterious extinction event precede Adam and Eve?
    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/did-a-mysterious-extinction-event-precede-adam-and-eve?fbclid=IwAR1u1aY6E3nQAjvEf9U_Gvvc-r8eh2zXPUMGg9Ki7cC0yMvt_FGYQwkA7b4

    Excerpt:

    In one of the most provocative and misunderstood studies of the year, scientists in the U.S. and Switzerland have made an astonishing discovery: All humans alive today are the offspring of a common father and mother – an Adam and Eve – who walked the planet 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, which by evolutionary standards is like yesterday. Moreover, the same is true of nine out of every 10 animal species, meaning that nearly all of Earth’s creatures living today sprang into being recently from some seminal, Big Bang-like event.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Trouble, I don’t think that author understands the big bang. It took a long time after the big bang to forge the atoms that make up the building blocks of life and scatter them around the universe.

      Besides, they have been looking at inherited cell RNA to find a common mother and Y chromosomes to find a common father for a long time now. Even have been giving, roughly the same, very loosely defined, date ranges for some time now.

      The new information is less Adam and Eve, and more Noah. 9 out of 10 animals tested share the same timeline for their common ancestor.

      But the test isn’t capable of saying when very well. Note that the error bars are half the total time. And even if they could pin it all down to the very same time, the test says nothing about where. Different places and different times do not an ur-couple or great flood make.

      They are learning about survival of the fittest. Though they really should be classifying the results. Did they test species that have existed for millions of years? What about the 10% that don’t have the same timeline? How many with shorter times? How many with longer? Are these clumped too? What do clumpings have in common?

      But good science doesn’t get good press. Adam and Eve though get proclaimed around the world.

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  15. smiley says:

    Andrade, California

    Caravan Migrant Climbs Tree, Sets It On Fire ~ Throws Rocks At Border Patrol

    Nov 25, 2018

    this was at the Yuma Sector port-of-entry just east of Andrade, Cal….yesterday…

    Border Patrol first saw the footprints…then tracked the criminal for about a mile, found him in a tree as he set it on fire..

    put him in custody and to the station “for processing”.

    a 31 yr old Honduran national…part of the caravan ..

    …and with a criminal history and prior deportation… ..while in Florida , earlier this year, according to the article.

    fire was extinguished…thankfully.

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  16. Lucille says:

    My wager is on Theresa May being fully aware and approving of her government’s involvement with trying to keep President Trump out of office and once in office, trying to get him out.

    She is greatly lacking in character and discernment. Case in point…she prefers her Islamist Pakistanis to Christians…”UK PM personally blocked asylum for accused blasphemer Asia Bibi over Home Secretary’s objection, to appease Muslims”
    November 25, 2018 by Robert Spencer

    ARTICLE QUOTE: If there are any free people in Britain in future generations, they will curse the name of Theresa May, whose misrule is rapidly leading the nation to ruin. She won’t let in Asia Bibi, for fear that Muslims will be angry. So it is clear who is in charge in Britain now. The British government routinely bans foes of jihad terror and critics of Islam, while letting in jihadis.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/11/uk-pm-personally-blocked-asylum-for-accused-blasphemer-asia-bibi-over-home-secretarys-objection-to-appease-muslims

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  17. smiley says:

    keep it simple for santa

    😀

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  18. smiley says:

    Oscar-Winning Director Bernardo Bertolucci has died…

    https://variety.com/2018/film/global/bernardo-bertolucci-dead-dies-director-the-last-emperor-1203036077/

    he was 77.

    terrific director…made a lot of epic films..

    one of my favorites was 1900 (back when de Niro could act)…

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  19. Dora says:

    Woman knitting, 1920c William Glackens

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  20. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.”
    Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV)

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  21. Dora says:

    This gender nonsense they are pushing on us lately is driving me insane. Now Celine Dion has joined the loonies.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. American or European history podcasts worth checking out?

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  23. American or European history podcasts worth checking out?

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  24. nikkichico7 says:

    Handling Difficult Circumstances
    NOVEMBER 26, 2018
    Philippians 1:12-18

    Paul wrote his letter to the church at Philippi while he was a prisoner in Rome. Though confined and under watch while awaiting trial, he wrote to encourage the Philippians, assuring them that his situation was being used by God. He told them, “I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am” (Phil. 4:11).

    Notice that this verse does not say that Paul was always happy. Happiness depends upon circumstances, but for believers, contentment is possible in any situation because it’s anchored in God. Although Paul’s imprisonment was difficult and uncomfortable, He scarcely mentioned the conditions. This letter is not filled with complaints but with rejoicing because his focus never wavered from Christ (Phil. 1:20-21; Phil. 3:10).

    Paul did not see himself as a victim. He believed that he was under the sovereign hand of the living God. This was the place ordained for him at that time, in accordance with the Lord’s divine purpose.

    What’s more, the apostle saw good results of his time in prison. The entire imperial guard heard about Jesus through the apostle’s consistent witness. His confinement was also having the opposite effect of what his enemies had planned. Instead of driving Christians into hiding, Paul’s example of contentment in the face of hardship made them bolder (Phil. 1:14).

    Like Paul, we can choose how we’ll respond to pain and hardship. If we opt to be resentful and bitter, our suffering will be wasted. But if we see each situation as a wonderful opportunity for spiritual growth, we’ll be able to learn contentment and rejoice in the Lord through it all.

    intouch.org
    Dr. Charles Stanley

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      Psalm 40:4-5 New King James Version (NKJV)
      4 Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. 5 Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “But if we see each situation as a wonderful opportunity for spiritual growth, we’ll be able to learn contentment and rejoice in the Lord through it all.”

      i dare venture to say that most of us consider food, shelter and clothing the necessities of life. however, Paul says just just be grateful when your not naked and you have something to eat!

      1Timothy 6:6  But godliness with contentment is great gain. 
      1Ti 6:7  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 
      1Ti 6:8  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 

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      • nikkichico7 says:

        D_I this is a lesson I learned early in life, after my father died at the age of 43 leaving seven children and a widow with a sixth grade education we were many times doing without. It was hard to understand but I believe we all learned to be thankful for what we had. The Lord God was good to us and He did protect us even when we didn’t realize it and for Him I am thankful, everyday.

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  25. amwick says:

    Mary Van Deusen? Where is your sweet video? I was looking forward to them in the morning,,,
    :/

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  26. Dora says:

    It’s too bad it’s cold and raining in NYC today. This would have been fun to watch.

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  27. JRD says:

    Salvini Takes Control Of Europe’s Future (And The Goldman Angle)
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-25/salvini-takes-control-europes-future-and-goldman-angle
    Salvini can make threats because his Lega keeps rising in opinion polls every time he makes them. But it’s not just Italy’s future he’s playing for anymore. He knows that Italy is now the standard bearer for resistance to the EU’s particularly odious strain of technocracy.
    The Goldman Angle
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/corruption/goldman-sachs-going-down-on-the-pi-target/
    The rot within Government Goldman Sachs runs deep. The destruction of Greece was all about protecting Goldman.
    Don’t think for one second that Salvini doesn’t know what the real story behind Italy’s debt is and who is hurt worst by exposing it to the vicissitudes of the market. And if it’s Goldman again then expect the biggest fight yet for the future of the EU. If Salvini plays it right, Italeave not Brexit becomes the clarion call for ending the Davos Crowd’s push for global control.

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  28. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

    Liked by 5 people

  29. nikkichico7 says:

    I posted a Rawhide theme music video on the Mexico thread and this video showed up at the end … it’s a stitch ? 😝👍

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      … 😑🤚 … video .. ⏬⏬⏬ …

      Liked by 1 person

    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Off topic, but throwing this one out.

      Standing in line today at a gas station,
      TV on overhead. Joy Behar on “The View”.
      My mom (mid 80s ) never misses it. My dad
      keeps her company every day. My mom hates
      Trump. Before my mom hated Trump she hated
      Palin. Before my mom hated Palin she hated
      Newt Gingrich. When she was younger, she read
      the paper to find out who it was she was supposed
      to hate at a given time. Now she has mild alzheimers,
      so the paper has gone away. I don’t think she pays
      attention to CNN or MSNBC. Mainly “Blue Bloods” and
      “Law and Order” reruns, “The Price is Right”, “Wheel”
      on otherwise. So…… my TV watching mom gets
      steered on all her political opinions basically by
      “The View” . Who hate Trump and hated Palin before
      him. “The View” who never passed up a chance to
      deify The Won or the wookie, and had them on
      constantly.

      “The View” comes on every weekday at 11am (EST).

      How many others here have taken stock of what
      phrases our families parrot back about politics that they’ve
      been forcefed by the Tee Vee? Bet a bunch of others with
      elderly or bored retiree liberal women find them plunked
      in front of the Tee Vee, getting their minds poisoned by
      Joy and Whoopee every day at 11 am.

      Maybe 11 is the time to call home and touch base with
      mom and dad if you’re out of state. Maybe if you live in
      the same town, you could take mom out for lunch or
      shopping.

      “It’s a new place across town, so I’ll pick you up
      10:30-10:45”. Maybe the night before a nice day you
      give mom or sis a call.

      “It’s going to be pretty outside tomorrow. Want to go
      to ( name place), or maybe you can think of somewhere
      else outside you’d like to check out?”

      Maybe we could see what’s over the horizon regarding
      the 4am dump. Something’s getting ready to break,
      and the MSM will get their weapons, (including Joy)
      ready to aim at whatever Trump is trying to accomplish.

      Maybe that’s the night that you call up mom or sis, or
      grandma and make an appointment to get together,
      away from the TeeVee. Before 11 am. Do it often
      enough, maybe you won’t hear all the constant, not
      their own words, spoon fed, Trump hate.

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      • Wow, you have just described my mom perfectly Tour Guide.

        And even though “Blue Bloods” seems to be conservative and those game shows are neutral she is influenced completely by those nuts on “the View”.

        Your suggestion of calling her at 11:00 is an excellent one!

        I can not do it every single day but there are enough of us to take turns.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Pass the word around to others in the same boat.
          YTG would like this as a “word of mouth” thing.
          NO posting on social media. Just some chatting
          with others when they raise the same concern
          about family member brainwashing. “The View”
          is the perfect place to start, because it’s aired
          once. Easier to address. And, most oldsters
          aren’t up late enough to hear Colbert, Myers,
          and the other uni turds spew poison.

          I also plan on posting this on the open thread
          for awhile. Hope Sundance and the mods don’t
          mind.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Coloradochloe:

          I’m nominating you to be our test case on
          this, if you’re agreeable. You and your family
          do the 11am gang up on mom. And give
          YTG a book report here in two or three weeks.

          Two weeks might not be enough time, 3 weeks
          might be a long enough time frame. Post here
          on this thread in 2-3 weeks ( your pick), and see
          if you see any change in what mom talks about.

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      • nikkichico7 says:

        🤨👍❤️🇺🇸❤️‼️

        Liked by 2 people

  30. pacnwbel says:

    While visiting DH in rehab center yesterday two people came in asking if we would like ice cream. It turns out they were veterans of foreign wars who have teamed up calling themselves the Independent Order of Cooties and have created a fun ministry of taking ice cream to local care facilities one Sunday a mohth along with a dose of light hearted humor. One veteran who wore a red silken vest and tasselled cap embroidered with cooties had served four tours in Afghanistan, another lady had two tours in Iraq.It was duch a heartwarming surprise for us and probably excellent therapy for all involved.

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  31. Zippy says:

    Nigel Farage: May’s Brexit deal the worst deal in history

    Liked by 2 people

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Thank you hard masada. This is a blown-up image with notations of the staged Swamp-Media pic of lady with children running (with smoke behind) on the Border.

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  32. LafnH20 says:

    Now for something completely different.

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv

    ….

    NASA Brings Mars Landing, First in Six Years, to Viewers Everywhere Nov. 26

    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-brings-mars-landing-first-in-six-years-to-viewers-everywhere-nov-26

    Liked by 3 people

  33. BigMamaTEA says:

    Senate tee-vee is back at 3pmEST today.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Bizarre moment a cat is spotted doing sit-ups underneath a car before quickly spinning back to all fours when two men stumble upon its work out
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6430731/Bizarre-moment-cat-spotted-doing-sit-ups-underneath-car.html

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  35. Right to reply says:

    A very interesting read ” Simply tuning Republicans into MSNBC, or Democrats into Fox News, might only amplify conflict. What can we do to make people open their minds?

    The trick, as strange as it may sound, is to make people believe the opposite opinion was their own to begin with.” https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-political-opinions-change/

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    • Alligator Gar says:

      Mr. Bernays would be so proud–Propaganda in media is ubiquitous.

      Liked by 2 people

    • nimrodman says:

      Conservatives’ minds are PLENTY “open”

      (notice how they always self-anoint themselves with the high-minded attributes such as “open minded”?)

      Our minds are “open” enough to recognize that Leftists are ruining our nation and the entire world.

      How much more “open” do we need to be, actually?

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  36. BigMamaTEA says:

    *****Trump Rally TONIGHT in Mississippi for Cindy Hyde-Smith. It’s 9pm, not sure about time zone.

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  37. BigMamaTEA says:

    GA treeps……you have a run-off election for Secretary of State coming up….in fact, early voting started today. The election date is December 4th….which is a week from tomorrow!

    Liked by 1 person

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Amy Kremer from Georgia, is running a Women for Trump group. From her site….
      Here is the deal on the GA Secretary of State race..

      The choice is between an outsider businessman, Republican Brad Raffensperger and well known former Democrat Congressman, John Barrow.

      There are 3 big differences between the two candidates.

      Brad Raffensperger supports the following:
      Photo ID for secure elections
      Updating voting rolls for accurate elections
      Updating voting machines with cyber secure machines with a paper ballot audit trail.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        A state’s Secretary of State is vitally important, especially for 2020.. They are usually the one’s who certify the Vote.

        Demonrats know this too…….There have been hundreds of thousands of dollars poured into Georgia just this 2018 election cycle, all from Demonrat sources.

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  38. andeclain 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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  39. andeclain says:

    Prayer for Justice Kavanaugh:

    https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/kavanaugh-v.-ford
    “After watching her husband rip into pro-death senators who used Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in attempts to derail the appointment of her husband to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ashley is asking all people of faith to unite in praying Psalm 40, which reads:”

    “BE PLEASED, O LORD, TO DELIVER ME, LOOK DOWN, O LORD TO HELP ME. LET THEM BE CONFOUNDED AND ASHAMED TOGETHER, THAT SEEK AFTER MY SOUL TO TAKE IT AWAY. LET THEM BE TURNED BACKWARD AND BE ASHAMED THAT DESIRE EVILS TO ME.”

    In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

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  40. Minnie says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with auscitizenmom 🙏🏼

    Please post when you can, we left a light on for you ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  41. Moishe Pipik says:

    18 year old burglar shoots and murders concerned homeowner 8 times during burglary attempt. Suspect still at large

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/man-dies-after-being-shot-while-checking-neighbors-property-following-report-of-burglars-suspect-still-at-large

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