Saturday December 1st – 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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252 Responses to Saturday December 1st – Open Thread

  1. Lucille says:

    US House passes legislation to aid Christian and Yazidi genocide victims in Iraq and Syria
    By Robert Spencer – December 1, 2018 – 1:03 PM

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  2. Sherri Young says:

    Audio interview with Brandon Darby from Tijuana on what is going on with the migrants. I value his reporting on the subject more than anyone else’s.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lucille says:

      Granted it’s only a little after 7:00 pm on the West Coast, but unless they plan to rush the border during the night, it likely won’t happen.

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      • Sherri Young says:

        What I found more interesting was what Brandon Darby had to say about what he was seeing and what people were telling him. It was quite surprising to me to hear that the stadium where the people have been staying pretty much backs up to the border. Sounds like the sanitation situation is really unhealthy and people are sick. The city or the Mexican government wants to move the people to a different location about 45 miles away.

        Someone told him that the original discussion for the rush last week was for it to be males only. However, someone made convincing remarks that the men, women, and children were all in it together so they should do their rush together. There weren’t as many women and children at the front when they reached the fence because the young men outran them.

        His perspective on the the border is always welcome.

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  3. BAM says:

    DH loves to cook and eat boiled eggs. He made one of his favorite variations this morning. He has several variations, overcooked (yolks are pretty gray), toasted (browned whites), burnt, and Exploding!. Today he made burnt eggs!! (Last time he made exploding eggs for the first time. Hopefully that will NOT happen again!!!) I’m just glad I can laugh about it now!

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  4. bakocarl says:

    Just a repeat here . . .

    Sometime around 10 years ago, I developed an intolerance to gluten. One slice of bread led to heartburn, bloating, occasional stomach pain, occasional diarrhea, and almost always unbelievably copious amounts of gas.

    I recently read about an ancient grain called Einkorn from which, over a long period of time, the modern wheat strains were developed. Einkorn flour was promoted as not creating the symptoms in almost all gluten intolerant people that ate it.

    I bought some all purpose Einkorn flour and made and ate the bread . . . with no gluten intolerance symptoms. I gave some of that bread to a friend whose daughter can’t eat gluten, and the daughter had no symptoms after eating the bread. My sister-in-law, who has terribly bad reactions to even very small amounts of gluten, visited recently and ate the Einkorn bread with absolutely no bad reaction. She took several of the loaves I made back with her to share with gluten intolerant friends.

    I just thought I’d let the people here at CTH know about this as it seems to be a solution to every one of the few fellow gluten sufferers that I know.

    If you have a gluten intolerance, you should read about Einkorn wheat before you just jump into the deep end of the pool. Also, since Einkorn has gluten, though it may reduce or eliminate Celiac symptoms, Celiacs really need to get with their doctor to see if they are still producing the enzyme that damages the villi in their intestines.

    I have to add that I have no association with any organization growing, promoting or selling Einkorn flour.

    I’ll post this more than once to try to let more people know. If you do try it, please share your experience with us fellow Treepers

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  5. mashall says:

    Chris Hayes CNBC are you ok? I thought you were “All In?”

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  6. Haven’t heard much lately about all the people in the FBI/DOJ that were fired, resigned, demoted…..McCabe, Comey, Page, Ohr, et al. I assume (I know, I know – 3 small words put together to make me a fool) AAG Whitaker is feverishly working with Grand Juries to secure indictments before the new Congress is seated. Yeah – right. What a Christmas present that would be! RR probably told him Santa hit a DC10 last year in a snow storm and Christmas is cancelled this year…………..


  7. nimrodman says:

    How’s this? Move to another country and collect a pension.

    Never worked? Not a problem.

    Chain Migration: 60 Percent of ‘Retired’ Migrants In Italy Have Never Worked

    .., an estimated 60,000 do not have their pensions covered by prior contributions because they had not worked and paid taxes, Il Giornale reports.

    The bulk of the migrants living off of Italian taxpayers’ money for their retirement appear to be elderly family members of previous migrants able to come to the country through chain migration — or “family reunification/reunion”

    … 43 percent of respondents to the 2017 poll said they felt migrants who do work were stealing jobs from Italians — who suffer from incredibly high rates of youth unemployment, thanks in part to EU fiscal “discipline”.

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  8. nimrodman says:

    … and in Germany, STUNNING:

    WATCH: Sole German-Speaking Child in Classroom Violently Bullied

    A six-year-old girl, the only German speaker in her entire class, has claimed she was viciously beaten by migration-background pupils and even cut with a sharp object.

    Yara began the school year only to find out that she was the only German-speaker in her class at the Carl Anton Henschel School in the city of Kassel, with 95 percent of pupils coming from a migration background

    “She was just pushed down by an Arab child she didn’t even know. This child slit her abdomen with a sharp object,” he added.

    The girl’s father noticed the change in his daughter and during a parent-teacher interview noticed that few of the parents of the other children spoke German and many even required interpreters, mainly speaking Turkish and Arabic.

    Europe is well and truly screwed.
    The brief video is worth watching – English subtitles.

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  9. amwick says:

    Brenda Snipes rescinds resignation.
    You heard it here first, well, I heard it here:

    buckle up peeps…

    Liked by 3 people

    • Janie M. says:

      Of course she rescinded her resignation, amwick. They want her around for the 2020 election. Wonder who tendered a “reward” to her and the dollar amt.

      Liked by 1 person

    • blondegator says:

      Yes, but Rick Scott suspended her until her “resignation” was to have been effective.

      Now, perhaps, he can fire her sorry ****.

      Apologies, Treepers, for my snarky whining….as a lifelong resident of Broward County, I am just SICK TO DEATH of being a ripped-off voter in the national joke of the election theft capital of the nation.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Floridians need to put on some yellow vests and riot. Raise the roof. This crap has got to end. It’s disgusting what these ‘Public Servants’ get away with. Death, destruction, mayhem…..keeps happening….all those kids got shot and Sheriff Israel kept his job. Now this idiot Snipes. Reoccurring idiot is the better term.

      WTH Florida? Get it together. JEEZ!


  10. Ad Rem, It’s worth a look see


  11. duchess01 says:

    Soldiers of the Cross, Press Onward and Be Not Offended!

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  12. 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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  13. auscitizenmom says:

    Prayer for Justice Kavanaugh:
    “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:”


    In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

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    • auscitizenmom says:



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    • Donna in Oregon says:


      I’d like to add the Psalm 58 as a prayer for the Kavanaugh haters

      -58 Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
      2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
      3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
      4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
      5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
      6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord.
      7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
      8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
      9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
      10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
      11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

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  14. amwick says:

    It was raining cats and dogs so Husband and I headed to the rec center for an indoor walk. We got there and couldn’t find one parking spot because of a basketball tournament. Instead of going home I stopped at the humane society thrift shop..

    Our little town really does not have regular stores… a grocery store, a dollar general, but not too much more… We are up here in December without our winter gear.. so I looked around for a scarf… GUESS WHAT I FOUND?????

    Johnstons of Elgin Napier Tartan (Scotland import) 70% cashmere 30% wool.. Beautiful men’s scarf… $1.00 It was just waiting for me. I looked up the info from the label. A treasure…and my husband even likes it.

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  15. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    Liberty University Students Create An Independent News Site

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Students at the country’s largest evangelical Christian university have started an independent news site where articles won’t have to be approved by school officials.

    The Lynchburg News & Advance reports that a group of students at Liberty University have started the Lynchburg Torch.

    The new site was spearheaded by student Jack Panyard. He was ousted earlier this year as editor-in-chief of the school’s official newspaper, the Liberty Champion.

    Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. vetoed a student’s column focusing on vulgar comments made by Donald Trump from running in the Champion during the 2016 presidential campaign.

    Falwell is a strong supporter of President Trump and said he pulled the article because it was “redundant” with a medical student’s pro-Hillary Clinton letter to the editor on the opinion page.

    This is the new news site:

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  16. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    I would love to know how this could have been “mistaken” for Apple Juice.

    HOLOLULU, Hi. (AP) — Three children took sips of the household cleaner Pine-Sol after a classroom assistant at a Honolulu preschool mistook the liquid for apple juice, officials said.

    Paramedics were called to the Kilohana United Methodist Church Preschool to evaluate three girls, ages 4 and 5, on Tuesday morning, the Honolulu Emergency Services Department said.

    They found no signs of trauma or sickness, and the girls’ parents declined to take them to the hospital.

    The preschool sent out a letter to parents, saying the incident was “unfortunate” and that no children were injured.

    “Only sips were taken before the lead teacher realized the liquid was not apple juice,” the preschool said. “The staff responded immediately by calling EMS and police. The children’s parents were immediately notified as well.”

    The state Department of Health inspected the preschool afterward and found no code violations.

    The assistant prepared snacks of crackers and juice as the classroom teacher attended to children at the restroom, according to the inspection report. The assistant picked up the container of yellow-brown liquid off a clean-up cart in the kitchen and poured it into cups.

    The classroom teacher smelled that the liquid wasn’t apple juice and stopped students from drinking it, inspectors said in the report.

    The report notes the cleaner was in its original container and properly labeled. The cart did not have any food items on it. All food was labeled and stored in kitchen cabinets, according to the report.

    The preschool said it will be evaluating its process for obtaining snacks and refreshments to prevent any chance of this happening again. Staff will also undergo additional training.

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  17. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    Veteran FedEx Delivery Man Stops To Fold Fallen American Flag

    A Marine Corps veteran working as a FedEx delivery man in Maryland went above and beyond his duties as a delivery driver on Wednesday when he stopped to fold an American flag which fell to the ground due to heavy winds.

    A video of the heartwarming encounter from a homeowner’s security camera showed the FedEx delivery driver wearing a hooded jacket making his way toward the home’s front lawn before picking up the fallen American flag, which dropped to the ground after heavy winds knocked over the flagpole on the lawn.

    But the driver went the extra mile to care for the fallen flag when he took the flag off its pole, walked up to the porch, and folded the flag into a triangular shape before leaving it on the porch.

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