Monday December 3rd – 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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307 Responses to Monday December 3rd – Open Thread

  1. Donna in Oregon says:

    Praying the Psalms for the Globalists and Washington DC. Every single day, without fail.

    Psalm 5 King James Version (KJV)

    5 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.
    2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
    3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
    4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
    5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
    6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
    7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
    8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
    9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
    10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
    11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
    12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

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    • duchess01 says:

      Amen, Donna – Thanks for posting – God Bless You!

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        God Bless you Duchess. We are supposed to ask…. Promises made, promises kept. The Lord will prevail!

        Isaiah 62
        6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,

        7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

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  2. SalixVeridi says:

    The angelic voice of Jackie Evancho; she was about 12 when she sang this song. The loveliest!

    Enjoy!

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  3. Kathy says:

    Merry Christmas, Treepers … Here’s a video that’s at the top of my Advent list …

    From 2016 … Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah (with Nativity-themed lyrics) performed by 10-year-old Kaylee Rodgers and the Killard House School Choir … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmx–WjeN7o&index=1&list=RDBmx–WjeN7o

    Killard House is a school for special needs children located in Northern Ireland. Here’s an 8-minute “about us” video created in 2017 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP9w7RAKdJM

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    • Kathy says:

      [ARGHHH] … Link doesn’t seem to work. If this one fails as well, would one of you tech-savvy Treepers provide an assist? Thanks in advance, as this video is sure to put almost anyone in the Christmas spirit!

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  4. Pokey says:

    Does not look good for our border wall. Does not look good for beating back China to a fair trade agreement. Does not look good for ever getting out of Afghanistan. Does not look good for future elections in our own country. But, hey, the economy seems to be rocking along. Not even. The circle is closing around Trump and we are apparently saying prayers to regain our Constitutional liberties. Good luck with that. When we get off our butts and fight back, especially in our dismal school systems, things could turn around if it is not already too late. God may never decide to help us with our political and economic nightmares. This may be what he expects us to figure out, or not. I do not presume that I know. But I do know that God fearing people gave us our Constitution and it still seems to me to have been an inspired document. I hope that this post doesn’t offend anyone here because that is not my intention. That is how I see things.

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    • Kathy says:

      Greetings, Pokey … I hope Santa brings you a new pair of glasses.

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    • itswoot says:

      Pokey,
      Maybe this quote will be of help to you?

      “To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.”
      – Gen. Francis Marion (aka during the American Revolutionary War as the “Swamp Fox”)

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    • amwick says:

      I can certainly appreciate how you could feel that way… but, just consider the bullet that we dodged, as a nation. I mean, we were in a really, really bad place, and getting out from under that dark cloud, well it could take more time… There is a lot going on right now with the economy, I feel kicked in the teeth, I do,, but I have nieces and nephews, I think in the long run things will be better for them. Every single event has two ways, minimum, to look at it.. just like a birthday.. Some people try to ignore birthdays, with an attitude something like,,, uuughhhh I am getting older… I say to them, hey, consider the alternative. Things could be better, yup,but they could have been worse by a gazzilion.

      This is a good place, most of the time, I do not find honest and polite opinions offensive. There are some comments over on the presidential thread that help me feel better, seeing things from a different point of view, that is what a community is for. Cheers.

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Great post Amwick. It’s been such a long trudge through the political muck that the 2 years of PDJT might seem to take 1 step forward and 2 steps back.

        This battle is being fought on all levels.

        Ephesians 6:12 King James Version (KJV)
        12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

        Patience. Very hard on the nerves sometimes.

        I believe in the power of prayer. There is evil in this world, for some of us right in our faces. If you’re not dealing with this kind of stuff, count your blessings.

        First meeting of the After School Satan Club in the U.S. brings …
        https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/…/first_meeting_of_the_after_sch.htm…
        Nov 16, 2016 – Christian group protests Portland’s Satan Club … Temple currently has applications out to several other schools across the country. … feel safe or feel OK with your kids coming to school knowing that there’s a Satanic group …

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  5. Dora says:

    SATAN CONSUMED “GOD IS DEAD” AUTHOR

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Thomas Altizer:

    God isn’t dead, but the author who famously declared He is is. Thomas Altizer passed away last week, though few people took note of it. He was the subject of the April 8, 1966 cover story of Time magazine. The black background and bold red lettering shouted out, “Is God Dead?” Time chose the Easter season to roll out this gem.

    https://www.catholicleague.org/satan-consumed-god-is-dead-author/

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  6. SalixVeridi says:

    The magnificent voice of Luciano Pavarotti, singing “Adeste Fideles” at Notre Dame, 1978. Beautiful!

    Thank you Sundance, and all the Treepers here for this inspiring and intelligent site. It always lifts my spirits when things look bleak, politically and otherwise!

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  7. Katherine McCoun says:

    I just have to share this personal story and it is the open thread. I laughing so hard tears are coming to my eyes…but I dare not share this with anyone that knows our real life names or with my fellow homeschool moms, family & friends in person as my son would be mortified!

    Busy homeschool my son today. We are studying the “Star Spangled Banner”. We have studied in the past but each time at a deeper level. Now, in addition the basic history we are learning all 4 verses, discussing their meaning, etc. He needed a bathroom break and I stayed at the computer pulling up a few videos to add to our lesson. I found a wonderful performance of all 4 verses and in a patriotic mood after our morning studies, I started playing it figuring I would just play it again when my son rejoined me.

    Well into the 2nd verse, I hear my calling out, “Mom! PLEASE pause so I can sit back down!” Bless his sweet, patriotic heart! I paused and called out, “So sorry, son! I just wasn’t thinking”. I realized he must have been patient through the 1st verse but realized I was playing the whole song and the situation became urgent! So good of him but funny too. Oops!

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  8. Sepp says:

    The latest info I saw on the Camp fire shows

    88 are confirmed dead

    200 plus are still missing

    Lord have mercy.

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  9. Has anyone seen any “proof of life” that AAG Whitaker is alive, well and working at the DOJ? Just curious.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Could it be Whitaker was the possum’s understudy?

      I hope not. Let’s give him more time before we make the judgement call. At least until he shows signs of acting one way or the other.

      And does he need to lay low while the dems challenge his appointment?

      BTW, I count 4 press releases in his name and 8 speeches, and it hasn’t been a full month since he was appointed.

      https://www.justice.gov/ag/attorney-general-news-and-speeches

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      • Press releases and speeches are great. Convening grand juries, indictments and arrests are better. Every hour “something” isn’t done is detrimental to the success and survival of PDJT. They say patience is a virtue and impatience is not. I guess I’m a sinner……
        MAGA anyhow!

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  10. Lucille says:

    Islamic State threatens NYC: “Soon, Allah willing, the disbelievers will see the very thing they feared: 1-1-2019”
    December 3, 2018 11:29 AM By Robert Spencer

    “And there will appear to them the evils they had earned, and they will be enveloped by what they used to ridicule.” (Qur’an 39:48)

    “So they denied the truth when it came to them, but the very thing they laughed at will be brought home to them.” (Qur’an 6:5)

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/12/islamic-state-threatens-nyc-soon-allah-willing-the-disbelievers-will-see-the-very-thing-they-feared-1-1-2019

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Lucille, I was watching Drug Wars today and it was covering the Philipines and Duarte’s war against ISIS.

      Season 4, Episode 9 ISIS Invades
      First Aired: September 24, 2017

      In the Philippines, an ISIS flag is raised in the city of Marawi as jihadist militants try to take control of this predominantly Muslim region. The crew travels to Marawi to see how illegal drugs are funding the notorious terror group

      I started wondering again if ISIS was telling the truth that it was involved in the Las Vegas shooting. There was a lot of money in these ISIS strongholds. Millions. From drug sales.

      Right away the DOJ/FBI said it wasn’t ISIS. But watching this Drug Wars episode, I think maybe ISIS was telling the truth.

      Isn’t it a fact that Casinos are prime for money laundering for Drug money? It’s certainly is in Canada. What about Las Vegas? Why would they be exempt? Doesn’t make sense.

      Anyone know any more info on this?

      Without evidence, Islamic State claims Las Vegas shooting
      https://www.apnews.com/a3554c3250644262af3f5b94d57b1def

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      • Lucille says:

        Donna, ISIS is capable of anything, as we know. Their brainwashed true-believer rank and file may be on the low IQ and perception level, but the money men behind the terrorist agenda are anything but.

        Those doing the actual fighting are expendable since there is a ready and fresh supply among the 2 billion strong ROP. The number of those running the economic side is quite small in comparison but likely very experienced in money laundering. Does anyone think expert funders are going to let the rabble be anything but manipulated and controlled rabble for a cause…that cause being world domination with them in control? Who fits that description? The International Left. They will work with anyone to take down Western Civilization and its philosophical/religious base.

        Yesterday I was reading St. Augustine’s writings on the God-created free will of man. We are all free to choose good or choose evil. While on earth those who choose evil may at times seem to be winning. The riches they build and use appear endless. But everything will end eventually. The choice we make during our lifespans will make all the difference.

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      • Sepp says:

        John Guandolo at Understanding the Threat has an article about the Las Vegas massacre that might interest you. It will show up on the front page now.

        http://www.understandingthethreat.com

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  11. Lucille says:

    Eric Clapton – Happy Xmas (EPK)

    Website notes: “Happy Xmas” is Clapton’s 24th studio album and his first since 2016’s “I Still Do.” It mixes instantly recognizable holiday classics with lesser-known unique titles along with an original new song “For Love On Christmas Day.” The album also features cover art illustration by Clapton himself.

    “I had in my head that these holiday songs could be done with a slight blues tinge, and I started to figure out how to play the blues lines in between the vocals,” said Clapton, who co-produced “Happy Xmas” with longtime music producer Simon Climie. “I got it down and one of the most identifiable songs on the album, the one that became the foundational style, is ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’.”

    HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

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  12. andyocoregon says:

    The City of Eugene, Oregon, a bastion of loony liberals, wants to curtail the use of natural gas. Can you believe it? Clean burning, non polluting natural gas is now being blamed for the (horror!) dreaded Climate Change. How stupid can people get?

    https://www.kansas.com/news/business/article222523445.html

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    • Let’em Eat…
      No wait Let Eat FROZEN Cake..

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      I know Andy. The lunacy is stunning.

      Just watching them drive around in cars is so frightening.

      Is there a day that goes by that a pedestrian doesn’t get mowed down? Shootings almost every single day, huh? Just add legalized marijuana….

      Yikes.

      On the bright side, since I’ve moved here God and prayer have become very important.
      Always feeling in peril will do that to a rational person. Search for divine intervention.

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  13. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      I’m going to summarize it for those who don’t want to click.

      Right now, there should be a Welcoming Ceremony by the House and Senate, to greet Poppy who is supposed to arrive via Air Force1, per President Trump Presidential Order in DC,,,,at 4:45 pm EST, where he will then Lie in State at the Capitol until Wed. a.m.

      President Trump by E.O. has Declared a National Day of Mourning on Wednesday, and will close all Federal offices.

      Wednesday am Poppy will be moved to the National Cathedral, for an 11:00amEST Funeral Service.

      After Service, Poppy will fly aboard AF1, to Houston, TX where he will Lie in Repose at St.Martin Episcopal Church from 7;45 until 7:00amThursday. A second Memorial Service, at the same church will be at 11:00amEST(10:00amCST)

      Thursday afternoon, a motorcade will transport Poppy to UnionPacific Railroad to board a Funeral Train to Texas A&M, College Station, TX, where he will be laid to rest in the Family plot near Poppy’s Presidential Library.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      This is interesting also…..https://www.jtf.usstatefuneral.mdw.army.mil/

      FTA:
      ……”U.S. State Funerals are offered to all current or former Presidents of the United States, President-elect and other officials designated by the President. Organized and headquartered out of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR); a state funeral is a time-honored tradition and a symbol of respect.

      A state funeral is a 7 to 10 day event and consists of three stages. Stage I includes ceremonies within the state in which the president, former president, or president-elect was in residence. Stage II includes ceremonies within Washington, DC, and Stage III includes ceremonies in the state in which the authorized individual has chosen to be interred.

      The ceremonies occurring in the national capital region may involve Armed Forces honor guards, elite military bands, and other service academies, National Guard and U.S. Armed Forces Reserve units. The ceremonies occurring outside the National Capital Region may include Washington-based honor guards and local service units to include active duty, National Guard and Reserve for logistical, military band and/or salute guns support..”

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    • Dora says:

      I love the story of the trains.

      I have a book called ‘The FDR Funeral Train’, which I found fascinating.

      You wouldn’t think there was enough about a train trip to fill a book, but it was the people on the train who made it interesting.

      FDR’s closest aides and cabinet members reacting to the appearance of the new President Harry Truman told a story in itself.

      Thank you for posting the link. I’ll be going back to it soon. 🙂

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  14. Talk about a very strange experience… Of TWO… No Three, in the past Day..
    I go with the first one first..
    Misses won a lil “Gift Card” Sub from Subway, at Bingo…
    We went to a fund raiser, “Toys for Tots” fund-raiser bingo, (50 Cent Games, beach bingo if you will) no prizes over 10.00 per game..
    So We just went to subway to “collect” our prize, 2 free “Sub of the Day/Week” what have you…

    Misses was talking with the “Sandwich artist” , and said THANK-YOU .. **SIR**, as this person had Short hair, think Military haircut, and NO ,, well Boobies on (Her?) chest..
    The Person, no wait, “Sandwich artist”,,, got darn near into a TIZZY! .. I’m NOT a MAN!!!!

    I apologized for the Misses on the “misnomer”.. explaining my Misses is Legally blind..

    As MY order is being made up, (I’m thinking this maybe is a Lesbian), I replied to the “sandwich Artist” THANK YOU MA ‘mm..
    Again the “Sandwich Artist” went into a Tizzy!

    **I’m NOT a Woman!”..**

    At this point, Not thinking on My feet, (as I should have, I was “speechless”….) I was thinking HUH??? 😉 seriously..
    Honestly, this is the very FIRST time I ran into this..
    I just blurted out,,, While giving the gift card,,
    Then, (I know this is a strange new World), WHAT IN THE he// DO YOU WANT TO BE CALLED OUT OF RESPECT!
    (THERE WERE LIKE 10-15 PEOPLE IN THERE).. (sry caps)..
    **IT** said “they”,, are known as STAY(s)? like as in Non-Binary or something?
    I don’t honestly know..
    After paying w/the card, I replied in a quite loud voice…
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    *IT* threw up it’s plastic gloves in disgust, & yelled……

    Wait for it…

    I QUIT!
    To the crowd which then proceeded to clap,, as **IT** walked out the Subway..

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      BRAVO crossthread, to you and the Mrs.!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!

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    • And the second experience was this Morning, As I was rushing out to go to the Doctors appointment..
      Grabbed My hat with Sunglasses on it..
      NOT THINKING & in a rush, I had put on My **MAGA** Hat…

      Needing gas, (I wasn’t going to make it to next gas station)..
      I pulled into the MOOSLIM Station just around the corner..
      I know the guys that run the Station..
      There was a sign on the door/locked “Be Right Back”..
      So I’m waiting.. I peeked through the glass, yes the “attendant” was conducting “Prayers”.. No Big deal..
      Up pulls up a SUV, a couple Black “gentlemen” in dreadlocks..
      The get out, walk up too the door,,
      I said hold on…
      The feller inside is conducting His Prayer..

      These dudes got this cross-eyed look…
      I seen this “look” before, I’m about to get My A$$ either Robbed or beat…
      One Said, (He was about 6’5″) I’m gonna..

      Do WHAT? I replied, reaching into My Hoodie pocket, (like I was CCW)..

      He said I’m just gonna,, pointing to My Hat..
      (I then realized which one I had on…)
      He took the “stance” as did His Buddy, I just knew I was in some,, well… I’m gonna Bluff My way outta this…
      Then the Door opened…
      There was the Mooslim guy.. pointing a pistol at these two cretins..
      You’re not doing ANYTHING to this guy! Leave NOW!

      Actually these Mooslim folks WELCOME Me with My MAGA hat on all the time, honestly, (But I still don’t trust them)…
      He said take your Democrat Black A$$es off this lot & don’t come back! pointing that pistol at the big guys head…
      They left quickly…
      I thanked the “attendant” profusely…
      He said, those (I’m not going to use HIS words) don’t know or realize what DJT has done for this Nation, & JOBS, And folks that are trying to get ahead.. & Rule of Law!..
      They are __________, (not using what He said)…
      (I was honestly taken aback by what He said)
      ..
      I asked,,, You a Trump supporter even though your religion is Islam?
      He replied YES, We are going through,, He said, a type of “reformation” He called it in His “religion”…
      I have new respect for these guys… 😉
      (But still don’t trust them) Even though ONE of their clan is openly GAY.. (No kidding)…

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  15. Dora says:

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  16. Story #3..
    This actually happened yesterday Late Afternoon..

    I’ll title this one..
    **Lost in Translation**
    So Me & the Misses, are inside Family Dollar We frequent, (It’s actually across the street from our house)
    Needing Dog & Kitty food, for our *KIDS*, yes, they are our kids..
    There’s only a lil colored Gal working last night, by herself..
    Meanwhile,, as I’m walking towards where the Pet food was..
    There was the “immigrant” family… None speaking English, AT ALL..

    With 5 youngins, ALL under 10…
    Think of that Infamous picture of that Lady in the border, I could swear it was the same Lady!
    Anyway…..
    The **HUSBAND**??? Looked to be in His Early 30’s.. Almost a White Mexican, type guy..
    (I’m NOT “profiling”) just, it is what it is..
    BOTH were NOT paying “attention” to these “Kids” they were ANIMALS… They “destroyed” the Store on EVERY ISLE….
    Just pulling stuff off the shelves..
    Until I SPOKE up, with the Little Spanish I still know..
    GET YOUR KIDS! (Please!)
    ¡ TRAE A TUS HIJOS! (Por favor!)
    Oh!? Did I also mention?
    They ALL were Wearing Shirts that said Guatemala on them (with the flag).. (blue & White)..
    They, “Family” Kids & the “Husband” no-way shape or form even “looked” related….
    Kids were Muletto & the Husband almost “white”…
    Anyways..
    They paid, I & the Misses paid..
    Seems they had some “troubles” on the bank card, but it did go through, eventually..
    The poor cashier thanked Me,,, on stopping them from “further” Destroying the store…
    So, Me & the Misses get outside, loaded our things, dog & kitty food..
    This “Family” decides to start looking & loading up almost EVERYTHING on the cloths racks etc, displayed outside the store Front.. Into their beat-up MiniVan..
    Big Sign says “discounted”.. On the cloths racks etc…
    I assume they thought it meant,, “FREE” ,, **Libre**
    By this time the poor Cashier Girl is outside arguing with them, (outside) as they are loading Items..
    I just thought, full stop..
    I called 911…
    Police showed up, then a interpreter, then **ICE** showed up…
    All this took about a hour, as I & the Misses, sat there parked & watched…
    (Yes, the police & ICE officials asked me several “pertinent” questions..)
    I never knew We had “ICE” here in Wilm. N.C.
    Turns out they were using stolen ID’s & VISA BANK CARDS & SSNS.. (and several California fake ID’s to boot)..
    Fictitious California Tags & NO insurance on the vehicle..
    Just arrived from (take a wild guess)… 😉
    Man & Woman Went into the Pokey..
    I mean, Went with “ICE”..
    Social services were called for the Kids..
    ALL were carted Off, Van Towed off Late Today..
    I hope I did My #MAGA Duty..
    Merry Christmas..
    God Bless America..

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Good riddance to Bassem. He was going to be nothing but a PROBLEM, had he survived, and run for office. The accompanying tweet in the article…from MariaChappelleNadal, (remember that heifer?!) is proof.

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  17. dogsmaw says:

    Official: Mysterious flaming hole in Arkansas a prank, not Satan’s work

    https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/dec/02/official-flaming-hole-in-midway-a-prank/

    by Bill Bowden | December 2, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. | Updated December 3, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

    Traces of two highly flammable solvents were found in soil samples where an 8-foot-tall fire flared from a hole in the ground at Midway on Sept. 17 and then burned for about 40 minutes.

    “It’s not a mystery anymore,” said Jim Sierzchula, the Baxter County emergency management director. “It was a prank.”

    The mysterious flaming hole of Midway drew national media attention. Initial suspects included a meteorite, methane and the devil.

    Now, at least officials know it wasn’t a serious public threat like a leaking natural gas line. Or the flames of Hell.

    “The best explanation is it was a giant Sterno-can prank,” Sierzchula said, referring to a brand of fuel that is made to be burned in its can.

    Three soil samples were analyzed by the 61st Civil Support Team of the Arkansas National Guard at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. In all three samples, they found traces of the solvents Toluene and Xylene as well as sulfur dioxide and ethylene oxide, according to an email Sierzchula forwarded to Mickey Pendergrass, the county judge in Baxter County.

    Sulfur dioxide is a combustion product, said professor Wesley Stites, chairman of the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
    “Finding sulfur dioxide in a place where there was a fire is completely non-surprising,” he said. “Most of the smell of a burned match is sulfur dioxide. That’s what brimstone is — sulfur.”

    Stites said Toluene and Xylene are common solvents used in paint thinners. They can be purchased at Walmart, he said.

    “That seems like the most plausible thing to me, that somebody dumped a quart of paint thinner down there and caught it on fire,” Stites said.
    He was somewhat concerned about ethylene oxide showing up in the soil sample results, but the amount of the chemical wasn’t specified in the email Sierzchula sent to Pendergrass.

    Stites said ethylene oxide is unstable and toxic.

    “Unless you’re in an oil refinery or chemical company you’re just not going to find it,” he said. “I’d be shocked if that were in there.”
    Ethylene oxide is a flammable, colorless gas at temperatures above 51.3 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It is found in the production of solvents, antifreeze, textiles, detergents, adhesives, polyurethane foam and pharmaceuticals.
    “Smaller amounts are present in fumigants, sterilants for spices and cosmetics, as well as during hospital sterilization of surgical equipment,” according to OSHA.

    Stites said ethylene oxide is a component of fire fuel-air explosive or thermobaric bombs dropped from the sky to clear jungles during the Vietnam War.
    “The best argument that ethylene oxide was not the main fuel for the fire is that if it were there in large amounts, I would bet on an explosion or at least an extremely rapid flash-fire, not something that burned long enough for the fire department to respond,” Stites said.

    Sierzchula said there were no injuries or property damage from the fire. He said the sheriff’s office isn’t investigating it as a crime. Sierzchula said that except for a distant convenience store surveillance camera, nobody got photos or video images of the fire, and no human could be seen on the video in the proximity of the hole before or immediately after the fire started.

    “I know it was man-made and put there, and in my opinion it was a prank,” Sierzchula said. “I think it was to draw law enforcement to the area. It’s all speculation.”
    Sierzchula said he’s done with the flaming hole of Midway.

    “I’ve had people call me at 2 or 3 in the morning telling me what it was,” he said. “I don’t need to play with it anymore.”

    The person who set the fire knew there was an animal hole on the property, said Pendergrass. The hole, which led to a nearby creek embankment, provided oxygen to the fire.

    Pendergrass said county workers drove by Tuesday and saw a groundhog sticking his head up out of the hole.

    and now you have the rest of the story 😛

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  18. 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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  19. auscitizenmom 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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  20. dogsmaw says:

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  21. dogsmaw says:

    Louisiana one of the highest in nation for failed drug tests 😦

    http://dtidrugmap.com

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  22. Sentient says:

    I find this funny as heck…

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  23. Lucille says:

    Prosecutors: Killer-cop Mohamed Noor ‘SHOT TO KILL” unarmed pajama-clad Justine Damond
    By Pamela Geller – on December 1, 2018
    https://gellerreport.com/2018/12/noor-shot-to-kill-justine.html/

    Like

  24. auscitizenmom says:

    Lookee what I found.
    “Mason Classical Academy dumped the Common Core program in favor of traditional teaching methods and has since jumped to the number one position in the Florida’s top schools list, according to government statistics. The charter school in Naples, Florida, decided against forcing kids to learn the Obama endorsed Common Core method of teaching. They were not happy with the way it deliberately dumbs down children and created unnecessary and complicated methods for working out relatively simple problems.” There is hope yet to get rid of this Common Core scourge.

    Florida School Ditches Common Core! Soars To Number One in State!

    https://joeforamerica.com/2017/10/florida-school-ditches-common-core-soars-number-one-state/

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  25. BigMamaTEA says:

    ATTN: GEORGIA treepers!

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  26. BigMamaTEA says:

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