Tuesday December 4th – 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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226 Responses to Tuesday December 4th – Open Thread

  1. Piggy says:

    OK, I’m recommending a book. I have attached a link to it can click or not. It’s the account of perverted sex cult leader Jim Jones and almost equally nutty Harvey Milk.

    The tactics that these people used in their power grabs are very much still in effect by the same types of leftists.

    Jones was an atheist and sought to spread his Marxism through religion.

    Worth reading.


    • Sometime in the early 1960s we were visiting relatives in a small town in Eastern Kentucky…as was common in the south those days, a tent revival preacher was passing through town. As a kid from the north, I had never heard/seen of such a thing. I went with one of my cousins one night. It was wild, bible preaching, holly rolling, tongue speaking, fire and brimstone stuff. It ended with a snake, a coffin, and resurrection. Along the way the preacher did some healing of the blind and disabled. The stuff of Falkner or Williams.

      Many years later, we learned that preacher was Jim Jones.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        ” It was wild, bible preaching, holly rolling, tongue speaking, fire and brimstone stuff. It ended with a snake, a coffin, and resurrection.”

        2Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
        4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “that preacher was Jim Jones”

        I never heard of this before, but just ran across it searching for something for Sherri Young’s comment below. I don’t have time to research the footnotes and documentation before posting, but I trust the author of the website:

        “…In The Black Hole of Guyana: The Untold Story of the Jonestown Massacre, John Judge painstakingly documents that Jonestown was a CIA operation for converting dispossessed and lonely refugees into assassins. In an operation that was falling under Congressional investigation, the evidence had to be eliminated – and nearly all the inhabitants were murdered to prevent disclosure. [88]

        A key player in the Marcos gold would be Banker’s Trust, which was taken over by Alex Brown & Sons, after Banker’s Trust floundered financially on its Russian loans in the mid 1990s. These Russian loans were facilitated by Enron, starting in August of 1993, and very possibly were part of the Project Hammer takeover of Soviet industry…”


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        • Piggy says:

          The author apparently researched this book for 10 years.

          I haven’t finished reading it but I have not seen anything on the CIA…

          Jim Jones was a homosexual who preyed on people without hope just like today’s leftists. He created his cult for personal power and sex. He groomed them to drink poison.

          There’s plenty of government involvement but mostly local SF politicians like Diana Feinstein.

          The Congressman who was gunned down was there on request of families.

          The people were not refugees who died at Jonestown. Most were desperate people who had no faith in anything or Leftists who worship government.


          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “I have not seen anything on the CIA…”

            I remember that was a pretty big deal back when it happened. I believe the point of the other book mentioned (“In The Black Hole of Guyana: The Untold Story of the Jonestown Massacre”),. which I have NOT read, is that the CIA would have been using Jones’ cult as a cover for some nefarious activity of their own somewhere down there. The “shadow government” does not care how many people die as a result of collateral damage.


      • Piggy says:

        Jim Jones was from Indiana so him attempting to influence in Kentucky is no surprise.

        What’s crazy is he’s not a Christian and never was. He just preyed on people who needed hope.

        He was a sexually deviant Marxist.


  2. Sherri Young says:

    Deutsche Bank, corruption, gauging systemic risk.

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  3. Sherri Young says:

    Darn! Somehow managed to link to the wrong video. Please forgive me. Hopefully this will be the one on Deutsche Bank, corruption, and systemic risk with William Black the regulator who got convictions in the S&L crisis.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Deutsche Bank, corruption, and systemic risk with William Black the regulator who got convictions in the S&L crisis.”

      There seems to be a major systemic problem with all these banksters about every decade or so.

      The 9/11 Attacks and the Black Eagle Trust Fund

      “…“On that fateful day [9/11], the Securities and Exchange Commission declared a national emergency, and for the first time in U.S. history, invoked its emergency powers under Securities Exchange Act Section 12(k) easing regulatory restrictions for clearing and settling security trades for the next 15 days. These changes would allow an estimated $240 billion in covert government securities to be cleared upon maturity without the standard regulatory controls around identification of ownership.”…”


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  4. Sepp says:

    The Entry or Entrance of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary into the Temple in Jerusalem

    “Today is the prelude of God’s good will and the heralding of the salvation of mankind. In the temple of God, the Virgin is presented openly, and she proclaimeth Christ unto all. To her, then, with a great voice let us cry aloud: Renoice, O Thou fulfillment of the Creator’s dispensation.”

    Dismissal Hymn for the Feast
    21st of November on the traditional Orthodox Church Calendar

    The Church has had sacred Iconography since the days of the Saviour and His Holy Apostles. Iconography shares the theology of the Church visually for the edification of the Faithful.

    The link below is to an article that explains the Icon for this Feast.

    The link might not work the first time if you click on it, especially depending on the browser being used. And if I typed it correctly.


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  5. 17CatsInTN says:

    So, my work space has been invaded once again…Sage, Sammy and Cicero checking in.

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  6. BigMamaTEA says:

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  7. smurfette says:

    Another military vet targeted. He numbers among the thousands if not hundreds of thousands. He did nothing wrong but what he did do was sign a military contract which probably had fine print about not divulging data even if experimented on. And if he did take the case to court, the laws have been modified since Obama’s time it legal to signees to be part of these non-consensual programs. Vet states that they freely told him the perps are DOD contractors. Please share widely because civilians are unsuspecting targets too for training and experimentation. We must stop this through rising awareness. My Christmas prayer and wish. By the way, it’s working! 🎄🍀

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  8. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    What’s up in space:
    (there were too many links in the text to insert – they are at the website)


    NOAA forecasters say there is a 45% chance of G1-class geomagnetc storms on Dec. 5th when a coronal mass ejection (CME) is expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field. CMEs are rare during solar minimum because their usual launching pads–that is, sunspots–are absent. This one was produced not by a sunspot, but rather by a filament of magnetism erupting from the sun’s southern hemisphere (movie). CMEs are very good at producing auroras, so even a glancing blow could light up the Arctic Circle this Wednesday night. Free: Aurora Alerts.


    On Dec. 16th, Comet 46P/Wirtanen will approach Earth less than 1.5 million km away–making it one of the 10 closest-approaching comets of the Space Age. It’s a small comet, with a nucleus barely 1 km wide, but such proximity makes even a small things appear large. The comet’s gaseous atmosphere is now as wide as a full Moon. Mike Broussard of Perry, Louisiana, photographed the comet on Dec. 2nd and inserted the Moon for scale:

    “The comet still has a couple of weeks before closest approach and it is already as big as a full Moon,” says Broussard, who could see the comet with his naked eye–“just barely using averted vision and only when it was in the darkest section of the sky,” he adds.

    Despite its close approach, 46P/Wirtanen will never become a Great Comet like Comet Hayakutake in 1996 or Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997. Wirtanen’s relatively small core of dirty ice cannot produce enough gas and dust to create a really bright, flamboyant tail. The best case scenario is probably a big diffuse cloud of magnitude +3 or +4, barely visible to the unaided eye but an easy target for binoculars and small wide-field telescopes.

    Last night in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, photographer Chris Cook didn’t even need a telescope to capture Wirtanen’s green glow. He took this picture using a Canon 6D digital camera with a 35 mm lens:

    “This was my first sighting of Comet 46P/Wirtanen–just under naked eye visibility for my skies, but in 7×50 binoculars I could see a very large coma (ball of gas) almost 1° in diameter!” reports Cook. “It reminds me of Comet Hayakutake’s massive coma but not nearly as bright.”

    Celebrated astrophotographer Juan Carlos Casado, who last night took his own HDR image of the comet above a church tower in Spain, offers some advice to novices: “Use Raw file format, a fast lens (at least f/2.8) and ISO settings between 1600 and 3200. The exposure will depend on the focal length. I normally use the 500 rule–that is, exposure = 500 / focal (mm), without a tripod. It also helps in areas with light pollution to use an antipollution filter. I am now using Optolong L-Pro clip filter which gives excellent color balance.”

    On the nights of closest approach, 46P/Wirtanen can be found in the constellation Taurus rising in the east at sunset and high in the sky at midnight. Sky watchers in the northern hemisphere may orient themselves using these sky maps: Dec. 5, Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 8, Dec. 9, Dec. 10, Dec. 11, Dec. 12, Dec. 13, Dec. 14, Dec. 15, Dec. 16

    More resources: orbital elements; ephemeris; 3D orbit; light curve.


    Psalm 19:1 ¶ <> The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

    Psalm 97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

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  9. duchess01 says:

    $2.6 Million Gold Christmas Tree
    December 4, 2018


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  10. andyocoregon says:

    Whew! What a day for Wall Street. DOW is down nearly 800 points at closing today.

    Talk about a Rollercoaster Ride!

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  11. Lucille says:

    45 Fascinating Historical Photos Volume 26

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  12. MIKE says:

    On this day in 1976 an extremely talented guitarist named Tommy Bolin died of, you guessed it, a drug overdose.
    Give a listen to, if you care.
    Filed under “what could have been”
    RIP, Tommy

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  13. Coming to the open thread to post this. Sat down for a minute and turned on the television, Lindsey Graham is lamenting about Secretary Pompeo and President Trump being willfully blind, he will never look at the Kingdom the same, the Prince is crazy, and something about a saw. Please, do Americans really give a flip about Kashoogi, a man who palled around with people that really didn’t like US anyway? Enough to put Americans out of jobs for some kind of misguided principle. What about Daniel Pearl, did Graham have this much outrage. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-46435488/lindsey-graham-turns-on-pompeo-over-khashoggi-murder


  14. nwtex says:

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. swampratterrier says:


    Enter to Win a Chance to Attend a Broadway Play with Hillary Clinton

    by BWW News Desk Nov. 27, 2018  

    Hillary Clinton is offering you a chance to sit down with her over a glass of wine followed by a Broadway play. All you have to do is donate to Onward Together and support a fairer, more equal America! Find out more in the video below, and click here to enter!


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