Tuesday February 12th – 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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247 Responses to Tuesday February 12th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

    SUNRISE AT LAKE MARIE, WY

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  2. KP Smith says:

    What is it with you Treepers & truth? I’ve been coming here for years and all I see is truth, truth, truth! (Was a ‘Lurker’ long before posting.) Your obsession with truth can be so ‘intimidating’! MAJOR /sarc

    Don’t you realize the agenda of the NWO is all that matters?
    Truth be damned, “It’s more important to morally right than factually correct”. – AOC Congressional Democrat.
    (sidebar)
    KJV II Thesselonians 2.10, “…because they received not the love of truth…”.
    KJV II Thesselonians 2:11, “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”

    “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

    “During times of universal deceipt, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell

    “Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects… totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.” – Aldous Huxley

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    • mj_inOC says:

      KP, ‘Thy Word is Truth.’
      Stay in Scripture and you will be fine…

      And if you or anyone wants to dig deeper, get Colin Eakin’s book, ‘God’s Glorious Story.’ He is a Stanford grad, now an ortho/sports med dr here in Palo Alto, teaching Stanford under grads Scripture… they had many questions. His lessons became this book.
      God’s Glorious Story Colin Eakin

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        • KP Smith says:

          Thank you for your response to my posting. I spent the day researching the referenced text ‘God’s Glorius Story’. While it is clearly layed out in an easy foremat for the new Bible student, it should be noted that in the author’s diagram (Figure I.1), in the SE corner of the diagram, it clearly references the ‘Rapture’ of the Church.

          Rapture in no where in the Bible and in fact is a tool of Satan to, …decieveth the whole world…” KJV Rev. 12.9.
          Any Bible, book, DVD, teacher, pastor, priest, etc. that repeats this false doctrine should be marked as a false teacher, “…many shall come in my name… and shall deceive many.” KJV Luke 21:8. ‘Rapture’ is your first clue to NOT study under that teacher.

          He that hath an ear, let him hear.

          IHS
          kp

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    • amwick says:

      Our host has said that sunlight is the best disinfectant. Yup, it is… so there’s your answer in a nutshell.

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  3. citizen817 says:

    SUNSET OVER THE FAIRWEATHER MOUNTAIN RANGE. SOUTHEAST ALASKA.

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    For some unfathomed reason the Army went from its decades-old green Class-A uniform to a blue Class-A that looked a lot like the Air Force’s bus driver Class-As. Here we are a few years later and some fashion maven bureaucrat finally got his head pulled out and it’s back to Army Greens instead of AF /RTA blues. Better yet, the Army’s going back to a WWII-style short, belted jacket in green – good choice.

    May have to reevaluate which one I want to be wearing when I go to ground, my decades-old greens or the new ones. Wouldn’t be caught dead in the Army bus driver blues.

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  5. Lucille says:

    No matter the weather, have a happy Tuesday…

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  6. Lucille says:

    Trumpeter Swans…

    First of Fall 'Flock'

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    • amwick says:

      We have a pair of mute swans that live across the street in our fake lake. They are lovely to watch but everyone gives them plenty of space because they are huge..
      This is a random mute swan pic.. so… notice the orange beak.. that is one tell.

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      • amwick says:

        When swans fly their wings make an amazing sound.. which is hard to explain. Those trumpeter swans in the video were yacking too much.. I have never seen so many fly off, I would have loved to hear their wings sing… *sighs…

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I have a set of noise-cancelling ear muffs that I use when I’m out hunting the wily beavers and nutria. They have microphones on the outside that amplify sound until the sound hits ~80db then they cut out to block the sound.
          It’s not unusual to have flocks of wild ducks and geese fly over and I can hear the sounds of their wings flapping, something you don’t normally hear.
          Trade you some geese for some swans.

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        • Lucille says:

          Trumpeter swans are called that for a reason…LOL! You’ve heard the phrase…”He certainly trumpets his accomplishments…” They are just trumpeting that they’re the largest waterfowls in the lake marsh. Haha! Notice how far they have to travel before take-off…sort of like the Spruce Goose…hah!

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    • jbt says:

      They sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher.

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    • greenswampgirl says:

      E.B. White, of Charlottes Web fame, also wrote The Trumpet of the Swan. Great book to share with young’uns. Many teachable things including travel across the U.S. and lessons in loyalty . . .

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Ori loses every time.”

      EXCEPT THE ONE THAT COUNTS

      (although the specific context of these passages is referring to a future event, you get the idea)

      Revelation 6:9 ¶ And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
      10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
      11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

      Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

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  7. flame says:

    Pure HATRED!!! This woman is just so full of hatred!!
    Instead of being busy with the work her constituents chose her to do, she is busy with HATRED!!
    What did Jews do to her, personally???
    Ilhan Omar ignites new anti-Semitism controversy with comments on AIPAC
    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/10/ilhan-omar-israel-aipac-money-1163631?cid=apn

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  8. flame says:

    Hope it’s a joke… Remember what’s happen to genetic scientist?

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  9. Garrison Hall says:

    This is the title piece from perhaps my favorite Pat Metheny album (can we still call ’em that, I wonder?). As he explains in his liner notes, “I went to my home studio, turned on the recorder, and spent the evening playing. . .”. The result is a series of solo guitar pieces perfectly suited for a winter’s evening.

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  10. David says:

    Hi American friends,
    Here is a short video with the architect of the Israeli walls and fences. He was a millitary man when he did the projects. He is talking about the US borders. Very qualified man for this subject.

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  11. reverence1 says:

    Following CTH and presidential actions/politics from Germany with a 6h time difference. So I just want to report here, that this morning at 6am (meaning midnight at the US east cost) I woke up from a dream, and the dream was, that Donald Trump had just been elected president of Germany (and everybody was stunned). Dont know how it happened, as we have no presidential system, but it was very clear. Rarely remember dreams and only very rarely I remember a significant dream … Just sharing.

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  12. Lucille says:

    New Mexico Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth Would Force Doctors and Nurses to Do Abortions
    By William Davis – February 11, 2019

    https://www.lifenews.com/2019/02/11/new-mexico-bill-legalizing-abortions-up-to-birth-would-force-doctors-and-nurses-to-do-abortions/

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  13. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    He Shall Reign

    For 2500 years “death reigned from Adam to Moses”(Rom.5:14).

    During this period of history it was demonstrated that “death passed upon all men,” not because the Law of Moses had condemned them to death, but simply because they were the offspring of fallen Adam, and depraved by nature. Entirely apart from the Law, “sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (Jas.1:15). Thus “death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had NOT sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression.”

    For 1500 years, under the law, “sin… reigned unto death”(Rom.5:20,21).

    Sin had surely risen to its height during Paul’s early years. Christ had been crucified and even after His resurrection His enemies had stood by that awful deed. Israel had joined the Gentiles in declaring war on God and His anointed Son (Psa.2:1-3) and Saul of Tarsus was the leader of the revolt. It was no longer merely a matter of sin; it was now rebellion.

    For 1900 years, “grace [has] reigned, through righteousness,unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom.5:21).

    Thus we are now living under the reign of grace. As “DEATH REIGNED from Adam to Moses” (Rom.5:14); as SIN REIGNED “unto death” after “the Law entered” (Vers.20,21), so now grace abounds, THAT GRACE MIGHT REIGN “through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord” (Vers.20,21).

    For 1000 years the Lord Jesus Christ will reign upon this earth (Rev.20:1-6), as King over Israel and the nations.

    The kingdom will then be delivered over to the Father (ICor.15:24-28).

    For all eternity the Father, Son and Holy Spirit will reign in the person of Christ (Rom.11:36; Eph.1:10).

    Note: From Adam to the present day God has always been “on the throne”, but rather than ruling directly, has overruled in the affairs of men.

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/he-shall-reign/

    Romans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

    James 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

    Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
    21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Psalm 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
    2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
    3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

    Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
    2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
    3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

    4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
    5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
    6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

    1Corinthians 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
    25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
    26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

    27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
    28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

    Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

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  14. Need Help, Hearing folks are getting their SSA checks cut in paying, Medicare “part A or B”.. IN FACT, My Misses got HER CHECK cut 400.00 +/- THIS month coming up, (We got Her letter today) She is going from 946.00 to 577.00 and change YIKES!
    Afterwards, She will ONLY receive, 788.00 per month..
    Or fore-go medical care..

    WE ARE SUNK….
    WE ARE, (or soon to be),, HOMELESS, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY ALL OUR BILLS./.
    OMG..
    I have a boat, generator and a yuge yard sale soon!

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  15. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    test

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  16. Even Satan quakes at the sound of her voice… 👿

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    • smiley2 says:

      Norman Mattoon Thomas (1884-1968) , American Presbyterian minister…famous as a socialist and 6-time pres candidate for The Socialist Party of America .

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      • Beverly says:

        His grandson, Evan Thomas, was the editor of NEWSWEEK magazine. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

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      • duchess01 says:

        The plan was to reduce the US to a third world country – wealth redistribution – send our jobs and industries overseas – and impoverish the USA – make us completely dependent upon government for our livelihood – had PT not won the election – and turned the direction of our country around – the Socialists would have accomplished their goal – they never thought she would lose – and now – they are continuing their plan to tax us into poverty.

        Thomas was correct – the Democrat Party has adopted the Socialist Plan. Interesting – how all of a sudden – PT is saying – “American will NEVER be a Socialist nation!”

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      • jbt says:

        I’m sorry I don’t remember who posted this link a few days ago, but I’m sharing it with everyone I know. A good synopsis of the history of the CPUSA:
        https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/organizations/communist-party-usa-cpusa/

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  17. David says:

    Some of the latest Israeli military technology, in case the subject is of interest:

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  18. smiley2 says:

    JOB AVERSE ?

    Unwilling To Work ? ….go here

    http://www.unwillingtowork.org/

    yes…go quickly… secure your spot today ! …sign up now !

    😀

    think I’m kidding ?

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  19. Beverly says:

    In case you all missed it: Pass it on to friends, family, and fellow patriots.

    The Italians have crafted an amazing “God-Emperor Trump, Warhammer”: a gigantic float for the Viareggio Carnevale. [It’s a little scary, about 20 stories tall].

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      I love that Beverly!

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    • P says:

      Do you know if the triangle atop the Twitter sword is part of this symbolism? http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Illuminati/symbols_of_the_illuminati.htm

      In the article above, there are also hand symbols in the photos made by people who are questionably on the side of darkness.

      Also more symbolism pointed out here: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Illuminati/beast.htm

      I’m finding it hard to trust anything as being ‘good’ and/or ‘benevolent.’ Sorry, just too much evil going on and even more so now than ever before IMO.

      Stay focused on Jesus (Yahshua) and His soon coming. Read every day in His Word and believe what God says.

      John 3:14-21 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+3&version=GNV;AKJV
      14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must that Son of Man be lifted up,

      15 That whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have eternal life.

      16 For God so loveth the world, that He hath given His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

      17 For God sent not His Son into the world, that He should condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

      18 He that believeth in Him, is not condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of that Only Begotten Son of God.

      19 And this is the condemnation, that that Light came into the world, and men loved darkness rather than that Light, because their deeds were evil.

      20 For every man that evil doeth, hateth the Light, neither cometh to Light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

      21 But he that doeth truth, cometh to the Light, that his deeds might be made manifest, that they are wrought according to God.

      Submitted in love

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  20. Blue Ridge Mts. Va says:

    Photo of NC boys pausing in road to honor raising of US flag gets national attention

    SAMPSON CO., N.C. (WBTV) — Two unnamed North Carolina boys have touched hearts across the country after a photo posted on Facebook showed them pausing in the street to honor the raising of a U.S. flag by the local fire station.

    The photo has been shared 2,300 times and inspired more than 3,000 comments and since being posted Friday by the Roseboro Fire Department. Roseboro is a town of about 1,200 people, 65 miles south of Raleigh.

    “This afternoon as Chaplain (Bobby) Herring was raising the U.S. flag to full staff, he looked over to the intersection and saw these two young people standing there with hands on their heart, saying the Pledge of Allegiance,” said a post from the Roseboro Fire Department.

    “God bless our community,” the post concluded.

    Fire Chief Lee Coleman told WRAL the boys are cousins. However, the station did not get their names and has asked for help on Facebook with identifying the two boys.

    Reaction to the photo has come from around the country, and has ranged from pride to “melted hearts” to expressions of hope in troubled times.

    “That pic gives me goosebumps and tears!!” posted Alisa Parker Hayes on the fire department’s Facebook page.

    “Adults could learn a lot from these wonderful kids!” wrote Genetta Bradshaw Goodman.

    “Their response was taught, and taught well,” posted Frank Marleen Powell. “Please congratulate these young men for the respect they showed our great flag and our great nation. They are setting the example for others to follow.”

    “The fact that they stood there showing respect without being prompted to do so says a lot about how they are being raised,” wrote Mandy Taylor on Facebook.

    “Seeing this gives me hope,” posted Betty Warren.
    https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Photo-of-NC-boys-pausing-in-road-to-honor-raising-of-US-flag-gets-national-attention-505695741.html

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    • Lucille says:

      A beautiful, heartfelt gesture by the boys. But the city wants to identify them? Honestly, these dear folk of Roseboro don’t understand today’s hateful fascists who will do anything to quell love of country and respect for our Constitution and Western Civilization. Name the boys and their lives will NEVER be the same…death threats, family financial ruination, ANTIFA assaults are in their futures. Wake up, people!

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

    This video would actually be funny, if Congress and sheep weren’t buying the insanity…

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/31465-green-new-deal-would-kill-almost-everyone-warns-greenpeace-co-founder

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    • smiley2 says:

      “…the decimation of the human population…”

      he mentions that (correctly) in reference to “fossil fuel” reduction…

      but it’s the whole point behind just about everything the radical Left proposes..

      …and then tries to implement through its militancy …under the tiresome guise of “peace”.

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

    It’s about time I got serious and focused a Public Service…

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  23. smiley2 says:

    Perry Wood

    watercolor

    2017

    Autumn Hedgerow

    watercolor ink gouache

    ca 2016

    Paul Fowler ~ UK (b.1970) ~ Contemporary ~ Abstract…water media: acrylic watercolor ink gouache

    more beautiful work etc, here…

    https://www.paulfowler.uk.com/paul-fowler-home

    the Artist…

    highly skilled.

    😀

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  24. Dora says:

    Peder Severin Krøyer “At Lunch” 1883

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  25. rrick says:

    The Green New Deal has been tried before.
    (well, duh. With socialism the old sorry state is always a new idea.)

    “The cost of electricity on Thursday in two states of Australia reached a tally of $932 million dollars for a single day of electricity.”

    https://borepatch.blogspot.com/2019/02/you-know-that-green-new-deal-has.html

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  26. spoogels says:

    Mainstream Media Blackout: The Pope And Islam’s Most Important Imam Just Signed A Covenant That Pushes Us Much Closer To A One World Religion

    https://www.dcclothesline.com/2019/02/09/mainstream-media-blackout-the-pope-and-islams-most-important-imam-just-signed-a-covenant-that-pushes-us-much-closer-to-a-one-world-religion/

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  27. spoogels says:

    If you don’t want to believe what alternative media has warned about for decades, the Washington Post told us what was coming 11 years ago in a 2008 “future history” piece.

    What was warned about by the Post?

    Illegal immigrant gang wars, “permanent insurrection against state and federal immigration agents.”
    Americans are forced into compact cities
    Google dominates our lives with “Google Life Services”
    Citizen journalists are monitored by the feds
    Implantable chips allow freedom of travel in and out of safe zones
    Small scale terror attacks plague the country

    This was forecast in the Post’s “hypothetical” future history of Washington D.C. in the year 2025.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/23/AR2008042302930.html

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  28. Pointman says:

    Teaching the children?

    Pointman

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  29. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  30. spoogels says:

    Ilhan Omar laughs and jokes while talking about Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah — Islamic terror groups that kill Americans, U.S. allies, and Jews-all during a 2013 interview

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  31. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”
    Psalms 95:6 (KJV)

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  32. rrick says:

    Click on the state to see the impact of illegal aliens in each state.

    https://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2019/02/undocumented-numbers-by-state.html

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Hey kids…..It’s senate tee-vee time…..they’re playing their song.

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      • litenmaus says:

        What’s on the line-up for today Mama Tea?

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          The Cloture time expires today for S.47…which is here https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/s47/BILLS-116s47pcs.pdf – (662 pages)

          It is suppose to be roughly 100 different bills with something for every State for the Land Conservation Fund…..MurCOWsky (RINO- AK) has managed to beat to amendments to this…whatever it is….Those Amendments were to change it to a 5 year authorization (the Bill wants PERMANENT renewal) and the other Amendment was something to do with the purchase by feds of land via the National Monument Act (which was Obie’s favorite)

          Senate will vote on this bill this afternoon.

          I also expect a Cloture Vote (limits further debate to 30 hrs) on Nominee for A.G. Barr, either this afternoon or in the morning. (Fauxchahantus was slamming him already this morning and said she was a NO vote, already. She’s the first to mention it, so it’s coming this week too)

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            “Amendment was something to do with the purchase by feds of land via the National Monument Act (which was Obie’s favorite)” You mean the “Steal the Ranchers’ Land” Act”?

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  33. spoogels says:

    MI6 use migrant crisis to smuggle Iran nuclear scientist into Britain

    The 47-year-old nuclear technician, with information about Iran’s nuclear programme, was brought to the UK on New Year’s Eve in a joint operation involving MI6, the CIA and Mossad. It involved a 3,000-mile dash across Europe and a final 22-mile dinghy crossing across the Channel hidden among illegal Iranian immigrants. An Israeli asset for years, he is said to have helped plan the 2012 assassination of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a nuclear scientist and director at Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment facility.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1085207/spies-MI6-smuggle-iranian-defector-dinghy-uk-channel

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  34. Today is the Birthday of Abe Lincoln. Over at Powerline they have a nice post about his anti-slavery position and famous debates with Douglas. Worth a gander.

    One astute commentator (Soleil) made this point:

    “Pro-slavery, the precursor to pro-choice. From Lincoln’s June 16, 1858 speech (describing the pro-slavers position): “That if any one man, choose to enslave another, no third man shall be allowed to object.” Our pro-choicers today: If one person (woman) makes a “choice” about a second person (unborn child), a third person cannot interfere. Unborn seems to be spreading to recently born.”

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  35. nikkichico7 says:

    The Holy Spirit: Giver of Gifts
    FEBRUARY 12, 2019

    Romans 12:1-13
    1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. 3 For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. 4 For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; 7 if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; 8 or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. 9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, 13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.

    Do you feel ill-equipped to serve the Lord? A sense of inadequacy is one of many excuses people use to avoid ministry and service, but it’s not a valid one. Evading the Father’s call can affect His work on earth, prevent the blessings that come from obedience, and keep us from eternal rewards in heaven.

    Jesus Christ knew all about the human tendency to feel inadequate. That is why He assured His followers they would receive a Helper—the Holy Spirit—who would come to abide in them forever (John 14:16). The Spirit enables, energizes, and equips believers to serve the Lord. One of the ways He aids us is by providing spiritual gifts, which are capabilities given to believers.

    Our heavenly Father has a ministry in mind for each of His followers. Therefore, necessary spiritual “equipment” has been selected to help us carry out His work, and these gifts were planned by our Creator before we were born. It is His purpose that we embrace our gift and combine it with other believers’ gifts in order to serve Him wholeheartedly as the body of Christ. Even the smallest job contributes to the Great Commission and the strengthening of Jesus Christ’s body, the church.

    The Lord has a plan for every believer. To ensure that we can meet His expectations, He first builds natural talents into us. At salvation, He adds a spiritual gift. Then the heavenly Father opens doors of opportunity and the Holy Spirit manifests His power so that we can carry out the work set before us.
    intouch.org
    Dr. Charles Stanley

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  36. Dora says:

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  37. Troublemaker10 says:

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  38. nikkichico7 says:

    1 Corinthians 13:6-7
    6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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  39. nikkichico7 says:

    This is what we have today … on top of the snow … 😫👎🏻‼️

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  40. BigMamaTEA says:

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  41. Dora says:

    All-girl Boy Scout troop starts in Ohio

    WOOSTER — Anything boys can do, girls can do, too, and that includes being part of the Boy Scouts of America.

    A small but enthusiastic group of young women met at Zion Lutheran Church in Wooster on Monday evening to become part of the new Troop 64 — an all-girl troop which will offer the new recruits some privileges they think they’ve been missing, such as whittling and camping.

    It will be the first all-girl BSA troop to start in Wooster, according to organizers.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3727031/posts

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  42. Troublemaker10 says:

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  43. Beto O’Routke’s home in El Paso, TX. 1100 Los Angeles Drive, El Paso. Protected by a combination of steel fencing and stucco security walls, along with steel security gates.

    Google it.

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  44. andyocoregon says:

    If it turns out he was lying and did file a false police report, throw the book at him!

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/is-empire-star-jussie-smolletts-story-falling-apart/

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  45. Sandra-VA says:

    test

    This WP mess is INCREDIBLY frustrating! Nothing posts and the constantly having to fill in userid and email just compounds the frustration!

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    • bakocarl says:

      I can’t post big stuff, but, so far, during this WP beta test, I haven’t have to fill in my WP userid or email even once.

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    • Lucille says:

      At the moment I can still post. But I have to fill in my email and name every time I put anything on a WordPress site.

      I have no proof, of course, but IMO it’s to repress postings by folk they want to ban but think they might get blow-back.

      IF ANYONE IS OUT THERE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS AT WORD PRESS, please give us another explanation–if you have one–for making sites utilizing your product more difficult to use.

      VERY ANNOYING!

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  46. BigMamaTEA says:

    on senate tee-vee …..Sen. Mark Warner (Criminal-VA) just had the gall to express his opinion that he did not think that AG Nominee Barr, would have fidelity to the Rule of Law!!!!!!LOL!!!
    bwhahahahahahahahahhahhah!

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      oops…..Warner just veered quickly into threatening the President if he were to attempt Pardoning himself (POTUS) or others (even his voice tone changed to harsh)

      Then Warner veered quickly back to his plan to vote NO on AG Nominee Barr.

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      • nikkichico7 says:

        I would love/pay to see Warner taken behind the shed for a YUGE thumping … he’s not nice … I’m working on being nice 😣 (I might just explode 💥💥)

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          I’d like to BE the ONE to Take him out behind the woodshed and give him the whopazz he needs just to get him ready for some Special Forces friends of mine. May he rot in hellz!

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          • nikkichico7 says:

            Right on Ms. B 🤨👍‼️ He looks like an older of a Nazi youth, just need the arm-band. He’s a mean one …. 😠👎🏻

            If you get a chance watch the movie “The Mortal Storm” it’s about the nazi’s starting up … they act like antifa does. It’s an old movie, Jimmy Stewart is in it and Marie Openskya …

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            • BigMamaTEA says:

              Okay….thanks nikkichico….I’ll see if I can find a copy. Before I started this almost 15 year journey….movies like that…..(even if they’re gentle) used to kind of scare me. NOT ANYMORE!! LOL! Some of the stuff I’ve researched and captured….whoa!

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              • nikkichico7 says:

                You’ll like Ms. B .. Robert Stack is in it too.

                The Mortal Storm
                The Mortal Storm is a 1940 drama film from MGM directed by Frank Borzage and starring Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart. The film’s theme is the impact upon a nation’s population when the country becomes fascist. The supporting cast features Robert Young, Robert Stack, Frank Morgan, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond and Maria Ouspenskaya.More at Wikipedia

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mortal_Storm

                It’s basically where the demoncraps are now .. 😡

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                • BigMamaTEA says:

                  Thanks very much. I’ll find it!!

                  Now, while the senate is behind closed doors….I am going to the treadmill to walk-off some ANGER! All the radicals have come to the floor to speak……The criminals show their radicalism, in the fact that they come forward and double-down……when most “normal” people would stay away from the cameras as much as possible if they had committed even 1/10th of the crime these congress-criminals had committed. The radicals always come forward MORE than usual.

                  Back in a bit.

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                • nikkichico7 says:

                  Ah, .. they need to be disciplined with a teachers board that’s been drilled with holes .. it’ll make a impression … 🤨

                  Work your body on that treadmill, get all that frustration and anger out .. ❤️

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