Thursday March 14th – 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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    • Blue Ridge Mts. Va says:

      I don’t think that is like FB, its more like a messaging platform. Which I would not want on my cell phone. I use a desk top computer so I can increase the screen resolution pretty big time (sometimes 150%) so I can see it. The Internet yesterday was goofy. Even phone service (landline) was a mess, so that meant the 911 service was also affected.


  1. andyocoregon says:

    Action Alert!
    Let’s get Media Matters reclassified by the IRS. They should not be a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      From the email content:

      “To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      hey andy….are you familiar at all with that petition website? I’ve not heard of it myself yet.
      Someone needs to start one at at the White House petition site!!!!Where it for sure will get the POTUS’ attention.

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      • Blue Ridge Mts. Va says:

        I am interested in something like that Mamma Tea, please start one.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          I will. I set myself up an acct. to do that last night. I’m going to go back in my archives a bit, and dig out all my facts on not on Media Matters..non-profit…but they also have Media Matters “action”

          As a matter of fact…..David Brock has set up a spider-web of many more of these different types of “not-for-profits” that he certainly makes a big profit from, and if I remember correctly from my own research….Soros, and all the Clintonistas, Podesta, et al are intertwined. They all have the same address. I’ve been watching these crooks for a long time.

          I want the entire mess looked at. (This might require two petitions! ha!)

          I also need to refresh my memory on the 2 different types of non-profits, which at some point, Brock did set up some non-profits that allow action….and some so called “information” types.
          But NOT the kind of action they are using.

          Even if it takes me a couple of days…(.I fortunately have been archiving for a long time. Some of what I have, has been wiped from the internet a long time ago…..) I want a factual petition, with some real verifiable meat in it…that will get real attention. I’m tired of “feel good” type petitions that make the signer feel like they’re doing something……that’s why I only sign certain groups petitions. If I ever post a petition-signing link, it will be one that I trust will follow through, with action on the petition. (meaning actually present it to DC) Some of these public petitions just capture email addy’s to send your junk mail..


          • BigMamaTEA says:

            btw….this is BIGGER than just what’s happening to Tucker. It’s been happening all along, with many others…..and ultimately this spider web of money-laundering 501’s is where all the funding and harassment is coming from.


  2. Sepp says:

    From Saint Barsanuphius of Optina (in Russia)

    “Grant us, O Lord, if we are unable to love our enemies, at least to forgive them.”

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  3. jx says:

    Illegal Alien Charged with Murder After California Counties Ignore 9 ICE Detainer Requests –

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    • czarowniczy says:

      A few innocent deaths are meer stumbling blocks on the way to creating a diverse American culture that more cleanly melds all cultures within walking distance of our civilized country. Free wormings and low cost, government subsidized body armor will be available in the lobby.

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Click…click…and it ratchets up. Israel’s released commercial-level pix of a facility close to Tartus and seems to have leaked information on one close to Latakia. Both facilities appear to be consistent with Iranian SSM missile assembly facilities, both are within a stone’s throw of major Russian military bases in Syria and inside of those base’s antiaircraft missile envelopes.

    It appears that despite reported rifts between Russia and Iran on some issues, allowing these facilities under Russian protection shows they’re both still onboard regarding Israel. Russia’s already sold Syria the S-300 system and is looking at selling her the S-400. This would give Russia the chance to test the S-400 (their internal version, not the lesser version sold outside of Russia) with Russian crews against the Israeli F-35s were Israel to attack these facilities. It’s rumored that a ‘Syrian crewed’ S-200 has already severely damaged an Israeli F-35 on a previous facility attack but information on that engagement is almost nonexistent, Israel’s clamped down on any releases and has attributed the damage to a bird strike.

    Stay tuned, sports fans, this could heat up in no time at all.

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    • smiley2 says:

      article… another Iranian missile site … plus satellite images…

      March 14, 2019

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      • Mandy says:

        I don’t think anyone is going to attack Israel near term. (At least, no one with any real strength.)

        Israel’s enemies know that TIME ITSELF is on their side.

        See, while the US is STILL quite strong, our military power and capability is decreasing at an EXTREMELY rapid pace. Money will not fix what ails us. The rest of the world is fully aware of this fact.

        As we deteriorate, Israel finds itself at greater and greater risk. Israel knows this, hence Israel is agitating to get the US to attack her enemies SOONER rather than later. Which makes sense – from a strictly Israel FIRST perspective, anyway. Once we are shredded to the point of our military becoming as that of Mexico/Somalia, we are of zero use for defending Israel.

        That’s why I don’t expect any of the big powers to attack Israel near term. Time is on their side…

        Long term? Well, long term is another matter…

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        • smiley2 says:

          did you read the article ?

          the point was more to do with Iran using Syria as a kind of “way-station”… for missile assembling/build-up…

          ..and for arms smuggling to Hezbollah in Lebanon, as another example.

          in the meantime, if you read The Bible, GOD will put “the hooks” in the jaws of Israel’s enemies in that upcoming prophetic battle .

          those alliances are now forming.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yup, the one in the Tartus ADA area, nada on the other one.


    • dogsmaw says:

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      • czarowniczy says:

        The shootings at the mosques are interesting – talk about karma.

        I’m wondering what type of of rockets were fired at Tel Aviv, it’s not that far from the Gaza launch pads and those Syrian buildings look as if they’re for larger missiles.

        Hamas has its homemade Kassam rocket and does get some smuggled in from Iran and Syria but the Syrian plants appear to be for much larger missiles.

        We probably won’t find out which missiles are being assembled in those buildings but the even bigger question is: how long will Israel wait to blow those buildings up?

        The AA systems close the plants can even detect, to an unstated degree, stealth aircraft so Israeli drones will have a tough time getting observation time and the plants can move materials, if they have to, during times that unfriendly spy satellites are elsewhere in their orbits.

        We’re not hearing of all of the Israeli attacks in Syria so let’s see if we get the skinny when Israel goes after the plants. This is going to be very interesting as I’m betting Russian crews may be working the S-300s and I’m sure they’ll be manning the S-400s. We’ll get to see how our first line fighter faces down their top AA system.


  5. “Nicholas Sandman has taken a stand for himself and for you by filing major lawsuits against CNN and the Washington Post. Nicholas and his legal team will not be stopped until these Goliath corporations are held accountable for their lack of journalistic integrity. Until then, no one’s reputation is safe.”

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  6. warrprin1 says:

    From Patrick Henry for today — I find this PH challenge, issued to his compatriots, to be most appropriate with all that is at stake today, March 14, 2019. It doesn’t take much imagination to lift these statements and questions from the 1700s and compare them to the times and circumstances we face in our nation today.

    “It is in vain, Sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, “Peace! Peace!” — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have?” Patrick Henry

    Now, for the security of our Nation, do we allow the tyranny of Globalism to own us and our descendants? Do we permit the Tools of the Globalists to undermine the firmament of our Government of the People, by the People, and for the People? The Tools are the Socialist Screechers, the Resistors, the DNC, the Dem Persecutors, the easily corrupted politicians, and the willing, enthusiastic betrayal, executed by the GOPe against its own loyal voters.

    Tom Donahue and the formerly respected Chamber of Commerce: be damned. SiliCON Valley violators of the 1st Amendment and privacy rights: be damned. Politicians and your legalistic flunkies working to harm the President, to kill the Middle Class, to own the Judiciary, and to demolish the protections guarantied by the Constitution: be damned. Open Borders / Anti-National-Sovereignty Mafiosi: be damned. Stupid Ass, Treacherous, Former SotH PR: be damned, and crawl back into your hidey hole. The very sight of you turns our stomachs, and makes us determined to regain control of OUR Republican Party. Us Senate Majority Leader: same to you, exponentially. White House Leakers – fewer of you now, but we will unearth the rest of you. Weissmann, Real Jack-Ass Leader of the Mule Team: you’re done.

    Seditionists: be damned. You will not destroy the fabric of this Nation.

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  7. KP Smith says:

    Is Revelation Literal Or Symbolic? Consider This… (abridged for space.)

    A recent posting talked about Revelation Chapter 8 in a very literal sense. At the 2nd trump, an object hurtles from space and destroys 1/3 of marine life and yada, yada, yada. Wrong.

    Our Heavenly Father uses symbology to teach [separate] those who take the time, from those who don’t understand but rather repeat what they’ve been ‘taught’, or aren’t meant to undestand yet. He ALWAYS explains Himself if we take time, make an effort, and piece things together.

    Ist and perhaps most important in Daniel:

    8:24 “…he shall destroy wonderfully…by peace …and destroy …the mighty and holy people.” [Through deception, anti-Christ (Satan) will destroy (deceive) even Christian teachers (mighty) and Christian people (holy) in general. IF they don’t take the time to learn.]

    8:25 “…he shall cause craft to prosper…and by peace shall destroy many…he shall…stand up against the Prince of princes…” [The anti-Christ (Satan) will come under the pretense he is saving the world from financial crisis and world war. He will stand against Christ but will be defeated. Some question Daniel’s validity as a Prophet. Read Matthew 24:15 (Christ speaking) “spoken of…by Daniel the prophet…” bona fide by our Lord and Saviour, end of subject.

    12:9 “…Satan, which deceiveth the whole world…cast [to] the earth…” [anti-Christ (Satan) is coming down to earth to deceive EVERYONE that hasn’t studied with understanding.]
    12:12…woe to the…earth…and of the sea! for the devil is come down…a short time.” [Woe to the people that are deceived. Read Matthew 24:22 (Christ speaking) “…except those days… be shortened, there should no flesh be saved…” 24:23 “…if any man shall say…here is Christ…believe it not.” It’s anti-Christ (Satan) not the true Christ.]

    To the subject of “asteroids” from space…


    8:8 “…a third part of the sea became blood.” Now read Rev. 17:15 “…the waters which thou sawest…are peoples…” [As usual GOD explains it for us, ‘I have foretold you all things.” 1st 1/3 of the people are spiritually deceived, thus “die” (became blood) spiritually, not physically. They’re still alive physically but believe the anti-Christ is the True Christ, when He’s not even here yet! They’re waiting to be ‘raptured’.

    8:9 “…and the third part…in the sea…died…ships…destroyed…” [Here we go with the 2nd 1/3 of the ‘peoples’ deceived spiritually. And additionally commerce (“ships”) suffers. Keep in mind the anit-Christ (Satan) comes in peacefully and prosperously.]

    8:10 “…upon the third part of the rivers…” [3rd 1/3 of the people that are deceived.]
    Documentation of this could go on for hours of reading. Sundance and clan would become annoyed at length. When studying Revelation, keep in mind ‘trump’ shortened for ‘trumpet’ is a call to action. ‘Seal’ is understanding the act itself, ‘vial’ is the act coming to pass after the ‘trump’ has been sounded. It is NO accident that ‘trumpet’ has been shortened to ‘Trump’ for our edification. The seven seals, seven vials, and seven trumps are not explained in chronological order of their occurrence, they are explained in order of importance to our Heavenly Father and thus to us.

    Matthew 13:43 “Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

    Isaiah (The Prophet 500+ B.C.)
    28:10 “For precept must be upon precept…line upon line…here a little, and there a little.”

    Over time, anything that seems confusing at first will meld together with the rest and become clearer. But, study ALL of it. Let no one deceive you, “You don’t need to read that, you’re gonna’ rapture away”. Yada, yada, yada, wrong!

    This isn’t meant to annoy others, I swear! But this is really important, I felt led to post immediately! All Christians are ultimately on the same winning team! I’m putting another ‘study’ together for my Sunday posting, for those who might be interested…
    In HIS Service,


  8. Dora says:

    The man who invented Pi. Remember him?

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  9. andyocoregon says:

    Iron Dome launched over Israel.

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  10. Sepp says:

    Thursday of the first week of Orthodox Great Lent

    From the Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

    “A robber accused Thee, and a robber confessed Thee to be God, for both were hanging on a cross with Thee. But open even to me, O most compassionate Saviour, the door of Thy glorious Kingdom as to Thy faithful robber who acknowledged Thee to be God.” (Luke 23 : 32 – 42)

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  11. getfitnow says:

    This article holds an important message for parents of children that think college is the end all and be all.

    FTA – Some seventy percent of college graduates carry student debt, which now amounts to over a trillion and a half dollars.

    Part of this is the unintended consequence of easily available government-backed loan programs, and the propagation of the myth that a college degree translates into much higher income over a lifetime. Remove the scientific and engineering fields from the equation, and the myth crumbles as fast as the interest payments on student debt rise. About 44% of college graduates end up in jobs that do not require a college education. Many employers require a college degree where a good high school education would more than suffice.

    The problems confronting our colleges and universities are far greater than a single scandal. Higher education needs reform, starting with the imposition of standards, the removal of so-called “studies” departments, a commitment to open inquiry, protections of free speech from thugs who think the heckler’s veto is enshrined in the Constitution, and an end to admissions and hiring by ascription.

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  12. duchess01 says:

    These Hardcore FACTS Should ENRAGE YOU

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  13. Sepp says:

    Speaking of socialists . . . .

    Karl Marx died on this date in 1883.

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  14. Excerpt from a falsely accused priest still not only bearing faithful witness to Christ while in jail but also being an instrument of conversion within that hellhole (he was advised to plead guilty and get a lenient sentence by both his diocesan bishop AND his inept defense attorney,but he could not lie and so, muffled from speaking in his own defense, both primary witnesses having admitted that they lied, one admitting to having been paid and one threatened by the prosecuting attorney, a whole box full of evidence to support his innocence MYSTERIOUSLY lost by the priest he trusted with it, he was sentenced to 67 years and brutally attacked..only to find forgiveness of that person in his own heart AND overcome his terror to become a source of light within prison….yet humbly not recognizing it despite the praise of greatly admired people of character from all walks of life.

    Every Wednesday this column comes out (he does it on an ancient typewriter his neck and back aching still from the brutal attack nearly two decades ago and having never seen his online column due to no access to a computer while incarcerated.

    …and yet his posts are as on target as if he was the most decorated and authentic investigative journalist or researcher for truth. The story behind this whole fiasco is compelling and I personally think that he has been kept so unjustly because his voice is compelling enough within prison walls but if he were to be let out, I think that the REST OF THE STORY, the collaboration between unfaithful within church hierarchy and globalists, would rock the world and we would be examining the unjust process dealt to innocent priests in order to avoid a magnifying glass focused on the complicit clergy who are guilty, guilty guilty.
    Warning: I may very well write the above again, because since Facebook went in and shut down a too effective witness to real faith, we who are faithful readers and astonished by this man’s fortitude and forgiveness – and humor – are intent on getting the column disseminated and the readership here is just the group to be a catalyst for momentum.

    An excerpt from this week’s ‘Turmoil in Rome and Transfiguration of Christ”:

    “….Our call always ends with “Nothing new in the Holy See.” It means that no one there has stopped to look behind These Stone Walls. There is a sadness in that. There is a lot of controversy in Rome these days, and because I have a stake in it, I am both anxious about it and anxious to have a voice in it. I look intently at the affairs of Rome even if no one there is ever looking back. Current events there are sometimes manipulated by those with an agenda to reshape the Church in their own image, or to filter the Way, the Truth, and the Light through the age of relativism.

    But all this has more to do with our politics than the far more important opportunities to explore, and allow to be shaped within us, the profoundness of our faith. Unlike other Catholic bloggers, I can write only one post per week so the affairs of Rome will have to wait. It is Lent, after all, and the Transfiguration of Christ in the Gospel this week shakes the Earth under my feet while the affairs of Rome only make me tremble a bit.

    So no offense to my fellow Catholics embroiled over the dramas of Rome, but I am putting them on hold for Lent. I am painfully aware that exactly six years ago Pope Benedict XVI left the Chair of St. Peter and Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis. I have written a number of posts about that development, so to mark this sixth anniversary I will add some of the more important links at the end of this one.

    These are dark days for priests, and often dark for faithful Catholics as well. But darkness preceded the Transfiguration of Christ at the center of the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent, and as usual there is a story on its surface and a far greater one in its depths. Lord, be our Light….”

    What follows is some of the most fascinating, substantive and inspiring text you’d be blessed to read.

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  15. BigMamaTEA says:

    Hi gang. Apologies for reporting in sooner….but I see that Sd has done a thread on the “Stop Orange-Man from using Emergency Authority to Build Wall” bill. I was SO ANGRY that immediately after the vote….I went to the range.

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    • RyderLee says:

      BigMamaTEA , I understand . I’m ashamed to say that Murray and Cantwell
      from My State are on that list of thwarting Our President . Worthless dimms , both ! Considering our proximity to the border and what All 3 West Coast States have Seen and Heard over the last number of years , you would think they’d All pull their heads out of their azzes into the Light of Day ! Disgusting !
      Happy to know You put Your Anger to Good Use , BMTEA 😊

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        RyderLee…I have empathy for you with PorkchopPatty and Maria Cant…well….YOU GUYS in Washington State have some work to do!

        Patty Murray is up in 2022, but she’s been in the senate for what is now on her 6th term!!=30yrs

        And Cant….well, you guys just re-elected her in 2018 for her 4th term! =24

        From this point forward, start looking for your candidates to replace these old heifers!! State looking first in your State legislature….if you have any possibilities there.

        It’s going to take more just Voting for everyone at Election time, from now on.

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        • RyderLee says:

          I was Astounded to see that Cantwell came out ahead of Susan Hutchison who I know to be a Good Soul and a Hard Worker in the Right Direction !
          It appeared that my little nook in the county felt the same way .

          You are Absolutely Correct about these *two old heifers* ! They’ve been in there Way Too Long and have shown nothing of substance ! Personally , I’ve been voting Against them for Years and have put forth to Everyone I know to do the same !

          Thanks for your response , BMTEA ! I appreciate You Always keeping us up-to-date on senate tv and , I Always look forward to reading All Your Postings !

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Oh, and RyderLee…..With the Uniparty crap…I was concerned even my two….you just never know. But I’ve been e-mailing mine this week, and flat out told them….”I don’t care if POTUS takes the needed funds from you and your staff’s budget…..I want the dang wall !” I’ve been telling my Sr. senator (Inhofe) that it’s time for him to think about retiring, and giving him a couple of names (cause you know, even my RED state guys get to thinking at some point….that it’s THEIR seat! ha)

        Now my Jr. senator…..he’s easy. I was the volunteer coordinator for his opponnet’s campaign that came dang near beating him in the Primary. {snicker} Even to this day, he would personally tell you, that that primary was the real election….and when I’ve heard him say it personally on several occasions….I was there..and he looked straight at me! I just grin my southern smile!!! {good times}

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        • RyderLee says:

          BigMamaTEA , a Well Deserved Compliment to You !
          I can tell from your comments that YOU are a True Patriot
          AND a BearCat to boot !
          (BearCat being a High Praise my Dad used for someone like You 😊)

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    • bjosz says:

      BigMamaTEA: You have been one busy, fired up lady today!! So how did your trip to the range go, lots of “bull’s eyes”? I enjoy your post so much! Relax a while now. 🙂

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  16. 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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  17. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  18. Blue Ridge Mts. Va says:

    K9 Veterans Day Pays Tribute To Four-Legged Heroes
    [I missed posting this yesterday after all the problems with the Internet]

    Americans paid tribute to four-legged heroes on Wednesday in honor of K9 Veterans Day.

    March 13, 2019, was the 77th anniversary of the founding of the K9 Corps, also known as the War Dog Program. Since that time, thousands of dogs have been through the rigorous training program and been battle-tested alongside their human counterparts in every major conflict since.

    Over 1,500 dogs served in Korea, over 4,000 deployed to Vietnam, and thousands more have served honorably in Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years. (RELATED: Canine Partner Of Murdered Officer Will Retire, Live With His Widow And Son)

    Who’s a good boy? Our K-9s are the heroes we don’t deserve, but we all need. Today is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps. Happy K9 Veteran’s Day to our four legged friends *ruff* ????????

    — U.S. Coast Guard (@USCG) March 13, 2019

    See rest of article:

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  19. Blue Ridge Mts. Va says:

    This is so cute. Pappa dog comes to visit his pupps, and he brings the momma dog a treat

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  20. Herbert Kroll says:

    John McCain Associate Had Contact With A Dozen Reporters Regarding Steele Dossier
    Exactly what I expected…

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