Wednesday April 17th – 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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194 Responses to Wednesday April 17th – Open Thread

  1. czarowniczy says:

    I find it interesting that the smoke from Notre Dame hadn’t even settled before the rush to say it was totally an accident began. Investigation hadn’t even started before the ‘it’s an accident’ responses began.

    Let’s go back about a month to March 17th when Paris’s 2nd largest church, St Sulpice, ‘mysteriously’ catches fire. There was work going on there and the huge wooden doors caught fire. Damage was minimal as the fire brigade responded quickly but huge, thick wooden doors generally do not spontaneously ignite nor burn with that ferocity that quickly. St Sulpice is also close to Notre Dame. Police have called the St Sulpice fire arson but so far that’s it.

    Now we have France’s/Paris’s largest church catching fire, the 12th church attacked within a week, during an undeniably evocative week, and no one is mentioning that in 2018 between 875 and over a thousand churches, depending on who’s counting. were desecrated. And France isn’t alone, it’s going on all over Europe, Christianity is under attack: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14044/europe-churches-vandalized

    Expect this West Point monograph to disappear soon: https://ctc.usma.edu/the-paris-attacks-and-the-evolving-islamic-state-threat-to-france/ but the threat isn’t going unnoticed. I’m surprised West Point not only accepted this piece but allowed it onto the net as our next generation of military leaders are supposed to be more inclusive, accepting and not as corrosively masculine.

    We are seeing an uptick in attacks on both Christian and Jewish churches/synagogues and cemeteries across Europe, just not on our local news. What we are not seeing is who’s doing it though when Moslem perps are caught the entire system falls all over itself in trying to minimize their religious motivation. The blame when the system can pin it on conservative, revanchist, Neo-Nazis or any other non-corrosive group is trumpeted endlessly. At some point it has to start in earnest here, just wondering if the media are ginning up a folder of excuses in advance.

    I called our local Fox newsroom to ask if they’d heard of the 800+ attacks on Christian churches in France, the 12 in the week before Notre Dame and the attack on St Sulpice. They said that it wasn’t of interest to them unless it came straight from a French feed, they weren’t going to take the time to investigate it. They’ll investigate the hell out of just about anything else but in one of the most Christian cities in the US…nada.

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  2. Mandy says:

    Sol Pais is dead, per CO officials.

    https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/04/17/sol-pais-dead-manhunt-search-school-threats-colorado-echo-lake-mount-evans/

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The massive search for Sol Pais is over. She is dead from possible self-inflicted wounds, according to a law enforcement source at a command post in Clear Creek County. The FBI tweeted “THERE IS NO LONGER A THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY.”

    The 18-year-old female suspect was on the run after after making threats that led to the closure of school for more than half a million students on Colorado’s Front Range Wednesday.”

    more at link, above.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      Wow! What an odd ending to an odd story.
      Police said she was running around naked with a shotgun? At 10,000 feet altitude with snow on the ground?
      Was she on drugs or have the police over reacted and lied about this entire incident?
      We’ll probably never know.

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    • teabag14 says:

      I haven’t read any written reports on this (including the link provided above). I’ve only watched local (Denver) televised reports. I have a few thoughts.
      1) Imagine that. A mentally ill teenager from FLORIDA came to Colorado to commit suicide. Weird.
      2) All the talk now centers around how she was legally able to purchase a firearm in Colorado within hours of landing at DIA. Any light bulbs going on yet?
      3) Yakety Yak. The next gun control law in Colorado will likely involve a waiting period because “had there been a waiting period a life would have been saved”.
      4) The anniversary of Columbine is approaching. Every news channel in town says they will not glorify the event. But they are. All make note of how this mentally ill teenager from Florida was OBSESSED with Columbine. Columbine happened 20 years ago. This girl from FLORIDA was 18 years old. Strange.
      5) Just bear in mind that Colofornia -oops- uh, Colorado is now bluer than your granny’s hair.
      6) Light bulbs anyone? Oh wait. Silly me. This is clearly all just an unfortunate coincidence.
      7) I hope and pray that the MAJORITY of America is as awake and aware as those of us gathered here. 2020 hangs in the balance. If we lose 2020 like we lost the midterms we are f**ked forever.
      8) I’m going to bed now but I don’t sleep until I pray twice. Once: The Lord’s Prayer. The second time: my personal, more specific prayer. Many of you pray similarly. I know because you say so here. God Bless us and Keep us. And God Bless PDJT, his family, and his team as they deliver us from evil. Amen.

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  3. Mandy says:

    “Michelle Obama was on an dinner cruise along the Seine River in Paris when the Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire

    Michelle Obama was spotted on an idyllic dinner cruise in Paris when she and the other guests learned that the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral had gone up in flames.

    The former first lady boarded the boat with her fellow passengers just across from the Eiffel Tower on Monday evening and set off along the Seine River.

    Mrs Obama was pictured smiling and sipping wine as she mingled with other guests on the roof of the luxury boat as they cruised past the iconic monuments of Paris.

    But their mood changed considerably soon after when news filtered through that the nearby 800-year-old cathedral was on fire.”

    More at link.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6928937/Michelle-Obama-Paris-cruise-Notre-Dame-caught-fire.html

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

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  5. andyocoregon says:

    Tucker Carlson had a great opener last night:

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  6. andyocoregon says:

    Another loony liberal politician with no brain:

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  7. Dora says:

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  8. kabuki100 says:

    Rush referenced this article today. The writer suggest that modern France is not compatible with the old Notre Dame! https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/notre-dame-cathedral-paris-fire-whats-next-822743/

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  9. David says:

    Hi American Friends,
    So Netanyahu won again, the fifth time.
    I attach here an interview that may be of interest.

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  10. andyocoregon says:

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not happy the State of Florida has a “Sunshine Law” that forced them to release the Rub & Tug massage parlor video of him. It will be pixelated of course.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/17/prosecutors-will-release-video-of-robert-kraft-at-massage-parlor.html

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  11. Dora says:

    And that’s how it started.

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  12. Dora says:

    I’d rather it not get built at all.

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  13. jimboct says:

    Welcome all to the quiet before the storm. We all know the storm starts tomorrow with the release of the nothingburger. I’m certain the headlines have already been written. The deep thought pieces proofread and the teeth have been gnashing.
    For us branch dwellers, the report holds no surprises. We know the left will grasp at banned straws and try and keep the dream alive. Maybe the left will protest outside of Mueller’s house in consternation.
    Tomorrow is nothing compared to when the truth comes out of who did what to start this illegal spy action. “By The Book” will become the Nuremberg “I was only following orders” of the 21st Century.
    How high up the food chain will the trials go? Brennan / Comey? Clapper? Lynch? Obama? time will tell.

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  14. Blue Ridge Mts. Va says:

    Ten Baby Ducks Saved From Storm Drain by Bristol VA Firefighter

    BRISTOL, Va. (WDBJ7) — Bristol saved the day by rescuing 10 baby ducks and moving them to safety on Tuesday.

    Officials say a call was received at the station regarding the mother duck frantically walking around the storm drain.

    Upon arrival crews removed the grate from the storm drain and rescued 10 baby ducks and later moving them all to safety.

    No ducks were injured in the process
    https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/10-baby-ducks-rescued-from-storm-drain-by-Bristol-firefighter-508701191.html

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  15. Sepp says:

    Saint Geneviève of Paris (+ 512)

    Through the holy intercessions of Saint Geneviève, O Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

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  16. This is VSGPDJT and the msm. You decide which is which……….

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  17. andyocoregon says:

    A lot of Oregonians are outraged at the wrist-slap minimal sentence given to this meth-Dad who abandoned his 1 year old son in the woods.
    BTW, the man holding the baby in the lower picture is a law officer, not the father. The father is in the top pics. And he looks like a typical meth user.

    https://kutv.com/news/nation-world/father-gets-2-years-in-prison-for-leaving-1-yo-baby-in-oregon-woods

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    NY Times is reporting that scientists have succeeded in restoring some activity to the brain cells of dead pigs! The activity did not include any activity indicating higher functioning like intelligence or awareness but they did gain some metabolic activity.

    So there IS HOPE for Democrats!

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  19. amwick says:

    North Korea just fired a test missile… oh… snap.

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  20. Lucille says:

    Hard drive found in Syria shows that the Islamic State had a jihadi tasked with bringing Muslim migrants into Europe
    APR 16, 2019 4:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER

    Meanwhile, the European political and media elites were charging anyone who opposed the Muslim migrant influx with “racism,” “bigotry,” and “Islamophobia.” European leaders, and Pope Francis as well, were and are working actively to bring about a Europe full of bloodshed and strife.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/04/hard-drive-found-in-syria-shows-that-the-islamic-state-had-a-jihadi-tasked-with-bringing-muslim-migrants-into-europe

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  21. andyocoregon says:

    That was some “recusal”, huh?

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  22. Mandy says:

    Looks like video caught the moment that someone set Notre Dame on fire…

    Supposedly youtube is scrubbing this vid as quickly as they can…I can’t say, just saw it….but hopefully it will work for anyone here who wishes to view it….

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  23. auscitizenmom is visiting family so I am honored to post these prayers nightly.
    Please join me in prayer.

    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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  24. 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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  25. nwtex says:

    California is at it again, or i should say still at it. They need to get out of peoples lives and private businesses as well. Enough of this micro managing.

    California may ban hotels from giving guests tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion
    April 11, 2019

    If AB 1162 becomes law, lodging establishments would be inspected and owners/operators would face fines if they’re caught violating the law. The fine amount hasn’t been set yet, although the Natural Resources committee recommended setting a fine of $500 for the second and subsequent violations, with fines not exceeding $2,000 a year.

    https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/04/11/california-may-ban-hotels-from-giving-guests-tiny-bottles-of-shampoo-conditioner-lotion/

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