Wednesday May 22nd – 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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190 Responses to Wednesday May 22nd – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

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    • We have an Eagle nest several hundred yards upriver from our vacation house. It is amazing to watch them “fishing”.
      One year there was an incredible scene of the eagle trying to steal osprey eggs…the osprey mother flew UPSIDE DOWN to chase the eagle away from her eggs.
      Wish I could have made a video…

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      • Patrick healy says:

        Luckily there are no useless windmills nearby – otherwise dead eagles.
        But windmills and solar frying panels are saving the world from global warming/sarc

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        • Nancy Steger says:

          Uncounted millions of birds and bats — pollinators indispensable to the food chain — are being destroyed by windmills, and acres of arable land are being taken out of food production by solar panel “farms.”

          Neither of these “clean energy” devices produces electricity as dependably, cheaply or efficiently as coal, natural gas or nuclear power — which have to be maintained as standby to support the intermittent functioning of “renewable” power. Taxpayer subsidies add to the cost of these “global warming” toys. Obama once promised that the cost of energy would be doubled to save the environment, and for those afflicted by windmill and solar installations it has certainly risen.

          Despite the superiority of environmental conditions in the USA, big polluters such as India and China are exempt from “global warming” regulations aimed at hobbling our economy, as if the earth’s atmosphere were parceled out in political jurisdictions.

          This has to be one of the most lucrative, resilient and monolithic frauds ever used as a political/economic weapon in the history of global strife. It’s as brilliant as it is diabolical, and our own government is in large part complicit in it. With trillions at stake, we are probably stuck with it forever, or at least until the lights go out all over the world.

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      • millwright says:

        wiz: I’ve long agreed with B. Franklin’s desire to have the wild turkey as our national symbol but as time passes I tink the bald eagle is far more representative of our government as it often robs honest fishing birds of their hard-earned catch, is willing to susist upon carrion and will take handouts from anyone when opportunity arises !

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

    On April 7th, 2012, newsman Mike Wallace, who anchored the program “60 Minutes,” died at age 92. For several days, the media paid tribute to him, recounting his career. The recurring theme was that the most memorable thing about Mike Wallace was his aggressive, confrontational style of journalism, of asking hard or offensive questions. Once Mike was asked, “How do you want to be remembered?” He responded, “Tough, but fair.”

    Since all of us will one day face death, we should decide now how we want to be remembered. Perhaps the best way to be remembered was as Joshua was. When he died, he was called, “the servant of the Lord” (Judges 2:8). Such a legacy is a testimony of spiritual priority —- godly influence on others, and a life lived for something eternally important. How do you want to be remembered? Each of us basically decides by decisions we make now.

    By Pastor John Fredericksen (On June 16, 2012)

    Judges 2:8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.

    To the Reader:

    Some of our Two Minutes articles were written many years ago by Pastor C. R. Stam for publication in newspapers. When many of these articles were later compiled in book form, Pastor Stam wrote this word of explanation in the Preface:

    “It should be borne in mind that the newspaper column, Two Minutes With the Bible, has now been published for many years, so that local, national and international events are discussed as if they occurred only recently. Rather than rewrite or date such articles, we have left them just as they were when first published. This, we felt, would add to the interest, especially since our readers understand that they first appeared as newspaper articles.”

    To this we would add that the same is true for the articles written by others that we continue to add, on a regular basis, to the Two Minutes library. We hope that you’ll agree that while some of the references in these articles are dated, the spiritual truths taught therein are timeless.

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  4. citizen817 says:

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    • Bakokitty says:

      What a cute, beautiful, charming little girl. Such spirit, .Joyus,

      TY for posting.
      Made me smile .and tears fell because it hurts to see such little kids go through so much just to survive. St Judes in a good place to support these children.

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      .. 😍🥰😘😍🥰😘🙂❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ … God bless this adorable toddler … she’s so precious

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

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  6. Troublemaker10 says:

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  7. Troublemaker10 says:

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  8. Janie M. says:

    The good old days…. 😆❤️ ((sigh))

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  9. dogsmaw says:

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    • smiley2 says:

      humans are like livestock .

      Nazi Germany comes to mind.

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      • millwriight says:

        smiley : Not at all ! I refer you to Heinlein’s ” The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress ” and how one family dealt with deceased loved ones . It also refers to how a pioneer society living on the edge deals beneficially/conservatively with the concept . ( hint : They ” spaced ” miscreants and thugs ( i.e. removed them permanently from society . ) !

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        • smiley2 says:

          Heinlein’s book you’re referring to is science fiction .

          The Holocaust and the camps were real.

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          • Rudy says:

            Yeah, and what’s wrong with that? Heinlein was largely prophetic in pointing out trends and human foibles, and science fiction was and is a good vehicle for that.
            ‘Revolt in 2100’ for instance. Not everyone saw a potential religious tyranny gaining power in the West. And the Nazis didn’t have livestock in mind, unless you count the cattle cars they transported people in…just death, eradication.
            Heinlein was predicting a sociological, cultural trend, successfully, as he did in many of his works. To come back as you did is inaccurate, actually it’s a false equivalence.
            Truth is where you get it, and Heinlein had a habit of rubbing our faces in it, positive, negative, and indifferent.


    • piper567 says:

      dogsmaw…gee, we’re just so doggone progressive up here.
      sent this to a friend a wk or so ago, she asked, Where does such evil come from…?
      the heart is desperately wicked.
      you got it smiley…chattel…livestock.
      if we are noting but molecules, well, there’s your rationale.

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    • millwright says:

      dm: And what’s so ” offensive ” about this ? On the farm we composted dead animals for years becuse carcass disposal fees got so high . Done properly about all that ‘s recognizable is teeth . America certainly has a plethora of current (and potential ) corpses to compost if media reports have any validity !

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  10. citizen817 says:

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    • millwright says:

      cit : Sems staged to me ! That you might get that close to a snake, let alone a viper is unusual as most are shy of large animals . FWIW, I’ve hunted rattlers and that snake wasn’t alarmed or defensive else it would have coiled to increase it strike range . it was jst doing its living/hunting thing . It encountered a critter too big to eat that didn’t threaten or provide some benefit so time to be off about the business of living !

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        That was a Diamond-back rattlesnake, and that dude was extremely melodramatic! Was that for some show or something? We have rattlesnake hunts in Oklahoma. They catch a bunch, cook ’em up for dinner, and take the skins and make gorgeous boots out of them.
        They also “milk” the venom to make anti-venom.

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    • Dave says:

      Uh, the cameraman could have helped distract it, couldn’t he?

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Must be a liberal. 🙄

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  11. David says:

    Dear American friends,
    I posted here a link to a very special video that I couldn’t find on YouTube.
    This is a very special short speech of an Israeli commander that will give you a full understanding
    Why Israeli army is so strong, beside Devine intervention.

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  12. Stillwater says:

    Day By Day – Dick Anthony & Bill Pearce

    Day By Day – George Beverly Shea

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  13. Mandy says:

    “Federal Wall Funding of $1.57 Billion Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence

    (Bloomberg) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the $1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told.

    A lawyer for the U.S. House of Representatives provided the information Tuesday to the judge in Oakland, California, who is weighing requests from 20 state attorneys general and the the Sierra Club to block Trump from using funds not authorized by Congress to build the wall.

    “The administration recently provided updated information to Congress on the status of its efforts as of April 30, 2019,” the attorney, Douglas Letter, said in a court filing. “Based on that updated information, it appears that CBP has now constructed 1.7 miles of fencing with its fiscal year 2018 funding.”

    a little bit more at the link, not much…

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  14. smiley2 says:

    PROTEST this

    Hundreds Rally In Times Square To Protest Anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

    May 21, 2019

    REMOVE HER from the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee !

    protest was organized by native New Yorker, and conservative activist Joe Diamond.

    video in article along w/ photos.

    hear anything about it on the News ?


    no US mainstream media covered it.

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  15. dogsmaw says:

    REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling

    Steve Perry – Foolish Heart

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  16. dogsmaw says:

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  17. dogsmaw says:

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  18. smiley2 says:

    another twisted liar

    Rashida Tlaib And The Democrat Sanctioned Revision Of Israel History

    May 21, 2019

    her controversial and hateful statements along with her follow-up “clarifications” are “littered with hideous, historical revisions.”

    particularly regarding the “Palestinians”, the “Palestinian refugees” and “Israeli occupation”…as well as their various leaders …such as…

    ..the Grand Mufti Haj Amin el Husseini, friend & partner of Hitler (1940s).

    more relevant & historical facts + video in the article.

    is this

    …what America is becoming ???

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  19. nwtex says:

    Bruno always makes me happy! Love that guy.
    And this video, and the others of the same, never get old. Love ’em! ❤

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  20. nwtex says:

    ❤ ❤ ❤

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  21. nwtex says:

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  22. smiley2 says:

    3 cityscapes (oil/canvas) by Plein Air painter, Jennifer McChristian (b.Montreal, resides in California) ~ Contemporary ~ Impressionism

    she also paints Figurative and Landscape…more, here…


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  23. Blue Ridge Mts. Va says:

    The Twilight Zone, Southern Style. The Cattywampus Zone

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      LOL! BlueRidge


    • auscitizenmom says:

      LOL What a hoot! Reminds me of a friend who was born and raised in S. Cal. and married a sailor who was transferred to S. Georgia. She said it nearly drove her nuts because everybody moved so slow there. They talked slow and moved slow. She never did adjust. LOL

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  24. Dora says:

    Konstantin Korovin – Paris after Rain, 1900

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  25. millwright says:

    OTW question : Anyone here know of some younger person with an abiding interest in the shooting sports and/or varmiting and reloading in need of a good rifle ? I’ve got a good rifle with loaded rounds, documentation and lots of reloading tools and supplies for sale to the right person close by the Northeast ? I’ve got a deluxe Rem. 700 BDL with lots of accessories , with shot log book and ammo, heads, powder and primers plus dies and SS press . IOW a ‘ turn key ‘ set up ! BTW, you’ll be “checked out ” and the deal is cash only !

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  26. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
    John 15:12 (KJV)

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  27. Dora says:

    Liz Warren and Ocasio-Cortez scold ‘Game of Thrones’ finale for not serving their identity politics preferences

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in a video critique of the finale of the popular fantasy show “Game of Thrones,” and they concluded it just wasn’t feminist enough.

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  28. kyblue says:

    A family moved and abandoned a sweet puppy.

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  29. wtd says:

    WATCH this video!
    #Israel Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Zipi Hotoveli take down Arab MPs,
    “You are thieves of Jewish history!” and then shows them the “History book of the Palestinian People” –
    empty expect for the cover….

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  30. grandmotherpatriot says:

    Good morning Treepers !
    Have a wonderful day!

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  31. duchess01 says:

    Book recommended by a Cancer Survivor – Stay away from SUGAR!

    Maximized Living Nutrition Plans: The Solution to the Dangers of Modern Nutrition
    by B.J. Hardick, Kimberly Roberto, Ben Lerner

    There is a PDF you can download as well – just search for the title – my friend lost 20 pounds by using this book and trusting God to guide her – 🙂

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  32. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  33. kyblue says:

    Democrats pounce on HUD head Dr. Ben Carson’s new guideline proposal…

    Columnist Michelle Malkin explores the new proposal and the dems reaction with a resounding ‘DUH’:

    ‘Only in modern-day America, under the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, is the basic proposition that federally subsidized public housing should benefit American citizens and legal residents slammed as “despicable” and “damaging.”

    Me: when are democrats going to ‘get’ legal Americans are sick of footing the bill for people who come here uninvited, break our laws to come here uninvited and are straining our every resource?

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  34. terryjlongo says:

    Not sure whether I am opening a can of worms here, but …

    Capturing all of Spygate for the sake of history will not be amenable to the normal series of books and videos. What is needed is a software platform that allows one to EXPLORE by capturing and relating: people and their profiles / history, offices / positions, timeline, events, actions, statements, documents, information, etc. Along with all reference material (public documents, analyses, etc.) And for the story to be accumulated and validated collaboratively. With only TRUSTED collaborators, for example, this CTH community and those we closely follow such as John Solomon, Sharyl Attkisson, etc.

    The platform would allow one to view the details from numerous angles mentioned above (timeline; follow a person; follow a document; etc.).

    It seems like there is enough energy amongst people who have been closely following this for the last several years, that such a collaborative effort is feasible.

    Any Treepers have suggestions on what might exist today as a starting point?

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  35. Dora says:

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  36. kyblue says:

    A Washington state school has dropped its policy of giving special treatment to Muslim students after pushback.

    psss…CAIR was involved in pushing the policy.

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  37. dogsmaw says:

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  38. nikkichico7 says:

    Why Do We Doubt?
    MAY 22, 2019

    James 1:1-8
    1 James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. 2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

    How would you currently characterize your faith? Is it up one day, down the next? The short book of James contains practical advice for those whose faith fluctuates because of difficult circumstances. When we start doubting God and His Word, we’re driven and tossed about like the surf of the sea.

    James says a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways and should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. To be double-minded is to go back and forth in our thinking. We may begin with strong confidence in God, but as time goes by and the difficult situation continues, we may start to doubt that the Lord will do what He’s promised.

    Doubting and questioning are not necessarily the same thing. Questioning is seeking to gain further information in order to better understand what God has said. Doubting, on the other hand, involves believing what we think, see, or feel rather than what we know He has said.

    It’s natural for us to question when we’re suddenly overwhelmed by a distressing turn of events. God understands our struggle and wants us to come to Him with our pain and confusion. Sometimes He has to sift our thinking by reminding us of His truth or His past faithfulness to us in a similar situation.

    Even though we may not understand all that God is doing through our trials, we can rely on what He’s revealed: The testing of our faith produces endurance and spiritual maturity, and it supplies something we lack. Knowing this, we can trust the Lord to accomplish His good and perfect will through the situation—and rejoice in how He will transform us.
    Dr. Charles Stanley

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    • Bakokitty says:

      Nikkichico, thank you for your daily postings of the excellent words of encouragement of Pastors who bring the truths of God to the world.
      I enjoy and look for your pots daily. Thanks Bkitty

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  39. andyocoregon says:

    Someone must have told this drunken woman to drive it like you stole it.

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    • Bakokitty says:

      Oh boy, 🤪 yet another high speed? pursuit in LaLaLand. And an area I am very familiar with, I worked in this very area for ten years. Only in So Calif. the birthplace of car pursuits. This is insane. 😂 sorry to laugh, as this was incredibly dangerous, but insanity reigns in California and this is just another day on the police blotter.

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  40. Dora says:

    Texas facility stops taking in migrants after teen’s death

    Houston — U.S. border agents have temporarily stopped taking people into the primary facility for processing migrants in South Texas, a day after a 16-year-old diagnosed with the flu at the facility died. In a statement to CBS News late Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a large number of detainees in its processing center in McAllen, Texas had high fevers and were displaying signs of a flu-related illness.

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  41. getfitnow says:

    Real hope and change.

    FTA – Sometimes political revolutions occur right before our eyes without us quite realizing it. I think that’s what’s been happening over the last few weeks around the world, and the message is clear: The populist “New Right” isn’t going away anytime soon, and the rise of the “New Left” is exaggerated.

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