Monday June 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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119 Responses to Monday June 17th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    DAILY DEVOTIONAL, June 17, 2019

    Who’s Going Thirsty?

    Devotional bonus:

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. citizen817 says:

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  4. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
    There is an important passage on church-going in Hebrews 10:23-25:

    “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering…. And let us consider one another, to provoke unto love and to good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is… “

    We are often urged, these days: “Go to the church of your choice.” The implication is that one church is as good as another — just so you go to church. But this is not so.

    The Scriptures teach that the true Church is composed of those who have placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Savior who died for their sins. Such are told to “hold fast” the faith which they have professed, without wavering. This must come first, for it is only those who have first exercised such faith who can meet together with unity of mind and purpose to encourage each other “to love and to good works.”

    It is a truly blessed experience for those who have been saved by the grace of God, to assemble to express their praise together in song, to lift their hearts together in prayer and to join together in the study of God’s Word so as to “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    In these days of tension and confusion there is a tendency for even the most sincere Christians to be so occupied with temporal things that they deprive themselves of the encouragement and spiritual uplift that comes from getting together with other Christians. But these are just the times when true believers need the encouragement of each other’s company and should particularly remember the admonition of Scripture not to forsake “the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is.”

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

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    • Delbert McClinton–wonderful blues/rock!
      Thx Garrison.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Many moons ago Delbert was the headliner of an enjoyable night at Rockefeller’s in Houston.


    • Joe2pt.0 says:

      Austin on 6th street across from the spaghetti warehouse. Texas best guitarest 7yrs running at the time opened for Delbert that night. Wow. What a great night.
      Monte Montgomery

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        Well, dayyamm . . . Chills . . . 🙂

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        • bcsurvivor2 says:

          Oh my,
          My favorite song ever.
          It came out when I was a young woman living in high country Colorado. I fell deeply in love with a man that had just separated from The Army. My first love.
          That didn’t work out. But the song remains in my heart.

          Saw Hall and Oates at Amway center , yes the one POTUS is coming to tomorrow, a few years ago. Fabulous concert.
          I see the video is from Daryl’s House…gonna go binge watch….love Daryl.
          Hey garrison do you know of Victor Wooten? Best bass player of all time.
          I am not tech savvy or I would post a video…maybe you could? If you are so inclined


      • rmhnc says:

        Liked………a lot


  7. flame says:

    We can’t win!

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    • Pale rider says:

      So, in our new “bizarro world”, up is down, down is up, and lies are truth. Use paper!
      America is “good” diversity is “bad.” Climate change is “normal” and you prepare not fret. Guns, free speech, Bible, Christians, white skin.
      We can all join in on this reversal of lies we are told. I found going down that road, it draws much criticism by our SJW.

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      • Bendix says:

        I suspect that Governor Cuomo’s plastic bag ban in New York doesn’t really have anything to do with environmental concerns.
        I think that, as was the case with phosphates in dish detergent, once a heavily populated state bans something, it gives the green light for some corporate interest to do away with it everywhere.
        When the dish soap law was put in place, not only did big companies get to start charging much more for products which would actually work (with what I suspect may be cheaper, for them, ingredients) they were able to put some of their smaller competitors, who were unable to make the switch, out of business.
        I have heard speculation from Walmart shoppers not in my state, about what could be going on with the bags – they are noticeably thinner and cheaper, and reusable bags for sale are on prominent display.
        Being “forced” by government to quit “giving away” bags with your purchases would be a yuge savings for big retailers and supermarket chains.
        BTW, those reusable bags they sell aren’t all that durable or environmentally friendly; but again, it isn’t about the environment as much as it’s about who pays.

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        • Pale rider says:

          You are correct, if the problem was to be solved by government then why not start with the perps? The big corporations. Individuals have few choices, I know I wasn’t given the choice when they switched.

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        • CC says:

          If you repurpose those Walmart plastic bags, you are not using a garbage bag from a corporation…not using much of their product. The consumer is saving a few pennies…but not consuming a product in the amount probably dictated by target profits.

          IL wants to charge 7 cents per bag….I have found-devised multiple substitutes for my needs, for when that happens. I will not buy a bag, either plastic or otherwise.

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  8. Lucille says:




    Eyre Hall, Cheriton, VA Bench…

    The William Hawi Garden, Beirut, Lebanon…

    Bandon Bay, Oregon…

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  9. citizen817 says:

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  10. Dora says:

    Paul Gauguin – Hut Under the Coconut Palms, 1894

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  11. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
    Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)

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  12. duchess01 says:

    Jesus Loves Babies…Pray for the Unborn

    Jesus Loves the Little Children…Pray for the Little Children

    Jesus Loves You…Run to Him

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  13. Dora says:

    Da Vinci painting has been found. Guess where.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      You’ll notice it’s staying on the yacht until the Saudis build a ‘planned’ cultural center. That brings a few questions to mind such as will this center highlight heathen non-Moslem cultures they plan on eradicating or, seemingly lacking such, are going to buy themselves some kul-chuh? Inquiring kafir minds want to know.


  14. Dora says:

    Better watch your language.

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    • Well heck…….

      In that case, I am going to exponentially proliferate verbiage for the sake of demonstrating a plethora of knowledge that will be much ado about nothing.


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    • Bob says:

      Look around at the many well educated blacks, there are proportionally dumb whites as there blacks….your premise is just more race baiting. Get off your lazy ass and do something productive, such as going after the Teachers Union so that all our kids can be educated, not programed.

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    • Chuckle … and apparently some people actually believe this sort of clap-trap. And, waste their fingers typing it on on some web site. Poor souls.

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      • Pale rider says:

        There is a fellow who posts “prison tutorials”for people who are interested or may be going to prison. Very educational for me. I see the same attributes in our society today being focused in all areas now.
        It’s what will happen when a civil society falls.
        I didn’t post the videos because it might offend some here. Lockdown23and1

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    • TexanInFL says:

      Confront the bigotry of low expectations.


      • …which is all that left ‘compassion’ is. Taylor Swift’s latest shout out for her OTHER favorite victim (other than not so victimized women who scream harassment and take up the oxygen and time in courts that true victims need before it’s too late), her millions of LGBT radical fans (no everyone, THESE are her largest fan base now, not pre teens.) is such bigotry against ‘lesser’ mortals than she.

        Her swift descent into the abyss that is elite leftism. is Such a HUGE disappointment to an early fan.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Yeah, back in the days when the various LEA in NOLA were deployed to the schools to keep the future voters from killing each other over jackets, shoes, hair picks or whatever the whine we used to hear from the students and their marginally involved parents was: “The education bee too white!”.

      That was back when almost the entire educational administration was black, the school budget was in the millions and the parent were holding endless aluminum can drives and bake sales to but window a/cs, toilet paper and basic supplies. Many of the schools’ toilets and drinking fountains were broken, year after year, and schools were in such disrepair that it was dangerous to attend some…providing you could dodge the thugs who’d kill you for your jacket, shoes, et cetera.

      You’re a white supremacist merely as you’re white, you don’t need any further attributions. Just own it and move on.

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      • m says:

        “You’re a white supremacist merely as you’re white, you don’t need any further attributions.”

        So … white supremacy is genetic?


        • czarowniczy says:

          As is being white, just ask any social science university prof or BGI figure, it’s been a benchmark for decades and is the foundation of the EEO program.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I’m reminded by my mo’ better half: Even if, as a white person, you are so low on the white caste ladder that you are picked on by higher ranking whites you are still tarred by the racist brush as you are the recipient of white privilege just being white. A brand new white immigrant from Lower Elbonia is a supremacist as s/he is white and immediately has access to white privilege.
          I was being fed this in those mandatory social science classes in undergrad school in the late 60s and it’s since become almost cultural dogma.

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      • ….and WHAT is racism? I guess that white is not a color so it doesn’t count


        • czarowniczy says:

          Depends upon which person’s wielding the definition but in those same classes I took some 50 years ago we were told that only whites in American are racist because you need power to be racist and whites held all the power. I still hear that working definition every now and then in the media, seems to be doctrine.


          • WEll, Heaven forbid that they examine it and see that ‘racism’ could not possibly have provided a society, – apparently DOMINATED by whites – that brought upward mobility to blacks so soon after their liberation.

            We had slavery the shortest of most nations and the nation from which most of our slaves came, Africa, is overrun with slavery now, similarly with people who, like then, turn on their own ‘brothers’ to enslave them.

            The only reason that Africa is not main target for ‘reparation’ for American slavery…is because there is no money or opportunity for working on people’s guilt there.


            • czarowniczy says:

              Being of Slav(e)ic decent my ancestors were enSLAVed by whites long before whites enSLAVed blacks, yopu know back when different Africans were enslaving other Africans. Who do we sue?


    • Bendix says:

      First of all, that “access to education” off-the shelf- talking point is utter bull.
      There is no second.

      Mohammed Ali grew up in an urban area, attending the public high school, and still managed to get himself quite a large vocabulary, as he had “access” to a thing called a “dictionary”, as well as books TV, newspapers, etc.
      Somehow I don’t think of Ali when I think of White Supremacists.


    • Lucille says:

      “Blacks don’t have the same access”…tell that to Dr. Ben Carson’s mother, Sonya (b.1928). She would have prayed for folks who had such a low opinion of their own people and took on the mantle of failure and victimhood. Sonya told CBN, ‘God is greater than any human being, and we have to rely on God to supply all our needs even though we don’t see how we’re going to get them.”

      When you EXPECT blacks (or any poor person, for that matter) to fail…indeed, encourage one and all to remain ignorant…you will get your wish–failure. Then your prophecy will have offspring and soon you will be known far and wide as the person who “told the truth” when in actuality you an ignorant hater who lies to make a name for herself.

      Dr. Ben and his wife Candy Carson’s announcement on the death of his mother….
      Today, November 6, 2017 we lost my dear mother, Sonya Carson. Although she came from an impoverished background with very little formal education, she somehow understood how success was achieved in our society. If anyone had a reason to make excuses, it was her, but she absolutely refused to be a victim and would not permit us to develop the victim mentality either. Whenever we made an excuse, she quoted the poem “Yourself to Blame.” The poem is included in this post. May she rest in peace.

      “Yourself to Blame”
      by Mayme White Miller

      If things go bad for you
      And make you a bit ashamed
      Often you will find out that
      You have yourself to blame
      Swiftly we ran to mischief
      And then the bad luck came
      Why do we fault others?
      We have ourselves to blame
      Whatever happens to us,
      Here is what we say
      “Had it not been for so-and-so
      Things wouldn’t have gone that way.”
      And if you are short of friends,
      I’ll tell you what to do
      Make an examination,
      You’ll find the faults in you…
      You are the captain of your ship,
      So agree with the same
      If you travel downward
      You have yourself to blame.

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    • Mandy says:


      Fear of long words.

      (came across my gab feed, I had no idea…)


  15. nikkichico7 says:

    The Requirements of Servanthood
    JUNE 17, 2019

    Luke 19:1-9
    1 He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich. 3 Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way. 5 When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6 And he hurried and came down and received Him gladly. 7 When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8 Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.” 9 And Jesus said to him, Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham.

    In sending his son to earth, God didn’t intend for Him to be a superstar. Jesus came to serve. As His disciples, we are to follow His example and serve a lost and hurting world. In today’s passage, we read about Zaccheus, who began to demonstrate qualities he saw Jesus model.

    Awareness: Although surrounded by a crowd, the Lord stopped and took notice of one particular man perched in a tree. Zaccheus was hated and rejected because he was a tax collector. Although he was rich, there was something missing in his life, and Christ recognized his need. In our life, there are many people like Zaccheus—needy, empty, lonely, and searching for hope. But too often, we’re preoccupied with our activities and don’t even notice them.

    Availability: Jesus was heading to Jerusalem to carry out the most important act in human history: our redemption. Yet He stopped to spend time with a spiritually needy man. What is so important that it keeps you from giving people your time and attention?

    Acceptance: Although Zaccheus was a notorious sinner, Jesus didn’t say, “Clean up your act, and then I’ll come to your house.” We’re called, not to fix people, but to share the transforming gospel of Christ.

    How are you doing at serving those around you? Maybe it’s time to slow down enough to see who might be in need. God places all kinds of opportunities in our path, but if we’re not attentive, we’ll miss them. Sometimes we just need to pause, pray, and open our eyes.
    Dr. Charles Stanley

    quick note: Sundance, Menagerie, AdRem, Reagan …. you’re a blessing … never forget that. God be with you ..

    1 John 4:4 King James Version (KJV)
    4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.


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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  17. just stevie says:


    “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matthew vii. 1

    Jesus says regarding judging – Don’t. The average Christian is the most penetratingly critical individual. Criticism is a part of the ordinary faculty of man; but in the spirtual domain nothing is accomplished by criticism. The effect of criticism is a dividing up of the powers of the one criticized; the Holy Ghost is the only One in the true position to criticize, He alone is able to show what is wrong without hurting and wounding. It is impossible to enter into communion with God when you are in a critical temper; it makes you hard and vindictive and cruel, and leaves you with the flattering unction that you are a superior person. Jesus says, as a disciple cultivate the uncritical temper. It is not done once and for all. Beware of anything that puts you in the superior person’s place.

    There is no getting away from the penetration of Jesus. If I see the mote in your eye, it means I have a beam in my own. Every wrong thing that I see in you, God locates in me. Every time I judge, I condemn myself (see Romans ii. 17-20). Stop having a measuring rod for other people. There is always one fact more in every man’s case about which we know nothing. The first thing God does is to give us a spiritual spring-cleaning; there is no possibility of pride left in a man after that. I have never met the man I could despair of after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God.

    Oswald Chambers
    June 17th Devotional

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    • Pale rider says:

      I would like to follow up with this article. It is how and why this area of scripture needs to be expounded upon to infinite detail in our time in history.
      As Christians we are salt and light, we are ambassadors, saints, and priests, we are judges.
      It is our responsibility to clean our heart, be righteous in Gods eyes as well as our eyes and in others eyes. We are saved by Grace and sit down and be quiet? Or we proclaim the gospel. The gospel, in itself, is judgement.

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      • Pale:


        Real ministers and holy discerning teachers of truth clearly recognize the difference between that commonly presented straw man of “so-called wrong judgment and conviction of others”…and real, holy, scriptural discernment.

        We are to discern the difference between good fruit and bad fruit, between what is heavenly ripe and hellishly rotten. Good trees and bad trees. A bad tree cannot produce good fruit. Neither will a good tree produce bad fruit. By their fruits you shall know them.

        The scriptures teach us that we are to try the spirits. Else how could we know the difference between good and evil, the truth and the lie, between genuine altruism and false facades of faked appearances and subterfuge of deceits?

        The scriptures make all this good instruction very clear to us.

        Basically, on a global scale, if we cannot and do not properly discern the agenda of China and Iran determined against us, they will prevail.

        The spiritual math is simple. This is NOT rocket science…but rather the simple wisdom of God to lead us in paths of righteousness…if we will but simply listen and heed ways higher than our lower, carnal, mortal inclinations.

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        • Pale rider says:

          Angelle, The ten commandments are being torn down, the Bible is replaced to be “sworn in on” by any book. My point, What once was common knowledge is gone.
          Noah judged the world when he built the ark. Elijah judged when he prayed for no rain. Common men like us who were righteous due to obedience, an action in faith.
          And ministers? Religious leaders were the only ones Christ Jesus condemned. I don’t see a robe or a title. And truth comes from the mouth of a child more than a pope.

          It grieves me when I hear “do not judge lest you be judged”. Or the the “spec in ones eye and the beam in mine. ” tell the rest, why not judge? Who will if not us? The world will, and that’s our country today.
          It was given to me long ago that It is a call to duty not an excuse to not judge. Cleanse thine heart, show thyself approved, before God, before you judge. The same prayer of judgement can come on you if you pray with malice in your heart, “judge not lest you be judged”. The blessing can just as easily be the curse if you are guilty of what you are judging.
          It fits with the “Miracles are done away with” idea. No, we are so far removed from God we cannot attain those gifts. And the world says… why try? Don’t judge.
          Revealing it is called a “race” for the prize. Meaning competition.

          Anyway Angelle, I know this is sticky stuff, I almost moved on but this has been on my heart very strong in the last few years. It’s our judging ourselves or God. His tends to look more like sodom and Gomorrah.

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    • I have long since realized that if the ONLY thing that was learned by society at large was The Golden Rule, 95% of our problems would be gone.

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  18. Dora says:

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  19. Dora says:


    • All respect and hope for her soul aside, she was one messed up lady and no wonder that Anderson is too.

      These poor little rich girls raised in the age of feminism rising, were role models for how NOT to be happy and rich.

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  20. Mandy says:


    I’m seeing chatter about a shooting at a Federal Courthouse in Dallas….

    Just trittera and broadcastify so far, and I need coffee but wanted to give y’all a heasd up.


  21. Dora says:

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  22. smurfette says:

    David Icke used to research aliens but now he has concluded that it is AI matrix technology like Skynet that is masquerading as aliens and God (the Anti-christ). People were not very tall in Biblical times so Nephilims at 6 or 7 feet would have seemed like giants. Nephilims were not Angels nor Yellow Stars fallen from the sky. This does not mean that other life forms on other galaxies do not exist.


  23. SwampRatTerrier says:

    VIDEO: Cartoonist A.F. Branco teaches How to Draw Obama and Hillary


  24. Rasser says:

    Dont know if this is worth tracking …
    The same hacker has exposed that Jean Willys sold his position in the house of Congress in Brazil for U$ 700,000 plus a monthly payment of U$ 10,000. He was replaced by David Miranda, partner of the journalist Glenn Greenwald.

    The Intercept, an online news publication, co-founded by Glenn Greenwald, is a progressive publication that possesses the classified documents exfiltrated by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, detailing the United States and British global surveillance program

    Glenn, married to a Brazilian Federal Congressman recently revealed private messages between now Justice Minister Sergio Moro and the task force of “Operation Car Wash”, alleging that as a crusading anti-corruption judge he coordinated with prosecutors in the case that led to the conviction and jailing of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Moro is a national hero in Brazil and one of the strong men of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who recently cemented the alliance with US President Donald Trump on a bilateral meeting in Washington.

    The Intercept is financially backed by tech billionaire and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Omidyar who has been explicitly praised as someone who is following in the footsteps of George Soros is said to have helped topple Ukrainian president in 2014.

    If the allegations prove to be true, this could be an international coordinated cybercrime aiming to destabilize the Brazilian democracy. The US has no extradition agreement with Russia. Brazil does.

    Who could be the actors interested in fragilizing Brazil’s anti-corruption crusade and what is motivating them to do so?

    President-elect Bolsonaro, Justice Minister Sergio Moro, Pulitzer prize award American journalist Glenn Greenwald, Data Monarch and eBay founder, Pierre Omidyar and FBI’s most wanted hackers are all involved on this. Huge headline!


  25. Sundance, Rush’s column today, quoting Victor Davis Hansen’s fantastic column recently, explaining how Trump cannot be prodded to change to curry support, is worth a separate mention I think. Please take a look because the thinking is very much on par with yours.

    Thank you.


  26. wtd says:

    Some truly tragic news posted at VladTepes’ blog.
    “Dymphna”, co-operator of Gates of Vienna, has passed away. She was an extraordinarily decent person as well as highly insightful and kind. I am very sad to hear of her passing.

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  27. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Dr. Jordan Peterson Announces ThinkSpot, A Free Speech Social Media Platform

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. Lucille says:

    A photo I didn’t get around to posting yesterday for Father’s Day…love it….

    By Photographer Gabriele aka JustGaba

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  31. GSparrow says:

    I never get tired of a rerun of a Glen Campbell performance. What incredible skills.


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