Wednesday June 19th – 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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136 Responses to Wednesday June 19th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Mercy To All

    Years ago, during Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia, I asked a class of boys: “Who is the most respected, most honored, most loved man of all history?” Immediately hands shot up, as one said this and another that. One boy said Mussolini was the most beloved and honored, but the others laughed at that idea. Finally, one sincere-looking lad said: “Jesus.” But he was as far off as the one who had suggested Mussolini.

    We wish that our Lord were as greatly honored, respected and loved as He should be, but He is not. Rather He is widely rejected and blasphemed, while many are hypocritical in pretending to worship Him.

    Without question the most honored, most respected, most loved man of all history is Abraham, proudly owned as “father” by millions of Jews, millions of Mohammedans and millions of professing Christians. Clearly this is why God used this man to demonstrate to all mankind how we may be declared righteous before a just and holy God. Note what Romans 4:2,3 says about this:

    “For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to boast; but not before God.

    “For what saith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.”

    Thus God uses the most beloved, respected man of history to demonstrate the fact that salvation is received by faith alone. And thus the Apostle concludes:

    “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (Rom. 4:5).

    In every age men have been saved by doing what God commanded them to do then. Now He tells us to do nothing, but simply to trust in Christ, who died for our sins. This is God’s plan of salvation.

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/mercy-to-all/

    Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
    3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
    5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

    1 Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
    2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
    3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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    • daniel1335 says:

      As a professing Christian, I choose Yeshua Messiah Jesus the Christ as the most honored; it was He and not Abraham Who was the only One found worthy to open the Book.

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  4. Stillwater says:

    Does anyone know if it’s possible to create bullet points on the CTH? I know BlackKnightRides uses them a lot, but I can’t seem to get the html to work when I copied over the html for it the other day.

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  5. nimrodman says:

    Good boy !!!

    K9 Officer Makes Fentanyl Bust on First Day at Work

    https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2019/06/18/k9-officer-makes-fentanyl-bust-first-day-work/

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  6. Lucille says:

    INTERNET VENTURES…

    Coral Gables, Florida – Spanish Colonial home with porte cochere and charming stone and grass driveway https://i.pinimg.com/474x/57/5e/f3/575ef35e488e64df0dbd4f5cb41d904b.jpg

    ELVIS…

    Accidental Landscape series from quilter Karen Eckmeier (fabric landscape using topstitch/layering technique)…


    People Used To Order Sears ‘Home Kits’ From A Catalog In The Early 1900s And Some Are Still Standing Today…
    https://www.boredpanda.com/20th-century-diy-kit-sears-house/

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  7. Garrison Hall says:

    Suddenly it sounds like 1920. Some mighty fine playing here . . .

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  8. nwtex says:

    🥰

    View this post on Instagram

    Jealous much?!

    A post shared by Tim Conway Jr. (@conwayshow) on

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  9. Dora says:

    Edouard Manet – Rose and Tulip, 1882

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  10. nwtex says:

    Beautiful! Wonder when it will be put in service.

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  11. nwtex says:

    That is a wonderful moment ……and stunning photo when enlarged.
    I don’t recall ever seeing an aerial view that nice.

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  12. nwtex says:

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  13. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.”
    Proverbs 12:22 (KJV)

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  14. nwtex says:

    aww sad times. Very nice twitter thread. iirc Sydney has been with Tammy for maybe 15 yrs or more? I recall when she announced that they would be moving to NY I hoped Sydney would have a comfortable adjustment since she would no longer have the great out doors (they lived up in the hills) to frolic in at will.
    Very nice twitter thread.

    If this link doesn’t work that’s okay you can see the photo on her twitter.

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  15. 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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  16. nwtex says:

    🙂

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  17. nwtex says:

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  18. I Hear You Now says:

    Yes!

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  19. I Hear You Now says:

    H/T time: that was a retweet from the great attorney @RonColeman and that’s where I first saw it this morning.

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  20. Janie M. says:

    The Brits may have finally seen the light – we shall see. The 6 year prison sentence for Hassan Bassam Abdallah, a member of Hizbollah, convicted of possessing 65,000 ice packs filled with ammonium nitrate which he admitted were for use in future terrorist attacks was LUDICROUS. Only 6 years?!!

    From The Gatestone Institute:

    Iran: New Terrorist Activity in Europe
    by Con Coughlin • June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

    [snip]
    One of the more disturbing discoveries regarding Iran’s ever-expanding terrorism horizons has emerged in London where it was revealed by the Daily Telegraph earlier this month that a terrorist cell with links to Iran had been caught stockpiling tonnes of explosive materials on the outskirts of London at a secret bomb factory.

    [snip]
    Now, with Iran being held responsible for the latest escalation in tensions in the Gulf, Britain and other European powers should demonstrate their resolve to oppose Iran’s well-documented sponsorship of terrorism by backing the Trump administration in its latest confrontation with the ayatollahs.

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14409/iran-terrorism-europe

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  21. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  22. just stevie says:

    SERVICE OF PASSIONATE DEVOTION

    “Lovest thou Me?…Feed My sheep.” John xxi. 16

    Jesus did not say – make converts to your way of thinking, but look after My sheep, see that they get nourished in the knowledge of Me. We count as service what we do in the way of Christian work; Jesus Christ calls service what we are to Him, not what we do for Him. Discipleship is based on devotion to Jesus Christ, not on adherence to a belief or a creed. “If any man come to Me and hate not…, he cannot be My disciple.” There is no argument and no compulsion, but simply – If you would be My disciple, you must be devoted to Me. A man touched by the Spirit of God suddenly says – “Now I see Who Jesus is,” and that is the source of devotion.

    To-day we have substituted credal belief for personal belief, and that is why so many are devoted to causes and so few devoted to Jesus Christ. People do not want to be devoted to Jesus, but only to the cause He started. Jesus Christ is a source of deep offence to the educated mind of to-day that does not want Him in any other way than as a Comrade. Our Lord’s first obedience was to the will of HisFather, not to the needs of men; the saving of men was the natural outcome of His obedience to the Father. If I am devoted to the cause of humanity only, I will soon be exhausted and come to the place where my love will falter; but if I love Jesus Christ personally and passionately, I can serve humanity though men treat me as a door-mat. The secret of a disciple’s life is devotion to Jesus Christ, and the characteristic of the life is its unobtrusiveness. It is like a corn of wheat, which falls into the ground and dies, but presently it will spring up and alter the whole landscape (John xii. 24).

    Oswald Chambers
    June 19th Devotional

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  23. nikkichico7 says:

    Sharing the Good News
    JUNE 19, 2019

    Romans 10:8-17
    8 But what does it say? THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART”–that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13 for WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.” 14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? 15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!” 16 However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?” 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

    Can you imagine filling a ship with precious cargo and launching it into the sea, only to watch it repeatedly dock without offloading anything? I imagine silent Christians are much like this ship. God has personally blessed believers with salvation and eternal life and entrusted to them the message of the gospel, yet too few of His children are willing to share with others the good news of salvation in Christ.

    What causes us to stay silent? We know that Jesus has commanded us to go and make disciples (Matt. 28:18-20). Furthermore, He has assured us that we will be empowered by His authority and presence with us. God is offering the invitation of salvation to “whoever will call on the name of the Lord.” He has even made it clear that our communicating the good news is the means by which people will come to saving faith (Rom. 10:13-14).

    Sometimes Christians who don’t share their faith defend that choice by saying, “My faith is private. It’s between me and my God.” But that is not the model we see in Scripture. Genuine faith is confessed with the mouth and shared with the world.

    Every believer has been entrusted with the good news of salvation through Christ. It is unquestionably the single most important piece of information we have, because it offers the only door to heaven. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” We have to courageously step forward in faith, be willing to set aside worldly concerns, obey God, and tell someone about Jesus.

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  24. booger71 says:

    This woman is at it again
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    ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner has added 22 more names to a list of St. Louis officers who are not allowed to bring cases to her officers.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the names were added to the list come after a national group accused the officers of posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media.

    Gardner placed 28 other officers on the “exclusion list” in August.

    She said her office would not consider cases or search warrants involving seven of the officers added to the list Tuesday. The work of the other 15 officers will be reviewed to determine conditions under which they could again present cases.

    Gardner said her office concluded the bias shown in the social media posts would likely influence the officers’ ability to perform their duties in an unbiased manner.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      So she’s basically saying criminals can get off scott-free if they can get a friend or anonymous person to make a complaint to that attorney that the arresting officer once posted, or liked, at one time an anti-whatever-the-social-justice-warrior-crowd-is-calling-racist post on social media?

      This will turn into a big money-making scam for some enterprising person who learned “how to code” to create then slip in fake posts onto officers online pages, for a hefty commission of course.

      dang.

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  25. Texian says:

    In the news..
    “Youngsters” see a dinosaur..

    Careful this summer.. The ocean is a jungle.. And it’s right off the beach.. Where wild animals run free.. Even dinosaurs..

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Recall sitting on a 7th Floor hotel balcony one early morning on Florida’s east coast and when the sun was just right you could see everything that was going on underwater. Yes, down there rather close to shore were lurking sharks right under the swimmers who had ventured just past the wading zone. After seeing that never went out further than waist deep on that trip. There were no “attacks” of course but it looked scary nonetheless.

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  26. wtd says:

    ‘Obama’s ‘wholesale destruction’ of tens of thousands of National Archive Records’

    Barack #Obama plunged #America into darkness as ‘The Enthroned King of #FakeNews ’.

    Recall: NYT 2/19/2019: The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t

    “But the center, which will cost an estimated $500 million, will also differ from the complexes built by Barack Obama’s predecessors in another way: It won’t actually be a presidential library.

    In a break with precedent, there will be no research library on site, and none of Mr. Obama’s official presidential records.

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    • JG3 says:

      His records were to be about, “him”. “The one” that brought down the Great America/Western World. i.e. the gift to the Queen, his speeches…for her and history to remember he was the one. Our vote and PDJT stopped his history being written. Now, he had nothing to put in his library! Poor guy!

      “To GOD be the glory!!!”

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Hmmmmm……

      Barack Obama plunged America into darkness as ‘The Enthroned King of Fake News’.
      Obama’s ‘wholesale destruction’ of tens of thousands of National Archive Records

      https://canadafreepress.com/article/obamas-wholesale-destruction-of-tens-of-thousands-of-national-archive-recor#Comments

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Ibib.

      Why is no one asking this question?

      Are the tens of thousands of National Archives records destroyed by the former Obama administration a cover up for the corruption of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election and removal of every scrap of truth that the RussiaGate investigation is a total fabrication?
      .

      How was it even possible for tens of thousands of key records of the Obama administration to go missing from the National Archives?

      The United States is a nation not a movie.

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  27. https://notsosubtlepoet.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/missed-opportunities-my-very-first-post/

    My son, Brandon, Josiah’s twin, is beginning his blogging journey & sharing some of his poetry & insights here. Brandon is a champion for Christ who has known the way of suffering practically from birth. He, like me, is a cracked vessel that the Lord has seen fit for service. Living Water springs forth–what a blessing in the midst of brokenness…

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  28. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Crazy elected House of Representatives democrats have now banned God from their proceedings.

    Believe it or not!

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  29. SwampRatTerrier says:

    TOM FITTON: OBAMA STATE DEPT. WAS ‘AT THE CENTER OF THE STORM’ OVER ANTI-TRUMP DOSSIERS

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/in-the-news/tom-fitton-obama-state-dept-was-at-the-center-of-the-storm-over-anti-trump-dossiers/

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  30. SwampRatTerrier says:

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  31. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Thought someone posted this here, but guess I saw it elsewhere.

    Apple Plans To Shift Up To 30% Of Production Outside China – June 19, 2019

    “Apple has decided the risks of relying so heavily on manufacturing in China, as it has done for decades, are too great and even rising, several people told Nikkei.

    “A lower birthrate, higher labor costs and the risk of overly centralizing its production in one country. These adverse factors are not going anywhere,” said one executive with knowledge of the situation. “With or without the final round of the $300 billion tariff, Apple is following the big trend [to diversify production],” giving itself more flexibility, the person added.”

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  32. Lucille says:


    “Haunting: New Article Lays Out What Likely Happened to that Missing Malaysian Airliner”
    By Guy Benson – June 19, 2019
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/06/19/haunting-thorough-new-article-lays-out-what-likely-happened-to-that-missing-malaysian-airliner-n2548455?utm_campaign=inarticle

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  33. What a fantastic speech by PDJT in Orlando last night. Makes me proud to be an American.

    Today, I was really impressed by all the praise and support given to the President by our so-called Republican Senators and Congressmen. OOPS – NEVER MIND. Last night was real; today I must have been day dreaming again. Sorry. (I hope the President CRUSHES the Rinos and Never Trumpers before he leaves office.)

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  34. Bendix says:

    I don’t like to give much attention to the entertainment/gossip industry, but while reading an article someone had sent me a link to, I came across another story on the site.
    Someone named Bella Thorne, who is some kind of celebrity, and very likely one of those “influencers” who get paid to try to get young women to buy stuff, had nude photos of herself hacked, so she put them online herself before the hackers could, or so the story goes.

    Well today the story is, how terrible Whoopi Goldberg was for telling the younger woman not to take naked pix and store them on the internet.
    I do not support much of what Whoopi says or does on that execrable show, but in this situation I see her as trying to be kind.
    To me, the situation is akin to people who leave valuables in unlocked vehicles.
    She was trying to tell the girl, and others like her, that if you are a celebrity and you take nude pictures, you can expect that hackers will be looking for them.
    This is not victim blaming.
    This is reality.

    The reason I’m putting this here is because young Americans are heavily exposed to individuals like this Bella person, who doesn’t seem to have much comprehension of the English language, and thus when she hears certain words, such as “don’t take nude photos”, gets triggered, stops thinking, and reacts to how she feels instead of to what was said.
    We need to be aware of this phenomenon in their lives.

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/18/bella-thorne-tearfully-slams-whoopi-goldberg-criticism-releasing-nude-photos-10010782/

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  35. McGuffin says:

    I’ve been out of touch for the past month and wondered if the Big Rollout for the Dem Candidate’s Chosen One happened yet? Biden is the only one in the ” fake news” now that I’m back…Was the chosen one Biden? 😦 … ick…ew…puke

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  36. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Democrat Staffer Jackson Cosko, Who Doxxed Senators’ and Their Families in “Self-Righteous” Anger Over Their Defense of Brett Kavanaugh, Headed for Prison
    —Ace of Spades

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  38. SwampRatTerrier says:

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  40. Newhere says:

    Current theory on The Club’s plan for the democratic field: promote Warren to split the Sanders/anti-establishment vote; then pitch her onto a Biden ticket to shore up his Old White Man problem.

    Still stand by my earlier theory that ultimately a white male can’t win the nomination this year. The dem establishment (1) continues to woefully misread its own electorate, and (2) remains oblivious to the effects of its identity-politics-hysteria. The left has gone so all-in against the Patriarchy it’s made it impossible for a white male to justify his candidacy. They foolishly think promising a female/person-of-color for the #2 slot can solve their self-created problem (see #(1)).

    Tulsi Gabbard is possibly the Bernie Sanders of 2020 — the dismissed candidate that says what she really thinks, and thereby ultimately will carry the energy of the grassroots.

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  41. getfitnow says:

    Boomerang!

    FTA – NFL legend and Super Bowl Champion Burgess Owens, does not agree with the Democrats about much. However, he does agree with them about reparations, except he believes the Democrats should be the only ones who have to pay them.

    During stirring testimony in front of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Reparations, Owens blasted the Democratic Party “for all the misery” they’ve brought to blacks; citing everything from the party’s support of slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow laws, and abortion.
    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2019/06/19/watch-nfl-legend-burgess-owens-says-democrats-should-pay-reparations/

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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. Cathy M. says:

    It’s about time that someone is prosecuted & goes to prison for doxxing.

    ‘Self-Righteous’: Dem Staffer Headed To Prison As Prosecutors Look To Make Example Of Him For Politically-Motivated Crimes”

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/19/dem-staffer-kavanaugh-doxx-prison/

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