Tuesday June 25th – 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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111 Responses to Tuesday June 25th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  4. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Be Strong
    by Pastor John Fredericksen
    There was once a young man who stood in the shadow of a great leader. When that leader passed away, it fell to his young apprentice to pick up the reins of leadership. As he did so, he faced his circumstances with a certain amount of understandable doubts and fears. Then someone encouraged him, telling him to be strong and exhibit courage, because God would enable him. The leader was Moses, his apprentice was Joshua, and the encourager was the Lord Himself (Josh. 1:1-9).

    God likewise challenges believers in the dispensation of grace to be strong. Paul told grace believers to “…quit you [or act manly] like men, be strong” (1 Cor. 16:13) and to “…be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might” (Eph. 6:10). We must not cower in fear nor surrender to Satan who is waging spiritual warfare against us. We must be strong!

    We can do so by remembering God’s power is available to us. Paul prayed the saints would comprehend “…the exceeding greatness of His power [is available] to us-ward who believe” (Eph. 1:19). The Lord offers us His power, and wants us to have it. Believe it! God’s power is accessed “by His Spirit in the inner man” (Eph. 3:16). We can never triumph over Satan in our own strength, but we can when we allow God’s power to flow in our lives in our inner man. Nourish your inner “new man” in Christ!

    Our inner man is empowered by equipping ourselves with “the whole armour of God” (Eph. 6:11). This can be summarized by choosing to have a consistent daily walk in truthfulness and righteous behavior as our standard (v. 14), being always prepared to give the gospel (v. 15), protecting our minds through faith in God’s Word (v. 16), living in the confidence of our eternal victory (v. 17a), using the Scriptures to slice through Satan’s lies (v. 17b), and being constant in prayer (v. 18). Be vigilant in clothing yourself with apparel that enables you to have victory in your daily life!

    Paul’s admonition is “…and having done all to stand, stand therefore…” (Eph. 6:13-14). Have you done all you need to do to stand victorious today? Are you remembering God’s power is available to you? Have you been spiritually strengthening your inner man? Will you consistently equip your soul with the whole armour of God? Be strong believer! God will enable you if you look to Him for His power to overcome whatever you face today.

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

    Sometimes someone’s cover of a song is better than the original. I’ve always liked Gregg Alman’s version best . . .

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    • Texian says:

      Wow.. Nice.. He reminds me of my cousin, the one who set me on my right path so many years ago.. A gentle and caring soul.. So much that he opened the Door and set me free..

      Fly.. Fly High..

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  6. Robert Smith says:

    I don’t know how your musical tastes run, but if you know the artists I think this is hilarious good fun.

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  7. usnveteran says:

    FYI, A Few Prep Resources ~
    {You may have to search these topics/links, I’m still getting bunny-kicked off of the internet, D’oh!}

    June 19, 2019
    Work Place Safety: Secret Emergency Codes You Need To Know – By Sara Tipton:
    https://readynutrition.com/resources/workplace-public-safety-secret-emergency-codes-you-need-to-know_24062019/

    A Guide To Emergency Codes – Save A Life – By Mackenzie Thompson:
    https://nhcps.com/emergency-preparedness-response-health-care-guide-emergency-codes/

    HAM Radio History – American Radio Relay League:
    http://www.arrl.org/ham-radio-history

    HAM Test Online:
    https://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com

    Semaphore Alphabet – Ocean City Beach Patrol
    https://www.oceancitymd.gov/pdf/ocbpsemaphore.pdf

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  8. hard masada says:

    pic.twitter.com/3j83Vgli3k
    This President (45) and We The People need to continue this fight and win the HOR kicking the terrible three’s out but the Big Kahuna is the Senate. Vote in 20 for 60

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  9. nwtex says:

    It’s good to see that he can tap into his humor at this time. And that is a blessing imo.

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  10. Dora says:

    Guy Rose – The Old Bridge, France, 1910

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  11. nwtex says:

    Adolescents.

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  12. Dora says:

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  13. nwtex says:

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  14. Dora says:

    It’s just a form of transportation. 🙂

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    • amwick says:

      Maybe they were auditioning for a Disney film?????
      🤔🤔🤔🤔😄😄😄😄😄

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    • Lucille says:

      Need a ride? Call Swineuber! We get you where you want to go…fast!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      As a feral hog hunter and guy with a battalion of coons on his farm I can attest to how smart they are. That said, I’m torn as both taste good and don’t vote Democratic.

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      • Ad rem says:

        We used to have several coons running up and down our neighborhool……that is, until the coyotes showed up a couple of years ago. Gone are the foxes, coons, skunks, and possums…..not to mention numerous neighborhood cats. ;-(

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I have two sheep-killing coyote rug mounts from the late 70s, coyotes and I have been acquainted for a long time.

          First yote showed up in NOLA in the early 80s, momma had a den smack in the middle of the airport runway. They captured the pups, treated them like celebrities and treated the yotes influx like a carnival event. Now they’re bemoaning the yotes running wild thru the west part of the city, a few times a year on the news we have surveillance footage of one wandering thru the yards hitting trash cans or snatching up pets. Folks are advised to just clean up around their houses and accompany their pets on walks.

          We have reduced their numbers sharply around here, we’re still good on coons, skunks, possums and rodents though rabbit numbers haven’t managed to increase. And I don’t go outside unless armed…pants, shoes…gun…

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          • Ad rem says:

            Ours have risen to a new level. They’re now starting to go after animals on a leash – menacing you in groups while you walk your dog. The next stage will be attacks on small children. Our city is trying to organize the county to respond, however, groups like PETA have set up strong resistance. I;m afraid it’s going to take a trajedy before the government grows a backbone. 😦

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Giot a CCW or Open Carry law? It’s expensive but frangible ammo that sharply limits shoot-thru on yotes and severely lowers ricochet dangers is a solution.

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  15. Dora says:

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  16. nwtex says:

    Whoa! I’ve never seen a rescue from this vantage point. May God bless the heroes! ❤

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  17. nwtex says:

    Awesome!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And lost in the static is the mission launching 24 satellites from one nose cone. That was guarded technology as it’s basically the same technology that is used to MIRV warheads. Expect Iran’s space program to announce, in the not too distant future, that it will also launch multiple satellites into orbit.

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  18. Dora says:

    Some of you may remember him, especially if you’re from NY. They don’t make them like him anymore.

    R.I.P. Mr. Dunleavy.

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    Legendary Post columnist Steve Dunleavy dead at 81

    https://nypost.com/2019/06/24/legendary-post-columnist-steve-dunleavy-dead-at-81/

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  19. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  20. Kristin DeBacco says:

    In Belgium: if you mail a normal regular letter with no “Prior” stamp but just a regular stamp, that mail will now will be only delivered twice a week. If you want faster mail: pay up!
    The beginning of the end….

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  21. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.”
    John 15:18 (KJV)

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    • duchess01 says:

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      • duchess01 says:

        Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!

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      • Esther says:

        Kinda didn’t want to say this, BUT … The poster with supposed nail marks is so distracting and uninspiring. Jesus did not get splinters in his hands like ” look mommy a booboo in both hands”. It’s simply not telling the story it is supposed to tell. Maybe it can be switched out so the message is not lost with this distraction.

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        • nwtex says:

          There is something for everyone. I am certain that some will be awakened thru the image and that is what matters.

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          • Esther says:

            Nothing wrong with wishing. But inaccuracy of Biblical facts, even in a pictorial depiction, has always been traditionally a form of anti-Christian propaganda. Jesus did not get a couple scratches in the palm of his hands. Those hands were hung tethered to crude nails in his Crucifixion. Nothing about this depiction tells that story. PERIOD!

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            • nwtex says:

              “…. anti-Christian propaganda.” Relax. Many people have come to know Jesus and accepted him as their Savior thru all sorta of ways…. including this so called “anti-Christian propaganda” and that is all that matters.

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  22. amwick says:

    Meanwhile, in the real world…. we are having some carpet installed. The cabin is topsy turvy with furniture and stuff all over, since we had to pretty much empty out the rooms involved. This level of disorder is disturbing. But,,, I have to be here and wait.. so…. there is a bright side…

    Twitter needs me to comment on things.. I know it… 🤔🤔👍👍👍👍

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  23. Pale rider says:

    Remember when: this was an actual commercial? I would love to see this hit the air today.

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  24. 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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  25. F.D.R. in Hell says:

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  26. just stevie says:

    RECEIVING ONE’S SELF IN THE FIRES OF SORROW

    “What shall I say? Father, save me, from this hour? But for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify Thy name.” John xii. 27-29, R.V.

    My attitude as a saint to sorrow and difficulty is not to ask that they may be prevented, but to ask that I may preserve the self God created me to be through every fire of sorrow. Our Lord received Himself in the fire of sorrow, He was saved not from the hour, but out of the hour.

    We say that there ought to be no sorrow, but there is sorrow, and we have to receive ourselves in its fires. If we try and evade sorrow, refuse to lay our account with it we are foolish. Sorrow is one of the biggest facts in life; it is no use saying sorrow ought not to be. Sin and sorrow and suffering are, and it is not for us to say that God has made a mistake in allowing them.

    Sorrow burns up a great amount of shallowness, but it does not always make a man better. Suffering either gives me my self or it destroys my self. You cannot receive your self in success, you lose your head; you cannot receive your self in monotony, you grouse. The way to find your self is in the fires of sorrow. Why it should be so is another matter, but that it is so is true in the Scriptures and in human experience. You always know the man who has been through the fires of sorrow and received himself, you are certain you can go to him in trouble and find that he has ample leisure for you. If a man has not been through the fires of sorrow, he is apt to be contemptuous, he has no time for you. If you receive yourself in the fires of sorrow, God will make you nourishment for other people.

    Oswald Chambers
    June 25th Devotional

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  27. amwick says:

    This is really funny!!!

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  28. nwtex says:

    My goodness I had no idea she was still running around. Wonderful! ❤

    (Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:45PM Concert Hall)
    An Evening with Sophia Loren
    Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
    Nov 24 @ 4:00 PM

    Must purchase a ticket to the 4pm performance to also purchase a ticket to the Meet & Greet. Meet & Greet is post performance and price is $500 per ticket. Attendees will get the opportunity to meet Sophia Loren and get a professional picture taken with her as well as receive a VIP collectible laminate.

    http://artcenter.org/event/sophia-loren/

    Sophia Loren Gets Candid on 'The View' Video – ABC News
    Mar 18, 2016
    https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/sophia-loren-candid-view-37753071

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  29. ms Idaho says:

    Happy ChewsDay. This is a quickie as I am busy digesting the info on Michael Flynn. Lots of Golly-WOW info

    Greens with Avocado and Pear Salad

    This simple salad needs little in the way of dressing. Just try a splash of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, or a dash of your favorite prepared vinaigrette.
    Serve 6
    Ingredients:

    1 Pear, ripe, cored and diced 1 Avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced 4 cups Romaine or red leaf lettuce, or a combination
    Combine pear, avocado, cucumber and lettuce in a salad bowl and toss well. Dressing: fresh lemon juice or vinaigrette

    Enjoy

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  30. nwtex says:

    RIP 🕊️

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  31. Lucille says:

    “UN poised to launch global ban on speech that insults Muslims”
    June 24, 2019 by Christine Douglass-Williams
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/06/un-poised-to-launch-global-ban-on-speech-that-insults-muslims

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    • Pale rider says:

      Let’s see if America forces this on its people. This will reveal If the U.N. do control us.
      Also, muslims are the most violent, see how that works? Take a quick look around, who gets favorited? The violent. More violent more favor.

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  32. nwtex says:

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  34. just stevie says:

    Jordan Peterson is taking the fight to big tech! Hope this is successful…

    https://spectator.org/jordan-peterson-is-taking-the-fight-to-big-tech/

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  35. nwtex says:

    Not good. Everyone needs prayer AND there are animals out running around I’m sure.

    Incident Information
    Updated: 6.25.19 / 7:51am
    Situation Summary

    At 6:16am on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, a chemical fire occurred in the 100 block of W Cochran Street in the city of Simi Valley. Ventura County Fire Department resources are on scene and currently working to contain and mitigate the effects of this fire. Due to safety concerns, a shelter in place order has been issued for the residents in the area adjacent to the fire. Residents are being asked to stay indoors and avoid smokey conditions until the situation is resolved.

    https://www.vcemergency.com/

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  36. nwtex says:

    Huh?

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  37. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Hospitals have been using “accounting standards*” for time and quantity of their entire medical operations for decades!!!!!! They control their costs to the fraction of a cent!

    They know their costs, therefore they can reduce their costs and can use those same costs to quote “legal” and HONEST prices upfront!

    Decades back I came across a chart of the “Standard Times” to be spent on each medical procedure in a “St. Mary’s Hospital.”

    They allowed 5 minutes for taking the patient’s medical history.
    30 minutes were allowed for surgery on the trunk of the body, and so on.

    Here are some links to articles online about hospital cost standards.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3037121/
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    *”accounting standards” for time and quantity – first developed by manufacturers for their factory production – to control costs.

    Can someone Tweet that to President Trump?
    (I don’t do Twitter.)

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  38. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Report: Google Employee Discusses Google’s Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 (Updated: Google Removes Video)

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/06/report-google-employee-discusses-googles-plan-to-prevent-trump-situation-in-2020/comment-page-1/#comment-952155

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  39. litlbit2 says:

    “The baseline outlook for the U.S. economy remains favorable for continued growth, Powell said, but “the risks to this favorable baseline outlook appear to have grown.”

    Imo, the translation China is hurting. Evidently more than most think as the elite learn their little protected scam is taking on water very rapidly. When considering the Tariffs, very sired additional added or expanded %’s, very stupid negotiations by China, lowering interest rates cuts into China’s income stream as businesses rapidly deploy out of China borrowing and building new plants in many other places. All involved are becoming Woke. Game on!

    https://apnews.com/36e95b56e88e444bb67d997b47b046d6

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  40. SwampRatTerrier says:

    The Hodge twins Open Up About Being Trump Supporters In The Comedy World

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  41. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Winning: Mexico Sends 15,000 Troops to Border to Curb Immigrant Flow to the North
    —Ace of Spades
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    Muy Private Tech Monopoly Censorship,
    Start your own Twitter!, the cucks and corporatists and leftwing censors said.
    So someone did. (Parler)

    So then Twitter’s pal Apple — and these people are in frequently contact with each other, “harmonizing” their censorship strategies — bans the competitor to Twitter.

    Chase is cancelling people’s private bank accounts; MasterCard is refusing to process credit card payments, and pressuring Paypal and Patreon to deplatform people.

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=381983

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  42. SwampRatTerrier says:

    David French and his fellow peacetime conservatives are at it again, wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth as U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) takes a run at curtailing the immense power of Big Tech.

    As French channels Neville Chamberlain, the fact is that unless the tech companies are forcefully confronted, now, in the immediate, our self-governing republic will be over in less than a generation and we will be ruled by a tech oligarchy.

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=381967

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  43. 1stgoblyn says:

    Live until midnight tonight

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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the wonderful multiplying of bread in the wilderness (Saint Matthew 14: 15):

    1. How the Lord fed five thousand people with the five blessed loaves.

    2. How He is that living Bread which alone can mysteriously feed the many hungry souls which the whole of the rest of the world put together cannot feed.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau) for today, June 12th, on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  47. bessie2003 says:

    This was a live stream of the “Peace to Prosperity Workshop” in Bahrain, with the opening remarks by Jared Kushner. This is the workshop setting out ideas for bringing peace to the Palestinian, Israel, Middle East.

    It actually begins at the 1 hour 12 minute mark (before that it’s just a welcoming screen):

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