Thursday June 27th – 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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75 Responses to Thursday June 27th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

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    • I’m viewing and thinking possibly bilateral AK, But possibly one below knee? He runs very well if he’s Above Knee for both. But then again I’ve only dealt with adults.


  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Did the Lord Declare All Foods Clean in Mark 7:19?
    by Pastor Ricky Kurth
    “Did the Lord declare all foods to be clean in Mark 7:19, as it says in the NIV? I thought He came to obey and fulfill the Law, not change or negate it?”

    “…whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats” (Mark 7:18,19).

    At the end of Verse 19, the NIV adds in parenthesis, “(In saying this, Jesus declared all foods ‘clean.’)” These words, which in NIV format appear to be part of the Bible text and not an editorial note, are not in any Greek text. The Lord was not setting aside the Law; He was speaking of the body’s natural ability to purge food of impurities.

    As we compare Scripture with Scripture, we know that if the Lord had spoken these added words, then Peter would not have spoken these words years later:

    “I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean” (Acts 10:14).

    If the Lord had pronounced unclean foods clean in Mark 7, Peter would have started eating them at that time, but his words here clearly indicate that such was not the case. The dietary laws of Leviticus 11 were not set aside until the ministry of the Apostle Paul (Rom. 6:14; I Tim. 4:4,5). God used Peter’s sheet vision to introduce this change, and teach Peter and his fellow Hebrews that Gentiles were no longer to be considered unclean (Acts 10:28) by teaching them that unclean foods were no longer unclean.

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    Revisiting a back-in-the-day anthem . . .

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  5. Janie M. says:

    Back when this show began, I use to watch it regularly. She was a kind, smart and tough lady. Rest in Peace, Beth.

    ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ star Beth Chapman dead at 51
    By Lindsey Kupfer
    June 26, 2019 | 12:19pm

    “Dog the Bounty Hunter” star Beth Chapman died on Wednesday after a battle with throat cancer. She was 51 years old.

    More at:

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    • Pale rider says:

      They are a rough looking bunch but I think they would be the kind of pepole who would give you the shirt off their backs if you were in need. I may be wrong, I admit I do not know them personally, but they seem like “good folks”. Dogs had it rough, my sympathys to him and his family. I think they are freedom in real life.

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      • Janie M. says:

        I totally agree with your assessment, Pale. They always appeared to treat their “prisoners” with respect, often providing them with advice. Dog must be absolutely decimated, he and Beth were matching bookends. I’m so saddened for their family.

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Cursday, Treepers! Here’s a passage from one of my favorite books. If you are a lover of good books, there are some that you’ll always want with you when you go someplace quiet, someplace that’s perfect for some indulgent reading time. Give me a comfortable chair, a warm fire, some good single malt Scotch, a little time with my copy of “Home Waters” and I’m a happy man.

    “I put my fly-rod up and found a comfortable spot to watch the stars come out. Nellie came to sit beside me. I scooted around and put my head on her back, using her for a headrest, but she didn’t seem to mind. Cold air swept above us, yet near the ground it did not feel too bad. We watched the planets appear, then the stars. The sky grew darker until each star stood out, white against black against the gray of the mountaintops. Nellie remained stationary, only her nose sniffing into the wind. She did not budge for an hour, and by that time the stars had eaten into the blackness, shuddering white in a cold sky.”

    —From Home Waters by Joseph Monninger

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  7. citizen817 says:

    Paul Joseph Watson…

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  8. Troublemaker10 says:

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  9. Janie M. says:

    I have to say, to date, – this is the COOLEST fish I have ever seen! “The Leafy Sea Dragon, is a marine fish related to the Seahorse. They are very large for sea horses, growing at least 18 inches (45 cm). They feed on plankton and small crustaceans.” This was filmed on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia:

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  10. I’m so confused about the whole Michael Flynn situation. So SD posted an article I believe in 2015 saying it was a bad idea to put him on the PDJT team as I understand… correct me if I’m wrong. Yet he has posted many since then that basically show the possibility of prosecutorial misconduct of the SC but threatening his son of indictments if he didn’t play ball.

    Sidney Powell took his case after he fired the Eric Holder firm that seemingly convinced him to plea to a lesser charge and the SC, I think, recommended little or no prison time for his ongoing cooperation in another case, which is currently ongoing.
    Prior to Ms. Powell, the judge excoriated Flynn, asking him if he wanted to change his plea, and in doing so also said he was a traitor to the country or somehing similar. Flynn did not change his plea. Now Ms. Powell is asking for a security clearance to review evidence that was not provided to the defense, nor apparently used as evidence in the indictment.

    The VP, Pence seems involved in this somehow based on his CBS interview that I think SD says put Flynn in a bad position based on what Flynn told the administration vs. what Pence said in the interview. Commenters here seem to be stating Pence is the mole in the White House who may have written the NYT anonymous article that trashed our President and the administration. Others seem to think it was Liu.
    Additionally many here state or imply Pence suggested all the appointments of swampy people in the admin., as well as other key positions at the highest levels of DOJ, FBI, CIA. Also I have read possibly by commenters as opposed to SD that Pence is tight with Ryan, the now retired Speaker.

    So why was Flynn a questionable employee? Why is SD repeatedly posting about the unethical methods in the prosecution of Flynn, seemingly defending him from my understanding? What part of this remind paradox am I not understanding?

    Sorry for the long post and the ignorance. So far I have not gotten an answer on a somewhat similar previous post which also questioned PapaD, And the rest of the FISA warrant people. I feel like I’m missing something other Treepers fully grasp.


  11. nwtex says:


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  12. Dora says:

    John Singer Sargent – The Old Chair, 1886

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  13. getfitnow says:

    FTA – Stepping back from the two-hour embarrassment to which the people of the United States were just subjected, I understand that the candidates had a tough assignment. Here they were, competing not only against themselves, but also against the most ostentatiously successful president in…well, maybe ever. Look at the white hot economy, the historically low unemployment figures, especially among blacks and other minorities. Look at the rising wages of the working class, the renaissance of manufacturing, the rekindled spirit of national self-confidence.

    Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has presided over one of the most — I think it is probably the single most — successful opening years of any president ever. That’s a difficult record to run against. So what tonight’s 10 candidates did — and I am certain that tomorrow’s will as well — was to deny reality and pretend that they were running against the Donald Trump of their dreams: a dark figure whose policies hurt instead of helped average Americans, who was anti-black, anti-woman, anti-immigrant.

    The best comment I heard tonight came from my 11-year-old daughter. Walking into my study at one point and overhearing something Elizabeth Warren said about ‘corporations’ or ‘Medicare for All,’ she asked ‘does she know about a thing called money?’

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  14. getfitnow says:

    FTA – If I were Brad Parscale, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, I would be dancing a jig — because if this is the way the Democrats and the media want to discuss the economy and immigration, he is going to have a field day with the quotes they will generate from now until the election.

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  15. jx says:

    A mighty convenient coincidence these aliens drowning in the Rio Grand just as Congress considers the “humanitarian crisis” at the border.

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.”
    Psalms 118:17 (KJV)

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  18. 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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  19. Lucille says:

    The world order is giving obeisance to our enemies…and, of course, we know what they mean by “hate speech”….

    Facebook to give data on “hate speech” suspects to French courts: “on the same level as terrorism”

    “’It is a strong signal in terms of regulation,’ said Sonia Cisse, a counsel at law firm Linklaters, adding that it was a world first. ‘Hate speech is no longer considered part of freedom of speech, it’s now on the same level as terrorism.’”

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  20. just stevie says:


    “I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.” Jeremiah i. 8

    God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally – “Thy life will I give unto thee for a prey.” That is all God promises His children. Wherever God sends us, He will guard our lives. Our personal property and possessions are a matter of indifference, we have to sit loosely to all those things; if we do not, there will be panic and heartbreak and distress. That is the inwardness of the overshadowing of personal deliverance.

    The Sermon on the Mount indicates that when we are on Jesus Christ’s errands, there is not time to stand up for ourselves. Jesus says, in effect, Do not be bothered with whether you are being justly dealt with or not. To look for justice is a sign of deflection from devotion to Him. Never look for justice in this world, but never cease to give it. If we look for justice, we will begin to grouse and to indulge in the discontent of self-pity – Why should I be treated like this? If we are devoted to Jesus Christ we have nothing to do with what we meet, whether it is just or unjust. Jesus says – Go steadily on with what I have told you to do and I will guard your life. If you try to guard it yourself, you remove yourself from My deliverance. The most devout among us become atheistic in this connection; we do not believe God, we enthrone common sense and tack the name of God on to it. We do lean to our own understanding, instead of trusting God with all our hearts.

    Oswald Chambers
    June 27th Devotional

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  21. Lucille says:

    Virginia: jailed “rock star” jihadist may be released early over “vague” crime law

    U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema has given prosecutors a month to explain “why she shouldn’t overturn three of the 10 counts” on which Islamic scholar Ali Al-Timimi of Fairfax was convicted at his 2005 trial. “The review in the case….comes after the Supreme Court….struck down part of a federal law regulating crimes of violence as unconstitutionally vague.” So now Judge Brinkema may toss out parts Al-Timimi’s conviction, allowing him an early release.


  22. Dora says:

    The Queen was a cute little girl. 🙂

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  23. Dora says:


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  24. Dora says:

    There are many such stories. Each one of them is sad.


    • Cisco says:

      Even sadder, if that’s possible, churches are being out paced by mosques being constructed.
      Just an option.
      I look at France and England when I thought of that.

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  25. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Once again Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the leftists on the Supreme Court today in refusing to allow, once and for all, the age old question of citizenship on the Federal Census Form. Thus sending the request back to the lower courts for further review.

    ~~~~~~~ TRUMP 2020 ~~~~~~~

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  26. Bendix says:

    Thinking again about that miserable, self-centered Megan Rapinoe on the US Women’s Soccer Team.
    Also thinking about that ridiculously lopsided win.
    One of the players on the team tried to pass it off as no one would say anything if it was a men’s team, but I don’t believe that is valid.

    When we see men’s teams in competition, their organizations have been at it longer, and they don’t end up playing such mismatched teams to begin with.
    If a man’s team beats a rival 7-0 they had to work hard for that score.

    Plus, the issue isn’t just the score here. The teams are supposed to play to win, we know that.
    I remember back when I was in high school, when a team got comfortably ahead againsta much weaker rival, the coach would “clear his bench, allowing his second string to get play time.
    We don’t do that in high-stakes professional sports, but neither do we normally see teams of such disparate ability playing each other.
    The equivalent of the New York Yankees does not play the Bad News Bears, and if they did they wouldn’t brag about the win.

    Now I’m reminded of how our illustrious president beat the Bush/Clinton dynasty, early on became the clear winner in a field of 17, and certain conservatives try to pretend that never happened.
    What a screwed up worldview the MSM presents to us.

    The issue was the ‘excessive celebration’. It was clear that this was coming easy to them, yet after every goal the team acted as if they had just split the atom.
    That’s a false choice, to act as if they either had to let the other team win a little. or scream their heads off.
    I wouldn’t want any little American girl I know to see those women and think that was okay.
    I hope they lose. I really do.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      After that lopsided free-for-all first game, the match against Spain was basically a tie as neither team could find the net. The basic kick for the 2-1 tie breaker win could have just as easily gone to the Spanish team and the USA pretenders would have been sent home. Here’s hoping the host team France gives the arrogant US Wymmins Team the heave-ho on Friday!


  27. curator55 says:

    I remember this “mild mannered Young Turk” spewing anti Trump venom and expletives as Trump’s election results were showing a probable win.


  28. Bendix says:

    I didn’t see this part at the end of AG Barr’s bagpipe playing before.
    Gotta love the guy.

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  29. wtd says:

    TheAtlantic: The Trouble Starts If Facebook’s New Currency Succeeds
    Libra will almost exactly replicate all the problems generated by the company’s social network.

    (hat tip: InfidelBloggersAlliance)
    Money-laundering watchdog to clamp down on cryptocurrencies
    Corporations being in control of currency?…what could go wrong? great for doing business while avoiding sanctions….
    This is crazy! How many independent currencies do we need before destabilization occurs?
    European central bankers claim oversight over Facebook’s cryptocurrency
    Facebook called before Senate panel over digital currency project

    Facebook is revealed to have been working on the Libra #crypto project for more than one year. So, when they banned ads for crypto platforms on Facebook in 2018, they were literally trying to prevent competition.
    ===>They also implemented a rigorous screening process for crypto advertising, requiring lots of detail on a crypto businesses to qualify: a clear way to absorb critical data, know-how and intellectual property. Illegal? No. Unethical? Yes. (That’s the Facebook way!) #LibraCoin


    Will Facebook’s attempt to shake up global finance pay off?

    How “Facebook money” could change the global economy
    Factbox: Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra


    Facebook’s cryptocurrency-based payments system gets $10 MILLION investment each from Mastercard, PayPal and Visa

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  30. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    The House of Representatives just voted to approve the $4.59 billion Senate bill that addressed illegal immigration. It Passed the Senate yesterday 84-8 will Democrat presidential candidate Senators all absent. It passed the House just now 305-102 and is headed to the president’s desk for his big autograph. The socialist democrats have a sad face. Happy day for America!

    ~~~~~~~ TRUMP 2020 ~~~~~~~

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  31. 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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  32. 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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