Wednesday July 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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83 Responses to Wednesday July 17th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    Part 2 of 6

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    • DanDeplorable says:

      Tomorrow, God willing: “Morality damns”


    • … but if “what your hand finds to do” is to attempt to change some aspect of your Government to better support your beliefs and what you believe in, “do it as for God.” Your efforts may or may not be met with success, but, “do it as for God,” anyway.


      • Lucille says:

        Thanks, Mike. Yes, we are to do what God calls us to do. If that is a position in government which encourages that body to perform its duty to citizens by keeping us safe to worship, then that is what we must do. We need to be salt and light wherever we are called.

        Ultimately, of course, government is not the answer, Christ is. But while on earth we must always work toward influencing our government to obey God.


      • Lucille says:

        I really liked this from the President’s Cabinet meeting…

        THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Our Cabinet meeting. And we’ll start with a prayer, please. Rick Perry.

        SECRETARY PERRY: Yes, sir. Mr. President, thank you. Just as a — to put this all in perspective: On the 4th of July, I had a prayer that came true, which is a good thing — to pray and for the good Lord to agree that your prayer is a good one.

        So Griffin James Perry came into the world on the 4th of July, at about 8:10 in the morning. So I have a grandson.

        THE PRESIDENT: Good.

        SECRETARY PERRY: And we had prayed about that for many years. And I think the reminder for all of us is that prayer is an incredible and powerful thing. It’s a great tonic. And as we interact with each other, to keep all of us — our friends, our families, this country — in our prayers.

        Every Wednesday morning, there’s a Cabinet member Bible study, and it’s been one of the great privileges for me, in this administration, to pray with the Cabinet members. So this is an extension of that.

        So if you would bow your heads and join with me in asking the Lord to continue to bless this country:

        Father, thank you for this table of men and women, of individuals who selflessly serve this country. And, Lord, we ask you to continue to give them courage, to give them wisdom, to be with this President as he deals with the challenges of the day; to continue to comfort him in the knowledge that you are in charge and in control.

        We thank you for your blessings both in the personal way and the larger issues of this world that we live in, that we’ve been given the privilege to serve. We ask you to continue to keep our young men and women who defend our freedom safe and to bring them home soon.

        And, Father, we ask you again to keep this President safe and to give him wisdom.

        In your most holy name, we pray. Amen.

        THE PRESIDENT: That was very good. Thank you very much, Rick. Well done. Well done.

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Triumph Of Faith

    “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (I John 5:4).

    There are many who look upon faith as an abstract sort of thing. Some suppose faith is merely looking on the bright side of things; to others it is will-power; still others confuse it with a person’s view-point.

    In the Bible, faith is simply believing God. “Faith” is the noun and “believe” the verb. This is seen in Rom. 4:5, where the Apostle Paul declares:

    “To him that worketh not but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

    The above passage from I John 5 also makes this plain, when seen in its context:

    “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

    “Who is he that overcometh the world but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God” (Vers. 4,5).

    It is, then, the believer in Christ, and only the believer in Christ, who can overcome the world. Unbelievers are swept away by the attractions and the pretentions of this world- system, but the believer in Christ need not be.

    St. Paul declared by divine inspiration that unbelievers follow “the course of this world,” directed by Satan, “the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” (Eph. 2:2).

    We do not mean to imply that believers are not often tempted to follow “the course of this world.” Indeed the world would sometimes entice or intimidate us, but “this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

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    • 4EDouglas says:

      The Green Hills of Earth
      Let the sweet fresh breezes heal me
      As they rove around the girth
      Of our lovely mother planet
      Of the cool, green hills of Earth.

      We’ve tried each spinning space mote
      And reckoned its true worth:
      Take us back again to the homes of men
      On the cool, green hills of Earth.

      The arching sky is calling
      Spacemen back to their trade.
      And the lights below us fade.

      Out ride the sons of Terra,
      Far drives the thundering jet,
      Up leaps a race of Earthmen,
      Out, far, and onward yet —

      We pray for one last landing
      On the globe that gave us birth;
      Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies
      And the cool, green hills of Earth.
      -Robert A. Heinlein.
      Back when we did mighty things with slide rules..


  9. citizen817 says:

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  10. dogsmaw says:

    Look what they did to my song!!! 😛

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  11. dogsmaw says:

    Look what I found!!! A tree right out in the middle of ???

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  12. dogsmaw says:

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    • Bob Thomas says:

      Cool website follows Apollo 11 mission to the moon real time 50 years ago…….check it out………..

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Something NASA doesn’t much talk about is what happened to most of the video footage from the Apollo 11 landing.

      There were other cameras on the lander, they sent picture data back to earth along with systems monitoring data, both data streams using the transmitter on the lander. The data were stored on magnetic tapes at NASA and were stored away.

      In the late 70s NASA was severely budget strapped, it was looking in couch cushions for spare change. As they were still using mag tape to store data and mag tapes were expensive they started using old tapes, writing over the data. Problem was that the codes used to identify what was on the tapes was so confusing that most folks dealing with them were unable to determine what was on the tapes so many Apollo 11 tapes were just pulled and written over.

      The greatest achievement in human history and most of its records were lost to bureaucratic bumbling.


  15. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  16. Bob Thomas says:

    Heads up to fellow chord cutters. If you have noticed a degradation in your over-the-air broadcast channels (antenna), the FCC recently changed some frequency guidelines that may effect your channel reception. I was having problems with some channels being weak or blacked out………..I re-scanned my tv channels and everything is back – signals are strong and clear. Some stations stronger than before.

    Just a suggestion.


  17. Bob Thomas says:

    My favorite Bob Dylan covers..enjoy.

    That’s Van Morrison………

    Dylan called this the best cover of his song “Lay Lady Lay”……..


  18. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.”
    Psalms 96:9 (KJV)

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  19. 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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  20. Sepp says:

    Although today is July 17th on the civil calendar, it is July 4th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

    Today we commemorate the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia: Tsar Nicholas II, the Royal Family, and those martyred with them.

    This is a respectful website.


  21. Lucille says:

    UK: Tommy Robinson reportedly transferred to maximum security prison described as “jihadi training camp”
    July 16, 2019 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER

    A maximum security prison rife with unchecked jihad activity — clearly British authorities want Tommy Robinson dead, and they don’t care who knows it. They have set their nation on the path to suicide, and they’re bent on keeping it there.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      All part of the process. The Saudis have been funding conversions of US Federal prisoners for decades, a pre-911 report on how the Wahabists were using Saudi oil money to run conversion programs in US prisons was dome by the Bureau of Prisons and quickly withdrawn as part of our post-911 Saudi butt kissing efforts.

      The ‘Special Relationship’ the US and England shares looks like it also includes picking up the soap for international Islam.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      If you’re ever on the I-10 where Louisiana and Mississippi meet there’s tha NASA Infinity Center right where the last Saturn 5 engine built is on display. The engines were built at the Michoud Assembly Facility on the east side of New Orleans. As they were built they were moved to the dock on the plant’s south side, loaded onto a huge barge specially built to transport the engine, and then floated it to Stennis Center in southern Mississippi where it was test fired. After firing it would be sent back to Michoud, any issues dealt with and then put back into the barge and floated to the Kennedy Center where it was assembled to the rest of the rocket, fueled and launched.

      After the Saturn-5 program ended the Space Shuttle tank was built at Michoud and the new Ares-1 engine that will, unless were bankrupted by illegal aliens, get us back to the moon, will be built at Michoud and tested at Stennis.

      So if you’re in the area stop by the Infinity Center ( Exit 3, I believe, but you’ll see the signs) and let yourself and the kids wander through the space exhibits:

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  22. Lucille says:

    Georgia mosques teaching jihad, imam says “there has not been another 911 in America because Islam is winning”

    It is no secret that Saudi Arabia has been funding the spread of Wahhabi ideology in mosques throughout the West. Just under four decades ago, “there were only a 150 or so [mosques] in America. Now there are approximately 3000.” Behind the walls of these mosques, jihad is being taught, as well as Islamic supremacism, and hatred and violence against Christians and Jews. Several studies have shown that such preaching is not an exception; at least 80% of mosques across the U.S. are spreading jihadist ideology.

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  23. czarowniczy says:

    And here we are, good people, one year from my request for information on the number of incursions by Mexican military and LEA into the US. The requests are all but dead in the offices of two Republican Senators and one Republican Rep, buried under a mountain of bureaucratic process no one wants to dig through.

    Coincidental but timely:


  24. jx says:

    The Zeta Narco-State: Why Trump MUST Use The Military

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  25. Janie M. says:

    Amazing (and very brief) video posted at YT by Cornell showing I-3, one of the fledged chicks “diving.” I’ve been following the mating pair of the adult Red-Tailed hawks and their chicks since 2012 and this is the first time I have seen this behavior captured on the nest cam. Click on “SHOW MORE” for an explanation of this behavior.

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  28. Dora says:

    I love Handel’s Water Music,

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  29. Dora says:

    Here is what it sounds like.

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  30. SwampRatTerrier says:

    22 MS-13 Members Charged In Murders Of Seven People Hacked With Machetes July 16, 2019

    …in connection with seven murders in the Los Angeles area, including one in which a rival gang member was dismembered with a machete……

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  31. dogsmaw says:

    Star Spangled Banner As You’ve Never Heard It


  32. czarowniczy says:

    Well, here y’are folks – the Army will be buying thousands of 7.62 Squad Marksman rifles and issuing them next year. Despite their curiously close resemblance to the AR-10 family of rifles made by numerous companies in the US, including the SR-25 family of 7.62mm sniper rifles made in the US by Knight Armaments, the DoD will buy the new weapon from H&K. They will be made in Germany and shipped to the H&K US plant where scopes and other items will be attached.

    The new Squad Rifle will join a host of other US military small arms made outside of the country, placing us in the real danger of being cut off from small arms and repair parts in case of a major war. It also seems to be part of an attempt by the Left to enforce gun control by destroying small arms manufacturing in the US. All they have to do is stop importation of overseas manufactured arms and poof – no guns.


    • Janie M. says:

      cz, you should alert the WH (President Trump) of this “growing” problem. I don’t believe he would approve of this European arrangement and the potential destruction of our American military arms manufacturing situation. Definitely a security issue.


      • czarowniczy says:

        It’s basically too late, the contracts have been cut and the money’s changed hands.

        One of the ways they get around this is having the European companies set up offices here the various government agencies deal with. H&K has its offices in Virginia and Georgia, Glock in Georgia, Walther in Arkansas, Beretta in Maryland. The government ios then dealing with foreign companies through US companies.

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  33. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    President Rivlin of Israel visits Korean DMZ and gives wave to Noko soldier looking in.


  34. 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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  35. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. 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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