Wednesday September 11th – 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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  1. citizen817 says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Nature of the Beast

    “One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are…evil beasts…” (Titus 1:12).

    When that Cretian prophet said that the Cretians are “evil beasts,” he was saying that they were men who “despise government…brute beasts” who “speak evil of dignities” (II Pet. 2:10-12), men who “despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities…as brute beasts” (Jude 1:8-10). A wild beast refuses to let a man impose his will on him, so men who won’t let civil rulers impose their will on them are called beasts.

    When Paul added,

    “This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” (v. 13),

    he was asserting that it is impossible to resist “the powers that be” in government (Rom.13:1,2) and still be considered sound in the faith.

    We see further evidence that this was a problem in Crete when Paul later told Titus,

    “Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates… to speak evil of no man” (Titus 3:1,2).

    Christians who speak evil of magistrates and other men in government are so plentiful these days that they could be called “Legion,” for they “are many” (Mark 5:9). But the Apostle Paul immediately regretted it when he learned that he had unwittingly spoken evil of the leader of his nation (Acts 23:1-5).

    We sometimes hear Christians object that it is not speaking evil of dignities in government if the criticisms we level against them are true. However, everything Paul said about his leader was true. God will smite him someday because he was a “whited wall” (Acts 23:3), a hypocrite who feigned to judge Paul according to the law, but commanded him to be smitten contrary to the law. Yet we know that Paul considered the true words he had spoken against his leader to be evil words, for he went on to admit that he had violated the interdispensational principle of, “Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people” (v. 5).

    This is reminiscent of Christians today who say we don’t have to obey our leaders in government because they often act contrary to the constitution of the United States, the law of our land. But Paul regretted speaking evil of the leader of his nation even though he had commanded Paul to be smitten contrary to the law of their land, the law of Moses.

    The bottom line is, there is simply no justification or excuse of any kind for the shameful way that God’s people often speak of the civil leaders whom Paul calls “God’s ministers” (Rom. 13:6),

    “Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord” (II Pet. 2:11).

    Over the years, you may have had to struggle mightily to be sound in the faith as you came to realize what Paul taught about difficult and sensitive subjects such as water baptism, speaking in tongues, and healing. But if your heart yearns to be truly sound in every aspect of the faith, if you long to be Pauline in all matters of faith and practice, I would invite you to consider following Paul as he followed Christ in this critical area of the faith as well (I Cor. 11:1).

    After all, the power that Pilate had to crucify the Lord was certainly an evil power, yet the Lord said that it was given to him “from above” (John 19:10,11). Learning not to speak evil of the often evil power of civil leaders is an unfathomably difficult path to tread at times for some, but it is the path trodden by the Apostle Paul and his Christ. And it is my earnest plea that it is the path you will choose as well.

    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/the-nature-of-the-beast/

    Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

    2 Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
    11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
    12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

    Jude 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
    9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
    10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

    Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

    Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
    2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

    Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
    2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

    Mark 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

    Acts 23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
    2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.
    3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
    4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God’s high priest?
    5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

    Romans 13:6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

    2 Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

    1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

    John 19:10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?

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    • TMonroe says:

      When Paul added, “This witness is true.  Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” (v. 13), he was asserting that it is impossible to resist “the powers that be” in government (Rom.13:1,2) and still be considered sound in the faith.”

      As the author proceeds to continue his point by citing an apostle’s actions involving the high priest in Acts 23, I’m reminded of how other apostles answered the high priest and his command and charge: “And the high priest asked them, saying, ‘By a charge we commanded you not to teach in this name, and behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring upon us the blood of this man.’ But Peter and the apostles answering said, ‘It is necessary to obey God rather than men.'” (Acts 5:27b-29). I’m also reminded of Nebuchadnezzar and his order for all to worship the golden image, though some did resist (Daniel 3).

      Then there’s that whole thing of governments who seek to coerce people in certain professions on actions against their faith, such as abortion; is it impossible to resist them? Do we need to bring up a whole host of regimes past and present who put out orders contrary to the walk of a believer? And speaking of beasts, what about the need to resist “the powers that be” that seek to make everyone take the mark of the beast (Rev. 13:15-18)?

      It’s one thing to encourage the recognition of civil authorities and render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s (cf. Luke 20:20-26), and quite another to impugn any notion of resistance by the faithful of “the powers that be” no matter the context and reality of the situation.

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    • TMonroe says:

      “We sometimes hear Christians object that it is not speaking evil of dignities in government if the criticisms we level against them are true.  However, everything Paul said about his leader was true.  God will smite him someday because he was a “whited wall” (Acts 23:3), a hypocrite who feigned to judge Paul according to the law, but commanded him to be smitten contrary to the law.  Yet we know that Paul considered the true words he had spoken against his leader to be evil words, for he went on to admit that he had violated the interdispensational principle of, “Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people” (v. 5).”

      Criticisms in truth of “dignities in government” do not automatically and invariably equate to the same thing as speaking evil or cursing (per the original verse Paul quoted, Exodus 22:28) “a prince amongst your people”. Criticism has been defined as the practice of judging something on its merits and faults. In light of the above contention, it’s worthwhile to check Scripture with Scripture and consider examples of criticism of those holding positions of authority and leadership.

      Another time where Paul — notably, pre-road to Damascus — was present before the high priest was when the high priest asked Stephen to answer charges made against him (cf. Acts 6:8-15, 7-1). Stephen’s reply was to those present: “Men, brothers, and fathers, listen!” His address to the Sanhedrin included the following: “You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, also do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those having foretold about the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers, you who received the Law by the ordination of angels, and have not kept it.”

      Later, Paul was not silent about a dispute with Peter, but addressed that dispute with him “before all” (cf. Galatians 2:14), sharing details of the issue and the confrontation in a letter that was later included in Scripture: “But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face because he stood condemned” (Galatians 2:11). The issue was Peter and other believers (including other church leaders) “not walking in line according to the truth of the gospel” (cf. Galatians 2:14).

      Did Paul risk being perceived as speaking ill/evil of Peter and the others? Yes. Did Paul risk a negative perception from his attacking a recognized leader, one who had walked with Jesus and been charged by Him with responsibilities towards the church (cf. John 21:15-22, Acts 1:1-8) as well as having been part of many prominent and inspired actions throughout his ministry after Christ’s ascension? Yes. However, wasn’t Paul’s criticism — judging the actions of Peter and the others by their merits and faults, then speaking up about it — needed in order to redirect those not walking in line with the truth of the gospel?

      Qualifications for those seeking the “good work” of an overseer (Gr. episkopon) are listed Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3. In both the appointing of such servant leaders and the evaluation of them after appointment, aren’t true criticisms required, especially if a de facto echo chamber begins to form around them by those who should be exercising accountability and oversight? Consider Eph. 5:11-13 — “And do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even expose them. For it is shameful even to mention the things being done by them in secret. But everything being exposed by the light is made visible, for everything becoming visible is light.”

      Other verses also show the place of legitimate criticism such as 1 Timothy 5:19-20 — “Do not receive an accusation against an elder, except upon two or three witnesses. But those sinning, rebuke before all, so that the rest might have fear as well.” Sadly, there has been no shortage of hirelings and grievous wolves in churches abusing spiritual authority by proof-texting the first verse as well as Matthew 18:15-17, 1 Cor. 6:1-8, and others, using them to chill adequate oversight of leadership.

      Some even dare to use Scripture to justify handling sexual abuse cases in-house — often with horrific results, conveniently leaving out relevant Scripture about rendering unto Caesar and ceding matters to civil authorities where due (cf. Luke 20:20-26, Romans 13:1-7). While we ought to be careful to not let anger and frustration lead to evil and unwise retorts and attacks against others, we also need to be wary of those who want to silence true, legitimate, and warranted criticism.

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      • DanDeplorable says:

        Greetings TMonroe. I am curious how you managed to read, respond, compose and post this lengthy, literate, well-formatted and error-free response in just 8 minutes?

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    • Psalm1391316 says:

      Ouch. But a good ouch. Thank you, Deplorable.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        Your welcome.

        Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

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  4. CountryDoc says:

    Dear God, Thank you for the blessing of this nation, the wisdom with which you guided our founders, not only with the product of the Constitution, but the process of recognizing the force of our enemy, recognizing the humanity of man, guiding our rebellion, and maintaining our Nation.

    Give us humility as individuals to submit to you, to select wise people to follow, and to build our communities and families centered on you. Give us humility as a Nation to recognize You as our sovereign God and the author of all wisdom, as the Rock of our foundation.

    Help us choose our governing representatives based on their submission to your ways.

    Thank you for our President. Strengthen him, and let the people in our nation see the reflection of you in his heart.

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  6. Lucille says:


    …as we remember 9/11/01…

    …and ask God’s blessings on the survivors and loved ones…

    …whose lives changed forever that terrible day.

    NEVER FORGET!

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    • RyderLee says:

      God Bless You Lucille , for Your Poignant Remembrance 🙏

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      • Lucille says:

        Thank you, Ryder Lee. I’m sure we all remember where we were that day when we first heard the horrible news. How can it be that it was 18 years ago!

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        • Pale rider says:

          Watched it with my mother that day. She was visiting for a few days with our family. She has since passed. I remember the disbelief as the second plane hit the building. Then you realize, those are all people dying. Then they fell!
          I had a family and was probably too old to join but I wanted so badly to go after those murders. I understand why men joined in WWll watching the deaths and attacks on our men.
          Money is no compensation for a life and the lives of all those murdered, justice has never been served. If that is being ‘civilized’ I’m not sure we need it.

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  7. Lucille says:

    Beautiful….
    Edward Elgar – Nimrod (from “Enigma Variations”)
    Daniel Barenboim with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1997, Carnegie Hall

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  8. nwtex says:

    😯 🤩 💪 👍 ✌️ ✨ 👼

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    September 11, 2001: a plane crashes into a field in Pennsylvania, it was hijacked and set to be flown into the White House by Moslem terrorists. November 4, 2008 we elect one into the White House.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Or is this dog and pony show just a carefully planned exercise to throw a dark horse in at the Convention, someone that – in comparison to the current travelling clown show – would seem golden and unite all of the disparate Rats, left of center Republicans and undecided against Trump? Someone who’d seem to be a Prilosec in a sea of political indigestion.

      We are already seeing that the Swamp’s being successful in its efforts to make the electorate nervous about the economy, polls are starting to show an increasing worry about a recession in 2020. Now many of the respondents couldn’t tell you what a recession is if their morning Starbucks depended on it but the media’s constant harangue of recession, the trade war with China and the fear that their Chinese-made toys might cost a bit more makes them think that that recessiony whatever thing just might happen next year…or something.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the Swamp had someone like Michelle…not necessarily her but someone quietly far-Left but far more comforting and acceptable than this toxic stew of idiots they’re currently serving up. This whole rolling ball of Rat s*** may just be a stalking horse for some ringer waiting in the wings.

      The Left/Swamp includes Hollyork script writers, directors (not currently under indictment), producers (see director qualification), advertising people that sell an amazing amount of crud to people who never knew they wanted/needed it…the full cast of opinion molders and creators of fiction who’d make a perfect team to steal a presidency. Why not use them?

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      • P says:

        “…some ringer waiting in the wings.”

        That’s what I’ve been uneasily thinking also for several months now! Czarowniczy, you’re the first (to my knowledge) to state this here, and do, please, correct me if I’m wrong about that. But, yes, I believe that is a viable possibility.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          The deep Rats are too smart to let this mess go to the convention, I believe they have a Manchurian Candidate somewhere in the wings.

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  12. nwtex says:

    👏

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  13. nwtex says:

    🕊️

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    • WSB says:

      I stopped into my little deli just before 9 AM, when the short order cook relayed the radio announcement that a plane crashed into the WTC. We were only one mile away.

      By the time I ran up to my office on the upper floors of 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue, I became a witness to the second plane crashing into the other tower. Our conference room had a fifty yard line view of the event.

      I unconsciously barged into the room which was being used by another colleague with a full group of clients. I never even noticed…just ran in, witnessed the attack, and muttered, “those bastards.”

      And ten years later, over and above the victims and the first responders who sacrificed their own lives, we had new victims who SD acknowledges this morning by the post at the top of this thread:

      U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens
      U.S. Foreign Service Information Officer Sean Smith
      Former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty
      Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods

      Dear God, may You bless all who perished that day in 2001, years later in Benghazi, and all who still are affected by the gross complicity of our government, the viciousness of moslem terrorism and justice delayed.

      Amen.

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      • WSB says:

        PS We never stopped watching that day until both towers had collapsed. Being in an architect’s office, it was shocking to witness these two strong towers just melting before our eyes.

        I called my parents’cell phone, just to let them know I was OK, as they were traveling in Belgium. They had not heard yet.

        Then our office manager closed the office with an unknown reopening notice…to be announced. “Call in within the next 24 hours.” That was it. I put my sunglasses on in the elevator upon leaving…tears swelling.

        We had no clue if any other attack would occur that beautiful sunny afternoon. All bridges into Manhattan were closed, subways shut. With luggage for an out of town trip planned for the rest of the week, I walked about four miles home, after meeting friends halfway who were also trying to find their way home…downtown near the site.

        To this day, I have never been down to that area of Manhattan and still have phone numbers in my address book of people I had befriended for years from Windows on the World.

        Never forget.

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        • I Hear You Now says:

          so touching WSB … thank you for sharing with all of us your raw, ever-so-close-up experience of 9/11/2001 … yes, I’m crying (well written)

          Never forget . . .

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        • JC says:

          Thank you, WSB, for these posts. My heart goes out to you that you had to experience such unspeakable evil up-close and personal.

          We were deeply and personally wounded as individual U.S. citizens and as a nation besieged by the darkest evil imaginable. How much worse to have been there, seeing it, smelling it, hearing it and even tasting it.

          May God heal and bless our nation and each and every one of us who continue to mourn, even as we fight to move forward in righteousness.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We’d been following al Qaeda since the mid-90s as they were a factor in some operations we were doing in areas in Africa and the Mideast, not primary actors but still in the mix. They took on a much more prominent role after the African embassy bombings and came to stage center after the Cole bombing. I was working with a Navy unit then and we got over to Pascagoula to see the Cole so that brought it home even more.

          On 21 September I was recalled to active duty and spent the next 18 months not only trying to do my military job but fighting the USDA (my civilian employer) who was pissed that I was recalled and did everything it could to me – and other Reserve/Guard who were recalled – to make our lives at work as big a level of Hell as they could. We were still harassed at a ‘legal’ level to quit the service as ‘it was inconvenient to the supervisors and our coworkers’, and they kept it up until we retired from the USDA or the military. Makes you question who the enemies are.

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          • WSB says:

            Please accept my many, many full-hearted thanks for serving this country, cz.

            That is an astonishing story…I can only shake my head on your horrendous experience at the hand of our own government.

            I used to think I believed the story we were told about 9/11. Now, I am not so sure.

            Thank you for posting this.

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            • MaineCoon says:

              I accepted the stories we were fed, but now I am no so sure either.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              The thanks are appreciated but not necessary, it was a deal I voluntarily made, y’all paid me for it and, many years later, still are. Thanks to y’all for holding up your end of the deal.

              The farther from an event we are the more of a chance the forces that get to write its history have to blur the edges. In hindsight 911 was a huge failure to correctly analyze available information. The excuse was that there wasn’t sharing, info was compartmentalized, there was no central organization for processing and action. The bureaucrats created Homeland Security and every political division from state to city built one too. Information sharing’s no better, some would say worse, than it was on September 10th, we have another monolithic LEA bureaucracy with almost unlimited powers and the national fear that our government’s as dangerous to us as those it’s supposed to protect us from.

              Feel free to check the 911 timeline but you’d better do it quickly as a lot of the peripheral data’s being scrubbed if it doesn’t fit the changing official narrative.

              BTW, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was arrested in 2003, confessed to being the planner of 911 in 2007, was officially charged in 2008…and still hasn’t been brought to trial.

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              • WSB says:

                I hear you, cz! But thank you with regards anyway.

                My recent readings of 9/11 has been more nefarious, but let’s just leave it there.

                At the least, our government covered up the attack…at the worst, our government may have been complicit.

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        • warrprin1 says:

          Thank you, WSB. I’m sure that wasn’t easy to write, even for the benefit of all our friends here. God bless you.

          Posting from southcentral PA, a couple of hours’ driving distance from Somerset County, site of the Flight 93 heroic event. Everyone should visit the Flight 93 Memorial. It will take your breath away as you listen to the recordings of phone calls between the passengers aboard the doomed flight and their loved ones. We must remember these people, the action they took, and the legacy of selfless patriotism they have bequeathed to the rest of us.

          God bless them, one and all, as they Rest In Peace.

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          • TheLastDemocrat says:

            Visit the Crescent of Embrace? Maybe not.

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          • WSB says:

            Thank you for your kind words, warrprnn1.

            This has always been on my list, as they were the fighting souls for we Americans that day.

            As their strife was revealed, we realized the enormity of the attack, and how much worse it would have been save for such unequaled bravery and utter transformation into God’s hands.

            Amen.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          Thank you for sharing, WSB. The depth of the scar in one’s psyche can never be erased…tapped and touched each anniversary. Our whole country changed that day. Time doesn’t erase some things. My heart goes out to all the surviving family members and all NYC eye witnesses.

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          • WSB says:

            Thank you for the sentiments, MC. Such odd feelings always come round on this day. Too numerous to mention, but the most extreme was not sleeping at all that night. Getting on I95 the next morning at 6 AM to Cape Cod…with not one car on the road each way except caravans of emergency vehicles driving to NYC, and no sounds of jets in the air. Uniquely quiet. As though the animals knew something bad had happened.

            And then God’s Divine Intervention.
            we never have winds blowing due south, for long yet the wind blew that way for about three weeks as the smoldering part of the city’s toxic fumes blew out to sea.

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      • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

        Amen. 🙏

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      • beachbum31 says:

        amen

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      • czarowniczy says:

        And almost forgotten is Mychal Judge, Catholic priest and chaplain to the NYC fire department who was killed ministering to victims. Judge wasn’t sent to the site, he went on his own as soon as he heard the first tower had been hit. He was inside of the North Tower praying over victims when the South Tower collapsed and shot debris through the North Tower that killed him. His body was carried out and laid at the alter of St Peter’s Catholic Church until it could be transported to the morgue. Another piece of the 911 picture the media’s locked away for their own purposes.

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  15. Dora says:

    William Hawkins – Blown Away (nd)

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  16. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
    Philippians 4:6 (KJV)

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  18. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  19. just stevie says:

    MISSIONARY MUNITIONS

    Ministering as Opportunity Surrounds Us.

    “If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.” John xiii. 14

    Ministering as opportunity surrounds us does not mean selecting our surroundings, it means being very selectly God’s in any haphazard surroundings which He engineers for us. The characteristics we manifest in our immediate surroundings are indications of what we will be like in other surroundings.

    The things that Jesus did were of the most menial and commonplace order, and this is an indication that it takes all God’s power in me to do the most commonplace things in His way. Can I use a towel as He did? Towels and dishes and sandals, all the ordinary sordid things of our lives, reveal more quickly than anything what we are made of. It takes God Almighty Incarnate in us to do the meanest duty as it ought to be done.

    “I have given you an example that ye should do as I have done to you.” Watch the kind of people God brings around you, and you will be humiliated to find that this is His way of revealing to you the kind of person you have been to Him. Now, He say, exhibit to that one exactly what I have shown to you.

    “Oh,” you say, “I will do all that when I get out into the foreign field.” To talk in this way is like trying to produce the munitions of war in the trenches – you will be killed while you are doing it.

    We have to go the “second mile” with God. Some of us get played out in the first ten yards, because God compels us to go where we cannot see the way, and we say – “I will wait till I get nearer the big crisis.” If we do not do the running steadily in the little ways, we shall do nothing in the crisis.

    Oswald Chambers
    September 11th Devotional

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  20. Zippy says:

    It’s later than you think
    September 3, 2019

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-later-than-you-think-j-r-storment/

    End of very sad story:

    One of Wiley’s happy times was listening to music and dancing. Damn, could that kid dance. He loved the Oregon Country Fair and the year before we left for London, we listened to a band there play a version of “Enjoy yourself (It’s later than you think)”. The words stuck with me that day three years ago and painfully so now:

    “You work and work for years and years, you’re always on the go
    You never take a minute off, too busy makin’ dough
    Someday, you say, you’ll have your fun, when you’re a millionaire
    Imagine all the fun you’ll have in your old rockin’ chair
    Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think
    Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink
    The years go by, as quickly as a wink
    Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think”

    As my wife writes in her beautiful post (she’s always more eloquent than I am), All That Remains, “Please ask us about our son’s life and his death. We heal in small bits while talking about it.”

    Out of these ashes have come many new and restored connections. Thank you for being one of mine. And I hope from this tragedy you consider how you prioritize your own time.

    https://media.licdn.com/dms/image/C4E12AQGep8inE3ZM6A/article-cover_image-shrink_720_1280/0?e=1573689600&v=beta&t=-sIsGSPnPdS2AaAVqZPW9m8oKzwmPxua1n0oNUHT6Hw

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  21. Have Gun Will Travel says:

    Never Forget.

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  22. David says:

    My American friends. Today I remember the victims of 9/11 and their friends, families and Americans who had to undergo the awful event of 9/11 and its consequences. I posted here the Israeli angle of 9/11. An Israeli ex-Special Forces from the legendary Sayeret Matkal unit fought the terrorists on the plane but he didn’t notice one was sitting behind him. What if…
    almost saved the towers, but what if … is not good enough.

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    • JC says:

      Thank you, David. Amazing story.
      Shalom. 🇺🇸🇮🇱🇺🇸

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Thank you for sharing this. I thank also his family for allowing us to know this truth. I’d never seen this video before. Hope all is well with you. Hope to near more from you. ALways liked what you shared.

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  23. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Social Credit Score USA,
    AKA Mark of the Beast 666

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  24. McGuffin says:

    Anyone else notice? Google search (I purposely went to see what their design was for today, they are so anti American it’s staggering). Today they have a teeny American Flag with a black ribbon over it.
    The ribbon looks like a “hojob”. (misspelled to conveymy deep lack of respect).

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  25. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on David’s righteousness (II Samuel 3):

    1. How Abner the commander, an opponent of David’s, gave himself into David’s hands in trust.

    2. How Joab, David’s commander, slew Abner.

    3. How David cursed the house of Joab, and wept greatly for Abner.

    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 – August 29th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  26. Lucille says:

    In case you missed this good news yesterday…I don’t know what time it was when the attack began, and Arabian Standard Time is 7 hours ahead of Eastern time, but I hope the day had just turned into 9/11/19. Every 9/11 at least 2,977 jihadis should die.


    US bombs ISIS island in Iraq’s Tigris River
    By Chad Garland | STARS AND STRIPES – Published: September 10, 2019

    Coalition and Iraqi forces carried out airstrikes Tuesday against an island south of Mosul in the Tigris River believed to be a safe haven for the Islamic State group in Iraq.

    https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/us-bombs-isis-island-in-iraq-s-tigris-river-1.598176

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  27. Lucille says:

    Boot Camp on 9/11
    Marines – Published on Sep 11, 2019

    1stSgt. Patrick Sansevere and 1stSgt. Randall Parkes were both in recruit training when the September 11th attacks occurred. Here’s their story.

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  28. Sepp says:

    The Beheading of the Glorious Prophet Forerunner and Baptist John

    August 29th on the traditional Calendar Orthodox Church
    September 11th on the civil calendar

    This day is always a fast day regardless of which day of the week it falls on.

    From “The Prologue” for today:

    “The death of John took place before the Passover, but its commemoration on August 29th was instituted because it was on this day that a church, that had been built over his grave in Sebastia by the the Emperor Constantine and the Empress Helena, was consecrated. In this church were also placed the relics of John’s disciples, Eliseus and Audius.”

    The First and Third Finding of the Head of the Forerunner and Baptist John are commemorated in February and in May, respectively. He is especially honored in January, on the day after Theophany because he Baptized the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the River Jordan.

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  29. SwampRatTerrier says:

    WARNING: Some strong language and unpleasant scenes, but needs to be seen to understand the Globabists (CCP) actions to destroy the UK and the U.S. along with all western civilization.

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  30. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid MP … claims that Jeremey Corbyn is ‘ frightened of the electorate’ as Labour rejects plans to issue a snap election.

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  31. SwampRatTerrier says:

    “The world has gone mad”

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  32. SwampRatTerrier says:

    From world champions to humbling defeat against Under 15s side…
    World Cup-winning USA women’s team suffer 5-2 loss against Dallas academy boys

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4389760/USA-women-s-team-suffer-5-2-loss-FC-Dallas-U-15-boys.html

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  33. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Dalai Lama warns ‘keep Europe for Europeans’ as he calls for ‘Muslim and African’ migrants to be returned home

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9389672/dalai-lama-keep-europe-muslim-african-migrants-sent-home/

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  34. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Ship Carrying ‘Climate Change Warriors’ Concerned About Melting Arctic Ice Gets Stuck in Ice

    https://summit.news/2019/09/11/ship-carrying-climate-change-warriors-concerned-about-melting-arctic-ice-gets-stuck-in-ice/

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  35. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Psalm 121

    1
    I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
    2
    My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

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