Saturday September 14th – 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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117 Responses to Saturday September 14th – Open Thread

  1. Lucille says:

    Hey, Treepers, it’s Caturdayyyy!

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Does Misery Love Company?

    We have all heard the statement: “Misery loves company.” It is true that when one is sick or in trouble he does not feel quite so sorry for himself when he realizes that others are as unfortunate, and perhaps more so, than he.

    However, some have used this phrase: “Misery loves company,” in speaking lightly of hell. Perhaps you have heard someone say: “Well, if I go to hell, at least I’ll have lots of company.” This is true, but the company the lost will have when cast out of God’s presence will hardly afford them comfort.

    The Bible story of the rich man and Lazarus brings this fact out with great force. The rich man, you will remember, “fared sumptuously every day,” while Lazarus “was laid at his gate, full of sores, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table.”

    In the process of time both died, and the rich man, having felt no need of salvation, suddenly was made to experience God’s wrath upon sin, for the sacred record says: “In hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments” (Luke 16:23). From his place of torment the rich man saw Lazarus with Abraham “afar off,” but this surely afforded little comfort, while we do read that “Lazarus was comforted.” The rich man, then, still with haughty superiority, asked Abraham to send Lazarus back to earth to warn his five brothers, “lest they come into this place of torment.” He did not wish his brothers to join him in hell. “Misery” among those cast out of God’s presence, then, does not “love company.”

    The story is brought to a close as Abraham refuses the rich man’s request, explaining that if his brothers would not hear the Word of God “neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead” (Luke 16:31).

    The way to avoid the lot of the rich man, then, is to believe the Word of God, particularly that part of the Word which tells how Christ died for our sins that we might be justified by grace through faith. Don’t be deceived by the old adage: “Misery loves company.” Receive Christ as your Savior today.

    “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/does-misery-love-company/

    Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

    Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

    Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

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  3. Lucille says:

    Luv us some kittehs…

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    I think this is one of best music videos Linda Ronstadt made. And the singin’ not to shabby
    either . . . 🙂

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  5. wendy forward says:

    Very precious.

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday!!! Kitty taking care of puppies . . .

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  7. mr.piddles says:

    I’m just glad I made it through another Friday The 13th unscathed.

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  8. nwtex says:

    Parents of Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Are Now Suing Fox News
    12 hours ago

    The parents of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich are suing Fox News for “emotional distress” after Fox aired a story suggesting Rich was the Wikileaks contact for the leaked DNC emails that were published by Julian Assange during the 2016 Democrat primary.

    https://www.waynedupree.com/seth-rich-fox-news-lawsuit/

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  9. nwtex says:

    um ‘kay.

    [VIDEO] Beto Cancels 4th of July, Says America Was Founded August 20, 1619 the day the first slave arrived.
    14 hours ago

    https://www.waynedupree.com/beto-4th-of-july/

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  10. G S says:

    Proving once again that “Environmental” is really about power and control, Finland is now proposing sanctions:

    “EU should stop import of beef, soybeans from Brazil over Amazon fires: Finland”
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-environment-finland-idUSKCN1VY1Y3

    FTA:
    «(Reuters) – The Finnish Finance Minister Mika Lintila said on Friday the European Union should block imports of beef from Brazil, and also consider a suspension of soybeans import to put pressure on the Brazilian government to counter wildfires in the Amazon.

    Finland, which holds the temporary presidency of the EU, has asked EU authorities to “discontinue the import of beef from Brazil,” Lintila told a news conference in Helsinki.

    He added that he was considering doing the same about soybeans with the aim of “increasing pressure, so the Brazilian government would do something on forest fires.”»

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Evidently, the fires are only half what they have been in the past. Also, nobody is mentioning the other countries that are also having fires there. Here is a discussion on Tucker Carlson. You have to go to the 36:00 mark for the discussion with Ernesto Urugo (not sure, couldn’t understand the name.)

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      • G S says:

        The link is not working. I believe that was Ernesto Araujo from Brazil? I couldn’t find the video on YouTube. The only thing they want to show is “Tucker Carlson defending White Supremacy”.

        What I think is happening is that Europe doesn’t want to admit that they are in a financial crisis, that’s why they are looking for any excuses to move away from the deals they had with Brazil.

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  11. Lucille says:

    Tommy Robinson gets a haircut after prison!
    Rebel Media

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  12. Texian says:

    Houston.. The Gulf..

    Relationships.. Hard Lessons..

    The Nature of the Business..

    Everybody back in the world had no clue about what we do..

    And we liked it that way..

    But this Lifestyle had some social prices to pay.

    There were some sacrifices to be made..

    You were just gone too long for extended periods of time..

    This profession made you a lone wolf.. But I was ok with that. I was already there. I came into all of this that way.. Alone.. No strings attached..

    ———————————

    The Company selected their team carefully.. And trained us effectively. They had a lot invested in us. They served the Titans in the Energy Industry whose industrialization process could not proceed forward without our critical services. Company reputation was paramount.. We get it right the first time.. Every time.. No excuses..

    Complete dedication and attention to the mission was required.. If not, you were reprimanded to get your sht together fast or risk being taken off the team.. No matter the reason why.. You just best take care of it in short order.. Because lives were on the line.. Company reputation was on the line.. Multi-millions of dollars of client investment were on the line..

    And they were watching.. The difference between investment success.. or catastrophic failure.. were on the backs of the dive team.. No excuses..

    ———————————

    You live and work in a different world.. Like being on another planet.. You are different now.. accept it.. embrace it.. Live it..

    On the beach [land] you go it alone.. Acquaintances, yes.. But whether it be true friendship or love – your bar was high.. You expected complete dedication and trust.. It’s what you are accustomed to.. And your lifestyle required it.. Or it would never work out..

    Friendships.. Your only real friends were your teammates..

    Relationships.. At the time the divorce rate among divers was around 90%.. I knew of only two who at best appeared to have a somewhat successful marriage..

    Virtually all of us had broken heart stories..

    So you never let yourself get too involved with anybody.. You already had enough on your mind as it was.

    On top of everything else, you just couldn’t be worried about what your chick was doing back in the world.. It just doesn’t work out that way..

    While on the beach, every day was vacation.. 24/7.. Wake up.. Lounge by the pool.. Shopping.. Restaurants.. Shows.. Cruising.. Nightclubs.. Love.. Sleep..

    Till the phone rang again..

    I loved the lifestyle.. But I couldn’t let myself fall for nobody..

    I just couldn’t.. Too much was at stake..

    No matter how beautiful she was.. Or how good it felt to be in her arms..

    I just had to walk away..

    Not so much by choice.. But more by circumstantial mandate..

    Nightclubs.. Love.. Walk away..
    Nightclubs.. Love.. Walk away..

    Rinse and repeat..

    Until the phone rang again..

    Somebody had to do it.. Might as well be me.. So I did..

    Over and over again..

    I loved them all..

    I hoped they understood though.. But I know they didn’t..

    Everybody back in the world had no clue about what we do..

    Who woulda thought that a boy like me.. could come to this..

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    • Patty in Porterville says:

      I so enjoy reading the chronicles of your early years. Thank you!

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      • Texian says:

        Thx. It is more about chronicling the final years of the best diving company in the world. A view from the inside.. A story that is not in print.. What it was like working with men who had pioneered advancements in applied sciences and engineering techniques in deep sea construction and diving..

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  13. Troublemaker10 says:

    Excerpt:

    Alberty, who testified in a subsequent congressional testimony, said at one point, the abortion doctor brought him 24-week-old twins born alive after failed abortion in Kansas City. When Alberty said he did not want to harvest organs from living children, the abortionist then “drowned them in a pan,” Daleiden told the court.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      I’ve been reading these articles. But with my own newborn asleep beside me I can’t, I think I’d be literally physically ill.

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      • Linda K. says:

        “I wish I had a river, I could skate away on” Joni Mitchell on giving her baby up for adoption.

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        • The song has nothing to do with giving up her child for adoption, which happened long before she began recording. Joni Mitchell’s confessional songs (as opposed to the non-personal stories and anthems she wrote) were about the current events in her life.

          Both she and Graham Nash confirmed this song was about their breakup, which happened just before “Blue” was recorded. It uses the word “baby” in the way lovers refer to each other.
          https://flowerandthevine.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/sweet-inspiration-joni-mitchell-and-graham-nash/

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          • Linda K. says:

            It is a song on the “Blue” album and “Little Green” is on that album also, and that is definitely about her child from the same period. I don’t think Joni thought Graham Nash was “the best baby” she ever had. I posted “River” because it is a beautiful song, about longing and heartbreak. Sorry you don’t enjoy it on that level.

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            • Linda K. says:

              I forgot to add, that Mitchell did not talk about the baby she gave up until the 1990’s and it might be reasonable to say in 1970 that” River” is about a broken up love affair, until you listen to “Little Green” and realizes it is something else that has broken her.

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            • I actually knew La Mitchell very slightly/professionally back in the nineties when I lived and worked in Los Angeles. You stated a complete falsehood about the song “River”, and you don’t know what you’re talking about.

              Yes, “Little Green” is about her daughter (allegorically), but it was written in 1967, around the time of “Urge for Going”. It was originally intended for her first album, “Song to a Seagull”. The adoption was in 1965.
              https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Green_(song)

              You’re not likely to stump me on Mitchell trivia. I was obsessed enough with her music to have figured out many of the open tunings for guitar and dulcimer just from repeated listening of the records. Knowing how to play authentic Mitchell was a kind of holy grail for lovers of folk music.

              Nash and Mitchell were deeply in love, they nearly married, and were both very sad about the breakup.

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              • Linda K. says:

                onstadt said at the time that she’d never discussed the meaning of the song with her old friend, Mitchell.

                But she had some ideas about what might have inspired it — possibly including Mitchell’s daughter, who was born in the 1960s, when the singer was 21 and about to move from Saskatoon to Toronto.

                Mitchell gave the child up for adoption and didn’t have any contact with her until 1997.

                “I think that’s what a lot of her singing is about, because it has this very sad tinge,” Ronstadt speculated. “But who really knows if that’s what ‘River’ is about? The answer is: I don’t know, and I bet Joni doesn’t, either.”

                For her part, Mitchell told NPR in 2014 that the song is about “taking personal responsibility for the failure of a relationship.”

                “And my generation — you know, the ‘Me Generation’ — is known to be a Peter Pan, narcissistic generation, right?” she said. “So it’s really, you know — it’s really that aspect of our inability — you know, ‘I’m selfish and I’m sad.’ Right?

                “You know, people think that’s confessional, but I’d say, you know, in my generation, you think that that’s a unique personal statement? You know what I mean? It’s like, no wonder there’s so many covers of it!”

                Taylor said the song is most likely autobiographical, given that “it starts with a girl from Canada watching them try to make Christmas on La Brea in Los Angeles.”

                But he told The Post in 2006 that he’d never actually discussed the meaning with Mitchell, with whom he was romantically involved in the early 1970s.

                “Do I want to know who she made cry, who she made say goodbye? Well, I haven’t asked her that question,” Taylor said. “That’s the only mystery in it: Who was it whose heart she broke?”

                With a laugh, he added: “There were a lot of us.”

                This post, adapted from an archival Washington Post article and originally published in 2015, has been updated twice: On Dec. 7, 2016, and again on Dec. 5, 2017.

                Linda Ronstadt agrees with me Mikey and she knows her as a friend.

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      • JC says:

        First, congrats on your beautiful new baby, TC!

        Forgive me for sounding bossy, but please listen to your instincts and set these and similar articles aside for the foreseeable future. The visceral revulsion will not only make you physically ill, but will rob much of your joy at this very precious time in your life.

        I’ve been very active in the pro-life movement in the past, to the point of such deep sorrow over the horrific realities, I had to take a break. I continue to work and pray toward abolishing abortion, and I may be called back to the intense activity of earlier years, but the depth of this abominable evil can ravage our spirits. God is faithful, and He will call us to work when, where and how it is appropriate and effective.

        Enjoy your sweet baby free of the devastating information that is too harrowing for a new mom’s heart.

        God bless.

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  14. nwtex says:

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  15. citizen817 says:

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  17. nwtex says:

    “…eagle-eyed…” for sure. I can see the car.

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    • boogywstew says:

      1/3rd up from bottom. Just slightly left of center. Figuring the car is about 12 feet long and all you can see is the roof and trunk or roof and hood … the car is about 30 feet from white sand beach strip. The car is probably white with the greenish hue provided by the water. I think the house closest to the scene was owned by Ted Kennedy?

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  18. citizen817 says:

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  19. citizen817 says:

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      That must have been a teachable moment because the mama cat could have picked the little one up by the scruff and taken him to the top of the wall.

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  20. citizen817 says:

    Wondering where this is?

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  21. Lucille says:

    “Sailing”
    Christopher Cross

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  22. nwtex says:

    Good grief woman—–just follow the rules! Why put (and use) a child to satisfy your nutty need for attention. I’m bored with all of you nobodies.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      When my brother was in high school and had very long hair, my father hated it. But, when they changed the rules in the school to no long hair, he went down to the school and stood up for my brother. He also was very angry about the laws requiring you to wear seat belts………………and yet, he never rode in a car without putting on his seat belt. In fact, he installed them in our cars back in the 50’s. To be honest, I am not sure how I feel about this.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Having thought about it a little more, this was a chance for this grandmother to teach her little black grandson that he needs to follow the rules and laws. It might save him from being shot when he is in his teens and driving.

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  23. Dora says:

    Just two poofballs waiting for breakfast

    Liked by 5 people

  24. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.”
    Psalms 7:8 (KJV)

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  25. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  26. Dora says:

    Bad idea!

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  27. just stevie says:

    IMAGINATION vs INSPIRATION

    “The simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Cor. xi. 3

    Simplicity is the secret of seeing things clearly. A saint does not think clearly for a long while, but a saint ought to see clearly without any difficulty. You cannot think a spiritual muddle clear, you have to obey it clear. In intellectual matters you can think things out, but in spiritual matters you will think yourself into cotton wool. If there is something upon which God has put His pressure, obey in that matter, bring your imagination into captivity to the obedience of Christ with regard to it and everything will become as clear as daylight. The reasoning capacity comes afterwards, but we never see along that line, we see like children; when we try to be wise we see nothing (Matthew xi. 25).

    The tiniest thing we allow in our lives that is not under the control of the Holy Spirit is quite sufficient to account for spiritual muddle, and all the thinking we like to spend on it will never make it clear. Spiritual muddle is only made plain by obedience. Immediately we obey, we discern. This is humiliating, because when we are muddled we know the reason is in the temper of our mind. When the natural power of vision is devoted to the Holy Spirit, it becomes the power of perceiving God’s will and the whole life is kept in simplicity.

    Oswald Chambers
    September 14th Devotional

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  28. amwick says:

    New meme…

    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  29. markone1blog says:

    Regarding “Caturday,” I thought about cats on Thursday. Actually, I thought about chumming the water under those GreenPEACE activists on the Fred Hartman bridge for about 30 minutes and then cutting them free.

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  30. Dora says:

    More attention needs to be paid to this horror!

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    • Boots says:

      Daleiden was targeted by Kamala Harris when she was CA Atty Genl. Harris deserves to burn in hell forever, which she will, except not fast enough as some would like it to be.
      https://www.lifenews.com/2019/08/22/david-daleiden-wants-kamala-harris-search-warrant-thrown-out-so-case-against-him-will-be-dismissed/

      FTA

      On Wednesday, lawyers for the Center for Medical Progress leader filed a motion asking the court to throw out the search warrant that Harris ordered in 2016 on his home. “As a political favor to Planned Parenthood, Kamala Harris’ Attorney General’s office blatantly ignored black-letter California law protecting a citizen journalist’s unpublished materials and falsely alleged probable cause for a search warrant, over and above the objections of career law enforcement professionals,” his lawyers said in a statement to LifeNews.com.

      They slammed the search warrant as a “sham” resulting from Harris’s close ties to Planned Parenthood. “Internal email communications released between the Attorney General and Planned Parenthood shows an investigation conducted and overseen by Planned Parenthood and allied activist groups as the basis for a sham search warrant,” the lawyers wrote in the motion.

      They produced evidence in the motion that several state investigators did not believe that the search warrant was accurate or based on probable cause. Despite this, Harris’s office seized unpublished videos and other documents from Daleiden’s computers, hard drives and other documents with “sensitive, unpublished editorial information,” according to the court document.

      “It appears that the investigative staff had to be coerced into serving a search warrant that they opposed,” the motion states. “This is overwhelming evidence of bad faith.” They said one agent was so strongly opposed to the move that he took “stress leave” so that he would not have to get involved. The motion also notes that the Los Angeles Police Department refused to take down a report by one of the people Daleiden recorded because the recording was made “in a public restaurant,” not in private.

      More at link above.

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  31. bessie2003 says:

    This is the kind of stuff that I think is being orchestrated by the dirty tricks department of the ‘deep state’, set up these ‘white supremacist’ protests in smaller towns, get the press to create headlines that these are pro-Trump people, then bring in their partners the Antifa people to create the illusion of mass white supremacy where the antifa (the brown shirts of today) people can come in, get some more practice of how to best beat people up all to serve the purpose to establish their illusion that ‘all’ Trump supporters are bigots and racists.

    I do hope that the Trump 2020 re-election teams have a means of countering this trend. I wonder if using a small tourist town in Georgia is just another practice run for them to perfect their strategy in time for next summer’s build up to the 2020 election.

    Here is the article:

    https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional/dahlonega-rally-organizer-probation-for-2016-assault-local-bar/4ZZGG2OMfmCGwqugBnQ5CM/?fbclid=IwAR1vWNo3lz8uJrA1ti5hKgf6OW0GKMsF-JW3hxYQy-rOTFR-dTIJQUyjHx0

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  32. JTR says:

    Good Lord! Dahlonega is just a few miles from me, and the home of my Grand Daughter’s University! It’s just a small town that attracts tourists because it had the first gold rush in the USA. The capitol building in Atlanta is covered in Dahlonega Gold.
    I hope everyone is safe.

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  33. LizzieinTexas says:

    Test

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  34. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    Happy Caturday, all.

    Yesterday I posted this comment about the blessings of our waterways.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/09/13/panda-hungry-china-buys-soybeans-exempts-pork-and-beans-from-additional-tariffs/#comment-7360623

    Here’s an excerpt from it, paragraph 8 of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended our War of Independence from Great Britain:

    “Article 8th:
    The Navigation of the river Mississippi, from its source to the Ocean, shall forever remain free and open to the Subjects of Great Britain and the Citizens of the United States.”

    Does anyone here know more about this feature?

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  35. dogsmaw says:

    Aaron Neville Bio
    Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American soul and R&B singer and musician. He made his debut in 1966 with the hit single Tell It Like It Is, a Number One hit on the Billboard R&B charts. From 1977 he performed as part of The Neville Brothers with his siblings, Art Neville, Charles Neville, Cyril Neville & Ivan Neville. Neville charted again, in 1989, when he collaborated with Linda Ronstadt on three consecutive duets.

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  36. Dora says:

    Just looking at this chair is painful. Ouch!

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  37. dogsmaw says:

    Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

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  38. dogsmaw says:

    BB King The Thrill Is Gone

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  39. Sepp says:

    Ecclesiastical New Year

    Although today is September 14th on the civil calendar, it is September 1st on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

    The Holy Fathers of the First Œcumenical Synod at Nicæa – guided by the Holy Spirit – adopted the Church Calendar and Paschalion, establishing September 1st as the beginning of the new Church year.

    On this day, the Lord Jesus Christ is commemorated for having entered the synagogue and reading from the Book of Isaiah. (See the Gospel according to Saint Luke 4: 16-22.) This day also marks the beginning of the Great Indiction.

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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    Here’s a tribute to all the long time, and maybe some not so long time, marriages amongst us all…

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  43. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    Here’s to all the long time and maybe not so long time marriages out here…

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  44. Bret says:

    Since this was the site that exposed the truth about the Trayvon Martin case, I though this is pertinent. Has anyone been following the fake witness expose that’s coming out?

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/the_trayvon_hoax_unmasking_the_witness_fraud_that_divided_america.html#.XXoReB5kr9E.twitter

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  45. The Deplorable Tina says:

    Found this post interesting about the arrest of a Canadian RCMP and possible connections to a crackdown in Five Eyes & NATO countries regarding international espionage.

    From Threadreader:
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1172540842944471043.html

    “Multiple sources say they believe the allegations against Ortis are the nightmare national security scenario leak wise. Ortis had access to the most highly classified information in the government and with allies through the Five Eyes and NATO”

    and

    “While Ortis has been charged with violating the secrets act back in 2015, the investigation has only been going on for months, I’m hearing around 6-7 months”

    (How long has Durham been on the job?)

    “Global News has learned this op not a stand alone, it’s part of a broader intl op to roll up breaches in highly classified information and there is cooperation between Five Eyes and NATO countries. Two sources tell me more arrests are coming in other countries #cdnnatsec #natsec
    Multiple senior counter intelligence sources in allied countries tell me the threat Ortis represents, if police allegations are true, is unprecedented for Canada”

    (Justin Trudeau is not making any comments yet)

    This is the article referenced in the tweet thread:
    https://globalnews.ca/news/5899146/senior-rcmp-arrested-charged/

    “A senior RCMP official arrested in a case that sent shockwaves through Canada’s national security community on Friday was uncovered by U.S. authorities who tipped off Ottawa, a source told Global News.

    Cameron Ortis faces seven counts dating as far back as 2015, including breach of trust, communicating “special operational information,” and obtaining information in order to pass it to a “foreign entity.”

    The charges did not specify which foreign entity or what type of information, but a source said he had amassed “terabytes of information,” including a list of undercover operatives, when he was arrested in Ottawa on Thursday.

    The source said Ortis was identified when U.S. authorities “flipped” a suspect who gave him up. His arrest is believed to be part of a wider operation involving NATO allies and the Five Eyes — Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and U.K.

    A source said the case involved “large quantities of information, which could compromise an untold number of investigations.” The source said Ortis had allegedly tried to sell information in 2015, and was gearing up to sell more.

    Another source referred to the case as “serious spy s–t.””

    (Special bonus = he speaks Mandarin… Interesting, no?)

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  46. Anyone else see latest attack on chick-fil-a about what’s in the ingredients ??????

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  47. nwtex says:

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