Thursday September 19th – 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. DanDeplorable says:

    And He said to them


    There is nothing more…

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  2. citizen817 says:

    It’s Cursday!

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  5. Lucille says:

    Happy Cursday…

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Value of the Four Gospels

    Our Apostle Paul wrote, “All Scripture…is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16). Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were written to and for the nation Israel under the law, in accordance with her earthly, millennial hope. It is in the epistles of Paul that we find the doctrine, position, walk, and destiny for us, the Church, the Body of Christ, today under grace. However, there is great value in studying the four Gospels. They are “profitable” for our spiritual lives.

    When I was taking classes at Berean Bible Institute in Slinger, Wisconsin, I took a Missions class. Pastor and missionary Joe Watkins was my instructor. In one class, he pointed out what he perceived to be a weakness in the grace movement: that we were too often guilty of neglecting the four Gospels. He said, “That is our Savior too. There is much we can learn from His love, humility, compassion, and kindness.” Then Pastor Watkins shared an example: the healing of the leper in Mark 1.

    “And there came a leper to Him, beseeching Him, and kneeling down to Him, and saying unto Him, If Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth His hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean” (Mark 1:40-41).

    Pastor Watkins pointed out that nobody touched a leper. But in healing this man, the Lord was “moved with compassion, put forth His hand, and touched him.” He didn’t need to touch him to heal him. All He needed to do was say the word. But that man hadn’t felt a human touch in years. Thus, out of His great compassion, the Lord reached over, touched him, and said, “Be thou clean.”

    Like Paul, we are to teach “all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). In my pastorate at Kettle Moraine Bible Church in West Bend, Wisconsin, in both the Sunday School and Worship Service, I taught series of messages from the four Gospels. I shared how the Lord lived under the law and kept it perfectly, how He taught Israel in light of the coming Tribulation and her hope of the earthly Kingdom, and how the Gospels portray the Lord as Prophet, Priest, King, God, and man. Most of all, as Pastor Watkins had shown me, I made sure to teach about the love and mercy of our Savior. And as a result of a series on the miracles of Christ, one woman in the assembly shared that, although she had known about rightly dividing the Word for years, it was the differences in the four Gospels that really helped her to see the truth of grace for the Body of Christ today. There is value in learning the four Gospels!

    By Pastor Kevin Sadler

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    • TMonroe says:

      “Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were written to and for the nation Israel under the law, in accordance with her earthly, millennial hope.”

      Were the Gospels written the day Jesus ascended into Heaven, or quite a significant time after that? The opening verses of the Gospel according to Luke correspond with their being written not at the beginning of post-ascension ministry but later on:

      “Inasmuch as many have undertaken to draw up a narration concerning the things having been accomplished among us, just as those from the beginning having been eyewitnesses and servants of the word delivered them to us, it seemed good also to me, having been acquainted with all things carefully from the first, to write with method to you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty concerning the things which you were instructed” (Luke 1:1-4).

      Bearing that in mind, why would Luke — who evidently surfaces in his own account (Acts 16:10) after the Jerusalem Council — write an account solely ‘to and for’ only the select group mentioned when the ministry in which he was engaged was well underway towards all, including the Gentiles? By the time the Gospels were written and shared, it stands to reason that it was to and for all via the post-Jerusalem Council church.

      This holds significant implications as to whom the Gospels were written to and for — not just national Israel, but all who would hear. It is good to be wary of any marginalization of them or any part of Scripture and elevation of others, and to hear the message of what Paul sought to convey to Timothy: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). It is noteworthy that Paul had just reinforced to Timothy in what was likely Paul’s last letter recorded in Scripture about the “sacred writings” — evidently the Old Testament — “being able to make you wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (cf. 2 Timothy 3:15).

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  7. Garrison Hall says:

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Cursday, Treepers. Give your puppy a pat for me. 🙂

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  9. Ma McGriz says:

    Prayers up for the peace of Jerusalem and for God’s hand of protection over all of Israel.

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  10. usnveteran says:

    The West Virginia Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival – September 27, 28, 29:
    ‘Leisurely stroll among the tents as you admire the many crafts, fine arts, wine, craft beer, hard cider and entertainment. …’

    The Artisans (video from the 2017 festival …)


    • P says:

      Wishing all of these artisans the very best during this showing of their amazing creativity and skills. Thankfully, the Internet provides a far-ranging customer base for selling their products. God Bless them all as they try to make a successful living! TY, usnveteran, for posting this video!


  11. czarowniczy says:

    Not quite as cuddly as that GSD-Akita-Corgi mix but those same scientists who telling us Global Warming is real and can only be cured through scientific intervention into our personal lives have created…an issue:

    I’m betting they’ll tell us that they won’t get up here and they won’t be disease vectors.

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  12. nwtex says:

    That chemical was also discovered in other generic pills, such as blood-pressure medication made in China and other countries last year, leading to a frantic recall.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I take the generic of this and wanted to change to something else. Then the news came out that it was in various other things, so I figure off I am better right now leaving things the way they are until we get more info. SMH

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  13. nwtex says:

    Understandably, KFI articles are generally brief. Here is more in depth article…..if interested.


  14. nwtex says:

    I like the soundtrack, too 🙂

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  15. Troublemaker10 says:

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  16. cheryl says:

    Yes Wall’s Being Built: 5 Recent Examples of New Border Wall Construction on Video

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  17. Pointman says:

    Beep, beep!


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  18. nwtex says:

    Don’t know how he does it. He’s been going 27/7 since (way before) he and his beyond lovely, dignified lady appeared on the escalator @Trump Tower.
    We continue to pray.

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  19. citizen817 says:

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  20. nwtex says:

    I always enjoy watching this.

    What a mind….so dang quick! I think he’s a mind reader……@:17 mark it’s as tho he knows what fem rptr is about to say.

    Was it Lewindowsky (?) who said “he sees around corners”

    No wonder he’s the best!

    Thank You Jesus for this man.

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  21. nwtex says:

    OMGoodness, amazing! What a doll baby. And he’s one VERY good Papa. Love ’em both.

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  22. dogsmaw says:

    #TeamTrump #PromiseMadePromiseKept #MAGA
    Joe Biden: You Just Wonder

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    • sticknca says:

      Campaign sinking ad using ONLY Democrats and lefties on MSM, with a haunting musical background. A slam ad without ever opening your own mouth, They did good.

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    • G S says:

      They want to make Obama as such “concerned friend” -«You don’t have to do this, Joe.» To me that just shows that he knew Joe Biden wasn’t in good mental health and yet he allowed him to be the second in his administration for eight years.
      IMO, Obama is only concerned about his own image.

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  23. citizen817 says:

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  24. Dora says:

    Carl Holsøe (1863-1935), ‘Woman on the balcony’.

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  25. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
    Psalms 19:1 (KJV)

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  26. Gary Lacey says:

    As I watch before my very eyes, the Democrats are continuing their coup.
    It bring to mind why the founding fathers put the 2nd Amendment into the Bill of Rights, in this case congressional Democrats attempting a coup d etat
    before our eyes on the floor of congress!

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  27. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  28. just stevie says:


    “Ye are they which have continued with Me in My temptations.” Luke xxii. 28

    It is true that Jesus Christ is with us in our temptations, but are we going with Him in His temptations? Many of us cease to go with Jesus from the moment we have an experience of what He can do. Watch when God shifts your circumstances, and see whether you are going with Jesus, or siding with the world, the flesh and the devil. We wear His badge, but are we going with Him? “From that time many of His disciples went back and walked no more with Him.”

    The temptations of Jesus continued throughout His earthly life, and they will continue throughout the life of the Son of God in us. Are we going with Jesus in the life we are living now?

    We have the idea that we ought to shield ourselves from some of the things God brings round us. Never! God engineers circumstances and whatever they may be like we have to see that we face them while abiding continually with Him in His temptations. They are His temptations, not temptations to us, but temptations to the life of the Son of God in us. The honor of Jesus Christ is at stake in your bodily life. Are you remaining loyal to the Son of God in the things which beset His life in you?

    Do you continue to go with Jesus? The way lies through Gethsemane, through the city gate, outside the camp; the way lies alone, and the way lies until there is no trace of a footstep left, only the voice, “Follow Me.”

    Oswald Chambers
    September 19th Devotional

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    • Pale rider says:

      Brings a thought to mind of ‘the mind of christ’ . There are only two basic emotions all others stem from the two. One was given you one you created. Fear and love.
      The mind of Christ had no fear and therefore walked the earth as he did. ‘Complete love casts out fear’.
      When or even if you can keep your mind stayed on love your walk with Christ is understandable outside of that we fall into fear.
      The Holy Spirit will only lead in love, a distinction to be noted.

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  29. dogsmaw says:

    G’Mornin Ms WeeWeed

    I will soon be underwater…blub blubb blubbb


  30. I.M. says:

    Time magazine (of all places!) broke a photo last night of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed up in “brownface” during a party in 2001. He was dressed as Aladdin during an Arabian themed party. The photo was found in the yearbook of the school at which he was employed as a teacher at the time. Since then one more photo of him in highschool in blackface (circa 1990, 1991), and a video of him in blackface in 2003, have surfaced.

    The Canadian media is trapped in paralytic meltdown seeing their golden boy so exposed as a worthless dum-dum.

    To me it also exposes how generally worthless the Conservative party of Canada is, that these images have been out there for so long and never come to light before now. Trudeau could’ve been destroyed long before he ever got near the Prime Minister’s office.


    • Hoofhearted says:

      It also illustrates that the vast majority of Canadians are uninformed and lethargic because they have bought into all the kool aid from a socialist gov’t bent on destroying what was a beautiful democratic country… longer.


  31. Dora says:

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  32. BigTalkers says:

    I read today that Liberal journalist Cokie Roberts passed away. I’m sorry for her family’s loss.

    Altho I never met the lady, I knew her mother, Rep Lindy Boggs, well. Her daughter was blessed with her grace and poise.

    While Mrs Boggs and I were like oil and water politically, she was quite helpful to the New Orleans construction industry during her years in Congress, and her staff was accommodative, as well.

    In recent years I’d noticed that Cokie had swung farther Left along with the rest of her party to remain relevant and “keep up with the times.”

    That’s when what we’d known as jounalism died.


  33. czarowniczy says:

    And the gathering of debris and analysis are done and, as I posted earlier – the middle finger points right at Iran.

    The identification of the missiles/drones was the deciding factor. Why the Iranians believed that debris wouldn’t be found is a mystery, especially as they used easily identifiable munitions, the remains, especially the crafts’ engines, are particularly resistant to being consumed beyond identification.

    Seems the drones are some of Iran’s latest, note the resemblance to the US RQ-170 Iran captured in 2011. Again, does it seem plausible that Iran would supply one of its latest drones to a pack of Houthi about two weeks advanced from discovering fire? And how would these Houthi control the attack craft over the distances they would need to in order to attack the Saudi refineries? Then we have that operational range issue – the Iranian launch points are within the operational range of the drones while the Yemeni ones are are a real stretch. Oh yeah, and the Houthi just recently announced they had missiles that could reach the UAE from Yemen…the same UAE the Iranian mullah ordered attacks on in the last few months.

    When CNBC points fingers at the Iranians, without somehow tying it to Trump, you know it’s gotta be serious:


    • czarowniczy says:

      BTW, forgot, but there is undoubtedly satellite footage of the entire incident. Before I retired we had birds that were heavily dedicated to keeping a tight eye on sites in Iran and I do believe that Israel’s Ofek photo-recon satellite’s gonna be having interesting images also.

      We had, before I retired, a series of Cold War satellites that monitored various countries launch sites. They’d pick up the IR signature of a launch and follow it, reporting the data back to the US. They could ID the missile by it’s plume signature and assist in determining its target but most importantly could immediately ID the launch site. I’m sure they’ve been replaced by more betterer models with even greater capabilities so it’s not unreasonable to presume that the missile launches were recorded and with the various optical and radar systems we have on the ground, on the water and in the air the tracks of the drones and missiles will be avail able there too.

      Now what do we do?


  34. steph_gray says:

    Been doing some decluttering in tandem with some painting at my house. So today, I got to a much-anticipated task: clearing space in my political bookcase.

    Headed for the dust bin of history, I mean the library book bin – all the never-Trumpers’ books! I’m dumping Bernard Goldberg, Dick Morris, Mona Charen, Peggy Noonan, Andrea Peyser, Ann Coulter (sorry but she crossed the line too many times) and most delicious of all – Jonah Goldberg.

    Now, the funny part is, since I’m in MoonBat Massachusetts, my guess is that some leftist pinhead at the library will 1) recoil in horror , and then 2) imagine that some evil conservative finally saw the light and is now ready to hold signs for the fake Indian. 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆 Hopefully they will spread the word and become so complacent they’ll neglect to vote.

    If I had the time to plant a camera I also suspect all these books will be in their dumpster by next week…

    Am I having too much fun?

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  35. P says:

    FTA: The biblical kingdom of Edom has always been a significant puzzle for biblical archeology. Although evidence of it is present in the Bible, the archeological record has always had trouble interpreting the text, which said that it existed as a kingdom long before the kings of Israel.

    Of all the many exciting discoveries in biblical archaeology that we have been bringing you over the years, this one today about Edom is perhaps one of the most exciting. Why? Because the prophet Daniel tells us that, in the time of Jacob’s trouble, some of the only areas that Antichrist will not be able to get his grimy paws on are Edom and Moab. And now, biblical archaeologists in Israel have found the remains of Edom.

    “He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.” Daniel 11:41 (KJV)

    Why won’t Antichrist be able to get his hands on Edom and Moab? Because that is also where the red rock city of Selah Petra is, the place where the Jewish remnant will flee to protection that we read about all through the Bible. How exciting is this? We are getting closer and closer each and every day, keep your eye on the Eastern skies. He is coming.


    • P says:

      Just found this and amazed to see how this ties into the above archeological article regarding Edom.

      FTA: It wouldn’t be the first time Kessin backed a dark horse candidate. He correctly predicted that Donald Trump would win the 2016 US presidential election back when the Republican party was still flush with seasoned political candidates. Then, as now, he bases his thinking on spiritual ideas rather than political considerations.

      In a public lecture delivered in Jerusalem just before the election, Kessin said, “The issue is not the Israeli elections. The issue is [that] it is time to remove the influence of people who have nothing to do with furthering God’s Torah. The Jewish people must be prepared and must be elevated in order to begin the process of redemption,” he claimed.

      “It’s not only an issue in Israel. It’s the same thing in America – those Democrats that want to destroy Trump. I’ve mentioned many times who [Trump] is. He’s an Edomite – a messianic figure of Edom. His job is to assist the Jewish people to do the tikkun (to spiritually rectify the world). Which he’s doing! Which is amazing. He doesn’t even know who he is and he’s still doing it.

      “We’re probably entering the next stage where all the Jewish settlements become part of Israel. That’s the next thing. See what God is doing? Slowly He is restoring the Jews,” explained Kessin.


  36. Boots says:

    Bill Barr’s Gun Grab Scheme Violates 18 USC 926(a)(3)
    The statute is part of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA 68).

    In complete contravention to federal law, Barr is recommending the U.S. Senate approve a federal gun registry. 18 USC 926(a)(3) states:

    “No such rule or regulation prescribed after the date of the enactment of the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act may require that records required to be maintained under this chapter or any portion of the contents of such records, be recorded at or transferred to a facility owned, managed, or controlled by the United States or any State or any political subdivision thereof, nor that any system of registration of firearms, firearms owners, or firearms transactions or dispositions be established.”

    But Barr doesn’t give a poop about that prohibition. He’s an anti-gunner. He’s now the USAG. And he’s gonna make sure he gets yours and my guns registered. By any means possible. Even illegally. Because he’s one of “them”, not one of “us”. And he doesn’t want “us” to have AR15s, AKs, FALs, etc. Because “they” can’t rule us if we’re armed. So….they have to disarm us. And they’ll twist and violate their own laws to achieve their complete, dictatorial domination over “us”.

    If this passes you can kiss your gun rights goodbye. And I’ll stay home for the 2020 election if Trump signs it. Trump NEVER WAS a true second amendment supporter. He’s done great work on everything else but he’s thrown me under the bus on guns. If Americans have no gun rights, they have no America because they open wide the door to confiscation and the final subjugation of what was America. If that happens, you can thank Trump.

    And don’t give me any poop about that or start on your ‘if you don’t like Trump go away’. Guns are all we have against tyranny. If you don’t know that now, you will when America is like Paris, Berlin, and every other free country overrun by Muslims and run by progressive communists.

    From Gun Owners of America;

    The Daily Caller has released a memo being circulated by Attorney General William Barr to coerce weak-kneed Republican Senators into passing gun control. He’s bringing the Toomey-Manchin Universal Background Check and Registration Bill back from the dead after Republicans defeated it in 2013.

    >>>>> What’s different this time? Barr is lying to Senators about what this new bill would do.

    Here’s the truth: under this bill, virtually every single gun owner would have a Form 4473 or an indistinguishable “Bill of Sale / Chain of Title” for your firearm. And given that ATF is already illegitimately scanning 4473 forms into a national registry, this will only exacerbate an existing problem.

    We need your help cutting through Barr’s lies and getting the truth out to Republican Senators before they take our country down a dangerous road where Americans like YOU are added to a government registry for exercising our constitutional rights. Please add your name to our pre-written letter informing Republican Senators about the TRUTH behind this deceptive gun grab and warning them that if they vote to slash our rights, gun owners won’t vote to re-elect them.

    >>>>> William Barr claims that this bill would deal only with “commercial” transactions, but deceptively defines “commercial” to include virtually EVERY private sale. <<<>>> And because your purchase will be on file with the ATF, when a future President Beto O’Rourke (or Joe Biden) decides it’s time to come “take your AR-15,” they’ll know who has them and where you are. <<<>>> Gun Owners of America tried to warn the Senate and President Trump about nominating an anti-gunner like William Barr to be the Attorney General of the United States, given his previous support for a semi-auto ban. Now we’re seeing the consequences. <<<<<

    We hope that this time — with the help from voters like you — we can successfully warn the Senate to strike down Barr’s gun control push and prevent America from taking a dark and dangerous turn.
    Please add your name to our pre-written letter informing Republican Senators about the TRUTH behind this deceptive gun grab and warning them that if they vote to slash our rights, gun owners won’t vote to re-elect them.

    In Liberty,
    Erich Pratt
    Senior Vice President
    Gun Owners of America


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  37. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Elizabeth Warren Shares ‘Distrust of Government ‘ Poll Results – It Massively Backfires


  38. P says:

    Prophecy Update End Times News Headlines – 9/18/19
    8,028 views•Published on Sep 18, 2019

    FTVD (From the Video Description):
    “All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that’s already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.”


  39. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Sir James Goldsmith discusses the ramifications of free-trade agreements that were about to take place in 1994 (GATT).


  40. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Obama Brennan coup involved State Dept., DOD, DNI, DOJ, CIA and FBI
    written by L.J. Keith Aug 20, 2019


  41. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Tom Fitton: CA Cleaning its Dirty Voters Rolls a ‘BIG, Positive Step’ for Election Integrity


  42. dogsmaw says:

    btw…this one has been on the radar before the current arrest

    Schiff, Lieu Donor Accused Of Sex Trafficking After Bodies of Two Men Found At His Home

    By Carmine Sabia
    Published July 10, 2019 at 6:36am

    In the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein being arrested on charges of child sex trafficking another Democrat donor has been accused of similar crimes.

    Ed Buck, who donated to the Clintons. Rep. Ted Lieu, Rep. Adam Schiff, and others, has been accused of human trafficking and revenge porn.


  43. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    New Democracy in Athens is dipping a toe into the real world. Privatization? What would Merkron do?

    But those ‘rare’ birds! Who to sue? The state or the windmill manufacturer?


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