Wednesday October 2nd – 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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  2. Freepetta says:

    God Bless our country and our wonderful President. In Jesus’s Name. Amen

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Amen

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    • I would like to like this comment and others but I no lo her can. I go to word press and can log in there but when it kicks me back to this site , it acts like I am not logged in.
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      I am Truthmatters123

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    • I would like to like this comment and others but I no lo her can. I go to word press and can log in there but when it kicks me back to this site , it acts like I am not logged in.
      It always worked before.
      Does anyone else have this problem ?
      Is there sone word presssetting that changed?
      I only use word press to comment and like here in TCH.

      I am Truthmatters123

      I would appreciate any feedback here.
      I don’t want to use my real email.

      Thank you

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      • boogywstew says:

        When that happens to me I just pick a random comment, near the top of the page, and click on “Reply”. WordPress treats me like I’m not registered and offers me a choice of icons I can click and I choose the WordPress Icon. That seems to do it. At that point WordPress shows my username/Icon and I’m apparently logged in … like I never left. After doing this I can “like” and read my own replies. I always do these things near the very top of the page so if WordPress reloads the page, I’m already at the top and I don’t have to scroll all the way back down again. You can always “cancel” any reply if you’re just doing this to get WordPress to recognize you.

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        • Thank you So much!!

          It worked after I went to desktop view (not in mobile view-I use my phone mostly. In mobile view the icons didn’t show up.)

          I really appreciate your help.

          With so much going on it is nice to be able to comment.

          The storm is here.

          I am amazed by the patience and planning of President Trump and his team, and how they continue to get so much done. They knew about all the corruption, spying, and lies.

          Thank you again Boogywstew!

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  3. konradwp1 says:

    In news from Australia:
    Andrew Bolt hosts the most read political blog in Australia. While center right, he happens to be friends with Alexander Downer. In the past, any comments on his blog that suggested Downer’s involvement in Spygate went straight into the bin.

    But now he is starting to realize there are indeed questions to be answered:

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    And Argentina is right next door. I think that’s were these guys are from anyway . . .

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  5. montanamel says:

    I am so sideways’ tonight….I’m just going to go eat worms, too!

    From a different topic:

    There needs to be some “shots” across the bow of the SS Dem’s etal…..
    The “investigations” have to have yielded fruit by now….I don’t care if they come up with a 23 count indictment or not….would think that a specific, easy to prove, easy to PRESENT to a GJ, single count against many….ie: like “lied to under oath” or “mis-handled classified materials” (even in 1996 would work – unless statue of limitations enters?)…. Perp walk, get the yelling over about any political angles…..concentrate on CRIMES….go for the easy low-hanging fruit first….flood the news cycle with this repeated action….. Perhaps it would work best if a “number of GJ were empaneled, with perhaps only 4 or 5 player’s handled by each…maybe put them in ALL 50 STATES…this way, “added charges” could become a nightly news fare…..once you have say 100-200 of them under the initial “low ball” charges…3 or 5 “new charges” per night….save some for Saturday and Sunday talk shows disclosure too…national audience and all… Get ‘ol Hil/Billery involved in this too, re: that “Foundation” and money…. drag the young queen thru the mud too, she was an officer during a lot of the dirty deeds!
    Continue the full court press of the investigations too….maybe call in some SS/US Marshalls to help out…lot’s of “white boards” with yarn connecting different photos…pure RICO stuff…. Start the addition of CONSPIRICY charges soonest…show some old Al Capone reels…Lock some heels up at the SDNY AG den of crooks….maybe show some old BCCI bank reels too…(bank of crooks and con-artistes, Int’l)…. Have Rudy bring some grand sounding lawsuit’s vs THE HOUSE, and individual members…don’t care if they are heard or not, but at least go for “unconstitutional” this and than along with Liable and Slander….would have to be off-the-floor in recess date/times…lots of examples I sure!… Maybe it time for some “groping claims” and/or “unwanted advances”…. time to dirty them up some too….maybe some phone call transcripts need to be leaked too….Sunday night is always a good window…bang on the unholy and corrupt nature of all these creatures!
    AND…we need to get into DC streets soonest….in the biggest mass march ever seen there… Form up in Virginia , Maryland, and Delaware…..ARMED – ammo optional….pour into the district and set up camp…get out the incense burners and get the Sitar going….our leader is a Space Cadet (see CW McCall for entire song — The space cadet’s won that one!)….

    Now…I’m going to close down my ham shack and sell it all off, all 5 tall towers too… Add some sandbags around the doors/windows and the driveway… Load out the war wagon for a fall bear hunt the likes of which has never been seen…and start making miles on I-90 and I-80 eastbound with the hammer down!. Times like these are why were pay the 82nd Airborne to stand alert… It’s high time they get some warning orders to come out of summer camp mode and get on with the getting-on…they can walk north from the ramp at Pope….use the trucks for more beans and bullets… Check-6 and “get-some”…

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Baby Jesus And The Lord Of Glory

    Each year at Christmas-time, the “baby Jesus” is the subject of discussion and attention. Indeed, all year long the Babe in its mother’s arms and the dying Sufferer on the cross are kept constantly before the masses, while our Lord’s resurrection, ascension and present glory in heaven are given but scant attention. This is because so few have taken note of the great message of the Apostle Paul about the glorified Lord in heaven. In II Cor. 5:16, the Apostle wrote:

    “…yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more.”

    It is sad that so many still know only “Christ after the flesh.” They love to discuss the “gospel stories” about the “Man of Galilee,” but find themselves strangers in the great Epistles of St. Paul.

    Paul was the apostle for this present “dispensation of the grace of God.” It is he who presents Christ in His present glory as the great Dispenser of redeeming grace, through the merits He won at Calvary. In Eph. 1:15-23 we have recorded for us the Apostle’s prayer that we might be given “the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ” that we might come to experience…

    “What is the exceeding greatness of [God’s] power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power,

    “Which He wrought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places.

    “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world [age], but also in that which is to come” (Eph. 1:19-21).

    Let us thank God that the baby Jesus died for our sins and became the risen, living Savior at God’s right hand, abundantly “able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him” (Heb. 7:25).

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/the-baby-jesus-and-the-lord-of-glory/

    Ephesians 1:15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
    16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
    17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
    18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

    19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
    20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
    21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
    22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
    23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

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    • TMonroe says:

      “It is sad that so many still know only “Christ after the flesh.” They love to discuss the “gospel stories” about the “Man of Galilee,” but find themselves strangers in the great Epistles of St. Paul.”

      Further context:

      2 Cor. 5:14-17: “For the love of Christ compels us, having concluded this, that One has died for all, therefore all have died. And He died for all that those living no longer should live to themselves, but to the One having died for them and having been raised again. Therefore from now, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have regarded Christ according to flesh, yet now we regard Him thus no longer. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, the new has come into being.”

      It is not only Christ but everyone that is not regarded “according to the flesh”. And as Paul advises believers to “be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children” (Eph. 5:1), those reading the New Testament letters would also understandably study the accounts of the life of Jesus in the four Gospels.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Does anybody here have a take on which letters were written by Paul and which were written later in his name?

        And does it matter?

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        • TMonroe says:

          Some were written down by Paul himself (cf. 1 Cor. 16:21), others were evidently written down by someone for him (cf. Romans 16:22).

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          • Jim in TN says:

            As I read biblical scholars’ popular works, they argue a lot about which letters Paul really wrote, and which may have been written a hundred years or more after his death. Having an axe to grind seems to be a prerequisite to become a biblical scholar, so that makes their reasoning suspect. Indeed, you can radically change Christianity by selectively excluding books with certain doctrines.

            But even the harshest believes Paul authored seven of the letters. Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians and Philemon. There are even some who reject Jesus but accept Paul was preaching and writing that Jesus was Christ long before the gospels were written. That is a very big admission for sceptics.

            Not that such arguments are anything new. They were happening even in mid second century, eventually resulting in our standard Canon a couple hundred years later.

            Anyways, I just wanted to know people’s take on these disputes. Thanks.

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    • Mark says:

      Proverbs 29
      2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

      10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

      16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

      26 Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the Lord.

      27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

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  7. nwtex says:

    😢

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    • nwtex says:

      ^^ JJC@JJ3000
      Replying to @JewhadiTM @SebGorka and @FairfaxCityPD

      The Officer will get “Remedial Training”
      Translation: “The Officer will be sent to a reeducation camp.”
      “were instructed about socialism, new government policy in order to unlearn their old ways of thinking.” old ways like upholding federal law.
      —>

      Vietnamese Re-education Camps – The Vietnam War
      Following the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, Vietnamese Communist government began to open hundreds of “re-education” camps throughout the country. Those camps, as Hanoi officially claimed, were…

      https://thevietnamwar.info/vietnamese-re-education-camps/

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      • Hoofhearted says:

        Police Board, Police Commissioner and Police Chief should all be fired and offending officer should be promoted for upholding one Federal Law for all.

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    • Bendix says:

      I’ve seen young American men hauled off to jail for not having the paperwork in order for their motor vehicles.
      Why should they comply with laws if there is a protected class of lawbreakers in their midst?

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  8. citizen817 says:

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  9. nwtex says:

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  10. David says:

    My American brothers and sisters. This is me, the Israeli Trump supporter. Two days ago it was the Jewish new year. It is called Rosh Hashanah (“Rosh”= Head. “Hashanah”= The year). It’s a religious day of prayers and a family meal, introspection and decisions.
    In these tough times I would like to pray for Tump and his family’s safety. May he come stronger and better from the impeachment attack and may his and America’s enemies face true and real justice. May Trump have the wisdom, stamina and cooperation to keep going and save America from the internal and external enemies. May Trump win 2020 in a landslide. May all of you and your families flourish and prosper. Amen
    Do not stress out about the impeachment. It will be ok. I am sure!
    I am attaching here a happy Rosh Hashanah video. Enjoy

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    • David says:

      Notice the video is in the old city of Jerusalem. What a special place!

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    • curator55 says:

      David: Great video of some very impressive dancing and acrobatics. I guess the support for Trump is appx. 50/50 in Israel or not ? Happy belated Rosh Hashanah. “May all of you and your families flourish and prosper” also.

      Here’s a video of some American “gals” shuffle dancing with Elvis. The positive energy and free spirit of youth has gained a lot of viewers. And so should your clip.

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      • David says:

        Thank you for the happy video and wishes! No, support for Trump in Israel is a lot more than 50/50, it’s larges than in the US and second in the world after Philippines.
        It’s about 75% of the Jewish population (Arabs are about 20% and probably don’t like Trump). The left wing liberals are not liking Trump but are only about 20% of the Jews.
        Don’t forget that Trump recognized Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and moved the embassy to Jerusalem. This makes him a hero in Israel.

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        • curator55 says:

          wodiej: Your video has 7,510,007 views and the Elvis one above has 18,188,102 views. These are uplifting positive videos overall IMO that make them popular.

          My spouse and I really enjoyed Tina Turner performances. Talk about positive high energy even when she was well over 50 years old. She put everything in to every performance.

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          • curator55 says:

            I have no idea how this song popped up, although it’s a good one. I tried to post “Her Best Dances Video.”

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          • boogywstew says:

            Get a hold of “The Big TNT Show” DVD. “The Big TNT Show” was a movie released in early ’66 of a November 1965 concert. The last act is The Ike and Tina Turner Revue with a 26 year old Tina. You can preview this event on youtube but the video quality is pitiful compared to the remastered DVD. I thought Donavan was the most impressive act after Ike and Tina. The Byrds do a great set and Bo Diddley with his female bass player was a surprise. The Ronettes do a great cover of “Shout” complete with some provocative dancing , Joan Baez, Petula Clark, Ray Charles, The Lovin’ Spoonful and Roger Miller. Walmart will sell you the DVD online for about $9.

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    • nwtex says:

      “In these tough times I would like to pray for Tump and his family’s safety”
      Thank you David. Happy new year.
      Shanah Tovah Umetukah

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  11. flame says:

    Ice Age Scare 1979 Leonard Nimoy

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  12. citizen817 says:

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  13. GSparrow says:

    This Chinese tennis match fan at the China Open in Beijing was being beaten by other Chinese fans in the stands today because he cheered for the winner and German player Angelique Kerber and not the Chinese player Zhang Shuai. This is exactly how many Dems reacted when someone dared to cheer for Trump instead of Hillary.

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  14. icanhasbailout says:

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  16. icanhasbailout says:

    Can’t sleep. Maybe I can be useful and make people laugh.

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  17. citizen817 says:

    Largest Purchase of Electric Vehicles in History: Amazon Orders 100,000 EV Delivery Vans

    A purchase that is now going down in history as the largest for electric vehicles in the world.

    The first of the vans are set to hit the roads in 2021 with 10,000 new EVs purchased from Rivian, Tesla’s sustainable automotive rival. 

    https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/largest-purchase-of-evs-as-amazon-orders-100000-electric-delivery-vans

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    • GB Bari says:

      Too much vertical integration in too large of a company.
      As competitors fall by the wayside, Amazon has less incentive to provide maximum value to their customers. It’s inevitable.

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  18. citizen817 says:

    Heeeere’s Greta!

    I decided to update this cartoon and have it feature Greta Thunberg, who is replacing Al Gore as the face of ‘climate change.’

    It used to be called global warming, but ‘climate’ has better leveraging power. Sure the climate changes, but the globalist tyrants want to use weather to instill within us a constant fear of doom. Greta is being used by Soros to help crush our economy and freedom and usher in socialism.

    Meanwhile in Montana, we have snow in the mountains and snowflakes falling outside my window. The “climate” can change very quickly here in the Treasure State.

    —Ben Garrison

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    • GB Bari says:

      For the past ~30 years, Rush Limbaugh has (correctly, IMHO) consistently declared the Environmental Wacko and man-made Climate Change agendas to be nothing other than a thinly disguised communist-based assault against capitalism. The giveaway is their constant railing against manufacturing industries, power generation, mining, etc., all of those sectors historically being major contributors to America’s economic success.

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      • boogywstew says:

        The Watermelons sure don’t mind chasing manufacturing to China which has no pollution standards which also points out their hypocrisy.

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  19. icanhasbailout says:

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  23. nwtex says:

    Sep 30, 2019

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  24. Dora says:

    Henri Matisse – The Terrace, St. Tropez (1904)

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  25. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”
    1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)

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  26. ladynada says:

    Hello Everyone,

    I am a Christian and I love to tell you about my new book which is free. It is called Learn to Hear the Voice of God. You can download it here: http://4y03.com/lhvg-download-page/

    A little about the book:

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    This E-Book features three easy exercises that you can do that will result in your being able to hear God’s voice and change your life for the better, FOREVER. What a blessing!

    I hope that you like the book!

    Oh and here is the Table of Contents to give you an idea of the book: http://4y03.com/lhvg-table-of-contents/

    Regards,
    ladynada

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  27. nwtex says:

    aww that’s cute —> #whiskerswednesday

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  28. Hal_S says:

    Here is my collection of research and analysis on ICWPA (Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act

    THE AUGUST 12 LEAK TO BURR AND SCHIFF IS ILLEGAL under the ICWPA
    Here’s another point

    The whistleblower violated the whistleblower law by leaking their complaint to Congress the day it was filed.
    On August 12, 2019 the CIA whistleblower filed a complaint with the ICIG. The whistleblower immediately circumvented the ICIG review process and ILLEGALLY leaked their complaint DIRECTLY to Congress that same day.

    UNCLASSIFIED
    August12, 2019
    The Honorable Richard Burr Chairman Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate
    The Honorable Adam Schiff Chairman Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence United States House of Representatives

    Dear Chairman Burr and ChairmanSchiff: I am reporting an”urgent concern” in accordance with the procedures outlined in 50 U.S.C.§3033(k)(5)(A). This letter is UNCLASSIFIED when separated from the attachment.
    https://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/library/reports/2019/20190812_-_whistleblower_complaint_unclass.pdf

    The relevant section of ICWPA (Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act) is §403q(d)(5)(D) now re-numbered to 50 U.S.C.§3033

    D(ii) An employee may contact the congressional intelligence committees directly as described in clause (i) when the ICIG refuses the complaint or fails to actonly if the employee—
    (I)
    before making such a contact, furnishes to the Director, through the Inspector General, a statement of the employee’s complaint or information and notice of the employee’s intent to contact the congressional intelligence committees directly; and
    (II)
    obtains and follows from the Director, through the Inspector General, direction on how to contact the congressional intelligence committees in accordance with appropriate security practices.

    A whistlle blower is prohibited by the whistlleblower law from goind directly to Congres. This was noted in a recent law review article

    LEAKER TRAITOR WHISTLEBLOWER SPY: NATIONAL SECURITY LEAKS AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT- MARY-ROSE PAPANDREA
    BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW [Vol. 94:449] 2014
    page 493
    The ICWPA protects a government employee only if he discloses a matter of “urgent concern,” narrowly defined to include “a serious or flagrant” violation of law or executive order, a false statement to Congress (or willful withholding of information from Congress), or a reprisal against a person who reported a matter of urgent concern.275
    Bowing to the executive’s concerns, the legislation does not permit intelligence community employees to make direct disclosures to Congress.276 Instead, the employees must make disclosures to the appropriate Inspector General,277 who in turn must notify the relevant agency head.278 Furthermore, the employee may report directly to the congressional intelligence committees only if several onerous conditions are met.279

    275 50 U.S.C. § 403q(d)(5)(G)(i).
    276 Id. § 403q(d)(5)(A).
    277 Id. (“An employee of the Agency, or of a contractor to the Agency, who intends to report to Congress a complaint or information with respect to an urgent concern may report such complaint or information to the Inspector General.”).
    278 Id. § 403q(d)(5)(B).
    279 Id. § 403q(d)(5)(D) (explaining that an employee may report to intelligence committees if the Inspector General does not find the disclosure credible, the employee gives written notice to Inspector General, and obtains instructions from Director on how to contact them).
    https://www.bu.edu/bulawreview/files/2014/05/PAPANDREA.pdf

    INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE 701
    In March 2019, ICIG stated in IDC #701 that disclosure of classified information outside the ICIG “urgent concern” process would be treated as “insider threat behavoir”.

    On August 12, 2019 the whistleblower started the ICIG “urgent concern” process.

    On August 12, 2019 the whistleblower violated the requirements of the ICIG “urgent concern” review process and leaked documents classified as TOP SECRET documents directly to Congress, See pp 8-9 at https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/20190812_-_whistleblower_complaint_unclass.pdf

    Leaking Top Secret document to Congress BEFORE the ICIG has completed their review is a violation of 50 U.S.C. 3303(k)(5)(D)(II). This action is literally “outside the ICIG urgent concern process”. The ICIG process PROHIBITS disclosure of whistblower information BEFORE the ICIG has completed their 14 days review.
    As we have seen, one reason to prohibit whistleblowers leaking to Congress or the Press is to prevent the whistleblower from using Congress to use political influences to force the ICIG to accept a facially deficient whistleblower claim.

    As of March 2019, this sort of leak of TOP SECRET information was called what it is- “unauthorized disclosure” or “inside threat behavoir”.

    Semiannual Report
    October 2018 – March 2019
    Michael K. Atkinson – Inspector General of the Intelligence Community

    page 19
    Intelligence Community Directive 701
    There is a need to clearly distinguish whistleblowers from individuals who make
    unauthorized disclosures by taking it upon themselves to decide what classified information should be disclosed to the public. Whistleblowers make use of formal reporting procedures that will provide protection to the classified information and to the whistleblower. Any disclosure of classified information falling outside of
    these established procedures constitutes an unauthorized disclosure – not protected whistleblowing – and falls into the realm of insider threat behavior.
    Unauthorized disclosures put sensitive operations and intelligence sources
    and methods at risk. In addition, failing to effectively address unauthorized disclosures reduces the incentive for the IC’s workforce to use formal reporting procedures to make protected disclosures to report allegations of fraud, waste,
    or abuse involving classified information

    BAIT AND SWITCH WITH THE FORMS
    Somebody is playing “bait and switch” with the forms.

    They “1st hand knowledge” form was last revised in 2018.

    THIS whistleblower filed a complaint on August 12, 2019 with the ICIG (legal) and immediately leaked the complaint to HPSCI and SSCI (illegal).
    By leaking the complaint to Congress (who apparently leaked it to the press)
    the whistleblower not only bypassed the ICIG review process, the whistleblower corrupted the review process by getting Congress and Press to put pressure on the ICIG.

    The corruption of the process and undue influence on the ICIG was unwittingly confirmed by the ICIG in a letter sent out Monday, admitting that the ICIG acted on the NEW FORM form as a result of inquiries from the Press and IIRC, government.

    If the ICIG was pressured about CHANGING THE FORMS, then you KNOW the ICIG was pressured about MAKING THE DECISION.

    And, true to form, although the whistleblower repeatedly stated that they didn’t have first hand knowledge ~12 times, and that their only source was hearsay ~18 times, the ICIG didn’t bother to READ THE ACTUAL TRANSCRIPT, and then CONCLUDED that the whistleblower HAD FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE (nevermind that the whistle blower complaint said, ~30 times total “I have no first hand knowledge.”

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    • Hal_S says:

      FINAL SUMMARY
      There seems to be a good argument that the ICIG changes to the “Hearsay Form” were a way to ret-con THE HPSCI providing information playing politics to INFLUENCE the ICIG.
      The HPSCI cannot legally “influence” the ICIG.

      BY changing the “whistleblower form”, the ICIG appears to have swept “Democrats pressuring the ICIG” into “the ICIG received third-party confirmation”.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      What does it say about providing false information?

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  29. Dora says:

    This seems to be going on everywhere. Heck of a world we are living in!

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  30. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      They will be the products of the latest media sales tactics, main difference being that the manufactured product can more easily be presented to a larger audience in a more protracted form. The hired spinmeisters used to use tours and print media mostly, requiring an action by the target audience to obtain the product, then the TV generation had it dropped into their living rooms and now it’s justb force-fed to you wherever, whenever.

      I don’t think the politicians will be any better, the perfusion of social media platforms and delivery speed will just add more Vaseline to the message.

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  31. just stevie says:

    THE SPHERE OF HUMILIATION

    “If Thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.” Mark ix. 22

    After every time of exaltation we are brought down with a sudden rush into things as they are where it is neither beautiful nor poetic nor thrilling. The height of the mountain top is measured by the drab drudgery of the valley; but it is in the valley that we have to live for the glory of God. We see His glory on the mount, but we never live for His glory there. It is in the sphere of humiliation that we find our true worth to God, that is where our faithfulness is revealed. Most of us can do things if we are always at the heroic pitch because of the natural selfishness of our hearts, but God wants us at the drab commonplace pitch, where we live in the valley according to our personal relationship to Him. Peter thought it would be fine thing for them to remain on the mount, but Jesus Christ took the disciples down from the mount into the valley, the place where the meaning of the vision is explained.

    “If Thou canst do any thing…” It takes the valley of humiliation to root the skepticism out of us. Look back at your own experience, and you will find that until you learned Who Jesus was, you were a cunning skeptic about His power. When you were on the mount, you could believe anything, but what about the time when you were up against facts in the valley? You may be able to give a testimony to sanctification, but what about the thing that is a humiliation to you just now? The last time you were on the mount with God, you saw that all power in heaven and in earth belonged to Jesus – will you be skeptical now in the valley of humiliation?

    Oswald Chambers
    October 2nd Devotional

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    • Pale rider says:

      Gods word seems to be an instruction for behavior and in a sense it is but what becomes more and more clear to me is it’s instructions for thoughts. Thoughts are things. Clean up your thoughts and all else follows.
      To embrace Jesus on a ‘behavior ‘ only endeavor becomes exhausting and futile, to focus on thoughts ‘as the Bible constantly eludes to’ shows progressive results. Ending in miracles of faith.
      Fear and the enemy become synonymous.

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  32. Linda K. says:

    From the movie “High Noon”,wherein the Sheriff has to face down the killers, alone, because all the towns people are cowards. Sound familiar?

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  33. wtd says:

    An MIT PhD exposes who will profit from the “Climate Change” HOAX & why it was right that @realDonaldTrump pulled out of the pollution-incentivizing Paris Accords.

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  34. Dora says:

    Christine Niles reports from Rome.

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  35. bessie2003 says:

    Apparently the YouTube censorship of RSBN continues. This is a link to their, RSBN’s, announcement and asking for help, as well as donations.

    Is YouTube the only way to livestream events on the internet? Sure seems like election interference.

    https://mailchi.mp/rsbn/youtube-suspends-rsbn-live-streaming?fbclid=IwAR2TNQCN-nBB05NCJm8k2rSbX97RT4I1EpCGuYy-CXBZsnGufMx0JQ6kZYs

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  36. pacnwbel says:

    Just read on Whatfinger that Bernie needed stents for his heart and has suspended campaigning (temporarily). He is wise to do so, he will need time to recover. I have had a similar procedure and know that one does tire easily.he really should step down. Maybe this is God talking, Bernie should heed the message.Apparently the stoc k market has reacted on realizong this pushes Pocahontas into the lead. With her fonancial give away policy this is no wonder.

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  37. pacnwbel says:

    hmm, funny spellings,sorry should read realizing and financial.

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  38. Bendix says:

    I was in the supermarket the other day, waiting in line at the customer service desk.
    A young girl and an older woman, both wearing head scarves, the woman in a full baggy ensemble, were having some trouble wiring a large amount of cash somewhere.
    There was nothing about the woman’s attire that suggested she was a woman of means. She didn’t even seems to understand English or the procedure.
    Yet she handed over a yuge wad of money.
    I don’t have that kind of disposable income, and neither do you.
    I would bet money that this family collects various government ‘benefits’.

    I am so sick of this.
    It seems like every time I go out, I see more and more immigrants out spending money.
    We import customers for sub-prime auto loans, Big Box stores, etc.
    We underwrite these businesses with our tax dollars.

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    • Lucille says:

      Bendix…There are different kinds of Jihad–note there is financial jihad.

      Jihād (جهاد) struggle. Any earnest striving in the way of God, involving personal, physical, for righteousness and against wrongdoing;
      Jihād aṣ-ṣaghīr (جهاد الصغير) Offensive jihad declared by caliph.
      Jihād aṭ-ṭalab (جهاد الطلب) Offensive jihad.
      Jihād ad-dafʿa (جهاد الدفعة) Defensive jihad.
      Jihād bil-māl (جهاد بامال) Financial jihad.
      Jihād bis-saif ( جهاد بالسيف) literally ‘struggle by the sword’; holy war.

      This is Jihād bis-saif and they mean to terrorize and kill all non-Muslims and apostate Muslims, if they can….
      Video: Massive Jihad Terror Training Network in the US Exposed
      October 1, 2019 By AYNAZ ANNI CYRUS
      Foreign policy expert Barry Nussbaum interviews Homeland Security whistleblower Phil Haney on Deoband Islam in America.
      https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/10/video-massive-jihad-terror-training-network-in-the-us-exposed

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  39. Katherine McCoun says:

    Old classic movie about draining the swamp in a little town. Delightful and classic

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  40. nwtex says:

    Agape love. I have chills.

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  41. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the sin of King Asa, and on God’s punishment (II Chronicles 16):

    1. How Asa, from fear of the neighboring king, took God’s gold out of the Temple and used it to buy an ally in the King of Syria.

    2. How the King of Syria took the gold and abandoned him.

    3. How God sent a grave illness on Asa.

    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 – September 19th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. Gary Lacey says:

    A must, must see, self explanatory:

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