Saturday October 5th – 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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113 Responses to Saturday October 5th – Open Thread

  1. czarowniczy says:

    Remember, when guns are outlawed only criminals, illegal aliens, Moslem terrorists, cartel siccarios and Democrats will have guns.

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    • The Devilbat says:

      When guns are outlawed we will keep our guns and simply refer to them as being undocumented instead of illegal.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:


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      • czarowniczy says:

        Like I’ve posted before, there are 11 states allowing the free sale of recreational marijuana and that’s still illegal under Federal law – as well as those cities that have declared themselves sanctuary cities, illegally sheltering illegal aliens from Federal apprehension. There’s the precedent for refusing to hand over guns – and some 27 states have passed laws protecting their citizens’ firearms from Federal seizure.

        How come the Liberals are so anxious to say the 10th Amendment is a dead issue until it applies to them?

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Good plan.


    • Pale rider says:

      When guns are outlawed we will become outlaws. And really that’s the issue isn’t it, to make a group of people who believe in person liberty and rights outlawed. That was always the issue with God in society, especially schools. “God given rights” remember that little bit of our history? Guns were protection for those rights, those people, us.
      “I don’t like your argument so shut up or I will kill you” kinda government.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        As I’d posted before there were chroniclers that documented each Amendment and the Founders’ writing were full of explicit reasons they created it and put that Amendment in 2nd place.

        THe progs played the ‘parse’ game for decades and, when faced by roof that what the Founders meant was exactly what the Founders said, went to the ‘to hell with it we’ll just do away with it’ route.

        It’s been a long and tortuous road in the destruction of the Constitution and polls are showing that with the help of the decades-long dumbing down of the population and the instillation of internationalism over patriotic nationalism they’re well on their way to their goals.

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        • mandy says:

          dumbing down in combination with replacement of the founding population stock…


          • czarowniczy says:

            The process of convincing the founding stock that you should eat the seed corn wasn’t quite going fast enough. It was much easier to import the politico-culturally failed stock that proved effective in destroying their own freedom, less prep work.

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    • icanhasbailout says:

      Guns being outlawed will mean the Republic is dead, so we’ll just take all those guns and make a new country, one that doesn’t include any Communists in it this time.

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Creation and Christ

    When we believing Christians hear some “scientist” speak of “our ancestors” roaming this earth, say, 40,000,000 years ago, we become upset, and exclaim: “What nonsense!”

    Why? The answer is that we know that the speaker is not stating scientific facts; he is propagating the long-disproven theory of evolution. Worse than that, the speaker has denied God’s own account of creation by disseminating a theory far more difficult to believe.

    Yet, when the believer hears a scientist refer to some planet, say, 460,000,000 miles away he rejoices and exclaims: “How great is our God!” Why the difference? Ah, because astronomy, unlike evolution, is basically a science.

    Granted, some astronomers may go far afield when they speculate on the origin of the universe; they may even make many errors in their calculations, but astronomy proper is nevertheless a science, based mainly on mathematics and physics. This has proved to be true as men from earth have orbited the earth and the moon and have landed on the moon, returning back to earth again. Indeed, it is only a few months since two soft landings (of instruments) were made on the planet Venus, about 67,000,000 miles away, and all the above with the earth, the moon and Venus, not only travelling through space at incredible speeds, but with each all the while revolving on its own individual axis!

    The Lord Jesus Christ dwelt in glory “far above all heavens” in eternity past and came to earth to subject Himself to humiliation and death only that He might pay the penalty for our sins and redeem us to Himself:

    “That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:7).

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

    Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

    Psalm 19:1 <> The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

    Psalm 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

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    • I have had this discussion many times. So I respectfully ask, Why do you feel it is impossible that when the Master of the Universe created the world, He created it with a complete history and scientists are simply unraveling the history and the how of the manner in which He did it? As both a scientist and a believer this how I handle the apparent dichotomy.

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    • Rudy says:

      LOL And that is a SPECTACULAR attempt to have your cake and eat it too…to rationalize away what does not fit your very narrow world view. Like wanting, no EXPECTING, eggs without the hen. THAT is what the argument always boils down to.
      Nonsense and balderdash, I say. In my opinion that’s all, period, finis. None of us really know, and what you wrote is simply what YOU believe…I and many, many others do NOT.


      • Like it or not, evolution is as firmly based in science, in many ways more firmly based, than astronomy. Believers need a way to have their cake and eat it to or they must give up all science.


        • Rudy says:

          Having faith is fine, some of the happiest and smartest people I know are the faithful. However, there is a difference between faith and science, a big one.
          I fall in the middle, somewhere. But the THEORY of evolution has never bothered me. It’s just that, and no serious scientist or reasonable layman ever thought of it as fact. That’s the point everyone keeps missing. Also, no, creationism should not be taught as science in schools, because it’s not.

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          • In scientific terms “theory” is a hypothesis for which there is such overwhelming fact that it is as true as anything can be. I also think that when the bible was given, people were much simpler and more primitive than they are today. When my son was three and asked where babies come from, I did not try to tell him about differentiation or meiosis or how epigenetics formed him. I told him babies grew from a tiny seed in a secret special place inside the mother. I did not lie to him. That is the truth. I simply offered him as much information as his mind at that age could absorb. How else would the Master of the Universe explain to his ignorant herdsman child in he desert how the universe was formed? The Genesis version of creation is as accurate as the seed in a secret place, as much truth as humans could absorb at that time. Just because we now know about the glorious miracle of meiosis, so far beyond the glory of a mere “seed”, does not make it less of a miracle. It makes more of a miracle. I agree that creationism should not be taught in school as fact. Humanity has matured beyond that.


    • Mark says:

      Why even waste your time on such worldly dogma;

      For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.

      Only God can convince any man of His existence, and never any other sinful man.

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    • Pew-Anon says:

      It’s my view that both sides of the so-called creation debate commit the same error of anachronism, i.e. the misapplication of modern standards and categories that are foreign to the ancient world view and context of the biblical text. The bible is not a scientific text. Science was not know to the biblical authors. Therefore, it is mistaken to demand that its truth claims speak to modern standards of science. The bible also does not conceive of creation the way we do in terms of our modern, material world view that draws a distinction between natural and supernatural. No such distinction existed for the ancient mind. All was a manifestation of the divine, by degrees. Our creation questions seek answers that have to do with existence. Their creation questions sought answers that had to do with order. The bible does not ask our creation questions. Therefore, it is mistaken to demand of its truth claims creation answers on our terms.

      So, what is the so-called creation account in the bible and what are its truth claims? The account itself is fundamentally a polemic of the major creation myths of the Ancient Near East, complete with all the ancient cosmic geography and chaos/order imagery that was standard throughout the ancient world. The truth claims can therefore best be thought of not as affirming the material existence of their ancient cosmology, but rather as affirming WHO is responsible for it and in charge of it. That’s’ not Marduk. Not Ba’al. Not Ptah. It’s YHWH. In other words: “All that stuff out there that we ancients don’t have any better explanation for than to think of it as a heavenly sea atop a dome, resting on mountains ringing land which floats on fresh water in the midst of an endless ocean of salt water…our God did that. YHWH did that”.

      That is the truth claim of the bible regarding creation, in its own ancient context. The truth claim is “who”, not “what” or “how”. And such a truth claim need not ever conform to the standards of any world view other than its own in order to be perfectly inspired and perfectly TRUE.

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      • Rudy says:

        VERY good post. One of the best statements on the subject I’ve ever seen.


        • Pew-Anon says:

          Hope it helps. It’s what’s known as a contextual or comparative approach, and it’s really just mainstream biblical scholarship with decades of peer reviewed material available. I’m not a scholar, I just read the stuff, and it has transformed the way I think about and understand my faith, in many helpful ways.

          If you or anyone else in interested in reading more, I can recommend a few good entry points. The first is a book edited by Henri Frankfort, one of the greatest Ancient Near East scholars of the last century imho, titled Before Philosophy. It is a fantastic general introduction to the idea of comparing and contrasting the ancient and modern world view. A longer version of the can be found here, but the added content is not needed and was, I think, smartly edited out in the shorter, Before Philosophy version. Plus the short version is readily available, used, at a cheap price. Highly recommended.

          For something more bible-specific, Wheaton College Old Testament Scholar John H. Walton has written a “Lost World” series of short books, two of which focus on the creation account in Genesis: The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate and The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate. These first three titles are non-academic in the sense they are not heavily footnoted or jargon-dense, but are written by top-flight scholars to be accessible to the general public. The last is another book by Walton, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible, which is more academic and footnoted, but still very readable. It also has a serviceable bibliography from which to branch out into other resources. If you only get one of these books, I would recommend this one. Very enlightening.


  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:


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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    This is the way it’s done. I hate this guy . . . 🙂

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    • GB Bari says:

      Holy Cow.
      Few can play like that on a 6 string much less an 8 string guitar.
      Until this I’d not ever seen an 8 string guitar.
      He makes it look routine. Must have large hands with long fingers to reach across that neck. And incredibly well-practiced.

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      • WSB says:

        Not to mention the twelve stingers!


        • GB Bari says:

          I owned and played a 12-string, WSB. It’s tuned like a 6-string (E-A-D-G-B-E) only the four lower strings (E-A-D-G) each have a close-adjacent paired string tuned an octave higher (the paired octave string is also thinner), while the top two strings (B-E) have equally-tuned paired strings of the same thickness.

          There are many techniques that artists have developed for playing the 12 string, in order to create different sounds and rhythms. It does create a slightly stronger, more ringing sound due to the octave strings and harmonics. But even a beginning guitarist can play the 12-string by merely playing it like a 6 string.

          By comparison, I don’t think a 6 string player could pickup and play an 8 string guitar without some training and lots of practice.

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday, Treepers!

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  6. Texian says:

    Houston.. New Orleans..

    I Tell no Tales..
    The phone rang.. A boring one.. Pipeline job..
    I was on the Houston team.. Platforms.. Demolitions..

    Running miles of pipeline was long, boring and uneventful.. All we did was make a few stinger checks a day.. maybe run down the pipeline to the seafloor.. yep it’s laying..

    So pack your fishing gear, some suntan lotion, a folding chaise lounge and a few books.. ‘Cause you’re gonna be out there all summer long..

    The Pipeline team.. They’ve been out there a long time.. They needed some relief.. And it was almost time to dredge anyway, so..

    The crewboat approached the barge.. bump and jump this time.. I handed over my gear on the crest of a wave.. And strategically jumped off the next one..

    I get on deck and make eye contact – well fck me..

    What’s going on.. This ain’t right.. It’s a pipeline job.. It’s supposed to be gravy out here.. And besides, I brought my folding chaise lounge..

    One of the guys from the New Orleans team was helping us onboard.. His eyes were sunken into his head.. Dark circles under his eyes.. The walking dead.. Fck.. It’s one of those jobs.. Oh.. wait a minute.. every job is like that.. lol.. ..Damn, do I look that bad after every job..? ‘Nah..’ lol..

    [He was one of us younger guys, and had rotated in and out of the platform team a few times when needed.. He was a good pipeliner, a good hand.. a ‘never-quitter’.. like the rest of us. He had stayed in the industry after The Company had closed down and was eventually killed on the job working for another company. Details leading to his death are still sketchy to this day.. Effort had been made in the past by retired senior personnel to try and find out what really happened. We were highly trained.. And they wanted to know exactly what went wrong..].

    After the pipeline was finally laid we put in the riser and pigged the line. Then the barge was turned around.. We now had to dredge the pipeline that just took the other team two long months to lay – all the way back.. “bury” the pipe..

    I liked working with the dredge.. It was a big ass machine.. It ‘digs’ the pipeline trench. Actually it “blows” it away. Before you were allowed to dive on it you were required to draw it in detail from memory to the dive supervisor’s satisfaction.. You had to know exactly where you were on the machine 100% of the time.. This was critical.. There was zero visibility down there due to the sand and mud that was being blown away.. you were diving in a big gray slurry cloud in the water..

    The dredge is launched by a huge sheer leg winch off the back of the barge. It had two long forks that straddled down each side of the pipeline; each of these forks had a multiple number of nozzles from which high pressurized water blew through that “cuts” and/or blows away the sand and mud in order to bury the pipeline.. The barge slowly creeps forward, pulling the dredge.. and the pipeline slopes down into the bottom of the freshly cut narrow deep ditch as we go..

    The dredge.. was dredging.. It’s easy pipeline work.. but there were some hazards working down in the trench..

    My turn.. Ditch check..

    I went down the downline and onto the dredge. Pitch black.. Zero visibility.. I make mental impressions of my orientation then leave the dredge to get a “natural bottom” depth reading, retraced my movement back to the machine, then proceeded to the rear and dropped down into the ditch.. it’s deep.. like twenty feet deep down into the freshly dredged tall narrow trench.. down I drop.. I’m on the pipeline.. and carefully made my way forward underneath and inside to the center of the dredge to get a depth reading on top of the pipe right behind the forks. I then turned around and headed down the pipeline..

    This is done all by feel.. you have to know where you are at all times.. each movement, each step, is confirmed in the virtual reality you have created within your mind; your mental picture of where you are.. the clock is ticking.. the tall trench walls are unstable..

    The further back I go.. chunks of mud started falling in on me.. the trench is starting to cave in.. I reported and kept on going.. Topside needs to know where you are, the conditions, and what you are doing at all times.. The pipeline is now laying in the bottom of the trench. I go another couple of pipe joints.. “pneumo on the pipe..” Topside came back.. “got it – let’s go”.. I started to quickly make my way back up the pipeline.. I feel the diver/tenders taking up my umbilical slack, keeping me on a tight leash.. Perfect.. Ever ready to pull my ass out of the shit if need be..

    The wall of mud on both sides are caving in more now.. chunks are falling in on me.. it’s kinda like clay/mud boulders falling down on you.. climb out of the ditch if you able to quickly scale the twenty foot high mucky crumbling slippery wall while wearing well over a hundred pounds of gear.. but the clock is ticking.. stay ahead of the cave-in.. it’s a judgement call.. both has its risks..

    I just kept trucking up the pipeline.. I made it back, climbed up out of the trench onto the dredge, proceeded to the downline.. And back up..

    A typical ditch check..

    The next day the dredge.. is dredging.. Same shit different day.. Another ditch check.. Somebody else was up.. The next diver in line after him suits up as his “standby” diver.. Ready and waiting in case the diver needs assistance.. Required procedure for every dive.. Mostly the standby diver just hangs around on deck and keeps an eye on the diver/tenders, making sure procedure is followed..

    It was very rare we ever launched the standby diver.. There was never any need.. I can recall only one time..

    Diver in the water.. On the dredge.. Pipe check at the forks.. Then quickly made his way down the pipeline.. He reported some caving.. He makes the depth reading and heads back.. Again he reported the walls caving in.. then apparently a large side wall slab sloughed off on top him.. you could hear his grimacing over the radio when it fell over him. He reactively cracked open his air free-flow valve.. [Expensive Knowledge]. He was trapped and couldn’t extricate himself.

    Meanwhile the diver/tenders are giving it all they’ve got to try and extricate him.. I jumped on the umbilical as well.. We’re all pulling.. It’s not moving an inch.. I looked over at the dive station and shook my head.. The dive supervisor ordered to jump the standby diver.. This changes everything..

    Everybody methodically, automatically swung into action.. weightbelt on.. umbilical quick release latch secured.. diver’s helmet latched.. bailout whip connected.. freeflow check.. com check.. umbilical dropped in the water.. thumbs up.. pat on the back.. standby diver jumps off the barge..

    Everybody knows what they are doing.. We all were trained the same way.. We’re all the same.. We all are [Company] divers.. No excuses..

    The diver is having trouble breathing.. the mud is now compressing, compacting in around his chest.. his whole body. He’s been buried alive twenty feet down in the bottom of a narrow tall trench dug into the bottom of the seafloor and it is still collapsing, filling in on top of him.. the compression of the mud dreadfully increases.. it really sucks.. you can’t move.. frozen in position.. Time is critical..

    Mud filled the outer bellows of the breathing regulator.. It’s stuck.. When the exhaust valves clog up, CO2 could start building up in the hat.. complicating things..

    Nature is expeditiously exploiting every opportunity.. ever advancing.. ever increasingly compounding the problem.. The clock is ticking.. Our window is closing in.. And now the diver is not responding at all.. We only hear the hissing of air from his free-flow valve..

    Meanwhile the standby diver was making his way down the diver’s umbilical.. He reported when it disappeared down into the mud.. He started pulling, digging, making his way down toward the trapped diver.. minutes pass.. he finally reaches him.

    The diver/tenders were maintaining a torqued pull on the first diver’s umbilical.. The standby diver gained hold of him and we all started pulling on both of them.. We gained a few feet of umbilical, then a little more.. We are motivated.. ‘oohh-rah!..’ And they finally break free..

    The diver regained consciousness on the way back.. He’s talking.. his speech is labored.. but he’s alive..

    We pulled both divers up..

    Typical ditch check.. Typical cave-in.. He was a good diver.. Calm, cool, collected the whole time.. even into unconsciousness..

    Shit happens..

    You know your team is coming for you.. you have everything you need on-site.. the chambers.. the gas.. the team.. and Expensive Knowledge.. You know your team will bring you back..

    Nobody else can save you..

    The supervisor sidelined the diver under a 24 hour watch.. Time off.. He’s a little banged up.. the diver lightly laughed it off.. he’s in good spirits though.. He’s alive..

    It was close.. It’s always close..
    It’s the nature of the business..
    Just another day on the dredge barge..
    We’re different from all the others..
    Everyone’s a star.. Everyone’s alive..
    It was a good day..

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    • gildie says:

      Love the story. Hate the song.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I can remember when NOLA was a hub of offshore business, numerous Big Name oil companies and support companies were headquartered here. Over the last 30ish years the city’s and state’s efforts have driven most of the oil business out of the state, including ship building, to Texas and Mississippi. The Rat governor’s presently working on the last remains, the industry that built and maintained this state for decades, the industry the daddies of these politicians fed off of like parasites.

      We had a lot of offshore workers in our unit, including divers who worked the LOOP and offshore rigs and heard more than a few reports like yours, a main reason I never worked jobs that included water over knee deep, falling out of an airplane a much quicker way to exit if you have an ‘OH SH*T!’ moment, my hat’s off to you.

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    • JTR says:

      I love your tales, Texian! “Bump and jump” reminds me of driving my car onto a ferry in Scotland. We were going to visit the Island of Rothsey. The sea was really wild, and the ferryman told me ” When I hit your window, GO!”
      I was scared to death, but made it, lol.


    • Sobriquet4 says:



    • greenswampgirl says:

      Your writing pulls the reader into your story. Heart-pounding in this case with the word pictures you create. Thanks, again.


  7. James Street says:

    I clicked on this link thinking it was click bait at the bottom of another article, but it’s a lot of pictures with nice brief descriptions of Melania Trump’s whitewater rafting trip in Wyoming:

    STUNNING PHOTOS and VIDEO Of Melania Trump On Whitewater Rafting Trip With 4th Grade Boy Scouts…. Residents Line Streets To Greet Her

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  8. Dora says:

    Mama and baby..

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  9. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.”
    Psalms 19:14 (KJV)

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  10. icanhasbailout says:

    Funny political ad circa 2014

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  11. Dora says:

    Saint Francis Pray For Us.

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  12. John Matthews says:



  13. Dora says:

    Welcome to our world.

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  14. Bill Dumanch says:

    WITHOUT the formal vote by the House, the ‘subpoenas’ have ZERO force of law.

    “Orange Man Bad” is (far as I know) not on the list of High Crimes and Misdemeanors…

    Care to comment on the Investigation into Child Sex Abuse(s) in Southern California going on right now?

    Mr. Schiff?


    Yeah, thought so…

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  15. Bill Dumanch says:

    Well,look what the reporters at Red State found-out of ANOTHER crooked Democratic honchos crooked kid!

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  16. just stevie says:


    “Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Romans v. 12

    The Bible does not say that God punished the human race for one man’s sin; but that the disposition of sin, viz., my claim to my right to myself, entered into the human race by one man, and that another Man took on Him the sin of the human race and put it away (Heb. ix. 26) – an infinitely profounder revelation. The disposition of sin is not immorality and wrong-doing, but the disposition of self-realization – I am my own god. This disposition may work out in decorous morality or in indecorous immorality, but it has the one basis, my claim to my right to myself. When Our Lord faced men with all the forces of evil in them, and men who were clean living and moral and upright, He did not pay any attention to the moral degradation of the one or to the moral attainment of the other; He looked at something we do not see, viz., the disposition.

    Sin is a thing I am born with and I cannot touch it; God touches sin in Redemption. In the Cross of Jesus Christ God redeemed the whole human race from the possibility of damnation through the heredity of sin. God nowhere holds a man responsible for having the heredity of sin. The condemnation is not that I am born with a heredity of sin, but if when I realize Jesus Christ came to deliver me from it, I refuse to let Him do so, from that moment I begin to get the seal of damnation. “And this is the judgment” (the critical moment), “that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light.”

    Oswald Chambers
    October 5th Devotional

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  17. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  18. chuck says:

    “By gnawing through a dike, even a rat, may drown a nation.” Edmund Burke.

    This particular rat, is a Deep State, Democrat CIA ‘Whistleblower’. The Deep State, Democrats, Republicans (One in the same.) and the Main Stream Media are the behind-the-curtain Triumvirate that Americans have bent their knees to for the last 7 decades. Their unabashed support for the continuation of the power of the chosen, select few is now challenged by the churlish, unacceptable and bumptious Donald Trump, an unlikely hero at the gates.

    Here are a few of the many “Bombshell” scandals that the Triumvirate insisted would bring down the Presidency.

    The Russiagate hysteria.

    The Russian hacker hysteria.

    The Russian Facebook mind-control hysteria.

    The Hitler hysteria.

    The mass fascism hysteria.

    The anti-Semitism hysteria.

    The concentration camp hysteria.

    The white supremacist terrorism hysteria.

    Russian spy whales.

    Perfume assassins.

    The endless stream of fabricated “news” stories pumped out by the corporate media.

    Best-selling books, based on nothing.

    Comedians singing hymns to former FBI directors on national television.

    Celebrities demanding CIA coups.

    Papers of record like The New York Times coordinating blatant propaganda campaigns.

    Maybe this time, the Triumvirate will indeed bring down Trump.

    The “Narrative Collapse” that eventually accompanied the aforementioned “Scandals” brought no shame, nor cessation of the continuing assaults on Trump. “Bellum Se Ipsum Alet”. This War Will Feed Itself”.

    Why? Why such a concentrated, vicious, incessant attack by the hydra headed Triumvirate? Follow the money.

    Trillions are at stake. Your money is in play.

    Wall Street is NOT Main Street. This war with Trump is a Globalist War against the Middle Class and the Populists in us all. 70,000 factories have closed and 7,000,000 jobs have been lost in our freshly remembered past. The money now in the pockets of Wall Street Wallahs, used to be in your Black, Brown, Yellow and evil White neighbor’s pockets. Sure, your 401K went through the roof, but at what cost in job loss, broken marriages, alcoholism, drug abuse, foreclosures, repossessions, violence, crime and kicked dogs (Like YOU!). The power you used to have at the ballot box, is superseded by Impeachment. The confidence you used to have in the Republic is abrogated by bureaucrats who REALLY make decisions. The belief we had in the 4th estate is replaced by agitprop and noxious ideological swill, inflicted Goebbels like 24/7 with the insistence from our “Thought Leaders” that we purblind preternaturally stupid “Deplorables” dive into the proletarian abyss and accept our status as “perma-victims”. Those same talking heads, comedians, Hollywood heroes, politicians come right out and admit on video that they hope for a recession in order to reacquire power.


    There are NO Better Angels on the shoulders of those ideologues in the Triumvirate. “My Precious”, the Radix Malorum, trillions are at stake. Your money.

    While the faux, lugubrious Nancy Pelosi does her best Pontius Pilot and performs ablutions in front of the camera, behind the scenes, the Triumvirate, frenetically seeks to conjure up, ex nihilo, lies to further the cause of Globalists. Actual “High Crimes And Misdemeanors be damned! The Congress, now assuming the legal status of a hastily convened Grand Jury, would Indict/Impeach the proverbial Ham Sandwich.

    Trillions are at stake.

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  19. FairTaxGuy60 says:

    Can we PLEASE start indicting some of the Dem coup-plotters already? I’m so tired of waiting for this report and that report to be released, all while the Dems control the news cycle all the time with negative anti-Trump everything. BARR – START INDICTING AND PROSECUTING!!!

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  20. Pyrran says:

    I knew Trump had supported Romney in the past, so I started wondering why Romney would be one of the first to criticize him. Didn’t make sense until I found this article by Howell Woltz.
    Now it’s all perfectly clear. This Ukraine thing is bigger than anyone can imagine.

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    • GB Bari says:

      It’s not long before The Swamp, in which too many high rollers in DC are standing up to their necks, will become The Quicksand, courtesy of VSGPDJT.


  21. notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

    Mitt Romney Has a Huge New Conflict-of-Interest Problem

    If he jumps into the 2016 race, will Romney reveal the investors and investments of Solamere Capital, the $700 million private equity firm he runs with his son?

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  22. Schmitty says:

    745 days until Stock Market Bottom


  23. MTeresa says:

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    • GB Bari says:

      So all that means is that the Deep State knows that the secret is out. They no longer are going to try to conceal their direct control of the MSM’s narratives. The DS just places it’s agents directly on the staffs of the media outlets.

      So the Mockingbird Media (or MSM) is now officially the Deep State Media.

      I think we all should refer to them from now on as the DSM.

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  24. czarowniczy says:

    Go back to a list of DCIs and read their CVs, see how many were from ‘Ivy League’ backgrounds. Also, for decades the Company centered their recruiting on Big Name East/Left coast universities. They had, and still have, tools on campus who scout potential employees and offer them tuition assistance and jobs.

    The Company has a white collar division and the more blue collar operations division that movies and TV like to center on. The white collar folks are the decision makers and the blue collar side carries out actions. The workerbee side isn’t necessarily as urbane as the office side but you generally don’t see or hear about them, the white collar folks are usually the ones you see on the ‘news’ programs.

    There are many compartmentalized areas in the white collar side, each working on its own cloistered project and it wouldn’t be a problem for an anti-Trump working section to be created and, as I’ve said before, the Company’s had tons of open source experience in regime change, a rogue operation wouldn’t be impossible and there’s a wealth of specialized experience to draw on.

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  25. notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

    Treasonous John Brennan Bombshell: He Was Chief Of CIA Station In Saudi Arabia At Time 9-11 Hijackers Had Visas Approved


  26. Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired says:

    Corrected Copy (sorry about that Mr. Sundance)

    RE: Now We Stand!
    Mr. President:
    cc: Americans

    A survey of American ground combat veterans determined they overwhelmingly desired seven essential characteristics to be possessed by those sent to lead them. Those characteristics have become known among combat veterans as the Seven C’s of Leadership. The Seven C’s of Leadership listed in the order of their importance as determined by the veterans themselves are; Candor, Competence, Consistency, Commitment, Courage, Compassion, and Courtesy. The reason the veterans in the survey chose the word “candor” is because to them, candor encompasses both omission and co-mission. To a combat veteran lack of absolute candor; be it co-mission or omission, are equal sins! In short, veterans expect/demand absolute candor from their leaders before all else.

    Mr. President this information is provided to you at this time because many veterans are among the millions of American citizens who saw in you something that has been missing in America for most of its history. So many of us saw in you a leader who has lived and practiced the Seven C’s of Leadership to the point that you have set the nation on a path to heights most of us never dreamed possible.

    Now comes the very people who out of ignorance and/or pure greed have held this nation captive of a feudal system trying to reverse all of the gains you have led us to achieve. In addition to their absolute disregard for candor, they demonstrate a total lack of regard for the American people and our traditions. Sir, be assured the veterans and the millions of Americans who have placed their faith in you will not abandon you nor the movement. Those bent on destroying this nation will not be permitted to succeed by any measure.

    Since WWII the American veteran has endured fighting America’s so-called enemies in many parts of the world. Be advised, we have known communists, socialists, Muslims, whatever… were/are not our true enemies. We have known the true enemy full well and for many not fully comprehended reasons we have not resisted to the point of arms. Most of us found a measure of escape in the illusion that our home, America would always provide our sanctuary. That is until one B. H. Obama came on the scene. He and his minions very quickly stripped away any illusions of sanctuary. Now those we were led to believe were our enemies are not only being forced upon us, but they are permitted to spew their philosophies with ease from the very halls of Congress while we are told we must suppress and/or abandon ours and those of our fathers.

    Mr. President, I will close with one lesson learned by many combat soldiers sent to fight in the years since WWII. Soldiers (ground combat soldiers, that is) do not fight first and foremost for their country, the flag, motherhood, nor apple pie. Before all else, soldiers engaged in ground combat fight for their fellow soldiers and their unit. Sir, one point to keep in your mind and perhaps you should advise those bent on destroying all you/we have achieved since you came down that escalator. If we veterans are forced to come save the movement we will be fighting for God, our country, the flag, motherhood, apple pie and those traditions/philosophies given us by God and our fathers!

    Stand fast Mr. President, we have your flanks and six!

    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

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    • Moe Grimm says:

      +1. Hope you really sent this. He must be asking himself – “Do I Need This Fkg Aggravation”? Wish I could help him more and maybe can if I can shortly doing something here locally in the campaign. Taken in sum, this is an very ungrateful country. Ex: W. Va. who after what he did for them sends Manchin back to Mordor. That cult in Utah elects the miserable cuck Romney who comes back and dupes them again along with cuc named Lee. Who the hell needs them. It’s also a FALLACY that “we” have the senate. The house will likely -d’rat under the “leadership” of a feckless McCarthy who’s zero more than Michelle’s clone. I’m now 3 yrs. finished with the Dead Elephant party. I wish PDT would found a third party or run as an Indep. He’d do fine without Dead Elephant money. Especially where donations accrue only and specifically to him.

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  27. notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

    The film’s press notes go to the heart of the matter: “Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, “Richard Jewell” is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth.”


  28. Moe Grimm says:

    Fellow CTH BROTHERS & SISTERS: has anyone been keeping notes on this now 4 yr. running epic and unprecedented Treason? Just checked the lower left corner of my running .doc and it now shows Two-Hunit-Seventy-Three pgs. (273) single spaced calibri #10 font. 70% Sundance, American Thinker; The Hill/’s John Solomon; Epoch Times; Ace of Spades; Remus’ Woodpile Report; Sarah Carter; Charyl Attkisson; Bill O’Reilly; Judicial Watch/Fitton et al; ACLJ/Sekulow; Catherine Herridge (with the aforementioned the epitome of investigative journalism); Scribd; and Wiki db. And early on, cultmarx stenography pools like Vox, Bezos Blog, JYT (dated prop due to paywalls); Vanity fair (yes them too), and random like ilk. ALL x-referenced when/as possible. A few times even CNN the [website] has been acurate and fair… not as imbecilic as their teevee franchise.

    I first became suspicious 12/2016-1/2017, THEN on 2 March 2017 happened to be watching Hannity who replayed It froze me in place for a few mins. and in some 60 days would change my life, my wife’s too. I started compiling/tracking that night. After what must be some 250+ hrs. in-depth studying feel confident I could teach a course on all of it and more. I read this shrike Farkas was a DoD “analyst” appointed under 0bama. Since reading this have images of some Army or USMC F.O. having to wait on permission from some idiot like her for permission to call in an airstrike or arty. She actually spent also four (4) yrs. on the staff of U.S.M.C. Command and Staff College. Let this sink in.

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    • ann says:

      Horrifying indeed.
      Electing a parochial left wing academic to Commander in Chief one must expect him to patronize his natural client base, effete dunderheads, who ride on his wake.


    • icanhasbailout says:

      I’ve had it out for the Cintons since 1992 so nothing at all has surprised me about any of this. It is exactly who they are: “It’s not illegal if you get away with it.”


  29. Dora says:

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  30. notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

    Beto: People can’t fight a Tyrannical Government nor do they have the right to

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  31. notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

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  32. notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    5h5 hours ago

    Somebody please wake up Mitt Romney and tell him that my conversation with the Ukrainian President was a congenial and very appropriate one, and my statement on China pertained to corruption, not politics. If Mitt worked this hard on Obama, he could have won. Sadly, he choked!

    Mitt Romney never knew how to win. He is a pompous “ass” who has been fighting me from the beginning, except when he begged me for my endorsement for his Senate run (I gave it to him), and when he begged me to be Secretary of State (I didn’t give it to him). He is so bad for R’s!

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  33. mandy says:

    I was not aware of this whistleblower suit and the problem with the ‘stealth’ coatings on submarines.

    If you’re curious (as I was) about the company that (allegedly) screwed up the coatings/lied about it…

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  34. mandy says:


    Antifa calling for its members to cause trouble at the next rally.

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  35. mandy says:

    I had not seen that Greta Thumber’s mom until I watched this Vesti News clip. The whole thing is pretty funny; the clip of Greta’s mom comes at around the 3 minute mark.


  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on God’s anger against King Jehoshaphat (II Chronicles 18-20):

    1. How Jehoshaphat made an alliance with the apostate King Ahab, and almost perished.

    2. How, again, he made an alliance with King Ahaziah, ‘who did very wickedly’, to his loss.

    3. How God does not wish the faithful to associate themselves with unbelievers.

    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 22nd – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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