Thursday October 10th – 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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97 Responses to Thursday October 10th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    Whatever is true


    “Where’s Rabbi Waxman?” (story is in picture)

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  2. citizen817 says:

    Cursday Thursday…

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  5. Lucille says:

    Happy Cursday…

    White Swiss Shepherd Dog…

    Alaskan Huskies…

    Cardigan Welsh Corgi…

    Shih Tzu…

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    What’s In A Name?

    That’s the question Juliet asked upon learning that Romeo’s last name was Montague, the family name of her rival. When she went on to say, “that which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet,” it is rumored that Shakespeare was poking fun at the Rose Theater, the rival of his own Globe Theater. The less-than-desirable sanitary conditions at the Rose were said to have created an atmosphere that was somewhat odoriferous!

    The name “Paul” means small or little, but the apostle who bore that name was originally called “Saul” (Acts 13:9), a name that means desired. When the people of Israel desired a king (I Sam. 8:5), God told the prophet Samuel to choose a man named Saul (I Sam. 9:17). In relaying this to Saul, Samuel said, “On whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee?” (v. 20).

    This prompts us to ask about the Apostle Paul, “Why would a man whose name means desired choose to go by a name that means small?” We believe the answer is that he no longer wanted to be desired of men. He now wished to appear small in the eyes of men, so that the Lord would loom large in their sight, and they would begin to desire Him instead. If you are looking for fulfillment in life, you might want to consider following his example, for that is the only path of joy for a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    We see this clearly emphasized in the case of King Saul, who chose a path that was opposite of the path chosen by Paul. King Saul started out little in his own eyes and then got “too big for his britches,” as they say. We know Saul started out well, for when Samuel told him that God had chosen him to be Israel’s king, he responded,

    “Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou so to me?” (I Sam. 9:21).

    As a member of the smallest family in the smallest tribe of Israel, Saul felt unqualified to lead God’s people. But God chose him because he considered himself to be less than the least of all the saints in Israel. We know this because when he rebelled against God, Samuel said to him,

    “When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel… Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD…” (I Sam. 15:17-19).

    Samuel’s use of the past tense here indicates that Saul was no longer little in his own sight. Evidently he began to think, “I’m the king of Israel, I can do as I please!” If you’re thinking that you’re the king of your life, and can do as you please, you’ll soon find yourself like Saul, someone who is no longer “meet for the Master’s use” (II Tim. 2:21).

    Beloved, it’s human nature to want to be desired of men, but it’s an evidence of divine nature to desire to look small in the sight of men so that the Lord might loom large in their eyes. Why not learn from King Saul’s poor example, and choose the path the Apostle Paul chose. He started out as one who was desired of men, but learned to look at himself as “less than the least of all saints” (Eph. 3:8), one who longed that “Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death” (Phil. 1:20).

    Do you long for the Lord to be magnified in you?

    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Acts 13:9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,

      1 Samuel 8:5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

      1 Samuel 9:17 And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.

      1 Samuel 9:20 And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee, and on all thy father’s house?
      :21 And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou so to me?

      1 Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
      18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.
      19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?

      2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

      Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

      Philippiansp 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

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    • OW21 says:

      Loved this post – thanks, D.I….


    • Pale rider says:

      Very good, names are so important, or God wouldn’t have been so purposeful in naming people. Goes with our words we speak and thoughts we entertain.


  7. Lucille says:

    CNN’s Airport Monopoly Is FINALLY Coming to an END!!!
    Dr. Steve Turley – Published on Oct 9, 2019

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    The pipe organ uses the building in which it is installed as part of its instrument. In the great cathedrals the big 50 rank and above organs can have a 7 second reverb from the time a note is sounded until it stops.

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    • OW21 says:

      GH – That is amazing! Thank you!

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “The pipe organ uses the building in which it is installed as part of its instrument.”

      Subwoofers installed in vehicles use the volume of the trunk space on their operation
      Home audio speakers would require cabinets the size of a typical refrigerator to match the bass output. That is why you can feel the bass notes eminating from the vehicle next to you at a stop light, or driving by down the roadway.


    • Texian says:

      Yeah..! That stuff rocks man..!

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    • WSB says:

      Garrison, TY! I attend services in the Cadet Chapel at West Point many Sundays during the year. Fsbulous organ!

      Wonderful post!

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    • wtd says:

      As a tween I was familiar with this musical piece but was blown away when I attended a live performance of this epic piece on dueling pipe organs at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall 1977.


  9. SGH says:

    I posted about a foster kid a couple of months ago. Asking for prayers.
    She’s aged out of that system, and is on her own in a group home in my area. Happier!
    Her foster brother contacted me last night about her needing medicine, not knowing anyone else around… Couldn’t go last night, but went this a.m. I’ve always told Aleiah that I love her. Every contact. Tonight, I checked on her, and she initiated, “Goodnight, love you 😘”
    My girl! My heart melted! I can’t wait to see the future with her.
    I wanted to make a big difference in life, but I’m ok with one step at a time.

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  10. citizen817 says:

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  13. Lucille says:

    UK: Official report claims “far right” only speaks out against oppression of women to target Muslims
    October 9, 2019 by Robert Spencer

    The Commission for Countering Extremism has it entirely backwards. The individuals and groups they smear as “far right” for the most part only speak about Islam because of the aspects of Islamic teaching that call for violence against unbelievers and the systematic oppression of women. But the British government is avid to demonize and destroy those whom it gives the label “far right.” It is much more concerned about them than about Islamic jihad terrorists. And so it will have less of the one, and more of the other, and then where will it be?

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  14. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Cursday, Treepers. In celebration of the arrival (well, maybe down here) of fall . . .

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  15. OW21 says:

    Did anyone else make the mistake of reading Faux news online today to see the blaring headline about 51% of their most recent poll wanting to see Trump impeached? What the heck!??? I read all this stuff about his low numbers and bad polling results, etc., and it just doesn’t seem to jive up with what I see from the boots on the ground (rallies, personal interviews, etc.) How is it that Trump can have a 93% approval rating among Republicans but 51% of the American public want him impeached and think he deserves it? I feel like I am living in the twilight zone. Help me out here – I was upset all afternoon. I mean, who are these people polling – everyone that lives in San Francisco or Portland??? Shame on Faux for this propaganda, cause that’s exactly what it is.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      It’s simple data manipulation. You can crunch numbers in ways that guarantee the outcome you want. “Studies show” don’t mean nothin’ . . .

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      • OW21 says:

        Thanks, Garrison. Was reading more about the polling firm tonight and how they were polling way more dimms than republicans and NO independents. Shocked, shocked, I tells ya! I feel better now. Still pissed at Faux, though.

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        • Lucille says:

          Murdoch’s boys are a bunch of wimps and mealymouthed twerps who cried when they didn’t get invited to the elite parties. So SJW they go, hoping to get some love. Too bad they don’t know the average leftie despises FOX and will NEVER forgive them. Only their deaths would bring a smile to the Left.

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      • Pale rider says:

        Kinda like votes now?


    • WSB says:

      Dimms always weighed + 8% to 10%, and independents always at 28% when they should be at 42 to 44%.

      Also, Darron Shaw is the pollster for Fox. Rabid anti-Trump.

      Reading tea leaves. Stupid.

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      • So if someone comes out of a 3 year coma, wakes up and is surprised that Fox News has gone left…………Well just look at this ‘paid poll’. If the skewed paid poll is correct , then Fox News is supposedly following the will of the public. See? It’s easy to ‘fan the weathervane’ any way you want the wind to blow. Brian Kilmeade, expert weather genius and political scientist proves that every morning. //S//

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        • WSB says:

          Yep. Daron Shaw is the pollster for Fox. SD has written much about Daron.

          He is no different than the other snake oil salesman. Read his polling internals…same weighting!


    • Bob says:

      Let them do whatever they want….we know who the bad guys are….just let PDJT let them hang themselves.

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  16. Janie M. says:

    Awwww ❤️❤️

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  17. Dora says:

    John Atkinson Grimshaw – Blea tarn at first light, Langdale pikes in the distance, 1865

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  18. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
    2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)

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  19. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels! Reminder……

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  20. wtd says:

    Under pressure from China, Apple has removed an app that Hong Kong activists were using to report police movements.


  21. just stevie says:


    “I thank Thee, O Father…because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.” Matthew xi. 25

    In spiritual relationship we do not grow step by step; we are either there or we are not. God does not cleanse us more and more from sin, but when we are in the light, walking in the light, we are cleansed from all sin. It is a question of obedience, and instantly the relationship is perfected. Turn away for one second out of obedience, and darkness and death are at work at once.

    All God’s revelations are sealed until they are opened to us by obedience. You will never get them open by philosophy or thinking. Immediately you obey, a flash of light comes. Let God’s truth work in you by soaking in it, not by worrying into it. The only way you can get to know is to stop trying to find out and by being born again. Obey God in the thing He shows you, and instantly the next thing is opened up. One reads tomes on the work of the Holy Spirit, when one five minutes of drastic obedience would make things as clear as a sunbeam. “I suppose I shall understand these things some day!” You can understand them now. It is not study that does it, but obedience. The tiniest fragment of obedience, and heaven opens and the profoundest truths of God are yours straight away. God will never reveal more truth about Himself until you have obeyed what you know already. Beware of becoming “wise and prudent”.

    Oswald Chambers
    October 10th Devotional

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  22. wtd says:

    George Webb is an independent investigative journalist who worked tirelessly on the Awan IT scandal. Webb did the legwork to locate and then interview the resident who discovered a treasure trove of discarded IT equipment with government markings left behind in Imran Awan’s rental property.
    I see this posted on Webb’s twitter feed today:

    Hey Kevin Gontner, have you ever worked for Senator Joe Biden? A guy who looked an awful lot like Ambassador Bill Taylor, gave me your Blackberry. He said he had worked with Joe Biden for thirty years, and business was conducted on these secure Blackberries.
    ===>Burisma Blackberries?

    Deep Blackberry would have used a Covert Blackberry to funnel payments to Burisma for Libya, Syria, and Ukraine through Kuchma’s election slush fund. Kolomoisky and Pinchuk put $5M a month in the fund until it got to $100M. Alperovich developed the secure Blackberries.


  23. Shyster says:

    NEWS FLASH: NBA institutes player conduct rule requiring all players to stand for Chinese national anthem!

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  24. Lucille says:

    Defense Updates – Published on Oct 9, 2019

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  25. Jlwary says:

    For those who have children in their lives, I love this curriculum and the hard work Jenny Philipps has put into creating quality book reviews into children’s lives. I have bought some of the curriculum for my kids and I love the illustrations and the connections it all brings back to God. Check it out and share!

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  28. 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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  29. 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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