Friday October 11th – 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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86 Responses to Friday October 11th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

    Tissues needed…

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Kristi Ann says:

    ( Matthew 6:9-13 KJV ) “After this manner therefore Pray ye: Our FATHER which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom Come. Thy Will be done in Earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this Day our Daily Bread. And Forgive us our debts, as we Forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but Deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, For Ever. Amen-Amein.”!!

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  4. David says:

    American friends. Did you ever hear about Unit 8200? No?
    Well, I believe the only reason Iran still don’t have nukes is this unit who planted the Stuxnet virus in Iranian nuclear cites which caused the centrifuges in the plants to rotate too fast and burn themselves. Additionally the Mossad simply killed Iranian scientists and caused the others to retire because of fear. From what I heard the unit 8200 worked on this along with the American NSA.
    This unit is also taking a crucial part in stopping Hundreds of terror attacks every year.
    Also, Israel is at the front lines of the world’s high tech industry, specially cyber security because most of the crucial personnel of the high tech are coming from unit 8200. Not much is visible about this unit, here is a short rare video:

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    • Bob says:

      If the unit 8200 is doing all these great things, lets leave it in the shadows and let them do more good things. Why do we have to pull down our pants to expose these kind of assets.


      • David says:

        You’re right. I believe the things in this video were already known. But in intelligence the less talk the better it is.
        Also Mossad head yesterday said in an event that “Hamas terrorist in Europe and outside the region are easy to kill and are killed all the time “ He also said “the leader of the Iranian Forces (Sulemani) could be killed too.”
        Mossad heads used to not permitted to speak in public until some years ago.
        It could be a psychological warfare or arrogance. I hope it’s the first one.


  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Religious Mixtures

    The largest segment of the professing Church offers her devotees neither peace for the present, nor assurance for the future. She does not tell them that believers in Christ are given a position in heaven at God’s right hand (Eph. 2:4-7). She even brings Christ down from His exalted position and offers Him to the world on a crucifix, requiring men to eat His flesh and drink His blood to be saved. And this when Paul, by the Spirit, so emphatically says:


    Man’s religion, especially in “the Church,” is built upon an appeal to the senses. Her devotees are occupied with beads and bells, statues and crucifixes, candlesticks and sacred objects, robes and incense; so far has she departed from the teachings of Paul and from his declaration that “we walk by faith, not by sight” (II Cor. 5:7).

    Lingering still among the types and shadows of primitive ages and mingling these with meaningless pagan rituals, she keeps millions from trusting and rejoicing in an already accomplished redemption.

    We beg those who read these lines to look in faith to the risen, exalted Christ and to trust in His finished work:

    “Who… when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat downon the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Heb. 1:3).

    “This Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God” (Heb. 10:12).

    This is clear enough. Our Lord came to earth to accomplish our redemption and, having accomplished it, He returned to heaven and sat down with His Father. The work was finished. And now He invites us to rest in His finished work.



    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
    5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
    6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
    7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

    2 Corinthians 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

    2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

    Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

    Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

    Hebrews 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
    10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

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  6. David says:

    My American Brothers and sisters, this is your Israeli friend. I posted here a short video about them young soldiers (18 – 21 old) who protect Israel. It’s a special video and has a motivational aspect. I recommend to watch.

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  7. Garrison Hall says:

    I searched for a version of Widor’s organ Toccata that had good sound and also showed the organist playing the all important pedal-passages. I think this one is good.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      This organ is a veritable monster of an instrument. I can just imagine how exciting it would be to hear it played in this great cathedral. Here’s a comment from the description of how the video was made:

      “Organ in Saint-Ouen is one of those rare instruments from a French organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, that are remained untouched to our days, no alterations has been made. Many organ freaks also know this organ from its very loud reed stop, Bombarde 32, in Pedal, generating 16 Hz tones at its lowest. It sounds like a four-motor WWII bomber flies over! Still it blends perfectly with other stops. In video, there are some shots of Bombarde pipes behind the organ. They do not look special, but – listen…”

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    • Jay Martel says:

      Myself and a small group of tourists had the good fortune to be let into Westminster Cathedral in London in1999 for a recital/practice session. OMG, magnifique!


  8. I don’t know how this compares, but there is an amazing organ in the Rivercenter in Columbus, Georgia, complete with with spectacular acoustics. Check it out!! My former home.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      One of my college buds went on to be an organ builder/repairer. Their traditions are very interesting and date back to the middle-ages. When builder’s come to work on a pipe organ, they customarily stay in the organ loft so as to be close to their tools and work. They stay there until the work is finished and the church congregation is responsible for bringing them food. The whole thing is a celebratory even.

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  9. Thanks for the hookup! Makes me want to close my eyes and absorb…

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  10. Going to be okay. . My sis and I have been hanging together until her Narcissist daughter moved in six months sgo… Going to be okay, eventually. Praise our Lord Jesus.

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    • Lucille says:

      Carol, this is a great YouTube channel, Surviving Narcissism. Perhaps there’ll be some vids you can share with your sister…


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      • I have watched a lot and have a better understanding. Meanwhile, my niece/narcissist seems to have decided that I have been punished enough. Her life is improving, so life is better for everyone who encounters her. God bless this 43-year-old brat! I changed her diapers, for heavens sake! No one can live with this personality type for long. In the end, though, God changes things… Proof here! ( But I still cannot let my guard down….


  11. Dora says:

    Boris Kustodiev – Christmas tree bargain, 1918

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  14. just stevie says:


    “When He had heard therefore that he was sick, He abode two days in the same place where He was.” John xi. 6

    Has God trusted you with a silence – a silence that is big with meaning? God’s silences are His answers. Think of those days of absolute silence in the home at Bethany! Is there anything analogous to those days in your life? Can God trust you like that, or are you still asking for a visible answer? God will give you the blessings you ask if you will not go any further without them; but His silence is the sign that He is bringing you into a marvelous understanding of Himself. Are you mourning before God because you have not had an audible response? You will find that God has trusted you in the most intimate way possible, with an absolute silence, not of despair, but of pleasure, because he saw that you could stand a bigger revelation. If God has given you a silence, praise Him, He is bringing you into the great run of His purposes. The manifestation of the answer in time is a matter of God’s sovereignty. Time is nothing to God. For a while you said – “I asked God to give me bread, and He gave me a stone.” He did not, and today you find He gave you the bread of life.

    A wonderful thing about God’s silence is that the contagion of His stillness gets into you and you become perfectly confident – “I know God has heard me.” His silence is the proof that He has. As long as you have the idea that God will bless you in answer to prayer, He will do it, but He will never give you the grace of silence. If Jesus Christ is bringing you into the understanding that prayer is for the glorifying of His Father, He will give you the first sign of His intimacy – silence.

    Oswald Chambers
    October 11th Devotional

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
    Proverbs 3:6 (KJV)

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  16. Dora says:

    Please keep the president in your prayers.

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  17. Larry says:

    It looks like Woodrow Wilson had plans for Armenia back in 1920:

    I wonder if this plays any part in the ongoing unraveling of Turkey.

    Make Constantinople Great Again.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Yeah, and the Turks dealt with the entire Armenian issue by massacring somewhere around 1.5 million Armenians, mostly Ottoman citizens, even after the end of WW I and the allies supposedly ‘dealt’ with the issue. The massacre ran from 1915 and continued into the mid-1920s though others extend it farther back. Not to be seen as discriminating against the Armenians the Turks also massacred Assyrians and Greeks in Turkey but as their numbers were less than those of the Armenians they are generally lumped in with the Armenians or just ignored.

      The Turks are turning on the Kurds (who helped in the aforementioned massacres) just as they do anyone they see as a possible speed bump on the path to the Turks becoming THE power in the Mideast. The West has recognized Turkey as the big player there since the end of WW I and vital to Mideast stability so what’s a few murders in the pursuit of political order?


  18. Fishelsea says:

    Mark steyn on Tucker last night, so Chelsea made a million dollars giving a speech on diarrhea in africa, that everyone slept thru. Still LMAO.

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  19. I don’t do Twatter… so could many of you please send Shep Smith a short video from the chorus of the Motley Crew hit song “Girl Don’t Go Away Mad. Girl Just Go Away”?
    Maybe you could share it also in a reply to this comment.


  20. czarowniczy says:

    Beto must be trying to see how many thing he can say that will prevent him from getting elected. Now he’s saying he’ll remove the tax exemption any religion that doesn’t fully embrace the government’s LBGT programs. Now he’s saying just those that don’t ‘include’ but the Left has been trying to get ALL tax exemption benefits that churches have period and Beto’s proposal, aside from raising 1st Amendment issues, is a gateway to the removal of all benefits.

    “There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone or any institution, any organization in America, that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us.” Sell that’s interesting – wonder if he’s cleared that concept with Tlaib and Omar?

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  21. Mr. T. says:

    GREAT NEWS! Shephard “Lefty Never Trumper” Smith is leaving Fox News. Couldn’t happen soon enough.


  22. notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

    Biden proved why he’s the “moderate” choice of NeverTrump — he’s calling for an SPLC-style “Hate Watch List” to put Christians on so that they can be persecuted, terrorized, and driven out of all employment. – Ace of Spades


  23. tozerbgood8315 says:

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  24. notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

    Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.
    Psalm 62:1 NIV

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  25. Lucille says:

    Widespread Ignorance: Americans Wrongly Believe Most Gun Deaths in US Are Homicides and Mass Shootings
    By Guy Benson – October 11, 2019

    On some level, can you blame average people for getting the facts so wrong? In light of the news media’s ugly blend of profound bias and almost proud ignorance on gun issues, it’s entirely unsurprising that the public is deeply misinformed on the subject.


  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. mopar2016 says:

    I think that Nancy is getting nervous.


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