Sunday October 13th – 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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67 Responses to Sunday October 13th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    Have a blessed Sunday, Treepers!

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      A colleague and I were stuck on a project and had a breakthrough… We were happy about our progress and about meeting our deadline and he said something about it being like “a ’52 Vincent and a Red-Headed Girl” — a reference I’d never heard. He explained the story and the song and I wrote it down and said I’d download it. I didn’t. And then this shows up.

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  4. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Your Greatest Need

    Even in these challenging financial times, the greatest need of a Christian is not monetary. It is rather found in Colossians 1:11, where Paul prays that we might be

    “Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all…”

    Unto all what? Whatever it is, Paul is convinced we are going to have to be “strengthened” with “all might” according to “His glorious power” to obtain it. As we read on, Paul tells us the goal of all this empowerment:

    “…unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.”

    Patience? The reason we need all this mighty empowering is so we can be patient? While this may seem anticlimactic, we submit that patience is our greatest need. We need patience to put up with the world’s wickedness, the abortions, etc., patience in knowing the Second Coming of Christ will right the world’s wrongs. We need patience as televangelists continue to dominate the airwaves with their dilutions and pollutions of the gospel, and patience as Bible teachers muddle the minds of the saints by their failure to rightly divide the Word. And since no man today has the gift of healing, we need patience with our physical infirmities, and longsuffering as we wait for that wonderful change that will come to our bodies at the Rapture (Phil. 3:20,21).

    Finally, we need patience with one another, as we learn to not just put up with other believers, but to actually give them the same unconditional love and acceptance God extends to us. Moses was patient with unbelieving Pharaoh, but lost his patience with his brethren. How like us! But ask yourself, when did David show greater spiritual strength, when he slew Goliath, or when he refused to slay Saul?

    Paul says we are to be strengthened to all patience “according to His glorious power,” but what is God’s glorious power? The destructive power He exhibited at the Red Sea is called “glorious” (Ex. 15:6), but we suggest that God’s glorious power today is seen in His patience. The fact that God could put an end to the abortions and religious confusion, but doesn’t, is His most glorious power in the dispensation of grace.

    The apostle concludes by praying that we might be patient “with joyfulness,” perhaps the hardest part of longsuffering. God doesn’t chafe under the vexations He receives from the world, religion, and the Body of Christ, and neither should we!

    If this kind of power were not available to us, Paul would not be praying that we might have it. And so may his prayer also be the prayer of our hearts, as we enthusiastically study the only source of spiritual strength, God’s Word rightly divided.

    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/your-greatest-need/

    Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

    Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
    21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

    Exodus 15:6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

    2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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  5. Lucille says:

    Treepers…

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  6. Lucille says:


    How to Paint Waves with Acrylics
    Posted on July 17, 2018 by Matt Fussell
    https://thevirtualinstructor.com/blog/how-to-paint-waves-with-acrylics

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  7. citizen817 says:

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Should have given the woman one also.

      “You wanna act like a man….You get treated like a man”

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      • Covfefe999 says:

        She backed off ! Smacking the crap out of female libtards doesn’t help our cause.

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          covfefe999,
          You should watch the video again. “He is the one who backed off”

          The women who demonstrate with Antifa are violent, emotionally out of control, and consistently abuse the traditional “men do not hit women” mantra by purposely attacking men.
          But if a man strikes back or defends himself, then they pull the “victim card”

          By the way covfefe999, I am familiar with your posts from the Political Thread.

          Have a nice day

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        • Cisco says:

          8 to 80, blind ,crippled or crazy, attack me physically and your
          going down.
          Verbally attack, name calling I just walk away.
          My will to survive transcends social niceties.
          Just saying.

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    • amwick says:

      I was thinking about that being assault, until I played it again and saw the antifa guy clearly was swingin a metal pipe(?) of sorts. Self defense! Good.

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  8. suejeanne1 says:

    The extent of Clintonium-embedment in the hippocampus is yet to be ascertained

    I think of Hillary Clinton still trying to be relevant and even viable as a Presidential candidate for 2020.

    I wonder how can anyone in the Democrat Party leadership NOT see her as radioactive, having a draining effect for everyone concerned?

    The Clintons are retrograde so I am trying to think of a good term for the noxious bits of detritus floating about.

    Sometimes I think I have moved well beyond thinking very much if at all about the Clintons . . . my Mom and I have really made an effort over the years to curb our discussions about the Clintons because they are so awful to think about.

    We cannot understand how Secretary of State Clinton was never made to account for Benghazi or what was done to Ghaddafi (“the Libya model” as John Bolton said, not seeming aware of how vile that “Libya model” was . . . maybe Mr. Bolton wasn’t exactly referring to what happened to Ghaddafi personally or the state of affairs that led to the tragedies of Benghazi, but for me, “the Libya model” as a term of art in “diplomacy” perfectly describes a certain mindset at work).

    Anyway, I am thinking of this possible word – “Clintonium” – could that be a word, like plutonium or radium, suggesting that it possesses the property of being radioactive?

    I think we have finally gotten over having to hear about Hillary but then there is always something new to remind us . . . and so now we have to be reminded by the news that she hasn’t quite given up her notion of being President.

    Tonight Mom and were fondly looking at some of our favorite paintings we have around here, some with a Southwest theme, Arizona desert, old churches . . . watercolors, oils, acrylic . . . two little watercolors by Hutton Webster, Jr. who was a wonderful artist from Nebraska (where some of our people were from) but he suffered from crippling arthritis (that’s why he moved to the desert) . . . he was known for various subjects, the paintings we have are of the old pueblo, beautiful colors) . . .

    anyway, we were mulling over the various paintings and Mom said what was that artist again back there in the hall and at that moment, I thought and said, “Webster Hubbell” just so naturally and easily I remembered that name of the artist.

    A half-moment passed as I sipped my tea and Mom exclaimed,

    “Wait a minute, what? No! Hutton Webster, not Webster Hubbell!”

    “Right! Oh my, I mean, Hutton Webster, Jr.”

    See, that was an example of that Clintonium jazz floating around, what the heck from way back and I conflated it with someone else’s name. Now, I should not really blame Hillary for that if I got my wires crossed, but it just reminded me of one of the reasons why I have never understood how Hillary could present herself as a champion of women . . .

    “Webster Hubbell” is “engraved in my hippocampus”

    Thinking of that term used by Christine Blasey Ford during the Kavanaugh hearings, I think I might Google it to make sure I have that right, the way she said it – was it engraved ON or IN my hippocampus?

    Well, I had thought at the time she said that in her 2018 hearing testimony that it was a purely original phrase, some kind of psychological terminology mumbo-jumbo that she had concocted for just the occasion.

    I found though a blog writer who used the phrase back in 2015, so I guess that phrase has been around for at least a few years, I just didn’t know about it.

    “Engraved in my hippocampus”

    Here is the link to the blog where it appears, proper attributiion and all that good stuff with the author’s name and the first two paragraphs.

    https://grist.org/article/thats-not-a-sheep-its-a-wifi-router-its-also-a-sheep/ That’s not a sheep, it’s a WiFi router! (It’s also a sheep.) By Eve Andrews on Feb 9, 2015

    Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe To The Beacon If you’re reading these words right now, odds are good that you believe the internet has pervaded far too many facets of our daily lives. Personally, I sometimes feel as if I have a Twitter feed directly embedded in my hippocampus – and this is not, for the record, a pleasant sensation. Can we all take a deep breath and agree that maybe there doesn’t need to be internet everywhere – like, for example, in the middle of the damn Grand Canyon? However, in more far-removed parts of the planet, any internet access — and all of the many benefits it carries — is hard to come by. So scientists are developing technology for animals like reindeer and sheep to be used as actual wireless routers to expand networks in rural areas.

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  9. citizen817 says:

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  10. Janie M. says:

    Among my favorite of Joe’s songs:

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    • Pa Hermit says:

      Saw this man with B B King at 7 Springs resort, What a special treat that day was!!! Thanx for the memory!

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      • Janie M. says:

        Pa, if I am remembering correctly, Joe first met BB when he was only 8 or 9 years old. His parents would take him to a club to perform (somewhere in upper NY state?) where BB appeared at the venue one evening and was amazed at this young kid’s guitar abilities. Believe they jammed together there at that time and kept in touch thereafter.

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  11. citizen817 says:

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    • P says:

      Pastor ANDREW BRUNSON
      the former prisoner in Turkey that
      President @realDonaldTrump helped to free,
      prays for our POTUS.

      Please watch & pray this prayer daily

      Father God, I ask now for an impartation of Your Holy Spirit. May the fullness of the Spirit of Jesus rest upon President Trump. That he be anointed with wisdom and understanding, with Your counsel and might, with knowledge and fear of the Lord. And accordingly, may President Trump not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears, or lean on his own understanding, but may he recognize Your prompting and move according to Your guidance.

      I ask that You give the President supernatural discernment to know who is trustworthy and who is not. Bring into the light all deception and intrigue, expose and reverse the plans of those who would harm President Trump and this nation.

      In the Name of Jesus, I break off all voices and influences that do not come from You, Father God. May Your truth and peace surround and reign in the White House.

      God, You have raised up President Trump to govern at a time when there is a resurgence of oppression. Only You, Lord Jesus Christ, can anoint him to have victories over strongholds and to establish justice for the needy. Give him strength and courage to persevere in the constant battle that surrounds him and refresh him.

      Father God, I see that You have such a tender heart for President Trump. Draw him close to You. I ask now for an impartation of hunger for You so that he may love You with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength, and delight in knowing You. And as he came in whispering Your name, may he go forward shouting Your name.

      In Jesus Name, in the name of my King, I bless you.

      Please, Treepers, I have hearing loss, review and correct any words I might have misheard.

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  12. Dora says:

    Caspar Friedrich – Cross in the Mountains, 1806

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  14. Dora says:

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
    2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

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  16. Dora says:

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  17. wtd says:

    “Pallywood” is a portmanteau of the identities “Palestinian” and “Hollywood”,which identifies specific media staged scenes presenting “Palestinians” as hapless victims of Jewish aggression and to demonize the very existence of Israel.
    A #HAMAS video showing how they use professional make-up artists to FAKE wounded people in videos they send on social media all over the world to spread hatred for #Israel.
    Help share this so all can see!

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  18. just stevie says:

    INDIVIDUAL DISCOURAGEMENT AND PERSONAL ENLARGEMENT

    “Moses went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens.” Exodus ii. 11

    Moses saw the oppression of his people and felt certain that he was the one to deliver them, and in the righteous indignation of his own spirit he started to right their wrongs. After the first strike for God and for the right, God allowed Moses to be driven into blank discouragement, He sent him in to the desert to feed sheep for forty years. At the end of that time, God appeared and told Moses to go and bring forth His people, and Moses said – “Who am I, that I should go?” In the beginning Moses realized that he was the man to deliver the people, but he had to be trained and disciplined by God first. He was right in the individual aspect, but he was not the man for the work until he had learned communion with God.

    We may have the vision of God and a very clear understanding of what God wants, and we start to do the thing, then comes something equivalent to the forty years in the wilderness, as if God had ignored the whole thing, and when we are thoroughly discouraged God comes back and revives the call, and we get the quaver in and say – “Oh, who am I?” We have to learn the first great stride of God – “I AM THAT I AM hath sent thee.” We have to learn that our individual effort for God is an impertinence; our individuality is to be rendered incandescent by a personal relationship to God (see Matthew iii. 17). We fix on the individual aspect of things; we have the vision – “This is what God wants me to do;” but we have not got into God’s stride. If you are going through a time of discouragement, there is a big personal enlargement ahead.

    Oswald Chambers
    October 13th Devotional

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  19. Sobriquet4 says:

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  20. Proud American from Texas says:

    To all Texans on this site:
    Please be aware of our upcoming state elections in November. There are ten proposed constitutional amendments. One of these is a ban on a personal state income tax. It will be worded strangely. In the past, it was asked if we wanted a state income tax and the answer was an easy NO. (In my opinion)
    This time around, if you want to ban the personal state income tax, it will require a YES vote.
    Be alert and make sure to vote. Inform yourselves beforehand.
    The propositions are online and worthy of studying.
    Have a great Sunday!

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    • GrandpaM says:

      Thank you for the heads up.

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    • GrandpaM says:

      I just read the sample ballot. The Texas Prop 4 says something like, “a constitutional amendment prohibiting state income tax”, so my guess is that the vote should be Yes for the amendment. Although we are being robbed blind already by the property taxes.

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    • Lucille says:

      Hopefully your legislators who are not in favor of a personal state income tax are making sure that Texas citizens are aware of the tricky language?

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  21. Lucille says:


    Department of Education says Duke-UNC program must include other religions, not just “positive aspects of Islam”
    October 13, 2019 by Christine Douglass-Williams
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/10/department-of-education-says-duke-unc-program-must-include-other-religions-not-just-positive-aspects-of-islam

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  22. Darren says:

    Even some of the Left recognize the attack on the President as a Coup.

    https://taibbi.substack.com/p/were-in-a-permanent-coup

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  23. john edward lorenz says:

    OK the IG report supposedly comes out Friday the 18th. How many referrals to the DOJ for prosecution? Last one has no indictments from it.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      In this endeavor, the IG has made special reports, separate from the main report, to make referrals of McCabe and Comey. And he did not make referrals for scores of leaking FBI agents, even if they were accepting gifts of value in return.

      Thus, I think the odds are low. But I hope I am wrong.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Oh, and even with the two referrals for prosecution, as you say, still no indictments. But that is on the DOJ and U.S. Attorney, not the IG.

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  24. Beverly says:

    Calling all believers: my little congregation in the heart of Manhattan is praying for guidance on how to expand our ministry and save more souls. We are still faithful to the Gospel, a Bible believing church, and our ministers preach the Bible, not leftism.

    We are an Anglican congregation. We split from the now-heretical Episcopal Church. We still use the 1600s Book of Common Prayer.

    If there are any Episcopalians, Anglicans, or other Bible-believing Christians looking for a church home in NYC, reply here and I’ll give you the details on how to find us.

    We are calling on the Holy Spirit to guide us. And our minister gives good, meaty sermons… Look for Matt Harrington on YouTube. (He also pastors a Welsh church).

    In the name of Christ, blessings on you all. Come join us, pass the word.

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    • piper567 says:

      Beverly, thank you or the encouraging words ab your little break-away Congregation.
      One of my best friends, who is Anglican, recently had difficulty finding a church home (he is in WA State).
      God bless you for your efforts.
      We will pray for you.

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  25. Lucille says:

    Fun trip…
    Route from Cody, WY to Yellowstone in 13 min. May 2017

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  26. Lucille says:


    “I’ve been asked by a number of people if the images seen in the video of the October 11 Minnesota riots are of Ilhan Omar and Tim Mynett.”
    https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2019/10/12/is-you-is-or-is-you-aint-ilhan-omar/

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  27. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Petition on W.H. website to recognize Taiwan as an independent nation has quickly garnered support. More Beijing belligerence and Nork nonsense? Why wait? Undo Jimmah and Kissinger now.
    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3794864

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  28. Sepp says:

    19th Sunday after Pentecost on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church

    The reading from the Holy Gospel for the Divine Liturgy is from the Gospel of Saint Luke 6: 31 – 36.

    “As Ye Would that Men Do to You”

    The link below is to the Explanation of the Holy Gospel from Saint Theophylact, Archbishop of Ohrid and Bulgaria.

    http://www.chrysostompress.org/c_19th_pentecost

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  29. Lucille says:

    Where’s the condemnation from the Dems?

    “Authorities Found 165 Aborted Babies in Abortionist’s Trunk, Body Count Reaches 2,411”
    By Micaiah Bilger – October 11, 2019

    ABC 57 reports the body count now is up to 2,411, including the aborted babies found last month in Klopfer’s garage.

    https://www.lifenews.com/2019/10/11/authorities-found-165-aborted-babies-in-abortionists-trunk-body-count-reaches-2411/

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Mr. T. says:

    Stay Tuned, fellow Treepers. Project Veritas is about to drop the investigative hammer on CNN this week. They have an insider who collected a lot of evidence about what CNN is really up to, as if we didn’t figure that out. However, there was some big wigs and some not so big fish whose unprofessional and unjournalistic behavior is going to be exposed. I believe Sean Hannity is going to have a smorgasbord of Project Veritas information to talk about this week.

    https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/10/12/on-the-eve-of-the-cnn-insider-blowing-the-whistle-on-his-own-network/

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