Wednesday October 16th – 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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75 Responses to Wednesday October 16th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Not Dying For Lack Of Love

    It has been said that “the world is dying for the lack of a little bit of love.” When this statement is examined in the light of Scripture, however, it is found to be the exact op- posite of the truth. Listen to what God’s Word says about this:

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

    “God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom 5:8).

    “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (I John 4:9,10).

    Many about us are dying in their sins, but not “for the lack of a little bit of love.” It is rather because they reject the great love that God has manifested to us in His Son. We are told in John 1:10,11 that “He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.” This is the problem: men are rejecting His love. “And this is the condemnation,” says John, “that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light” (John 3:19).

    But while others reject Him, you may accept Him as your Savior and know the joy of sins forgiven and of everlasting life, for “as many as received Him, to them gave He the power [Lit., right] to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12).

    “The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into His hand.
    “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on Him” (John 3:35,36).

    “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
    10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

    John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
    11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

    John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

    John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

    John 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
    36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

    Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

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  4. SGH says:

    Sigh… The girl, Aleiah, I’ve asked for prayers for… Please just pray for her!
    Pimped out as a child…
    She’s so sweet. And hungry for genuine love. I’m horrified to learn details of her life. Please lift her up and please add my ability to help! Thanks to all!!

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  5. Finalage says:

    Praise the Lord for DJT! MAGA!! KAG 2020!

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  6. Lucille says:


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  7. Lucille says:

    Trace Adkins “Arlington” (Official Video)

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  8. millwright says:

    CA’s elites bureaucrats are showing yet another face of their soscialist paradise. Yesterdays’ P.J. Media’s Megan Fox recounts how Cal Fire ( CA’s Fire District bureaucracy ) is in th e4process of evicting Ham Radio operators’ transponder towers from state facilities ( unless they agree to pay for a facillities study, lease appplication and annual rental all of which could exceed $7K/site ) . Ham Radio – low frequency long range coverage – has traditionally provided an independent communication channel free to the taxpayer service provided and funded by operators and clubs . Past national disasters have shown just how valuable Ham backup coms have been. Fox opines perhaps the Hams are victim of their success as they are up and running for free for a long time while the state’s new geewhiz billion-dollar boondoggle cell system is an abject failure to date. One has to wonder if more than just jealously is at work here as the Ham Net also bypasses all the government controlled news and information outlets too !

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  9. Troublemaker10 says:

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  10. Lucille says:

    Love watching our military jet pilots taking off into the sunset…sunrise…any time!

    U.S. Air Force Fighting Falcon fighter jets takeoff at sunset on Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, October 10, 2019. Unit – 8th Fighter Wing.

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    • Janie M. says:

      Lucille, I get the biggest rush watching videos of the jets taking off from the flight deck of our ships. It’s an indescribable mixture of emotions (including exhilaration/pride).

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      • JTR says:

        My Favorite is the Blue Angels Equipment plane. It’s rocket powered!

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          • Janie M. says:

            WOW, JTR!! The maneuverability of that HUGE plane is amazing! T.Y. for posting this.

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            • GB Bari says:

              Yes. I cannot recall ever seeing a plane that large land, stop so quickly (has to be rough on the tires), then BACK UP and do a three-point 180 on the runway. Amazing!

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              • czarowniczy says:

                That’s the main reason it was designed/built back in the 50s. Here’s a few shots of them coming into Khe Sahn – remember that the NVA were in the surrounding hills with everything from mortars to heavy artillery zeroed in on the runway. These guys didn’t hang around as they could be heard on approach, the NVA could see the reception activity on the ground and they;’d fire ahead of the aircraft trying to hit it with shrapnel or make a hole that would take landing gear, and the plane, out.

                When the plane cxouldn’t land that parachute extraction system (Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System – LAPES) was used or a wire stretched across the runway was raised as the plane ran over it, a hook attached to a cable was deployed and (hopefully) would catch the wire. In the parachute system a reefed chute was deployed, the load was unchained from the deck and when the loadmaster pressed thev pickle switch the chute deployed. In both cases the sudden drag caused the load – riding on platforms on a dual-rail system, had its forward motion with the aircraft sloweed and the plabr moved out from under it. Or was dragged out – depended upon whom your instructor was. The loadmaster not only had to worry about all of the bad guys shooting at the plane but if any part of that extraction system that was under tension broke the part attached to the plane came back like huge metal-cutting scythe. And if that chute didn’t deploy you had a loose load that could move backwards or forwards – again all happening while everyone in the area’s shooting at you.

                Some on the 130s (123s and C-7s too) did stop to pick up bodies. Many that did didn’t have to, they were sitting ducks while the bodies were being loaded. Mostly those who had loads that were manually pushed off stopped as the cable and LAPES extractions were accomplished as the passing 130 went by in excess of 100 mph.

                The aircraft operations were handled by a small USAF FOB at Khe Sahn with an Army Combat Engineer unit off to its right handling rapid runway repair or the bulldozing of damaged aircraft off of the operating strip. Those Engineers and the ones I worked with at forward sites were what convinced me to become an Engineer when the AF and I split the sheets.


                • GB Bari says:

                  WOW. Impressive dedication and perseverance. What our politicians did to those soldiers was eternally shameful.


                • czarowniczy says:

                  Khe Sahn was bled on and abandoned more than once. To me the main sight that stays with me was a Marine unit that was scavenging the empty shell casing from the artillery, crew-served and individual weapons and hammering them into their trenchworks, base up, to build floors. That and the rats…the rats were legendary.

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      • Lucille says:

        Me, too, Janie! Love the precision and expertise.

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  11. Dora says:

    Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 – August 25, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School in New York whose work often featured the Rocky Mountains.

    Under the Trees, 1865

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  12. just stevie says:


    “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest.” Matthew ix. 38

    The key to the missionary problem is in the hand of God, and that key is prayer not work, that is, not work as the word is popularly understood today because that may mean the evasion of concentration on God. The key to the missionary problem is not the key of common sense, nor the medical key, nor the key of civilization or education or even evangelization. The key is prayer. “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest.” Naturally, prayer is not practical, it is absurd; we have to realize that prayer is stupid from the ordinary commonsense point of view.

    There are no nations in Jesus Christ’s outlook, but the world. How many of us pray without respect of persons, and with respect to only one Person, Jesus Christ: He owns the harvest that is produced by distress and conviction of sin, and this is the harvest we have to pray that laborers may be thrust out to reap. We are taken up with active work while people all round are ripe to harvest, and we do not reap one of them, but waste our Lord’s time in over-energized activities. Suppose the crisis comes in your father’s life, in your brother’s life, are you there as a laborer to reap the harvest for Jesus Christ? “Oh, but I have a special work to do!” No Christian has a special work to do. A Christian is called to be Jesus Christ’s own, one who is not above his Master, one who does not dictate to Jesus Christ what he intends to do. Our Lord calls to no special work: He calls to Himself. “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,” and He will engineer circumstances and thrust you out.

    Oswald Chambers
    October 16th Devotional

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  13. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
    John 13:35 (KJV)

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  14. Dora says:

    Kick up your heels. 🙂

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  15. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  16. Dora says:

    I’ve never heard of a snowcock, but they’re adorable.

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  17. Bill Dumanch says:



  18. tozerbgood8315 says:

    As crazy as it sounds, I’m honestly wondering if Biden is purposely trying to hand the nod to princess Lizzie.
    How else can you explain the dementia ?

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  19. tozerbgood8315 says:

    This is around the point in time I turned off the Debates, The woman was truly sickening.


  20. mandy says:

    It’s starting to get pretty chilly at night, so it’s time to refresh those ‘winter emergency kits’ we all should have in our cars for the season. As I went through the items in ours, I noticed that a little ‘car kit’ of tools I had stuck in there had a VERY sticky handle. Nothing liquid in this bag at all – this is some kind of deterioration that happens on certain plastics as they age. I recall over the years having one or two items that did the same thing. So, I did a search and found that RUBBING ALCOHOL will remove that stickiness from plastic handles. Tried it and it worked like a charm!

    Thought I’d share that tip, as well as remind those who live in cold areas – it’s time to refresh those winter E kits and put them back in your car!

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  21. tozerbgood8315 says:

    Crooked fake CNN – doing their best to get Warren nominated
    Anyone see them cut off Tulsi as she dared to question Warren’s fitness for office?


  22. Lucille says:

    HUGE! FBI Employees Conducted 3.1 Million Questionable and Illicit Searches, Including Searches on US Citizens in 2017-2018
    by Jim Hoft – October 16, 2019


  23. wtd says:

    Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the “D.C. snipers,” is asking the Supreme Court to order that he be re-sentenced in light of the court’s 2012 decision prohibiting mandatory life sentences for juveniles.

    via wiki:

    “He was charged by the Commonwealth of Virginia for two capital crimes: The murder of FBI analyst Linda Franklin “in the commission of an act of terrorism”[a] and the murder of more than one person in a three-year period.”


    • MIKE says:

      You haven’t lived until you’ve refueled your vehicles while crouching down low between your car and the gas pump.
      Couldn’t drive my boxvan, either, without being stopped and searched every 10 blocks. (they got that wrong, and would not have caught them, if it weren’t for an astute Trucker who called in suspicious activity at a rest area on the top of South Mountain.)
      Shoulda fried him. Instead he got a VIP suite in Clarksburg jail.


    • auscitizenmom says:

      He should be old enough now. Sentence him to death.

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  24. LBS says:

    ‘They beat the crap out of me’: NBC director attacked by (black) mob doing Halloween dance in Midtown

    OCT 15, 2019 | 9:54 AM

    A gang of ghoulish bullies broke into a bizarre Halloween dance in front of a television director on his way to work, then pummeled the senior when he tried to walk around them, police said.

    John Sullivan, 72, had just gotten off the train at Sixth Ave. near W. 43rd St. about 2:20 a.m. Monday and was heading to 30 Rockefeller Center when nine people in their early 20s suddenly blocked his path.

    “They were circling around me, and they were pointing their fingers in my face. They’re dancing, and all of a sudden they’re punching me. They beat the crap out of me,” Sullivan, a technical director for Plaza Productions, an NBCUniversal affiliate, told the Daily News.

    The group made “boo” noises as if they were ghosts, Sullivan recalled.

    “The first guy shoved me, then they just started punching,” the New Jersey native told The News. “It went in for about 30 seconds. I didn’t go down. I fought back.”

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  25. LBS says:

    Mens TAMPON Commercial with commentary from Adam Calhoun:


  26. Gary Lacey says:

    Well sundance, you called it on Graham.


  27. Sepp says:

    The Holy Hieromartyr Dionysios the Areopagite, Bishop of Athens, endured a martyr’s death at the age of 90 at the place that became Paris, France. (See the Book of the Acts of the Apostles – the Apostolos – chapter 17: 16-34.) He is among the Saints commemorated today – October 3 – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

    Saint Hieronymos the New of the Island of Aegina (+1966) is also commemorated today.

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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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  30. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Czech Republic top court rules that the restitution churches are receiving, due to the communist confiscation, can’t be taxed. Believe it or not, this had been law.
    Remembering the Velvet Revolution 1989-2019

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