Monday October 21st – 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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84 Responses to Monday October 21st – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    DAILY DEVOTIONAL, October 21, 2019

    “Debt Free, Indebted To Thee”

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Redeemed

    “We have redemption through His blood…” (Eph. 1 :7).

    Our English word “redeem” is actually a translation of three beautiful Greek words:

    Agarazo: to buy at the market.

    Ex-agarazo: to buy out of the market.

    Lutro: to set free (upon receipt or payment of the ransom
    price.)

    It is the last of these that is used in Eph. 1:7. The believer in Christ has liberty — purchased liberty — through Christ’s shed blood.

    First we were “bought with a price” and “redeemed to God” (I Cor. 6:20; Rev. 5:9). Further, we were “redeemed from the curse of the law” (Gal. 3:13). And now, best of all, we have been set gloriously free (Eph. 1:7; Gal. 5:1).

    Why not turn in your Bible to Ephesians 1:6-8 and read this brief passage thoughtfully to see the boundless generosity of God’s dealings with those who put their trust in Christ as their Savior.

    “To the praise of the glory of His grace” God “hath made us accepted [or, hath engraced us] in the Beloved One, ” in whom we have, “redemption” and “the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace, wherein He hath abounded toward us…”

    Redeemed! Purchased out of the slave market of sin and the law — and set gloriously free! Does this foster loose, careless conduct? By no means! When our Lord had given a blind man his sight, He said to him: “Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole,” but the record hastens to add that he “followed Jesus in the way” (Mark 10:52).

    Could anything be more natural? And could anything be more natural than a redeemed, liberated sinner longing to please and serve his divine Benefactor? The Apostle Paul expressed this well when he wrote, in II Cor. 5:14: “The love of Christ constraineth us.”

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/redeemed/

    Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

    1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

    Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

    Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

    Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

    Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
    7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
    8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

    Mark 10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

    2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

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  4. Lucille says:

    HAPPY BENCH MONDAY! God bless your day….

    Bridlington,Yorkshire, England…

    Palisades Interstate Park, Englewood, NJ…

    La Jolla, CA…

    Washington Square Park, NYC…

    Brookfield Place, Perth, Australia…

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  5. David says:

    My American friends, I attached here a video straight out of a live drill of the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) a unique interview from within the drill. By the way the guy in the interview is small in size but I have seen some of those “little” warriors who are the best. I remember in my own basic training we were all running to catch up with this small leader who was walking fast and could hit a target holding his automatic weapon with one hand mid rain and hale. Impressive warriors.

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  6. citizen817 says:

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    • czarowniczy says:

      It’s a poorly kept secret but those drug/weapons/food detector dogs can ‘lie’ about finding drugs during a search if they haven’t ‘found’ contraband in a while and want a treat. They’ll fake it just to get a treat.

      A coworker who was at Murrah and the WTC with recovery dogs said that many of the dogs became ‘depressed’ after working long hours and not finding survivors. He said that they eventually started having someone wrap up in blankets and hide in a tent so that dogs starting to feel down could be taken there, search a tent or two and find a living person.

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  7. Garrison Hall says:

    “Every time you leave, you tear the soul from me . . .” This classic Louvin Brothers song is a real tears-in-my-beer lament. Emmylou’s performance of it merits a little unpacking. She was introduced to the Louvin Brothers by Gram Parsons who was her soulmate and probably not her lover (I’ll take her word on this). HIs drug death at age 27 influenced her music for many years and was most likely a way of paying homage and expiating grief. This recording is from an early (first or second?) CD and was produced and recorded by Brian Ahern. Emmylou and Brian were married for many years. What’s interesting about this recording (I think) is the way it captures the purity of traditional country music despite being recorded in LA using LA studio musicians. (Of course having Don Everly sing with you doesn’t hurt.) This is Emmylou at her best. And when she’s at her best, it just can’t get any better . . .

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    • the5thranchhand says:

      Garrison Hall thank you for the short history of Emmylou and this song. It is a beautifully, sad tune, and smooth as silk!

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    • Thank you for the nice words about Gram. We were friends as teens before he left Winter Haven, Florida. We knew his genius early on.

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      • GB Bari says:

        Mickey my folks moved to Winter Haven in 1991 and lived there until my mom passed a few years after the millennium. A wonderfully laid-back town, I visited there many times. Loved to eat at The Clock Restaurant.
        Interesting to know that Gram Parsons was from that quiet place.

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        • Gram taught guitar lessons at a music store on S.Florida Ave. in Lakeland as an after school job. As we were college musicians that worked , he always like ‘sitting in ‘ with us on jobs. He was eager
          to learn. We knew he was exceptional and more talented than any normal kid.

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        🙂 Only some people could handle the drugs. Most couldn’t and just about everybody lost friends as a result. That was the real downside of getting high in the 60’s. Sadly Gram was one of those.

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        • Correct, but Ingram Parsons that hung around with us was strictly a ‘music junkie’ nothing else. His senior classmate Jimmy Stafford at WH High School was an influence on him also. Stafford took a different road, married Bobbie Gentry and still performs today. All classmates from the same town.

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        • Linda K. says:

          I looked Gram up after reading your conversation. He is great! Sad so many of that generation died of the drug experiment.

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    • GB Bari says:

      As always I visit the daily Open Thread on CTH for a healthy dose of uplifting spiritual vitamins, as well as another installment in Garrison Hall’s ongoing first class exposition of excellent music.

      Emmylou Harris happens to be my wife’s favorite female “country” performer and I have also become a strong fan.

      I echo the5thranchand’s comments. Thanks, Garrison..

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Thanks Garrison, always liked Emmylou.
      She plays a Gibson Songwriter guitar, and that’s one reason that I own one.
      I’ve also been a fan of the Louvin Brothers since the early 1960s. They wrote this one.

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  8. Lucille says:

    DOJ arrests hundreds in take down of Darknet child exploitation site
    One America News Network – Published on Oct 20, 2019

    Hundreds of child predators were arrested this month as part of the Department of Justice’s take down of the largest known child porn website. One America’s Salina Arredondo has the details.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I do hope that someone explains to them what they’ll be in for in prison so they can savoir the eventuality as they’retried.

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  9. David says:

    Hello friends. If anyone ever challenges the workability of building a border wall send them this video.

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  10. David says:

    Hellos American friends. The following video is very inspirational and the last part may require some tissues (in a good way):

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  11. Dora says:

    Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 – 1890) – “Blossoming Almond Tree”

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  12. getfitnow says:

    FTA – I want my vote back, Mitt. Give me back my vote.

    In 2012, I voted for this insufferable establishment icon, this inept goof who the Democrats wish every Republican would emulate. Some nights, I wake up sweating and screaming when I relive it in my nightmares. I should have taken my ballot, lit it on fire and flushed it down the Schiffhole.

    But Romney does serve a purpose, as hard as that is to see through his pathetic antics. His perpetual groveling for approval – including, hilariously, from Donald Trump himself who just broke him right in front of our eyes over the Secretary of State gig – is so shameful and cringe-iliciously embarrassing that it obscures the vital role this shiny doofus can play for conservatism.
    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/10/21/snit-romney-n2555047

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    • GB Bari says:

      Excellent article!
      Kurt Schlicter really captures the essence of Mittens’ fraudulence.
      A completely linguini-spined slimy politician.
      Only 21st century DemonRATs could field candidates so horrible that Romney was the better choice. Until DJTrump…..

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    • Bubba Cow says:

      like

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Isn’t it obvious that Socialism doesn’t work? Seems simple yet some don’t get it.

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      • Pale rider says:

        Very good point mopar. Socialism DOES work for a very few privileged instigators. Now, if you are completely self absorbed and have no REAL compassion for anyone except ‘self’ this makes perfect sense. Mind you, you have to be extremely selfish to not see anything else,. Does that not describe our world today??? Now it’s just a matter of who gets to implement it first. See how that works?
        Bernie’s crew? Pelosi’s crew? Biden’s crew? If you happen to place your bet on the wrong horse it’s just natural selection after that.
        Now I see how socialism gets in. It’s a ‘failure’ in humanity at its pinnacle. Wow!

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  13. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
    Micah 6:8 (KJV)

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  14. GB Bari says:

    Tired of Fake News??? I know I was already tired of it 20 years ago.

    The least biased news network in the nation (IMHO, and I think the President agrees) is looking for a few good people to help it expand! They are seeking Reporters, videographers, and more.

    Now is the time for conservative Patriots or any non-activist, non-Leftist, non-Globalist REAL journalists and other personnel with broadcast network skills to help themselves and their country by joining OANN’s team.

    Check out the openings and see if you or someone you may know are interested.

    https://www.oann.com/careers/

    Disclaimer: Neither I nor anyone in my family have any connections, interests, nor any investments in OANN.

    I’ve been a consistently strong critic of the entire MSM. IMHO, broadcast news outlets like OANN are one of the best ways to counter the evil hard Leftwing bias of the older, established broadcast media. We need more outlets like OANN.

    YouTube “journalists” are fine, but are being censored and silenced by the communists running Google, so they are too risky upon which to depend. Websites/blogs like CTH are priceless and indispensable to news consumers seeking the real facts, in depth analysis, the truth. But a large bloc of America (and other nations) wants to watch and is influenced by tv news.

    IMHO.

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  15. Dora says:

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  16. just stevie says:

    DIRECTION BY IMPULSE

    “Building up yourselves on your most holy faith.” Jude 20

    There was nothing either of the nature of impulse or of cold-bloodedness about Our Lord, but only a calm strength that never got into panic. Most of us develop our Christianity along the line of our temperament, not along the line of God. Impulse is a trait in natural life, but Our Lord always ignores it, because it hinders the development of the life of a disciple. Watch how the Spirit of God checks impulse, His checks bring a rush of self-conscious foolishness which makes us instantly want to vindicate ourselves. Impulse is all right in a child, but it is disastrous in a man or woman; an impulsive man is always a petted man. Impulse has to be trained into intuition by discipline.

    Discipleship is built entirely on the supernatural grace of God. Walking on the water is easy to impulsive pluck, but walking on dry land as a disciple of Jesus Christ is a different thing. Peter walked on the water to go to Jesus but he followed Him afar off on the land. We do not need the grace of God to stand crises, human nature and pride are sufficient, we can face the strain magnificently; but it does require the supernatural grace of God to live twenty-four hours in every day as a saint, to go through drudgery as a disciple, to live an ordinary, unobserved, ignored existence as a disciple of Jesus. It is inbred in us that we have to do exceptional things for God; but we have not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people, and this is not learned in five minutes.

    Oswald Chambers
    October 21st Devotional

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  17. Dora says:

    Wow! Someone really did this!

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  18. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  19. mandy says:

    A West Point cadet — and a rifle — have been missing since Saturday

    ” The U.S. Military Academy reported a cadet and an M4 rifle missing Saturday morning after a multiagency search didn’t find either.

    “The cadet is not believed to have any magazines or ammunition,” the academy said in a statement released Monday, and law enforcement officials don’t think he poses a threat to the public. “But he may be a danger to himself.””

    more at the link:

    https://www.stripes.com/news/us/a-west-point-cadet-and-a-rifle-have-been-missing-since-saturday-1.603978

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  20. mandy says:

    Are you familiar with “The History Guy” on youtube? Fun little short vids …we follow him and watch the vids because … “history deserves to be remembered.” 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4sEmXUuWIFlxRIFBRV6VXQ

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  21. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Someone got through security in Malaysia. A comic book entitled, Belt and Road Initiative for Win-Winism, ticked off the wrong people when it comes to educating the masses. Compared communists and muslims.
    https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/10/21/so-what-makes-superman-hews-china-praising-comic-book-controversial/1802146

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  22. GB Bari says:

    Posting here since the subject not technically “Presidential politics.”

    Remember the DOJ’s Jessie Lieu? looks like AG Barr had her doing something beneficial to America, for a change.

    The DOJ has made a significant move against child porn.

    Watch (courtesy OANN):

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  23. Dave Mitchell says:

    A pet peeve of mine…

    As soon as Pelosi and her merry crew return, POTUS should send out a tweet with the itemized cost of all the booze they drank on the trip…I used to work in Protocol at Elmendorf AFB Alaska and we’d get a call from A Congressional Delegation aircraft about 4 hrs from arrival to refuel with a long list of booze (top shelf), beer and wine they needed for the rest of the trip. These lushes would empty out the liquor cabinet and fridges between Andrews AFB and Elmendorf AFB.

    If it were up to me, alcohol would not be permitted under any circumstances on any military aircraft. Troops can’t drink on our airplanes and no one else should either.

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  24. czarowniczy says:

    Mayor of New Orleans, who has less experience in REAL business than I do gold mining on Mars, is giving us that black attitude about businesses on Canal Street that are complaining about the city keeping them closed. It’s expensive running a business on Canal, it’s got high rents, high expenses and profits aren’t all that high. Each day these businesses are closed they lose a lot of money, their businesses are closed but the expenses, especially the minimum utility charges and business taxes/permit fees, still rack up. Some of the business people have been rather vocal about not only their loses but the city’s reluctance to deal with their problems.

    Homey Mayor don’ play dat game, she’s giving that little attitude flip on the news, going on that the majority of business sheep are flocking up behind her, sipping if not guzzling the Kool Aid, while these few vocal, naz-d non-compliers are straying from the Mayor’s personal narrative that everything went just as x-pected and everything’s alllllll jes fine agin.

    Waiting patiently for the next screw up.

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  25. 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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  26. 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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