Sunday November 3rd – 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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  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Commandments of the Lord
    by Pastor Kevin Sadler
    “If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord” (1 Cor. 14:37).

    Many Christians have a fuzzy idea that when Christ ascended up from the Mount of Olives to heaven, He stopped speaking. But nothing could be further from the truth! Paul says that the things he wrote to the Corinthians, and to the Body of Christ as a whole, were the “commandments of the Lord”! Similarly, in his epistle to the Thessalonians, Paul says, “For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus” (1 Thes. 4:2).

    After Christ ascended to heaven, Israel continued in her rebellion against God by rejecting the Holy Spirit’s ministry through the twelve. Thus, Israel was temporarily set aside by God (Acts 7). God then raised up a new apostle, and gave Him a message which had never before been revealed (Acts 9; Gal. 1:11,12). Christ spoke again!

    From heaven the glorified Christ gave to the Apostle Paul a new revelation concerning His heavenly ministry to the Church, the Body of Christ. To Paul, the apostle of the Gentiles (Rom. 11:13), was given the commandments of Christ for the Body of Christ today. In Paul’s epistles, we have the will of God for our Christian lives during the dispensation of the grace of God. In Paul’s letters, we find the doctrines of grace that the Church is built upon and is to live by and share with the world.

    Notice that Paul’s words, as revealed to Him by Christ, are spoken of as “commandments.” This is not a take-it-or-leave-it word. When a commandment is given by God, He expects us to obey and conform our wills to His will. In past dispensations, other commands were given which were valid at the time given, but are not for today, and are not for our obedience.

    Take food for example (a topic close to my heart). The Bible commands man to eat only vegetables and fruit, then it allows for eating meat with fruit and veggies, then it commands only certain foods to be eaten, then it commands that all food can be eaten. It is impossible to obey all of these different commands at the same time.

    There are many other issues in Scripture like this, so it’s imperative to determine which commands God would have us obey today. The answer is that Paul’s letters are the commandments of the Lord which are valid for today under grace. And Paul says we can eat all things (1 Tim. 4:3-5). It’s great to live under grace!

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    • TMonroe says:

      “To Paul, the apostle of the Gentiles (Rom. 11:13), was given the commandments of Christ for the Body of Christ today. In Paul’s epistles, we have the will of God for our Christian lives during the dispensation of the grace of God. In Paul’s letters, we find the doctrines of grace that the Church is built upon and is to live by and share with the world.”

      Note that applying this dispensationalism prism onto Scripture, particularly a Pauline one — as evidently suggested in articles posted here daily — corresponds with an extremely strict dividing of eras and times. It is insisted that a special/unique charge and revelation related to Paul following a defining event (some say Paul’s conversion in Acts 9, others his first missionary journey in Acts 13, or something involving the letters emerging from his incarceration) initiated a uniform period of time in which we live: the Church age/last days/times of the Gentiles. It is for that reason that the words of Paul are repeatedly given primacy over all others for present applicability as displayed here. The question is if this bears out in reality as implied.

      “Notice that Paul’s words, as revealed to Him by Christ, are spoken of as “commandments.” This is not a take-it-or-leave-it word. When a commandment is given by God, He expects us to obey and conform our wills to His will. In past dispensations, other commands were given which were valid at the time given, but are not for today, and are not for our obedience.”

      So, what exactly from Paul’s writings are commands? The author asserts that “Paul says that the things he wrote to the Corinthians, and to the Body of Christ as a whole, were the “commandments of the Lord”!”

      Of course, there’s this:
      1 Cor. 7:6-7 “I say this as a concession, not as a command. I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.”

      1 Cor 7:10-12 “To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife. To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If a brother has an unbelieving wife and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.”

      So what Paul wrote to the Corinthians are “commandments of the Lord”! — except when they are not.

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      • TMonroe says:

        “There are many other issues in Scripture like this, so it’s imperative to determine which commands God would have us obey today. The answer is that Paul’s letters are the commandments of the Lord which are valid for today under grace.”

        What bears resemblance to a Pauline plug-and-play Viewmaster approach to Scripture does not appear to be as straightforward as presented. Again, the author asserts that “Paul says that the things he wrote to the Corinthians, and to the Body of Christ as a whole, were the “commandments of the Lord”!” In 1 Cor. 11, Paul discussed the manner in which the Lord’s supper was to be partaken, adding that “I will set in order the other things as soon as I might come” (1 Cor. 11:34b).

        In Chapter 12, Paul tells the Corinthians that “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.” Remember that per the author’s take on things, what follows would be “commands that are will of God for our Christian lives during the dispensation of the grace of God and “the doctrines of grace that the Church is built upon and is to live by and share with the world.” What is spoken of in Chapters 12-14 concern gifts of healing and tongues given to the body of Christ (cf. 1 Cor. 12:9-10, 12-28). Much specificity and much instruction (or per the author’s take, commandments) are given, especially what may be deemed practical do’s and don’ts on the exercise of the gift of tongues in a church assembly setting.

        An issue is that a posting from one of the authors from this group a few months back asserted the following about healing and tongues throughout the dispensational prism, contending that “Only Israel was promised, “And these signs shall follow them that believe… In my name shall they cast out devils… speak with new tongues… they shall lay hands on the sick” (Mark 16:17,18).”
        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/08/04/sunday-august-4th-open-thread/#comments

        Yet, by the dispensationalism timeline given here, these were things being done not only by the Twelve and Paul, but evidently by others, which figures to be why the instructions to others in a church occurred.

        Returning to 1 Cor. 11, we find the following: “Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for it is just as if her head were shaved. If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off. And if it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head.”

        Per the author’s above assertions, we appear to have instruction/doctrine/commandments regarding head covering or shearing that applies to today, no? And yet, we also had a posting here that appears to set aside the plug-and-play Pauline prescriptive prism, evidently cast as a cultural issue that changes over time. (Feel free to reconcile that with the comments given about “commandments of Christ for the Body of Christ today” that are not take-it-or-leave-it.)
        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/08/12/monday-august-12th-open-thread/#comments

        Plug and play formulas through which to view Scripture are very appealing. A few things came seem to make sense with a few verse here and there, and before long doctrines can form, however problematic they may be. Some plug and play prisms are used to affirm the continuing practice for believers of the Mosaic Law, others to deny the deity of Christ or the existence of the Trinity — all with some principles and proof-texts (often several, with extensive studies) at the ready to supposedly prove the claims. When presented with a “here’s how to view Scripture” special formula, be extremely careful and prayerful on the matter.

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        • Pew-Anon says:

          Well put. The points you make, both broad and specific, are excellent examples the inherent and unavoidable difficulties that arise when interpretation is attempted across contextual boundaries. Overt difficulties – like the issues of hair length and head covering for women mentioned above – become immediately apparent when interpretation is attempted across a broad contextual boundary like the one that exists between the ancient world view of the biblical authors and the modern, post-Enlightenment world view.

          Another broad contextual boundary, though less overt, is the one that exists between the apocryphal milieu of late Second Temple Judaism – of which the Christianity of the New Testament authors is a subset – and the milieu that transpired later when those apocryphal expectations were not concretely realized. Few Christians (including myself before I decided to become more aware of the history of my own faith) are even aware there is such a thing as Second Temple Judaism, and are much less aware of the vast literary corpus produced during this time (roughly 200 BC – 100 AD), which saw the advent of apocryphal literature as a genre and a worldview.

          To make a long story short, Christianity inherited and ultimately became the repository of the apocryphal traditions of late Second Temple Judaism. (In contrast, it is worth noting rabbinic Judaism also arose at this time and took the divergent path of carrying forward the halachic, or legal traditions.) As a result, every part of the New Testament must be understood from the context of the late Second Temple apocryphal soil from which it sprouted, in the unique style of its time and place, including, for example, the promise that each believer will become one of the “Holy Ones” of heaven (translated “saints” in most English versions), very much a concept of apocryphal, late Second Temple Judaism.

          And what happened when that apocryphal context became less and less relevant with the passage of time? A new interpretation was needed, which converted the apocryphal milieu into a moral milieu and eventually gave rise much later to such things as the Dispensationalism of modern, western Christianity.

          So you are right. There are no easy, plug-and-play answers when trying to draw interpretive meaning from an ancient text like the bible. But, with “extreme care and prayer-fullness”, as you said, it now possible to do so in a contextual way not available to believers at any other time in the history of the faith.

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          • Ma McGriz says:

            ” But, with “extreme care and prayer-fullness”, as you said, it now possible to do so in a contextual way not available to believers at any other time in the history of the faith. ”

            I agree, and a really good Companion Bible sure helps, too. lol

            Present company excluded, I think, generally speaking, that many Americans tend to take The Book very much for granted. For us, in this age and place, it’s always been right here at our fingertips, not forbidden, not hidden, not uncommon, but expected and openly cherished. As we well know, it hasn’t always been nor is it always the case today for too many Christians around the world.

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    Have a blessed Sunday, Treepers! 🙂 Classic Lyle Lovett . . .

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  4. Troublemaker10 says:

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  5. VoteAllIncumbantsOut says:

    Great interview with Nigel Farage and President Trump.

    https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nigel-farage/donald-trump-interview-in-full/

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  6. Gary Lacey says:

    There is no question now with Hilliary’s server, Biden and son, Pelosi and son corruption! Queston now, how many other Democrats have broken into the piggy bank and where are the indictments???

    Let us return to yesteryear when the Democrats and the Republicans sicced the IRS on the Patriot Tea Party, me thinks both the Democrats and Republicans are more interested in protecting the piggy bank!

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  7. Dora says:

    Claude Monet “IMPRESSION SUNRISE” 1872

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  8. Dora says:

    I see this as a good sign.

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    • Lanna says:

      Another disastrous attempt to control climate. From the article:

      “The children were reportedly sacrificed to honor the Chimú gods. Experts say the children were sacrificed in relation to an “El Niño” event. They were killed during wet weather and buried facing the sea.”

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  9. Dora says:

    We knew this already, but it’s different actually seeing the graves

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    • Jim in TN says:

      South and Central America were rife with human sacrifices. From wierd self-sacrifice blood letting rituals for the leaders to episodes of mass murder, they were a very bloody bunch.

      But, why don’t we hear about the same behavior in North America? And why does North America have fewer archeological prehistoric civilizations?

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      • piper567 says:

        Jim, we who sacrifice our young on the altar of ignorance, PC, and self-service are no better than the heathens who are recently discovered to have also done so.
        some things never change.

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      • Jim in TN, you ask, “But, why don’t we hear about the same behavior in North America? And why does North America have fewer archeological prehistoric civilizations?”

        The primary reason we don’t hear about the North American indigenous populations displaying mass sacrificial behavior, is the North Americans were nomadic and peripatetic, with few exceptions, and sacrificial evidence is neither localized or abundant. That isn’t to suggest that the North American indigenous populations didn’t participate in rituals equally bloody, gruesome and nativistic; however, their ‘kill sites’ weren’t the same locales as their ‘dump sites’, and they used the better part of North America to discard carcasses.

        The Diné-ta, and later the Indigenous people of the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies were not builders; there are very few engineered structures which conclusively shows they existed; they simply roamed and followed the buffalo, sometimes migrating for winter or because of drought. Compare them with the more cosmopolitan Central American people who built the Temple of Kukulcan at Chichén Itzá, which was used for rituals, worship, feasts, and sacrificial offerings. This is a population which was no longer transient. And, their kill sites and dump sites are preserved.

        The few exceptions of remaining structures that I can think of belong to the Anasazi who lived in the American Southwest; they built permanent cliff dwellings. Some of the most well-known, such as Canyon de Chelly, Canyon del Muerto and Mesa Verde are in the Four Corners area. The only other structure from prehistoric times is the mis-aptly named “Casa Grande”, built by the Hohokams which still stands, isolated in the Sonoran Desert. Most everything else about the North American tribes is lost to ancient times, with sparse folk stories being the only remaining link to their past.

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  10. just stevie says:

    A BOND-SLAVE OF JESUS

    “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I; but Christ liveth in me.”
    Gal. ii. 20

    These words mean the breaking of my independence with my own hand and surrendering to the supremacy of the Lord Jesus. No one can do this for me, I must do it myself. God may bring me up to the point three hundred and sixty-five times a year, but He cannot put me through it. It means breaking the husk of my individual independence of God, and the emancipating of my personality into oneness with Himself, not for my own ideas, but for absolute loyalty to Jesus. There is no possibility of dispute when once I am there. Very few of us know anything about loyalty to Christ – “For My sake.” It is that which makes the iron saint.

    Has that break come? All the rest is pious fraud. The one point to decide is – Will I give up, will I surrender to Jesus Christ, and make no conditions whatever as to how the break comes? I must be broken from my self-realization, and immediately that point is reached, the reality of the supernatural identification takes place at once, and the witness of the Spirit of God is unmistakable – “I have been crucified with Christ.”

    The passion of Christianity is that I deliberately sign away my own rights and become a bond-slave of Jesus Christ. Until I do that, I do not begin to be a saint.

    One student a year who hears God’s call would be sufficient for God to have called this College into existence. This College as an organization is not worth anything, it is not academic; it is for nothing else but for God to help Himself to lives. Is He going to help Himself to us, or are we taken up with our conception of what we are going to be?

    Oswald Chambers
    November 3rd Devotional

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Good morning WeeWeed!

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    • dogsmaw says:

      To of the Mornin 2U

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    • Texian says:

      Cut the cord.. I don’t tie myself to a clock.. Yes, there are the machinations of daily cycles.. but I don’t tie them to a clock.. I just keep them separate.. It’s a state of mind..

      I learned this offshore by circumstance.. Shifts starting at 6:00 a.m.. or 6:00 p.m.. or 12:00 midnight.. or 12:00 noon.. or anywhere in between.. 24/7.. Day shift.. Night shift.. Day and night shift.. Day and night and day and night shift.. Day and night and day and night and day shift.. And any combination thereof..

      Sleeping in my own bed is most comfortable.. not a “hot” bunk.. (“hot” bunking.. you wake the person up.. he goes on deck.. you get in the bunk he just got out of.. still warm..), not a regular bunk, not a tool locker..

      The alarm clock goes off.. or awakened by another fck’n diver.. or a significant other.. It’s work time.. When I get off-deck.. it’s sleep time..

      How you spend that off time is up to you..

      Day is brighter than night.. Night is darker than day..

      And that about sums it up..

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  12. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”
    Ephesians 2:8 (KJV)

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  13. Dora says:

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  14. mandy says:

    So this happened….

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  15. The Third Man says:

    Just in: Fox News poll has Biden over Trump 12 points in national, head to head matchup.
    The Paul Ryan & Murdoch pajama boys are definitely on the fake news bandwagon.
    50,000,000 alien invaders are apparently a “protected class.”
    What happened to my country and my home state of California aka Fecalfornia?
    Anybody ?

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  16. David Mitchell says:

    I get unsolicited stuff on my FB page from Hillary frequently and usually just respond with “Trump 2016, get over it. Trump 2020, get used to it.” Once in a while I’ll get a snarky response, and then respond with:

    “If anyone deserves to be in jail it is the Dowager Empress, read on…I spent 20 years in the Air Force, and handled classified information frequently. There are 2 separate data systems that are used, an unclassified one, and a classified one. There is a firewall a mile tall and a mile wide between them; data does not mysteriously jump from one to the other. Tons of classified information was found on Hillary’s private email server; somebody took that information from the classified system and moved it to her private server. True enough, some of it was classified retroactively (but as Secretary of State ya’d think she’d have noticed that), but a ton of it was classified when she received it. Somebody deleted all the classification markings before they copied it over to her unclassified system. She claims all this happened due to a desire for convenience; to view classified information on SIPRNET (the classified data system), I used to have to open the safe, retrieve a classified portable hard drive, put a sign on the door warning that classified work was underway, close the door, check to make sure everyone in the room had a clearance and a need to know on what I was working, insert the classified hard drives, boot up the system and log on. Then when I was done I had to log off the classified system, turn off the computer, put the classified hard drive back in the safe, lock the safe, and take the sign off the door. That is a thirteen step process, designed to protect classified information. I am sure all she had to do if she needed to view classified information on the classified system was tell her staff to get it up and running. Whether her goal was convenience, laziness, or corrupt, it was illegal, and she caused it to happen. I would still be in jail if I’d done this. There are 1,001 other reasons she is not qualified or fit to hold any public office, but one need not look any further than her calculated, criminal, and careless handling of classified information. I have better things to do with my time today than get into the 1,000 other reasons.”

    That usually shuts them up. And If the respond again, then they get this:

    ”Well, here is my personal story about the Dowager Empress. ‪Back when I was assigned at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, then President Clinton and the First Lady came to Germany for some meetings with the German government, it was in October I recall. As you can imagine, we were on 24 hr shifts, painting, sweeping, triple checking generator status, synchronizing street lights etc. I spent a painful afternoon in the 4 star’s car with the wing commander driving, redriving and redriving the DV route. I filled a stenographer’s notebook with stuff, all of it important. About half an hour before AF One was due to arrive, I was standing on the flightline making sure everything was in order when I was told to go into the hangar at the strat ramp. No biggie I thought, gotta keep the ramp clear, but when I got in the hangar I was told told to go the non-flight line side and not look out any windows. That struck me as odd. When they were leaving a couple days later, we were allowed to pick a couple of top performers to be in a line at plane side for a handshake. The line was prolly 50 people from all career fields who’d busted ass in shitty weather for the visit. When the POTUS and First Lady arrived they started shaking hands at the far end of the line; I was in the middle with a couple of my troops. Just as POTUS was shaking my hand, the First Lady, a couple people away from me, turned to an aide, said something I could not hear and turned and made a beeline for AF One. I guess it was just too cold and damp for her. As an aside, to maintain currency, the AF One aircrew needs to fly a certain number of hours every month and they use Newport News VA Airport near where I live for practice landings and take offs. If I happen to be in the yard when they are in the area, AF One flies right over my house. My first thought when this happens is my experience with the Clintons at Ramstein.‬”

    Nobody yet has gotten past the first round…it is fun plugging up The Dowager Empress’ FB page with these responses…I am working on the third salvo now pertaining to the corruptness of the Clinton Foundation and her pay to play schemes…

    Long post I know, so apologies in advance for anyone miffed by the length…

    Cheers,

    Mitch

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    • Ma McGriz says:

      You get a standing ovation and a salute from me.

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      • David Mitchell says:

        Thanks Ma, I have all these responses saved on my hard drive so cut and paste is the effort it takes…but I’d type them out every time if need be…

        I’m not gonna “convert” anyone outta the Hillary cult, but if I make them take a moment for introspection it is worth it…

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        • Ma McGriz says:

          Well done. It’s fun to envision the looks on their faces.
          If you’re getting them to think it’s worth it.
          And you never know about a conversion. Your story could be that last straw.
          A walk-away is almost as good as a conversion.

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  17. Lucille says:

    It’s only Conservatives which get censored or banned…wanna sell slaves…sure, fine with these social media…

    Muslims operating slave markets on Instagram, Google Play, Apple apps
    November 2, 2019 by Robert Spencer

    Slavery is acceptable in Islam. The Qur’an has Allah telling Muhammad that he has given him girls as sex slaves: “Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.” (Qur’an 33:50)

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/11/muslims-operating-slave-markets-on-instagram-google-play-apple-apps

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  18. Dora says:

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  19. Lucille says:


    ‘Deplorables’ with Comedian Terrence Williams and Robert Davi to Host Night of Music and Comedy for Charity in New York City
    by Cassandra Fairbanks – November 2, 2019
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/deplorables-with-comedian-terrence-williams-to-host-night-of-music-and-comedy-for-charity-in-new-york-city/?utm_source

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  20. Abster says:

    Y’all, I went to department store makeup counter to replace two lipsticks yesterday. You won’t believe this…A man, with bosoms, in low cut blouse, skirt, heels, makeup and coiffed hair greeted me from behind counter. I was speechless. Abruptly twirled around and sought help with a woman and another line of makeup. WTH! I will never, ever again use the brand I had used for decades. I don’t know of any men who want to become women. Sick people and equally as sick pushing it being normal.

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    • Ma McGriz says:

      Abs, I’m glad you shared this.

      A couple of months ago during a supper gig there was a well dressed middle aged lady sitting at the bar during the first set, enjoying the music.

      As I was finishing a tune, she got up to walk past me and out onto the smoking deck, and I nearly fell off my seat when she spoke to me in a baritone voice and I realized it was a dude. (With great legs and rockin’ some real hot lookin’ pumps…I might add……)

      All I could do was just make a mental note and start another song. lol!

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  21. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Win-win for no one but Beijing. ASEAN is wrapping up but the issue of Beijing’s bullying in the South China Sea hasn’t been addressed. Li “willing to work” but only if others grab the ankles.
    https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1786204/china-says-ready-to-work-with-asean-for-south-china-sea-peace

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  22. mandy says:

    Enjoyed this video, thought someone here might, too….

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  23. Lucille says:

    Extended Interview With ALABAMA | Huckabee

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  24. trapper says:

    I was googling around and came across Kanye’s Sunday service on youtube. I bounced around, sampling it here and there. I know some have been flaming him, but “Jesus is Lord, King of Kings” and preaching a sermon on John 3:16? Perhaps someone can tell me what’s wrong with this, because I can’t see what there is to object to.

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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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  27. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the wonderful healing of the blind Saul by Ananias (Acts 9):

    1. How Ananias put his hands on Saul, calling on the name of the Lord Jesus.

    2. How there fell from Saul’s eyes as it were scales, and he saw and was baptized, becoming Paul.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau) for today – October 21st – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  28. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    GAB TRENDS seems like a good alternative to Drudge Report.

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