Friday December 6th – 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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100 Responses to Friday December 6th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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    • Pale rider says:

      you get more of what your thankful for. I’m sure as I type people are loading up on snacks for drivers soon to be ‘best snack for drivers’ website or poll. Very cool.

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  2. Autonomous Collective says:

    BREAKING:

    1) AT&T in big trouble
    2) NSA in big trouble
    3) Adam Schiff in big trouble.

    Received phone numbers ILLEGALLY!

    Investigation started.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’m interested to see where the investigation goes. An unnamed intelligence agency in Langley has had a very cozy ‘you washa me I washa you’ relationship with AT&T for decades. Inquiring minds want to know if this agency may have been involved in getting these records?

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      • Autonomous Collective says:

        Slam dunk using the RICO ACT against the DNC and Schiff. Schiff can be charged with Conspiracy to commit Fraud on the American public. Add Treason just to nail the coffins shut. If our local newspaper is any indication, the public is still completely in the dark and being propagandized daily by the AP and the Washington Post. This situation is a festering boil and must be lanced …..now!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          The news outlets are just sitting on this. I called my local Fox station and the snippy staffer just went on about how they just play what they’re fed from national. Then again when you’re dealing with a local population that’s majority Democrat and heavily functionally illiterate Sesame Street’s too mentally taxing for many.

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    • joebkonobi says:

      Link?

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    • Cynthia says:

      Who’s investigating???? Haven’t seen anything about this!

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Practical Instructions For Our Teens

    By Pastor Paul M. Sadler

    Scripture Reading:

    “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise) that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”
    — Ephesians 6:1,2

    In all likelihood mom and dad have been impressing upon you the importance of only dating and marrying those who are saved. You may think that they are being narrow-minded, but the truth is, your parents are looking out for your spiritual well-being. The Word of God is quite clear when it comes to the matter of separation:

    “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (II Cor. 6:14).

    Some Christian young people feel strongly that there is no harm in just dating the unsaved. But why become emotionally involved in a relationship that has no future? Furthermore, it is unfair to the unbelieving party who will never understand your reasoning for breaking off the relationship. We have seen too many tragic cases where these types of associations end up in unequally yoked marriages that fail. So, may we encourage our young people to heed the godly counsel of their parents, for in so doing, you will spare yourself a lifetime of heartache.

    But where can a Christian young person find Mr. or Mrs. Right? Since faithful believers do not frequent worldly establishments your search must begin where the Lord’s people gather. You must take the initiative to regularly attend church services, conferences, youth groups and camp meetings. In the meantime, a young man should be working toward financial stability while the young ladies learn to cook. After all, there is a limitation to McDonald’s!

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/practical-instructions-for-our-teens/

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  4. A Moderate Man says:

    Do any of the CTH readers say to themselves… when will our politicians extreme craziness end? Or, what is the event that unifies these elected officials to act normally or does it even matter?

    I am sincerely wondering.

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    And the idiocy sails on. In an attempt to destroy the concept of ‘Plantation Weddings’ the language police are on the march: https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/orleans/plantation-weddings-no-longer-supported-by-wedding-planning-sites/289-3b0d8997-9d9a-4d80-b86b-c0f9156988a8

    One local ‘plantation’ wedding venue owner was complaining that his ‘plantation’ building is new, just some years old. It never was a plantation in the Gone With the Wind sense, it was built from scratch in modern times to look like an antebellum plantation just to be rented out for celebratory events. Too bad, the language police said the name included the word ‘plantation’ and as such it romanticizes plantations and slavery.

    Do these people stay up at night thinking of new forms of idiocy?

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

    Linda was strongly opposed to doing American standards music with Nelson Riddle who they considered (along with the music she wanted to perform) a bit over-the-hill, especially for a money-producing star like her. She rather adroitly showed them just how wrong they were.

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  7. Robert Smith says:

    I was stuck in the usual (Vienna) Mozart Piano concertos and recently “discovered” the No.9. Kayoung Ahn, the pianist, really gets into the part III Rondo in this version and this video is my favorite version I’ve come across. It’s all preference to me since I know diddly about music and playing, but I’ll take heart that Mozart did write to entertain all audiences.

    Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 “Jenamy” –

    Wikipedia says:
    Often incorrectly nicknamed “Jeunehomme”. The work has long been known as the Jeunehomme Concerto. Théodore de Wyzéwa and Georges de Saint-Foix claimed that Mozart wrote the piece for an unnamed French pianist ‘Jeunehomme’ (French for “young man”) visiting Salzburg. This name for the dedicatee is incorrect; in 2004 Michael Lorenz demonstrated that the dedicatee was actually Victoire Jenamy (1749–1812), a daughter of Jean-Georges Noverre, a dancer who was one of Mozart’s friends.[8] Mozart had made Victoire Jenamy’s acquaintance during his stay in Vienna in 1773.

    This version by Maria Joao Pires was the one I initially settled on watching. The little smile, @ 22:05, she gives before she launches into the III Rondo basically expresses my sentiment. I like all of her mozart piano concertos I’ve found on youtube. Oh yeah, hey videographers, I want to see the pianist play piano concertos I’ve seen enough conductors waving frantically!

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      “The little smile, @ 22:05, she gives before she launches into the III Rondo basically expresses my sentiment.”

      I loved watching this. One of the best things about virtuosity is the absolute certainty have about their ability to perform. Simply put, virtuosos know how good they are[ they don’t the kind of self-doubt about their ability to perform that the rest of us might have. The look she exchanged with the conductor showed complete confidence. Essentially she was saying, “Ok, here we go . . .” and then the incredible note-perfect musical ride starts!

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      • Robert Smith says:

        I have read that some pianists practice some pieces so much for performances that they don’t revisit them again for years. It’s good to see that she’s enjoying their piece as Mozart surely meant for it to be experienced by both the performer and listener.

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  8. trapper says:

    A brief daydream from the past. Put politics down for a moment and go hug your spouse.

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  9. Beverly says:

    Remembering Jessica Chambers on the anniversary of her death.

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  10. Rhi says:

    Grandma Covfefe in her daily prayer listed Psalms 64:7.
    For edification, enjoyment and wonderment, (perhaps prophetic?) here it is in its glorious surrounding verses:

    64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

    64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

    64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

    64:4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

    64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

    64:6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

    64:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

    64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

    64:9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

    64:10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

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  11. dogsmaw says:

    Look what I found 🙂

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  12. Dora says:

    Vincent van Gogh – Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass with a Book, 1888

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  13. spoogels says:

    VILE EU Council Head Donald Tusk seen making pointing gun gesture at President Trump’s back

    PLEASE ANYONE TWEET THIS AND SPREAD IT

    https://gellerreport.com/2019/12/ingrate-eu-tusk-points-gun-trump.html/

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  14. spoogels says:

    Donald takes aim at Donald: Former EU Council head Tusk tweets image of himself holding two fingers against Trump’s back as if it was a gun as he becomes latest top politician to mock US president

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7760375/Former-EU-Council-head-Tusk-tweets-image-holding-two-fingers-against-Trumps-like-gun.html

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    • spoogels says:

      Donald Tusk
      ‏ @donaldtuskEPP

      Despite seasonal turbulences our transatlantic friendship must last #Trump #NATO

      Despite seasonal turbulences our transatlantic friendship must last #Trump #NATO pic.twitter.com/s8av9gr6eZ

      — Donald Tusk (@donaldtuskEPP) December 5, 2019

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      • Rudy says:

        Why is that? Perhaps because the EU is a dead husk that would collapse without help? What’s in it for the USA, exactly?
        Ah, rhetorical questions, that we know the answers to…

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”
    Psalms 1:1 (KJV)

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  17. just stevie says:

    THE BOW IN THE CLOUD

    “I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.” Genesis ix. 13

    It is the will of God that human beings should get into moral relationship with Him, and His covenants are for this purpose. Why does not God save me? He has saved me, but I have not entered into relationship with Him. Why does not God do this and that? He has done it, the point is – Will I step into covenant relationship? All the great blessings of God are finished and complete, but they are not mine until I enter into relationship with Him on the basis of His covenant.

    Waiting for God is incarnate unbelief, it means that I have no faith in Him; I wait for Him to do something in me that I may trust in that. God will not do it, because that is not the basis of the God-and-man relationship. Man has to go out of himself in his covenant with God as God goes out of Himself in His covenant with man. It is a question of faith in God – the rarest thing; we have faith only in our feelings. I do not believe God unless He will give me something in my hand whereby I may know I have it, then I say – “Now I believe.” There is no faith there. “LOOK UNTO ME, and be ye saved.”

    When I have really transacted business with God on His covenant and have let go entirely, there is no sense of merit, no human ingredient in it at all, but a complete overwhelming sense of being brought into union with God, and the whole thing is transfigured with peace and joy.

    Oswald Chambers
    December 6th Devotional

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    • Pale rider says:

      Gal 4:8 Nevertheless then when ye knew not God ye did service unto them that by nature are no gods. 9 But now after ye have known God or rather are known by God how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements unto which ye desire again to be in bondage?
      3:26 For you are all the sons of God by ……FAITH in christ Jesus.

      That faith was a gift also, and just as the post from Chambers alludes to it is up to Us not God to grow that faith. And even more than that, we just ask for God to do even that. But first we must believe he is who he says and has done what he promised and will accomplish all things within us. WE limit God.
      I know from experience and testimony that who and what God is and has, is so much greater and if we catch a glimpse it will set us free. And even that God will give us if we ask. More than we can think or imagine, just look at the heavens at night.
      Blessing to you Stevie in this season, and always.

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  18. Dora says:

    Someone had trouble remembering his lines.

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  19. Troublemaker10 says:

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  20. Jimmy R says:

    Please, God, give Donald Trump deep and restorative sleep every night and keep him healthy and his family sound. And please, God, bring to full and complete justice all of the members of the crime ring that have engaged in a coup d’etat, embezzlement, and money laundering at the expense of the American taxpayer and to the destruction of the American republic. All of them, God, please. We badly need justice.

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  21. Good Morning folks
    My Night Watch is over, get the Misses up, We are having a cup of Coffee together,, (Shes on Her Lappy.. 😉
    Sharing some Blackberry Danish cake.. *Yummy*..
    Was out on the
    Fringes of the yard near/in the woods, and there was a small blackberry patch, still had some “end of season” berries on it, just enough to make & bake a smallish Danish cake with’em.. Very late Season Berries “tainted” by yesterdays evenings First frost, Oh MY! were they Sweet !

    Getting ready to give Dad His Morning Meds..
    YES, He is STILL Fighting..
    We think, He is trying to make it Christmas….

    So My “RANT” this morning is one that should concern everyone..
    Hospice
    They send you a “Tool Kit” for Palliative Care, then the “Nurse” tells you what to give & when & how much.. At various times of the Day/Night..
    Well, If you happen to Run Low, on a certain Medicine, It’s delivered too your door-step, same Day or over night Fed-Ex or USPS.. Which is nice..
    But in these tool Kits, (I’m assuming they vary by Symptoms/Disease) you’ll get Heavy Duty sedative’s and/or Narcotics..
    In Dads case, He ran low on Morphine Sulfate-Oral solution, they give you just enough, on how long the patient is expected, I mean before, It’s estimated before One goes into Gods Arms..

    Anyhoo.. A “Package” was supposed to show up here.. Via USPS/UPS..
    Close to “close of Business, We called the On-Call nurse, As Dads scheduled “dose” was getting close to coming up, He was starting to get that “break-through” Pain..
    She called back & said it had been delivered by “X” time that afternoon..
    Wait,, WUT? HUH??
    Well that’s what USPS told Her..
    Me: Well Ma’mm it never arrived Here,, nor did We see any truck..
    Well,, It did get *delivered* on the opposite end of the road, North side, NOT South, (where We reside), on the **Very Shady** end of this road.. If you catch My Drift..
    Well She replied back, No-One was home, so the Driver left it on the porch…

    SAY WHAT!!!! I (frustrated) replied in return..

    NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED , Hospice just sends the “stuff” as if, it was just a normal package,,
    Nurse was here 30 minutes later & hand delivered a New bottle..

    So I asked Her,, WHY in the Lords name would Hospice send narcotics, (ANY narcotics) via delivery w/out a signed signature ???
    Answer: because it costs a few dollars more..
    WUT!
    WHAT if…
    Porch Pirates
    Low-Life, or drug addicted folks, or anyone for that matter, WHAT IF.. This stuff falls into the wrong hands..
    Or say.. KIDS or Teenagers?
    Does anyone know “how much” a bottle of these narcotics are worth on the street? Pharmacy grade stuff? (NOT your normal street drugs).. I honestly don’t know, though I BET it fetches a pretty penny..
    Lord forbid,, Or, WHAT IF someone Overdosed on the stuff.. Like Teenage Porch-Pirates?

    I realize Hospice is a non-profit, as explained to Us, and those “few dollars” cost(s) for signed deliveries, spread-out over say 200+ Patients is “significate” cost’s added.. (Just for ONE county)..
    Though THIS is very concerning to US, and possibly other Families affected..
    You would THINK that fed-Ex/USPS would waive the $$$ signed requirement…
    (Guess NOT)..
    My fellow Patriots, your thoughts on this matter???
    Am I wrong? Or just over-reacting?
    Anyhoo,, Sneaked down to the waterway for a minute, grabbed this picture for ya’ll..
    Happy TGIF
    David & Angie..
    I was playing with some settings on Muh Camera.. 😉
    [video src="https://i.imgur.com/sCdl4FU.mp4" /]

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  22. DeWalt says:

    Excellent reporting by the Epoch Times. This is what a true investigative reporter does. Anyone that was here at the Treehouse knows this story. Trayvon Martin was a complete hoax.
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/film-alleging-witness-fraud-in-trayvon-martin-case-sparks-100-million-suit_3164714.html

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  23. Pokey says:

    As to the impeachment sham, it could be all about trying to cover up for the illegal shenanigans of the Obama administration. I guess it could also be because Obama is the only Demcommie who could ever win an election with the identity politics charade. Or, maybe they are tying to get that 1/2 black Kenyan Muslim/Communist forever placed among the Mt Rushmore heads.
    I suggest that they leave Mt Rushmore alone because I am pretty sure such a move will result in the collapse of that whole monument. When the school kids can’t even revere the heads on Mt Rushmore, what will they have left that they can look up to in the political world?
    The Demcommies were one step away from the final solution for the last great nation state on earth. And they failed to seal the deal over The People. We have only PDJT to thank for our continued adherence to our Constitution. I he wins another term and solidifies the opposition to the Communist model, it will be Trump and not Obama who deserves to be up on Mt Rushmore.

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    • Rudy says:

      Obama doesn’t deserve it in any event…he only deserves the gibbet.
      On the other hand, DJT does already deserve it. Not that that means much in today’s world. Apparently ‘deserve it’ doesn’t mean what it once did, any more.

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  24. Sepp says:

    Perhaps this might interest someone here about Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Bishop of Myra in Lycia.

    The website for the Saint Nicholas Center includes an extensive treasury of art, music, books, history, prayers, sermons, children’s activities, movies, a church gazetteer, and much more.

    All of it is respectful of the true “Santa Claus” who was a participating Bishop at the First Œcumenical Synod in Nicæa. His Feast Day on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church is in 13 days.

    http://www.stnicholascenter.org

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  25. Since it’s a SAUDI shooter, the Left will follow Obama’s lead and call this “Workplace Violence”

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  26. https://apnews.com/1102076110d04018176b4f7f12017347?utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

    Since it’s a SAUDI shooter, the Left will follow Obama’s lead and call this “Workplace Violence”

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  27. just stevie says:

    If you’ve ever wondered why the left hates PDJT sooooo much…and we don’t…this is an excellent article from American Thinker!

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/why_the_elites_really_hate_trump.html

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    • Lucille says:

      It’s an interesting POV, but the article contains some backhanded compliments plus misinterpretations like…”He brags, he exaggerates, and sometimes he tells bald-faced lies.” Huh! Offhand, I can’t name a single bald-faced lie. And exaggeration of achievement…that’s iffy, too. Plus “brag” smacks of a dishonest covering up of uncomplimentary facts.

      He does promote his record and why not? I’d wager that a whole lot of us could have promoted ourselves better in this life.

      My take is that President Trump isn’t hated because of things he does but things he doesn’t do such as playing kiss-up to the elites. Instead he causes a whole bunch of them to lose a whole bunch of cash and future potential influence with others who think they’re elites. He beats them at the game of accomplishments, too, and jealousy is a powerful push towards hatred. But most of all, they hate him because they have no discernment. He showed that doesn’t need them and just ripped their evil little hearts to shreds for defeating their goddess.

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  28. 2Alpha says:

    Commercial I found. Cost under $200… Made it themselves… Nicely done… Enjoy
    Hafod Hardware Christmas Advert 2019

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  29. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the wondrous creation of the world (Genesis 1):

    1. How God gave to the first man all the plants and fruit for food.
    2. How He forbade him to eat of tbe tree of the knowledge of good and evil, on pain of death.

    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 – November 23rd – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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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. Lucille says:

    Two related articles today re Planned Parenthood posted by Steven Ertelt at LifeNews…

    “Judge Drops Six Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood Baby Part Sales”
    3:08PM SAN FRANCISCO, CA
    https://www.lifenews.com/2019/12/06/judge-drops-six-charges-against-david-daleiden-for-exposing-planned-parenthood-baby-part-sales/

    David Daleiden Slams Ruling Allowing Trial Against Him: “Planned Parenthood is the Real Criminal”
    6:50PM WASHINGTON, DC
    https://www.lifenews.com/2019/12/06/david-daleiden-slams-ruling-allowing-trial-against-him-planned-parenthood-is-real-criminal/

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