Saturday December 28th – 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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57 Responses to Saturday December 28th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Autonomous Collective says:

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Hmmmmm…DoD started collecting and storing the DNA data on servicemembers back in the 80s. ‘Trust me, I’m from the Pentagon and I’m here to help you’.

      Meanwhile the DoD’s throwing all of the sand it can into the machinery that would make servicemenber military medical records seamlessly interface with the VA system…but I digress.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Hmmmm?! 😦

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Whoops, I’m reminded that the government’s mandated the DNA collection and analysis of every newborn baby in the us for years now. The DNA;’s collected at birth and analysed for genetic conditions but many states retain the DNA and data for years, some indefinitely and allow outside access to the DNA for ‘research’.

        I’m out of the business for some 10 years now but the last figures I saw showed that a reported some 140-million medical records have been hacked from doctors’ offices and hospitals. That’s rough estimate as not all losses are reported and on average it takes months for a facility to notice and report a loss so it’s probably higher.

        So the data’s out there, DNA and otherwise, and while you should be concerned that peoples’ medical data (including a lot of DNA information) is out there and being misused you shouldn’t be surprised that yours is/eventually will be out there.

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    • Autonomous Collective says:

      Isn’t paragraph three in that memo so interesting?


  3. czarowniczy says:

    You can always count on Ray Stevens:

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday . . .

    Kitties love “their” golden retriever . . .

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  6. Lucille says:


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  7. Troublemaker10 says:

    Jim Caviezel Says Mel Gibson’s Sequel to ‘Passion of the Christ’ Will Be “Biggest Film in History”. –. Jim Caviezel is reprising his role as Jesus Christ

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  8. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Peter and the Heavenly Inheritance

    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

    “How could Peter say to the Jews that their inheritance is reserved for them in heaven (I Pet. 1:4) if their hope is earthly?”

    When the disciples thought “that the kingdom of God should immediately appear (Luke 19:11), the Lord told a parable. The “certain nobleman” (v. 12) represents the Lord Himself, who went to the “far country” of heaven at His ascension (Acts 1:9) “to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.” This means that the kingdom that will eventually be established for Israel on earth was reserved for them in heaven at that time.

    Before leaving, the nobleman charged his servants with conducting his business while he was gone (v. 13), a picture of how the Lord left His disciples in charge of His ministry after He left. But after the “citizens” of Israel killed the Lord, they “sent a message after Him” (v. 14) by killing Stephen, a message that said, “We will not have this man to reign over us.”

    When the nobleman “was returned, having received the kingdom” (v. 15), he gathered his servants to reward them according to their faithfulness (vv. 15-27). This speaks of how, when the Lord returns to the earth, He will return with the kingdom that is currently “reserved in heaven” for Israel, and He will award positions in the government of the kingdom to faithful Jews at that time.

    Luke 19:11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
    12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

    Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

    13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
    14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
    15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

    16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
    17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
    18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
    19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

    20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
    21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
    22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
    23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

    24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
    25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
    26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
    27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.


  9. Janie M. says:

    Great photo retrospective (beginning in 1936) of New Year’s Eve in Times Square. (This is from a recipe site where I’ve collected a number of recipes over the past few years but what a great post! 😀🥂🍾🕛

    What New Year’s Eve in Times Square Looked Like Through the Years

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    • corimari2013 says:

      Thank you, Janie M.–I enjoyed viewing the photos, and my husband will enjoy it all even more than me, as he grew up in New York.
      Taste of Home is a wonderful treasure chest of delicious recipes. I own and use many of their cookbooks, and their site is easy to use when you are searching for ‘just the right thing’ to make.

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      • Janie M. says:

        corimar, what I like about their recipes is the creators of the dishes are regular folks (does include some men) and not some professional/celebrity chef suggesting expensive and exotic ingredients we would probably only use once (been there, done that once or twice). Cooking times are straight forward, and the comments suggesting additional ingredients, revisions, etc., are also helpful.


    • mandy says:

      Reckon why there’s no more overhead shots after the 1976 one….


  10. Dora says:

    All Dressed For Dinner

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  11. Dora says:

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  12. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”
    Matthew 19:19 (KJV)

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  13. Dora says:

    This is a day late. Sorry.

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  14. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  15. JTR says:

    I found this , Part 3 by OANN. They are trying to clean it from the internet. It’s very good journalism.


  16. jx says:

    This is beyond sick. Anti-gun protester shoots and kills wife to make an anti-gun point.


  17. MD says:

    An interesting line in this article about Julian Assange in court in Spain. Apparently the CIA may have been spying on him in the Ecuadorian Embassy from 2015 – 2018. Quite a few prominent people visited him during that time. Here’s the link….

    This article also goes off into the weeds blaming Trump for the spying but it started in 2015 before he was President.


  18. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the strong faith of Abraham (Genesis 15):

    1. How God promised the childless Abraham that he would be the father of many.
    2. How God promised him descendants as many as the stars in the sky.
    3. How Abraham believed God, in spite of everything, and how God counted this for righteousness.

    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 – December 15th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.


  19. 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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  20. 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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