Wednesday January 22nd – 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. DanDeplorable says:

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  2. freepetta says:

    Amen 🙏 in Jesus Name

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  3. citizen817 says:

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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Good Directions

    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

    An old joke that is popular among women speculates that the reason it took the Jews forty years to make the eleven-day journey across the wilderness (Deut. 1:2) is because Moses was a typical man, too stubborn to stop and ask for directions! Of course, Bible students know that the real reason for this epic delay was Israel’s sinful rebellion against God. Back then, the Lord led His people each step of their way with a cloud (Num. 9:15-23), but the cloud led them to “wander in the wilderness forty years” (Num. 32:13) to punish them for their disobedience.

    But in the absence of any guiding cloud today, how can we expect the Lord to direct us? What exactly did Paul mean when he wrote,

    “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ” (2 Thes. 3:5).

    Most grace believers know that God directs members of the Body of Christ with His Word, but there continues to be a lot of confusion about this, based on verses like P r o v e r b s 16:9:

    “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.”

    Verses like this are used to teach that men plan what they are going to do, but then God comes along and overpowers their will and makes them walk in a direction that is different than what they planned. This interpretation leads to an extreme form of Calvinism that teaches that God is responsible for every move men make, that He is the Puppeteer pulling the strings and man is the marionette doll responding helplessly to His every whim. This view of God borders on what is called fatalism. A lot of unbelievers believe that “fate” controls everything in our lives and we are powerless to override its slightest caprice.

    The obvious problem with believing that we are manipulated by the Almighty and cannot make a move that He does not cause is that it makes Him the author of our every sin. And so there must be some other explanation for verses like P r o v e r b s 16:9, and we believe that there is. The only safe way to interpret the Bible is by comparing Scripture with Scripture (1 Cor. 2:13), so let’s compare the word “directeth” in this verse to how Isaiah used the word in time past:

    “Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being His counselor hath taught Him?” (Isa. 40:13).

    Notice that when the prophet says no one can direct the Spirit of the Lord, he then goes on to rephrase his words by saying that the Lord cannot be counseled or taught. This, then, is what Paul meant when he spoke about God directing our hearts. God directs us by counseling us through the teaching of His Word. A man’s evil heart devises his way (Jer. 17:9), and the Lord comes along and directs him to do what He commands by the counsel of His Word.

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/good-directions/

    Deuteronmy 1:2 (There are eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)

    Numbers 9:15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning.
    16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
    17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.

    18 At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents. ]
    19 And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

    20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the LORD they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the LORD they journeyed.
    21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.

    22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.
    23 At the commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the LORD they journeyed: they kept the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

    Numbers 32:13 And the LORD’S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.

    2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

    P r o v e r b s 16:9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

    1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

    Isaiah 40:13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?

    Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

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    • citizen817 says:

      Garrison,
      Thanks for your nightly music. Your selections have tuned me in to different venues.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Obviously the artist is exceptionally talented and has this intricate composition down cold.
      But the instrument also shines here (obviously the purpose of Sicca sponsorship) as it maintains beautiful tone and perfect pitch and tuning throughout the entire length of the fretboard. As an amateur guitarist myself, I am distracted by tuning issues at either end of the fretboard. Great instruments do not suffer from that.

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        A good luthier can install a new fretboard with correct fret-spacing which will make your guitar sound much better. What I like about these guitar shop sponsored recording is that they try for a uniform listening/recording experience so we can get a reasonably accurate impression of how one guitar sounds relative to another guitar. What’s particularly exciting for me is getting to hear a great instrument made by someone I’d never heard of before!

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      • mopar2016 says:

        Beautiful 12 fret Siccas guitar and a great player. Most guitars are 14 fret.
        It’s called a 12 fret guitar because the 12th fret is where the neck meets the upper bout.
        I love the shorter scale and the way they sound.
        Way out of my price range.

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  7. czarowniczy says:

    Elon Musk and SpaceX are amazing, they’ve done with private equity in a few short years what NASA hasn’t managed in decades. They will have their broadband internet satellite system commercially available this year, the USAF is already testing it in some of their planes. They’re launching a constellation of satellites that will bring broadband economically to the world, they’re launching 60 satellites at one pop. Space will deliver internet access to the most remote corners of the world where the US government, after decades of ‘dedicated’ work and billions of dollars still can’t get quality internet access to those in rural areas 45 miles from major urban areas.

    SpaceX developed a reusable booster rocket that flies to any designated spot and lands, not by parachute but under its own engine power. SpaceX has made some 20 resupply missions to the ISS while NASA, who’d known for decades that the shuttle was on its last legs, did zip. Now NASA has to kiss Russian butt and pay to have their orbital Yugo system send our astronauts to the ISS, though SpaceX has a system for that too.

    Now SpaceX is looking at a Mars mission as early as 2024 with a supply mission going there in 2022. NASA’s most ambition guesstimate for their Mars mission is 2025 and if past is prologue it’s probably going to be laterer than soonerer. Even if SpaceX is beaten by NASA it’s still amazing what SpaceX has done in roughly the same amount of time NASA had with far less money. Really makes you wonder what SpaceX’s hiring criteria are compared to NASA’s and how they drive production and creativity?

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      While I applaud SpaceX, I also have to note that along with the other space enterprises what we’re doing right now is re-inventing the wheel. None of the current projects are even close to the original space shuttle which was a real spacecraft where these SpaceX capsules are just slightly better examples of stuff that we were doing with analog technology 50 years ago. They aren’t real spacecraft in the way the original shuttles were. The space shuttles failed for technical reasons—the same kinds of things that bring down aircraft—that could have been and should have been rectified had not our government not allowed the entire space program to become politicized. We are a couple of decades behind where we could have been as a result.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        First off, everything in government is politicized, it’s like all water being wet.

        NASA is a huge beast that would lumber along without the added weight of politicization, it’s a bureaucracy first and a scientific agency 2nd. Look how they just disassembled the entire Apollo program once the decision was made to stop exploring space and divert the funding to areas like the endless social engineering and the perpetuation of the entitlement society. The equipment and expertise that built the Saturn went poof until what they had was reengineered into the shuttle.

        I worked at the Michoud facility and watched the panic as the end of the shuttle program loomed, a slow bleeding of experts as the program died. I remembered the mood as the last tank rolled out of the assembly building, across the back lot and to the barge that would take it to Kennedy/Canaveral/whatever. The equipment and expertise once again were scattered to the 4 winds as the facility wound down. NASA spent years trying to lease the assembly facility to any private industry that might want it but when the new heavy launch vehicle was announced it was back to trying to rebuild the expertise and reoutfit the huge assembly building.

        A well run civilian agency will beat a government agency every time. Government agencies rarely invent/discover, they hire civilians to invent/hire and take the credit. Bureaucrats take credit for what scientists and engineers do while there’s no profit incentive in government work, they don’t make money, they steal it. I wouldn’t be against a company like Space taking over management of NASA and, using civilian instead of government hiring and production standards, having a budget and contract to produce on a profit. I’d also like to see a moat filled with alligators and big signs saying ‘No Government Bureaucrats Within 5 Miles’.

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        • Garrison Hall says:

          NASA was an amazing place at the beginning. Definitely changed my life. But government bureaucracy—always a dead hand—ultimately kills innovation.

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          • 🍺Gunny66 says:

            “You’re NASA for cryin out loud. You are the guys that are supposed to think this shit up”

            “I know you gotta bunch of guys just sitting around ……just thinkin shit up..

            Bruce Willis…..”Armageddon”

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Government bureaucracy is a black hole that absorbs productivity and creation and destroys it entirely. After decades of wallowing in it at levels from city to federal I’m amazed that the country survives at all…maybe that’s a testament to the people’s tenacity in the face of pure evil.

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            • Garrison Hall says:

              🙂 Sigh. And I haven’t the slightest interest in returning to that steaming cesspool.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                I never get tired of telling this one. Our agency was responsible for payroll and personnel for about 80% of the Federal government. I got the chance to buy back some years of Federal retirement I’d cashed in to go back onto active duty when I came back to Federal service so I looked up the provision to calculate how much it was and went into the HRO and applied.

                The rude and semi-literate person handling my request took it and a long time later (I applied just before the Federal holiday season) I received my bill. I went back and told her I’d computed it and it way way higher than what she’d calculated and she blew up, telling me that SHE was the expert, SHE had the training and SHE was skilled in the requisite calculations. My MBA versus her 3 weeks of HRO training.

                Fast forward six years, I retire and my records are sent to OPM for a final check. A few weeks later I get a call and OPM’s telling me the calculations were totally wrong and my original calculations were correct. I’m to pat $25,000-plus and I get on the horn with my Senator. My Senator’s special rep in DC calls OPM, they fill him in and he calls my old agency. My old agency doesn’t call him back – twice – and he calls my agency’s boos who calls my agency’s HRO boss and has him call my Senator. My Senator’s rep gets a ration of…stuff…from the HRO and WALKS DOWN THE STREET IN DC to my agency’s HQ. Endresult is my office’s DC HQ tells my agency to reach deeply into its operating funds and pay the $25,000+ into my account…and they did.

                Close enough for government work.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          That’s what we need to do to D.C.

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  8. mandy says:

    For those wishing to keep track of that new virus, I came across this CDC page earlier, thought it might be useful…

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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    • czarowniczy says:

      What CDC needed was to read the China feeds as we have been. That virus has been giving the Chinese fits for weeks as they jumped thru their butts trying to identify and contain it. The fear of its escaping China was more of an issue to the Chinese much earlier than it was to us. Chinese are already well into developing a vaccine.

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      • mandy says:

        Last report we saw was 440 infected, 9 dead. That’s not a mortality rate that would normally cause freak out, is it? Flu has something like a 10% mortality rate in a bad year…..

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        • czarowniczy says:

          This is a new virus and in China, where people live in a rather close proximity to fowl, there’s always the fear of avian-based diseases getting out into the closely packed population and goin wild.

          You have some 20% of the world’s population living in China with roughly 95% of that living in the eastern 40% of the country’s landmass. You get a disease starting in that mass of humanity and things get jiggy real fast so China has to be on top of any potential disease situation very quickly or else they’ll have a problem of monster proportions – as will the rest of us – really fast.

          A few years before I retired a medical intel specialist gave us a brief on what he considered a ‘worst case’ scenario example. He had an avian flu virus passing from one of their tightly packed chicken operations to China’s most popular and populous meat animal – the pig. Being so close in physiology toi humans the flu virus picks up the ability to pass to humans (a swine flu scenario), becomes particularly virulent and spreads thru the most populous areas of China. With some 100-million passengers a year flying thru Beijing it wouldn’t be long before the disease gets out of China and into the rest of the world, especially the US.
          China keeps a tight rein on any potential disease outbreaks, they’d have a real mess on their hands were an epidemic to start there.

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  11. Troublemaker10 says:

    If Markle is a Scientologist, that might explain a lot. If I were the Queen I might be concerned for Harry and Archie now.

    ———

    Meghan Markle tapping into Tom Cruise’s elite circle to re-enter Hollywood following royal exit, says report
    https://meaww.com/meghan-markle-tap-tom-cruise-hollywood-circle-royal-exit-report?fbclid=IwAR0Yxyl6ZaitOdYakheHnC30O4iH3W-pN0HzXEUe_fDmCmSl4kHxLkoVgnk

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  13. mandy says:

    Late movie…tonight, we watched a British adventure from 1961, “Fury at Smugglers’ Bay,” starring Peter Cushing, John Fraser, and Michèle Mercier. Your basic pirate/highwayman flick, set in the 1790s. Overall, a nice little one time watch. Some beautiful locations…action wasn’t too terribly cheesy…but the special effects for the ships and shipwrecks were hilarious (and not meant to be).

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057085/

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  14. Gary Lacey says:

    RSBN gets taken off of YOUTUBE, what in the hell is going on???

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  15. Dora says:

    William Kurelek – ‘Winter Fun and Games’ (nd)

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  16. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
    Hebrews 12:2 (KJV)

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  17. just stevie says:

    WHAT AM I LOOKING AT?

    “Look unto Me, and be ye saved.” Isaiah xlv. 22

    Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says – LOOK UNTO ME, and BE saved. The great difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and it is His blessings that make it difficult. Troubles nearly always make us look to God; His blessings are apt to make us look elsewhere. The teaching of the Sermon on the Mount is, in effect – Narrow all your interest until the attitude of mind and heart and body is concentration of Jesus Christ. “Look unto Me.”

    Many of us have a mental conception of what a Christian should be, and the lives of the saints become a hindrance to our concentration of God. There is no salvation in this way, it is not simple enough. “Look unto Me” and – not “you will be saved,” but “you ARE saved.” The very thing we look for, we shall find if we will concentrate on Him. We get preoccupied and sulky with God, while all the time He is saying – “Look up and be saved.” The difficulties and trials – the casting about in our minds as to what we shall do this summer, or tomorrow, all vanish when we look to God.

    Rouse yourself up and look to God. Build your hope on Him. No matter if there are a hundred and one things that press, resolutely exclude them all and look to Him. “Look unto Me,” and salvation IS, the moment you look.

    Oswald Chambers
    January 22nd Devotional

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  18. Dora says:

    Trump declares January 22 ‘National Sanctity of Human Life Day’

    US President Donald Trump has declared January 22 to be National Sanctity of Human Life Day, in a proclamation signed Monday.

    “On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our Nation proudly and strongly reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death,” Trump wrote in the proclamation.

    https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2020/01/22/trump-declares-january-22-national-sanctity-of-human-life-day/

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  19. getfitnow says:

    FTA – Yesterday a caravan of roughly 2,500 migrants stopped trying to cross Mexico’s southern border by bridge and instead waded across the river and attempted to get past a line of Mexican National Guardsmen waiting on the other side. That led to some rock-throwing by both sides but hundreds of migrants wound up being taken into custody by the Mexican authorities. Today, those migrants are already being deported by bus and by plane: …1,000 had tried to enter illegally Monday…and hundreds of them were apparently detained by Mexican National Guardsmen and immigration agents. Immigration officials estimated Monday night that 500 had evaded capture by the security forces.
    https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/01/21/mexico-begins-deporting-migrants-rushed-border-monday/

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    • The MOST important part of this action is the word getting back that unlike the previous 30-40 years it ain’t a cakewalk anymore.

      Just this will go a long way.

      Now if we can unclog our highways and cities getting the other 40 million out that would be something…..

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  20. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  21. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Makes ’em easier to pick up for the pot. In Panama we called them ‘chicken of the tree’.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Afternoon Z’s!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Nice ‘un fer a change – a bit cloudy but all considered…

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          • WeeWeed says:

            Not for us – we got yer glaciers for a bit and then solid rain….still. Tomorrow a.m. should be a real trip for the travellin’, workin’ folk.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Back in the early 80s we had a naz-de early February freezing rain in NOLA. My battery went to battery heaven and a friend of mine in JPSO gave me a ride home in his squad car (front seat). As we hit the old GNO the M]NOPD had barraceded it off as the bridge was all idec over so we did what ant self-respecting area LEA would – we moved a barrier and drove through. We were OK until we slithered past to crest of the bridge, then it was a carnival ride for the next two miles until the momentum we built up from the crest down dissipated. Used to be sooooooo much fun to be a cop.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Yes we were sober.

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      • CC says:

        I lived in he Zone, during treaty negotiations…dad worked for the Canal Co….had an avocado tree that got hit by lightening….the resident Iguana became barbecued….He was a big boy….about 18 inches…my mom cried….she used to put a bowl of water for him, at the base of the tree.

        By the way, back in the day, that tree produced avocados the size of softballs…and they were free, just picked ’em up off the ground….and delicious! Not like these puny things they sell in the (corporate) grocery store.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          There were some guinea pig-looking rodents up at Quarry Heights that the base protected. Seems that locals loved them for dinner, lunch orv snax – we were told that outside the base they were all but extinct. That and the huge buckets of rock lobsters they’d bring up to the O-club for that Friday dinner…

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  22. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on all the virtues in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ:

    1. How every virtue is in Him full and perfect, as has been in no other in the history of the world.
    2. How all of them complement each other gloriously, the one penetrating the other and one in the other working wonderfully.

    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 – January 9th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  23. Dora says:

    Oh what a sexy leaf! 🙂

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  24. getfitnow says:

    FTA – Tulsi Gabbard sued Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for defamation over the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate’s claim that the Hawaii congresswoman was a “Russian asset.”

    “With this action, Tulsi seeks to hold Clinton, and the political elites who enable her, accountable for distorting the truth in the middle of a critical Presidential election,” the suit explains. The move appears to be the next step after Gabbard’s lawyers demanded a retraction of Clinton’s “defamatory” comments in a November letter.
    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/tulsi-gabbard-sues-hillary-clinton-for-defamation-over-russian-asset-comments/

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  25. Catherine says:

    Today, January 22, is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Let us pray…

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  26. Troublemaker10 says:

    She seems determined to anger Brits and cause more division with his family . All the signs of being bad news.

    —————-

    Meghan Markle Telling Friends Harry’s ‘Spirit Was Being Crushed’ By Royal Family & ‘Her Love’ Set Him Free: REPORT
    https://perezhilton.com/meghan-markle-prince-harry-royal-family-exit-megxit-quotes/amp/

    And

    Meghan Markle Thought ‘Curtsying’ Was ‘Ridiculous’ Before Canada Move: ‘It Was Honestly a Big Problem’
    https://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/meghan-markle-thought-curtsying-was-ridiculous-before-move/?fbclid=IwAR2eSFgFKaH6O-lOWqesUCZaiZ0uMKELMXJmvNsrOjFDhPww9_4NcRgMYjg

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  27. Johnnywalksalot says:

    Feast of Three Holy Hierarchs no longer a School Holiday in Greece
    https://orthodoxie.com/en/feast-of-three-holy-hierarchs-no-longer-a-school-holiday-in-greece/

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  28. mandy says:

    “The Pentagon made $35 trillion in accounting adjustments last year alone — a total that’s larger than the entire U.S. economy and underscores the Defense Department’s continuing difficulty in balancing its books.”

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/pentagon-racks-up-dollar35-trillion-in-accounting-changes-in-a-year/ar-BBZcVdy

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  29. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Macroni and cheese had a flare for the dramatic in Jerusalem to day. No telling when the wine, Pelosi, will stagger through.
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/macron-yells-at-israeli-security-to-leave-french-church-during-jerusalem-visit/

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Certainement! Out with the Jews! A favorite French saying. And while Marcon is at Auschwitz maybe he can say something to all of those French Jews that were murdered there and at other death camps. You know, Marcon, those French Jewish citizens the French police so gleefully and efficiently rounded up for the Gestapo/SS as they German machine didn’t have the personnel to meet the quota/timetable prescribed for making France Judenfrei so the French constabulary at all levels just rolled up their sleeves and jumped in.

      You and the horse you rode in on/ate, Marcon.

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  30. czarowniczy says:

    I think the Chinese government’s going to dictate a change in the more exotic Chinese dietary habits rather soon.

    The WHO’s been looking at the Wuhan virus outbreak in China and has found that just as in the Chinese SARS outbreak in 2002 in Guangdong there is an exotic animal wet market in Wuhan. In 2003 the SARS virus was traced back to a bat virus that transferred to civet cats and then humans, with the Wuhan virus the WHO is looking at an exotic animal dining list that reads like exhibit list as the San Diego Zoo. The WHO is attacking this from, among other angles, a virus carried in by some wild animals(s) brought in to the market for the local’s dining leasure.

    The WHO isn’t grasping at straws, diseases such as HIV and ebola are heavily favored to have been brought in from the relatively wild areas of Africa as hunters go deeper and deeper into the boonies hunting for bush meat and pets for the expanding market. China can’t afford to have new viruses introduced into its extremely densely packed population so something’s gotta go.

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  32. arsumbris says:

    Sundance, any updates on House lawsuits for Mueller grand jury testimony?

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/01/03/dc-circuit-appeals-panel-hear-oral-arguments-from-house-lawsuit-for-mueller-evidence-and-mcgahn-testimony/

    Any updates on Flynn, or Durham?

    This is one of the few websites that follows these things closely, but we haven’t heard much since Iran became a headline. I’m sure you’re still following it and would let us know if there was something relevant, it just seems odd that there hasn’t been any news for so long.

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. mandy says:

    Looking at the info at the article on http://www.myjewishlearning.com about demons (sought that out after seeing Chuck Schumer apparently talking to an entity that we cannot see, it’s in an earlier post, above) led me to wonder about … old movies.

    I’ve watched the old silent film, The Golem, several times. It’s very good – but if you don’t enjoy silent films, you may not like it much. I HIGHLY recommend at least a one time watch of the film, because it is such an AMAZING piece of film history (IMO). Here is a link to the archive.org upload of it. (I did not look on youtube, it may also be available there)

    https://archive.org/details/GOLEM1920PaulWegener

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011237/

    So anyway….I looked to see if there happened to be any old movies about the other types of demons/entities listed in that article, and I found a 1937 film, “The Dybbuk.” Filmed in Poland, language is Yiddish (though it has subtitles – sometimes impossible to read.) Released in the US in 1938. This is another AMAZING piece of film history (it’s won awards in modern time, somewhere in reading about it, I saw that someone called it a ‘time capsule’). This one is available in full on YT.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030092/

    Enjoy!

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  36. RIP Mr. Peanut. 1916 – 2020.
    However, he is not ROASTING in Hell. FAKE NEWS!

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