Saturday January 25th – 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 Saturday January 25th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

    Caturday buddies!

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  3. Autonomous Collective says:

    Karma?
    Interesting Side Note: Wuhan China is home to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Level 4 Biosafety Lab.
    It research focus is on deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, SARS, MERS, and Spanish Flu.
    Coronavirus’ are everywhere.
    Why #nCoV2019 here?
    Weaponized by Chinese? Laboratory mishap?

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6478205/

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/24/virus-hit-wuhan-has-two-laboratories-linked-chines/

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  4. Autonomous Collective says:

    THE PREAMBLE
    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    Please join Richard Dreyfuss and The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative and express your support for the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution below by completing the form: https://thedreyfussinitiative.org/preamble/

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  5. calbear84 says:

    May the good Lord strengthen and protect Jay Sekulow and Pat Cipillone. May justice be done!

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Taking God At His Word

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    Because of a failure to understand God’s purposes as outlined in the Scriptures some have felt it necessary to alter many of the plainest statements of Holy Writ. Supposing that God could not have meant exactly what He said, they have concluded that these things must be interpreted in a “spiritual” sense.

    Actually there is nothing spiritual about failing to take God at His Word, and seeking to explain away difficulties by arbitrarily altering what He has plainly said.

    First, this would leave us at the mercy of theologians. If the Scriptures do not mean what they say, who has the authority to decide what they do mean? And how can we turn to the Word of God for light if it does not mean what it says, and only trained theologians can tell us what it does mean?

    Second, this altering of the Scriptures affects the veracity of God. It is a thrust at His very honor. If the obvious, natural meaning of the Old Testament promises are not to be depended upon, how can we depend upon any promise of God? Then, when He says: “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. 10:13), He may also mean something else instead of what He actually says.

    Third, this “spiritualizing” of Scriptures endorses apostasy, for it allows men to alter the meaning of God’s Word according to their will.

    The path to a true understanding and enjoyment of the Bible is not in altering but in “rightly dividing” it (II Tim. 2:15).

    Those who have resorted to the “spiritualization” of the prophetic Scriptures because they cannot account for the seeming cessation in their fulfillment, will find the solution to their problem in a recognition of the unique character of Paul’s apostleship and message. Recognize “the mystery” revealed through Paul and there will be no need to alter prophecy.

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/taking-god-at-his-word/

    Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_

    Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

    Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

    Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

    Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

    Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

    Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

    Colossians 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

    1 Timothy 3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

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  7. Bill Dumanch says:

    Amen.

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  8. Lucille says:

    HAPPY CATURDAY…

    Norwegian Forest Cat

    Maine Coon Kitten…

    Cats Acting Like Humans!

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  9. Lucille says:


    “No more professional photos at Antelope Canyon”
    Posted on 24/01/2020
    https://www.easyvoyage.co.uk/news/no-more-professional-photos-at-antelope-canyon-90740

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  10. Garrison Hall says:

    Superb playing of a lute suite by S.L. Weiss on a 13 string guitar tuned like a baroque lute. What I especially like about Weiss’ music is that, even though it is from the baroque period, like his friend and colleague J.S. Bach, Weiss’ melodies are lyrical in the modern sense, so much so that I sometime find myself humming a Weiss piece when I’m working on something outside.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Which answers the question…..
      How do you play a 13 string guitar with only 10 fingers?
      🤓

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        The upper strings are drone strings that add emphasis to the lower strings. It’s what gives lutes and multi-stringed guitars their unique sound. The upper strings are played but much less frequently, again to add emphasis. I once played a 10 string guitar and found it almost impossible. Can’t imagine finding my way around a 13 stringer . . . or a baroque lute for that matter.

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  11. Garrison Hall says:

    Caterday? IT’S CATERDAY!!!

    !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmZMDzx10IM

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  12. citizen817 says:

    Whoa!

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  13. avman1339 says:

    I’m not sure where to post this, but Laura Ingraham seems to be on to something HUGE regarding the ZerO’s White House, his State dept, and numerous meetings between them, Ukrainian government officials of that time, and BOTH Hunter and Joe Biden! Hmm..I wonder what they were chatting about?
    Joe claims not to know “anything” about Hunter and Burisma…lol…Ol’ Joe not only couldn’t keep his mouth shut, he BRAGGED about threatening to withhold $1B of our tax dollars if the prosecutor investigating Burisma was not fired. What a disaster that kind of foolishness would be in foreign or secretive diplomacy!
    The same players in the ZerO’s administration were also pressuring Ukraine to “get dirt on candidate Trump” or face withholding of American “aid”.
    https://video.foxnews.com/v/6126413234001#sp=show-clips

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  14. noswamp says:

    Bernie says now: “The Impeachment Trial Puts Me ‘at a Disadvantage’ and Gives Biden an Advantage”.
    I would have had much more respect for Sanders if he had made this complaint while Pelosi held the articles of impeachment for 33 days. Instead, he said nothing. I feel sorry for the Bernie supporters. It appears to me as if Bernie wants another 800,000 house in the Hamptons or in Ecuador in exchange for him dropping out. Bernie, from what I have seen, cares nothing about his followers. Too bad they don’t see it as yet.

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    • Collateral Justice says:

      Seth Rich agrees that dying for Bernie sucks the big one.
      IMHO disposable Socialist are just Natural Selection who can on ones sword as part of the Blood Oath of the ignorantly evil.

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  15. Gary Lacey says:

    Understanding GOD in the vast scheme of our time. Its reported 34 American troops were injured in the embassy bombings.
    Understanding…..GOD isn’t going to allow the US to make Iran(Persia) a desert waste land, in light of this:
    3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
    4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
    5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

    8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in {the latter years}

    Seems GOD has a plan for Persia(Iran)

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  16. Texian says:

    [The last one.. only some regular micro posts going forward..]

    Houston.. New Orleans..

    This way of life was not normal..

    It was measured in intensity..

    And I remember it all.. in High Fidelity..

    ———————————

    There’s so much more.. Intensity.. in sacrifice.. in love.. in life.. It’s what happens when you follow your heart..

    Footnotes.. of what once was.. in the greatest diving company in the world.. the end of an epic era..

    From the very beginning.. I told them they could count on me.. no matter what..

    I was in a different Realm.. in the Field of Dreams..

    And the winds of change blew.. as the years passed me by..

    Somebody had to do it.. might as well be me..

    Just believe in yourself..

    Looking through my old logs.. these were a few of our last ones.. We were there..

    Where Offshore Pioneers.. Legendary Men.. led their very last team.. there were a few of us younger guys.. they had trained us the old way.. we had made it through their sht.. we were their last ones..

    We all met at the main base before departing.. it had been standard operating procedure at our small Houston base.. but this was New Orleans.. it was rarely done there.. but it was my old Houston supervisor running this job..

    Every one of us were important to him.. he had a lot invested in us.. and us in him.. our lives depended on it..

    Decommissioning platforms.. his handpicked UDT/Salvage team.. we were good at blowing things up.. and all coming back home alive..

    We rode out of the base together on a chartered bus and were briefed on the way to the docks.. a crewboat was waiting for us in Fourchon.. and so was a long boat ride..

    We were going to the outer continental shelf.. about the farthest away from home you could get.. and we didn’t know when we would be coming back.. it wasn’t even on the horizon.. so suck it up.. and just keep putting one foot in front of the other..

    We started the summer at Eugene Island South Addition and made our way West.. blowing and going.. and near the end of summer.. to West Cameron South Addition..

    Name: Shelter Reef; 238 f.s.w.
    Location: South Marsh Island Block 146
    Platform: CNG | Eugene Island Block 392
    DMS Latitude: 28* 13.12
    DMS Longitude: 91* 58.60

    Platform salvage for the U.S. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Rigs to Reef Program in conjunction with the Texas / Louisiana Rigs to Reef Program. Designated Marine Sanctuary by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries..

    ——————————–

    Name: Volcano Reef; 345 f.s.w.
    Location: Ship Shoal Block 320
    Platform: CNG | Ship Shoal 320
    DMS Latitude: 28* 08.62
    DMS Longitude: 91* 19.50

    Platform salvage for the U.S. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Rigs to Reef Program in conjunction with the Texas / Louisiana Rigs to Reef Program. Designated Marine Sanctuary by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries..

    ——————————–

    Name: Angel Reef; 310 f.s.w.
    Location: West Cameron South Addition Block 616-617
    Platform: CNG | West Cameron South Addition Block 624A
    DMS Latitude: 28* 02.92
    DMS Longitude: 93* 18.87

    Platform salvage for the U.S. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Rigs to Reef Program in conjunction with the Texas / Louisiana Rigs to Reef Program. Designated Marine Sanctuary by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries..

    Angel Reef is approximately twenty nautical miles northeast of the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary..

    Enchanted waters.. we had been around West Cameron South Addition before.. we were way out here doing bell runs the year before.. and found ourselves in the eye of a storm.. there was no escape.. we simply were too far out at sea..

    CNG Platform OCS-G-2236; West Cameron Block 624A; Laid to rest in nearby Angel Reef, located in West Cameron Block 616-617. We carried her there.. it was like a procession of sort..

    Laying on it’s side, its highest point reaches upward to approximately 145 f.s.w… viewable from approximately 100 f.s.w..

    It was the last one.. we had arrived on location during the night.. and something just wasn’t right when we boarded her.. she was spotless.. like brand new.. you take out old platforms.. not new ones..

    If you go to Angel Reef.. be careful.. only those who have been on 624A know.. she was relatively new.. a good producer.. but their workers had started to refuse to work on her.. so they sent out some corporate officers to see what it was all about.. and they never came back..

    That was when they called us.. then we found out.. and we all saw it.. in suspended animation..

    So consider yourself forewarned.. some things in this world are simply unexplainable..

    There’s much more to this story.. and it will probably remain hidden forever..

    I told all the others what I was going to do.. so I reached out..

    It’s an enigma.. and still is.. we are not supposed to know..

    It’s the stuff of Legend.. and Legendary Men..

    So beware when you venture out into the Field of Dreams.. it’s where Realms cross over..

    Seek the roses along the way.. just beware of the thorns..

    624A.. it was the last one.. it’s where I became the last one.. I was there.. I was now one of them.. in the greatest diving company in the world.. and then they closed their doors forever..

    Destiny..

    It’s deep inside the heart.. in each and every one of us..

    We have been given a choice..

    Things of the mind fade away.. but things of the heart live on forever..

    Here I Am..

    Memoirs of an Oilfield Diver
    The Epic Archive
    1984-1992

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    • amwick says:

      I looked quickly for Volcano reef and found this…
      If anyone is interested,,,

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    • Patty in Porterville says:

      Thank you for sharing these wonderful memories of your younger years. I have looked forward to them each weekend and enjoyed every one.

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      • Texian says:

        Thx.. Life lessons learned.. the industry and era.. I didn’t want this stuff to be lost forever.. it’s only one perspective though.. a small yet rarely seen look into the bigger puzzle of what once was..

        I witnessed and participated in this great thing happening.. the blood sweat and tears of all of us.. to be the best in the world..

        I loved this company and the parent corporations.. they were great Leaders.. and they cared for us.. we all worked together.. as one big team.. The strive.. the endeavor.. to be the best in the world.. it never ended.. to be the best.. It was a honor to have been a part of them all..

        ..and I didn’t want all of this to end..

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    • muskea says:

      OH MY GOODNESS, I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT YOU AND THIS POPS UP. I PRAY YOU ARE WELL.

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    • muskea says:

      OILFIELD DIVER/TEXAN….PRAY YOU ARE WELL….THINKING OF YOU

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      • Texian says:

        I’m so sorry.. I apologize.. this was one of my drafts.. I posted the wrong copy.. because the ending of this one could have been taken wrong.. there was no option to overwrite it once it is posted.. I sure ain’t ready to go.. it was a wild life.. l still have lots more repenting to do..

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        • muskea says:

          Oh, Sir Texian, I understand the slough of despond as well, but His light is at the end of the tunnel. He is alive! And He forgives! I know that as well. You shall be in my prayers, everyday now.

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  17. Dora says:

    Some cats can sleep anyplace.

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  18. Jimmy R says:

    You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.
    -Luke 10:27 (ESV)

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  19. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
    Matthew 6:24 (KJV)

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  20. Dora says:

    I usually hate ‘hey hey, ho ho’ but this time the jingle sounds good. 🙂

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  21. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  22. Dora says:

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    • Pale rider says:

      Just reading about that in Hebrews 3, the rest of God. It’s been on my heart lately.

      When you realize what day we live in, the seventh, you see we are not living as God made provision. We are living as the Israelites did in the wilderness as slaves with a slave mind.
      The slave mind is evil and Satan loves the slave mind, it’s his forte. It traps us in a place where we cannot escape and we are vulnerable to every lie. Because we serve mammon. Matt 6:24
      God allowed the Israelites to die in the wilderness due to a mind that cannot be rescued. They were his people just as a Christian is.
      A slave will not take his mind off doubt and unbelief which is evil in the sight of our Lord. Even though Israelites were given years of manna and daily bread and water they couldn’t see the ‘promise’ land due to unbelief.
      To step into faith is not ‘leaving behind’ as the enemy has people to believe but ‘willing’ to leave behind, as the rich young ruler in mark 10;17-27 his possessions were not necessary if God is your provision. To see it is faith, and you must prepare.
      Joshua saw with faith, and what did he receive? The promise, the promised land.
      2 Samuel 12;8 ……..and if it would have been too little I would have given you more. (Gods word to David after killing Bathsheba’s husband)in provision there is no limit.

      The Bible is the book of promise, by a God who cannot lie. If you ask Matt 7:7 you will receive. When You ask you must have works in faith to receive. Those works are ‘you’ being willing to lay down what God asks you to. What you receive is what God promises you.
      The rich young ruler is that example. Matt 10:17 Jesus said give it all away, that’s works of faith.
      Matt 18:3 unless you become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
      Under the curse we toil, we are not under the curse as a Christian. We are in rest Hebrews 3 lays it all out. If you receive that word without unbelief, as a child would, it will become your provision. But, in judgement that thing called condemnation (romans 8:1) we cannot receive the word. The promise is through faith that God is who he says he is. Simple, but “as a child”.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Not sure what he meant by living dead persons, but the phrase did trigger memory of Rob Zombie’s “Living Dead Girl”. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BvsMPOfblfg (Hopefully just the link. It may detract from more uplifting posts.)

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  23. getfitnow says:

    FTA — Miserable naysayers try, but fail to ‘cancel’ unifying new Super Bowl ad touting American exceptionalism
    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/24/miserable-naysayers-try-but-fail-to-cancel-unifying-new-super-bowl-ad-touting-american-exceptionalism-879024

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  24. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  25. 2020 interesting times. Wouldn’t hurt to think about a plan for you and yours.
    Forget Plan B – Do you have a plan Zero?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2020-01-16/forget-plan-b-do-you-have-plan-zero

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  26. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the meekness of the Lord Jesus, on:

    1. His meekness on His hidden life at Nazareth until the age of thirty.
    2. His meekness in associating with the sick and with sinners.
    3. His meekness in associating with Judas the traitor and with unrighteous judges.

    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 12th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  27. Spurwing Plover says:

    Trump gave a Speech at the MARCH FOR LIFE and yet the foolish Pope has compared him to King Herod yes the Pope is a a total fake just like the Democrats charges against Trump

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  28. just stevie says:

    LEAVE ROOM FOR GOD

    “But when it pleased God…” Gal. i. 15

    As workers for God we have to learn to make room for God – to give God “elbow room.” We calculate and estimate, and say that this and that will happen, and we forget to make room for God to come in as He chooses. Would we be surprised if God came into our meeting or into our preaching in a way we had never looked for Him to come? Do not look for God to come in any particular way, but LOOK FOR HIM. This is the way to make room for Him. Expect Him to come, but do not expect Him only in a certain way. However much we may know God, the great lesson to learn is that at any minute He may break in. We are apt to overlook this element of surprise, yet God never works in any other way. All of a sudden God meets the life – “When it was the good pleasure of God…”

    Keep your life so constant in its contact with God that His surprising power may break out on the right hand and on the left. Always be in a state of expectancy, and see that you leave room for God to come in as He likes.

    Oswald Chambers
    January 25th Devotional

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  29. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    I personally sense some sort of societal earthquake swarm/storm of sorts rising, stirring…

    Just this week, the U.S. Senate is forced to to babysit cranky U.S. House impeachment managers throwing a tantrum because Orange Man Bad…

    The United Kingdom has finally extricated itself from self-imposed vassal-statehood… (I wonder how they will formally Declare this to the world.)

    The State of Virginia seems hell-bent on re-imposing tyranny while its own motto declares, “Sic Semper Tyrannus”; Thus also (Death) to Tyrants..

    Wuhan, China, and a virus lab in Canada seem to be heavily involved with a new apparently global virus beginning to spread…

    All leading Democrat presidential candidates support legal, full term and perhaps post-birth infantcide…

    Nicholas Sandman and President Trump are newsworthy by their attendance at a March in Washington D.C. to support legal delivery and care of a full-term/pre-term baby..

    Piers Morgan gets criticized for poking satire at the idea of 100 genders…

    Adult, supposedly rational, human parents take their toddlers to Drag-Queen Story Hour events all over the country even as one of the Queen’s gets called out for questioning if these parents really would want this lifestyle for their children…

    The dangerous shenanigans of the prior leadership of the FBI/ DOJ, encouraged by what appears to be willful blindess of the FISC and some other Judicial and Legislative overseers..

    And that’s for starters…

    From the end of Matthew chapter 7, as Jesus concludes his Sermon on the Mount:

    24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

    25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.

    26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

    27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

    28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

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    • Pale rider says:

      I was reading a ‘time’ magazine on the sixties, a sort of highlights. I was surprised to see almost all of this in the news back then. Sure, different alternatives to the same agenda.
      So, is it because we forgot and repeated it or because it’s planned, my question?
      Either way we are due a spiritual awakening.
      Teachers will rise and this evil will be pushed back (by the way teachers will be of the least suspects and possibly the least of character) Just as Obama ushered in Trump, this immorality will usher in chaste behavior and morality. A season. (Also wealth ushers in poverty, plenty then famine) its the worlds way.
      To exit is Gods kingdom, glimpses of it are things like Joseph who ruled in Egypt in times of famine. Israel prospering in a desert. Garden of eden. Jesus himself who fed thousands, without a single backpack full of money or a bank.
      We always come to this precipices and turn away, be it total immorality or enlightenment to a point we can remove ourselves from the constant undertows. A battle in the heavens.
      A God of adversity, a stepping stone or stumbling block. But, praise God he never leaves us.

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  30. Dora says:

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    • lolli says:

      Thank you Dora and treepers. I ❤️ Caturday.
      This one is so pretty.
      I have a black, at least mostly, Maine coon. I have had Maine coon types for most of my life. Mine have always been very social and friendly. 🥰
      Anyway, thanks for all the cute pics.

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  31. Janie M. says:

    I subscribe to Styx’s site. Articulate and interesting observations.His comments on the Wuhan “flu” crisis.

    “Wuhan Medical System In Freefall: So Much for Socialist Medical Care”

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  32. Keln says:

    So I am revamping my website NukingPolitics.com, which I know a few of you have followed for a while and I am adding new, young writers to the staff. For his introductory article, I was so happy to invite a fella named Benny (known very well on the donald discord) to the team, and here is his first article. Let him know what you think!

    http://www.nukingpolitics.com/2020/01/p.html

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  33. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    PaleRider, do you also ride a pale horse? Tongue in cheek question, but I guess you understand the reference from Revelations.

    Anyhow was too young to know much of the sixties, but it’s a wonder our country didn’t blow a gasket or two then.

    I’ve heard those years as when Satan was let loose in America.

    The decade from Nov. 22, 1963, the day of Kennedy’s assassination to Jan. 22, 1973, legalized infantcide, is well, to me a decade when all hell broke loose.

    There were triumphs (successful Apollo missions to the moon being one) yet even that, by 1973, had ended. Careers, companies, infrastructure and so much else just sort of became irrelevant.

    The carnage on both sides of the Vietnam war was finally, mercifully ended.

    The thirst for dangerous drugs was fast developing.

    Music festivals were becoming a thing.

    Racial rioting seemed to have been put on a low simmer, though much of the underlying tensions remained unresolved.

    So you wonder if this was “planned” or not…

    To that I’d guess you’d be hard pressed to find a method more effective to destroy a country than what we’ve endured.

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  34. Sepp says:

    The Holy Martyr Tatiana of Rome is among the Saints commemorated today, January 12th, on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church (January 25th on the civil calendar.

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  35. oldiadguy says:

    Some of you maybe aware that there was a demonstration Friday in Bagdad, demanding the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country. Main stream reports have the numbers anywhere from hundreds to thousands and the photos they showed would seem to support those claims. However, if you go to the following links and take a look at the photos of the crowd, you will see that the crowd estimates they gave were very low. A warning: Some the photos will disturb many here as their hatred towards American troops, President Trump and his actions in their country is evident.

    https://www.anti-empire.com/hundreds-of-thousands-march-against-us-presence-in-iraq-in-largest-protest-demo-baghdad-has-ever-seen/

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/01/24/616953/Baghdad-anti-US-rally

    https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/01/24/Millions-rally-in-Iraq-to-demand-removal-of-US-military-forces/7411579868399/

    Those individuals wearing white are indicating their willingness to martyr themselves in the fight to force the U.S. from their country.

    Some will say that Iran is behind this demonstration. Two things, if Iran has this much power over the Iraqi people, we have a serious problem. Second, Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who is an Iraqi nationalist, called for the demonstration. Unless Muqtada al-Sadr has changed his mind, he has been calling for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country, including Iranian.

    From those photos, it does not appear that things in Iraq will get better any time soon.

    Take care and pray for peace

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  36. dogsmaw says:

    A very interesting meme out there on the internet appeared, so lets review:

    TheLastRefuge @TheLastRefuge2
    The Last Refuge is a rag tag bunch of misfits that do not align with political specificity. We share information, seek known truths and discuss.

    Candidate Trump was framed for stealing a horse; President Trump was subsequently accused of trying too hard to avoid hanging for it. Prosecutor Mueller eventually conceded that Trump didn’t steal the horse; however, by then the focus was on Trump’s efforts to avoid the hanging.  Eventually Mueller testified; it surfaced there was never a horse to begin with… Impeachment was stalled.   Prosecutor Jerry Nadler is attempting to resurrect a legal theory that President Trump can still be hung for attempting to avoid the hanging, even if there was no horse theft.



    https://i.imgur.com/i1xCuav.jpg





    Source:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/11/30/chairman-nadler-sends-white-house-and-republicans-more-deadlines-for-fast-track-december-impeachment-effort/

    Good Job being so Deplorable!!!

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  40. MicD says:

    So I mixed a little coffee with my oatmeal water this morning,
    It brought out sliced banana :p
    MAGA

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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. Troublemaker10 says:

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