Friday February 21st – 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. citizen817 says:

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  3. citizen817 says:

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    • hawkins6 says:

      citizen817:

      I was going to post a similar version. I think you should post this on the Presidential site as P Trump would like to read this. It’s an important issue especially to #QuadenBayles and his family.

      The video gets more difficult to watch as it goes on but it’s a must see IMO.

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    • Rhi says:

      Wow, tear jerker for sure, tears down my face, Lord God Almighty I humbly ask in Jesus’ name that you touch this little boy with Your Love and protect him and his mom from the evil surrounding him and deliver them from this vile evil. Amen.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      That is so sad.

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    • Right to reply says:

      Very interesting, especially as he also accuses his mother in that video of verbal abuse. “Even you call me the dumbest kid in class”…

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      • P says:

        Came across this site the other day which contains a wealth of information regarding all types of mental health issues.

        https://blogs.psychcentral.com/childhood-neglect/discuss/2083

        I hope it will help if even a little. Emotional abuse is worse I think than even physical abuse. Words stay in your soul forever.

        I also came across the below comment and agree with it completely. Abuse forever changes a person IMO.

        “Defining moments are things that happen in a moment of time that forever change someone for years to come.” — Pastor Wayde Wilson

        Keep praying and trusting God. I know our time down here is short and things are going to get darker. Download an audio Bible and play it softly in the background during the day and at night, especially in a child’s room. God’s word will not return void.

        https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/audio/?recording=gnv-cook (this is the version I prefer to listen to since this is the Bible that most likely came over with the Pilgrims and was actually later banned by King James from being printed because it said in its notes that God was higher than Kings and he didn’t like the people being told that.). There are, however, many other Bible versions to choose from at this site via their dropdown menu.

        My children and grandchildren went to sleep lots of nights with Maranatha’s Praise and Worship music playing softly in the background. The most beautiful music in my opinion especially Tapes 1-10 where the singing is so anointed.

        Submitted in love

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    • Linda K. says:

      Heartbreaking.

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    • Pale rider says:

      Is there homeschooling there??

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    • Bugsdaddy says:

      Heartbreaking indeed.

      This was my son a few years ago. He was bullied very severely as a second grader. And so was his mother (my dear wife). At the time she was very sick. Going through chemo, radiation, blood transfusions, surgeries….almost daily he was pummeled with…”Your mother is going to die….” Things stolen from his locker. Books defaced. Pushed down stairs, tripped in the hallway, the whole nine yards. Even the parents were awful. During the Christmas program, my wife worked up the nerve and strength to attend, and it was like the Red Sea parting when she walked into the auditorium. I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs “Cancer is NOT contagious you F***ing A$$****s….”

      Anyway, after many hours of counseling, and on our knees in prayer (all three of us) he has become a pretty well adjusted 10th grader. Not to say he doesn’t have flashbacks….I firmly believe it is PTSD or very similar……

      Nothing will rip your heart any quicker than to here your child say “I wish I were dead…”

      The Good News is this…..he has done something about it in his school. Even though the lameass administrators and teachers failed to. My son has stood up, and gathered his classmates around and they have all declared….NO MORE. This shit ends with us. This all happened while he was in 6th grade. And lo and behold, they have prevented the bullying which was rampant (and unrecognized in their school) to cease. I am so proud of his stand, he has been a true leader.

      This year has brought up some concerns for us as he made the Varsity Basketball team, which has several of the same students that were the bullies. He has performed with Grace and perseverance. At first there was some more of the low-level bullying, but he stood up and confronted it. As always, the bullies are cowards, and they immediately back off and slunk away to their mediocre shadows.

      again, the really Good News is this. He is not afraid anymore because he does truly walk in the light of The Lord.

      Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you to be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

      Sorry for this being so disjointed. It can be very emotional.

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      • jumpinjarhead says:

        Thanks for your taking time and emotional capital to post this. FWIW, keep an eye out as to the PTSD issue, it may certainly be present and need attention.

        I hope your wife is better.

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        • Bugsdaddy says:

          Thanks Jump. You got that right….PTSD is evil…..
          She is doing very well now. 8 years cancer free.

          BTW Love your avatar. I spent my time with 1st Anglico among other duty stations!

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          • jumpinjarhead says:

            So glad to hear she is doing well.

            I was in 1st ANGLICO, Subunit ONE late in the Vietnam War. The late iconic “Buck”/“Igor” Coffman (Clovis C. Coffman) was the 3 at that time. What a Marine he was.

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        • Pale rider says:

          Jarhead, totally agree! It just lurks in the subconscious effecting every decision unless you are aware of it, then it’s a matter of re-education of thoughts. I suspect many kids are PTSD and don’t even know it. They either get medications or self medicate to escape the thoughts and that just makes it worse.

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  4. The Devilbat says:

    Here is the man who built the biolab in Wuhan China for $50,000 a month.

    THE CAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS / CORVID-19 

    Here is a report from the United States Justice Department:
    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/harvard-university-professor-and-two-chinese-nationals-charged-three-separate-china-related

    Here is the word from Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post about Dr. Lieber and his dealing with China:https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3048319/us1-million-bail-set-harvard-professor-charles
    Here is a good article about who Lieber is and what he has done. The SOB went to China and was paid $158,000 for living expenses and $50,000 a month to build the biolab for the Chinese in Wuhan. The Chinese gave him over $1,500,000 to build the lab for them. https://www.masslive.com/news/2020/01/who-is-charles-lieber-harvard-scientist-accused-of-lying-about-money-received-from-chinese-government-run-program.html

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  5. Lucille says:

    Treepers…

    Michigan Forest…

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  6. Lucille says:

    Wuhan Virus Watch: Five Coronavirus Patients to be Transferred to Spokane Hospital’s Isolation Ward
    Posted by Leslie Eastman on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 3:00pm

    Five patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 are being transferred to Spokane’s Providence Sacred Heart Medical Cente, taking advantage of the facility’s secured airborne infection isolation rooms (only one of 10 in the nation).

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/wuhan-virus-watch-five-coronavirus-patients-to-be-transferred-to-spokane-hospitals-isolation-ward/

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  7. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Sin Kills — Christ Saves

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    The Bible clearly states that “as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law; and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law” (Rom. 2:12).

    Some people overlook or forget the fact that entirely apart from the Law, sin kills. This is evident on every hand. Envy, hate, vice and profligate living dissipate the human frame and destroy it.

    This is why so many in pagan lands barely live out half their lives. “Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” entirely apart from law and judgment.

    But Rom. 2:12 goes on to say that “as many as have sin- ned in the law shall be judged by the law.” Let’s think this through too.

    Here, let’s say, is a man who begins to take narcotics. He gets deeper and deeper into drug addiction, and has to cheat and steal to get the money to buy more. Soon his life is ruined; he’s a human wreck — entirely apart from the law.

    But now the law catches up with him and there is a new situation. He is taken to court and found guilty and sent to jail. This is the legal penalty for his crime, a crime which was destroying him anyway. So the Law is of no help to sinners; it only adds the just condemnation of sin to the natural — and deplorable — results of sin.

    How wonderful, then, to know that the death of Christ is so complete a solution to man’s twofold problem! Romans 5 explains how Christ, at Calvary, came to our rescue, both in our helplessness and in the condemnation that spelled our doom.

    Ver. 6: “When we were yet without strength… Christ died for the ungodly.”

    Ver. 8: “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/sin-kills-christ-saves/

    Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

    Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
    2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
    3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
    4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
    5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

    6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
    7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
    8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
    10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
    11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

    12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
    13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
    14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
    15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

    16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
    17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
    18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

    19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
    20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
    21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

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  8. TreeClimber says:

    Taylor’s baby boy got his first cancer treatment yesterday. They’re hopeful it’s going to help, but they’ve found that it’s metastasized. Any ongoing prayer is still very much appreciated.

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  9. citizen817 says:

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  12. Garrison Hall says:

    In Spain the most famous guitar makers and shops are, naturally enough, located in the larger cities. So, on Saturdays the local musicians tend to pay a visit to try out the new guitars and, usually, just to hang out. This is a long established practice, so much so, that when other classical or flamenco guitarists from other parts of the world are passing through it’s not uncommon to find great players paying a visit. But what holds the scene together of course are the many talented local players and singers who are on hand. And, so, when musicians and good instruments are in the same space its only natural for performers, both famous and not famous, to start making music. The shop where this music takes place is in Barcelona and, if you are lucky to be there at the right time, you can sample some really great music. This is probably not entirely trure but I prefer to believe that everyone in the South of Spain has a flamenco soul.

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  13. Lucille says:

    You Should Know About This Chernobyl Fungus That Eats Radiation: It could shield us from deadly rays
    By Caroline Delbert – February 6, 2020

    • A fungus observed inside Chernobyl is a radiation extremophile that could inspire new technology.
    • Removing radiation and even turning it into energy could help clean disaster sites and enable spaceflight.
    • The fungi use high amounts of melanin to both resist radiation and turn it into energy.

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a30784690/chernobyl-fungus/

    Reactor 4 of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station. (Getty Images)

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    • JC says:

      Wow, Lucille. Amazing. Thanks for posting.

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      • Lucille says:

        You’re welcome, JC! I like POPULAR MECHANICS articles…good reputation. That and READER’S DIGEST were the only magazines my Dad would purchase each month. He would have loved the Internet. He was an information junkie just like I am.

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    • Lanna says:

      Thanks, Lucille, that was a really interesting article. After I read it I noticed this one about the Iowa caucus: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/math/a30810883/iowa-caucuses-math-errors/

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    • Pale rider says:

      “Beauty for ashes oil of joy for mourning”

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    • Jim in TN says:

      That is fascinating, but I wonder how many of the claims are hype or misunderstanding. And I definitely wonder what type of radiation it eats.

      Blocking radiation isn’t easy. Think about how well your cells block x-rays. Bones block more than fat or muscle. But lead blocks them very easily. As radiation gets even more energetic, even lead stops being advantageous. In the end, you needs lots and lots of matter to block really high energy radiation, or neutrons of almost any energy.

      But you wouldn’t necessarily need to stop radiation to get energy. Lots of radiation scatters multiple times before stopping. Each time leaving a little bit of energy behind.

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      • Lucille says:

        A lot of the time articles are jumping off points for further research. You seem to have a pretty good grip on the subject. If you find more info as the scientists continue their studies of Chernobyl fungi, be sure to let us know. Thanks, Jim!

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  14. Troublemaker10 says:

    Excerpt:

    In one such testimony, Forrest Smith, an obstetrician-gynecologist who performed abortions in California, testified not only that Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics were selling aborted baby parts for profit, but babies were often born alive, then murdered, in order to ensure the organs to be sold were more fresh and intact.

    Smith, who said he had done at least 50,000 abortions, testified that based on what he saw in the videos and what he knows about the abortion industry, he believes doctors performed abortion procedures so that babies would be born alive, even though it puts the mother at greater risk.

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  15. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • thesouthwasrght says:

      That would be because you must have a villain to direct people’s attention away from the truth, and that villain was and is Southern Whites. I must admit it has been a fantastically successful undertaking.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      It always saddens me to see Black Americans who were given Arab-Muslim sounding names as a form of protest when, in fact, it was Arab-Muslim slavers who were the middle-men that kept the slave-trade going. It is sad that so many Americans simply don’t know that they don’t know.

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  16. Dora says:

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  17. Angus D says:

    Proof is mounting that this ‘pandemic virus’ is just a yearly flu outbreak, and a minor one at that. Which leaves China to explain the massive number of deaths inside China ???

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    • GB Bari says:

      There is SO much disinformation on the virus that the safest bet is to not believe any of it but anticipate that it’s very bad and use smart risk avoidance techniques.

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    • Jorizabeth says:

      Cover up for the largest concentration of air pollution on the planet. There’s a story out there, but I read so much, I don’t recall where I got it. Reputable, but don’t have link. Sorry. Air pollution, very bad.

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      • jumpinjarhead says:

        Not just air pollution. Of course the lame stream media will not cover it but the grim reality about COMMUNIST China is that as soon as you leave the glitzy cities built for western consumption, the rest of that TOTALITARIAN nation is left to low-3rd world conditions in every regard, from sanitation to medical care and everything in between. I intentional capitalized certain terms to emphasize how successful the lame stream media and sadly, even our own government, has been in sugar coating China as a friendly, free market modern nation “just like” America etc. and minimizing to the point far too many Americans do not understand the PRC is a ruthless oppressive totalitarian communist country where people are tortured, murdered and otherwise brutalized in a daily basis.

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  18. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.”
    Mark 14:38 (KJV)

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  19. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  20. just stevie says:

    HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CARRIED AWAY FOR HIM?

    “She hath wrought a good work on Me.” Mark xiv. 6

    If human love does not carry a man beyond himself, it is not love. If love is always discreet, always wise, always sensible and calculating, never carried beyond itself, it is not love at all. It may be affection, it may be warmth of feeling, but it has not the true nature of love in it.

    Have I ever been carried away to do something for God not because it was my duty, nor because it was useful, nor because there was anything in it at all beyond the fact that I love Him? Have I ever realized that I can bring to God things which are of value to Him, or am I mooning round the magnitude of His Redemption whilst there are any number of things I might be doing? Not Divine, colossal things which could be recorded as marvelous, but ordinary, simple human things which will give evidence to God that I am abandoned to Him? Have I ever produced in the heart of the Lord Jesus what Mary of Bethany produced?

    There are times when it seems as if God watches to see if we will give Him the abandoned tokens of how genuinely we do love Him. Abandon to God is of more value than personal holiness. Personal holiness focuses the eye on our own whiteness; we are greatly concerned about the way we walk and talk and look, fearful lest we offend Him. Perfect love casts out all that when once we are abandoned to God. We have to get rid of this notion – “Am I of any use?” and make up our minds that we are not, and we may be near the truth. It is never a question of being of use, but of being of value to God Himself. When we are abandoned to God, He works through us all the time.

    Oswald Chambers
    February 21st Devotional

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  21. Dora says:

    President Trump Announces Advisory Board to Expose Research Using Aborted Baby Parts

    The Trump administration took another step to defend unborn babies Wednesday when it announced the formation of a new ethics board to look into the use of aborted baby body parts in government-funded research.

    The new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board is one of several ways the Trump administration has been working to end the unethical practice of using aborted baby body parts in taxpayer-funded scientific research.

    https://www.lifenews.com/2020/02/19/president-trump-announces-advisory-board-to-expose-research-using-aborted-baby-parts/

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  23. scrap1ron says:

    Easy to spot one when you know what to look for.

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  24. amwick says:

    a chuckle for Friday..

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  25. 94corvette says:

    I have to give a big thanks to the person who recommended “The Devil’s Chessboard” as a good book about how the CIA and State Department have come to be the shadow government trying to take over the US. This election is a crossroads and with the deep state throwing everything they can at our President, it’s going to be a hard fight. As SD has pointed out time and time again, it’s Main Street vs Wall Street. I have to also recommend “Chronicles of the 20th Century” which is a collection of the newspaper articles from 1/1/1900 forward. You can see how those in power worked to unify the world’s governments and how they used WWI to achieve that goal. I am convinced that when the League of Nations was not successful, they upped the stakes and after the Great Depression and WWII, we were saddled with the UN. I really believe that one of Obama’s goals was to throw us into a civil war so that he could call in the UN to quell the rebellion and at that point, the US as we know is would be history. As soon as I finish “The Devil’s Chessboard”, I will be starting “The Power Elite”, a book written in 1956 that discusses the relationships between Wall Street, the military and politicians. It’s easy to understand how that our representatives and senators are millionaires when you see how they use their positions for profit.

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    • While we refer to them as ‘our representatives’, they’re nothing but money hungry whores that sell their souls to the party elites to keep their seats. Many of them are nothing more than partisan votes, bought and paid for. The system has jumped the shark and is not representative of the people for the people. Will we rise up? Nah, too comfortable in our lives. People won’t even volunteer to police their own elections when it is their right to do so. If you want to try and fix the system through elections, then go visit True the Vote and get involved. Maybe donate a few bucks to them rather than the candidates. Did you know incumbents own their polling stations and staff in their districts? Yeah, they do and it’s their rules they created to allow this travesty. Election fraud happens in your polling stations and absentee ballots. True the Vote needs volunteers to police both.

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  26. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  27. Dora says:

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  28. mandy says:

    Coronavirus: Ukraine protesters attack buses carrying China evacuees

    Dozens of protesters in a Ukrainian town have attacked buses carrying evacuees from coronavirus-hit China.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51581805#

    YIKES.

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  29. Lucille says:

    GENES MADE EASY

    Scientists around the world are unraveling the mysteries of our genes. Exploring our genes reveals our past and our future, from the diseases you’re more likely to get, to where your ancestors came from. But what is a gene? Where do they come from? And how do your genes make you become you?

    Your genes are an instruction manual for your body. Hidden inside almost every cell in your body is a chemical called DNA. A gene is a short section of DNA.

    What are Chromosomes? A chromosome is a tightly wound coil of DNA. Chromosomes are found inside your cells. Such tight packing allows the DNA to fit inside a tiny cell. You have 23 pairs of chromosomes in each cell, different types, so that’s 46 per cell – a magic number!

    http://www.genesandhealth.org/genes-your-health/genes-made-easy

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  30. feistyhayseed says:

    Exculpatory Evidence of Roger Stone’s Innocence. Get this message out, about and around.

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  31. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Cyber attack on Rep of Georgia. Who to Putin the blame? Well, who did it left an interesting picture.
    https://eurasianet.org/russia-blamed-in-massive-cyber-attack-against-georgia
    While this is going on, a return from a jail cell brings a Saakashvili ally.
    https://civil.ge/archives/339715

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  32. 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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  33. 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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