Saturday April 4th – 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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101 Responses to Saturday April 4th – Open Thread

  1. Whistling_Past says:

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    • L&L says:

      We are Currently Not Measuring the Incidence of Coronavirus Diseases, but the Activity of the Specialists Searching for Them

      Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg. “Without Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Tests there would be no reason for special alarms”

      Dr. Anthony Fauci and two co-authors published an article on March 26, 2020 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

      Anthony Fauci is head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In the article, linked below, he states that COVID-19 may turn out to be comparable to a seasonal flu or similar to two relatively minor flu pandemics in 1957 and 1968. It is estimated that seasonal flu kills about 500,000 people globally every year and the two flu pandemics he cited each are thought to have killed about a million people globally.

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Little Foxes That Spoil The Vines

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    Many Christian people entertain the notion that apostasy from the truth begins with a denial of one or more of the fundamentals of the faith, such as the infallibility of the Bible, the deity of Christ, or the efficacy of His redemptive work. The moral aspect of apostasy, they suppose, comes about in much the same way.

    This view is not wholly correct, for apostasy generally begins, not with holding, but with condoning spiritual or moral error.

    Eve fell into sin, not by denying what God had said but by listening to Satan.

    In the Song of Solomon, the Shulamite damsel, doubtless quoting the words of Solomon, her beloved bridegroom, notes that the vineyards are in full blossom. Soon the grapes will be ripe for the marriage feast. But a danger threatens the harvest: “the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines.” These must without fail be “taken,” or caught (Song of Solomon 2:15).

    What a striking lesson we have here! How often God’s people have stood at the threshold of great blessing, the refreshing odor of an abundant spiritual harvest in the air when, alas, all has been lost — not through a frontal attack by the adversary, but by those wily little foxes that had been permitted to spoil the vines. Some doctrine or practice clearly unscriptural and subversive of spiritual blessing, had been condoned when, like the little foxes of Solomon’s song, they should have been caught and disposed of.

    To the Reader:

    Some of our Two Minutes articles were written many years ago by Pastor C. R. Stam for publication in newspapers. When many of these articles were later compiled in book form, Pastor Stam wrote this word of explanation in the Preface:

    “It should be borne in mind that the newspaper column, Two Minutes With the Bible, has now been published for many years, so that local, national and international events are discussed as if they occurred only recently. Rather than rewrite or date such articles, we have left them just as they were when first published. This, we felt, would add to the interest, especially since our readers understand that they first appeared as newspaper articles.”

    To this we would add that the same is true for the articles written by others that we continue to add, on a regular basis, to the Two Minutes library. We hope that you’ll agree that while some of the references in these articles are dated, the spiritual truths taught therein are timeless.

    Song of Solomon 2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

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  3. Lucille says:


    “Gray Cat Close-Up” – By Nailia Schwarz

    Have a blessed day!

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  4. Linda K. says:

    Treepers, the great race horse Secretariet was one of a kind. Just like our great President Trump who fired that no good IG Atkinson ! Oh Happy Day, came right to my mind.

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  5. Linda K. says:

    Here is the original race at Belmont for the Triple Crown in 1973. You see what I mean about this great horse and our wonderful President Trump. Defeat the challengers decisively.

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  7. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    Ira Einhorn…The Earth Day Fraud Who Became Known As ‘The Unicorn Killer’… is on his way down here through The Gates of Hell.

    Liked by 6 people

    • cheryl says:

      I remember reading about him years ago. What stuck with me is that he left her to rot in that trunk and he might not have gotten caught except for the fact that her foul-smelling body fluids leaked down into the apartment below. Buh bye, loser Einhorn.

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    • Pale rider says:

      You never know who is sitting next to you.

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    Solace . . .

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  9. P says:

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  10. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday!!!

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  11. cheryl says:

    Venezuelan Navy Vessel Sinks After Opening Fire on Cruise Ship

    The news that nobody could make up. I had to laugh.

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  12. Retired IG says:

    Met with with a friend today from whom I buy grass fed beef for my 2 kits/kids and myself. . They threw up grass fed beef from Aldi’s during a time when my stock was low.
    My friend mentioned it will be 40 days and nights of quarantine. We then went on to a discussion of various religions: Jesus in the desert 40 days and nights. the Tibetans – 40 days and nights in the Bardo after death. And now a quarantine which will at its end be approx. 40 days and nights?
    Wondering about the 40 days and nights.

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  13. Lucille says:

    Matt Redman – 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

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  14. Texian says:

    It was a Tale of Two Cities.. [..The End]


  15. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  16. nimrodman says:

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  17. nimrodman says:

    I think the page I got this from said Liverpool

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  18. nimrodman says:

    on patrol for meeces

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  19. nimrodman says:

    popular cat meme has ancient origins

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  20. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Saturday, April 4, 2020

    “…Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
    Ecclesiastes 12:13 (KJV)

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  21. just stevie says:


    “Behold, the hour cometh…that ye shall be scattered.” John xvi. 32

    Jesus is not rebuking the disciples, their faith was real, but it was disturbed; it was not at work in actual things. The disciples were scattered to their own interests, alive to interests that never were in Jesus Christ. After we have been perfectly related to God in sanctification, our faith has to be worked out in actualities. We shall be scattered, not into work, but into inner desolations and made to know what internal death to God’s blessings means. Are we prepared for this? It is not that we choose it, but that God engineers our circumstances so that we are brought there. Until we have been through that experience, our faith is bolstered up by feelings and by blessings. When once we get there, no matter where God places us or what the inner desolations are, we can praise God that all is well. That is faith being worked out in actualities.

    “…and shall leave Me alone.” Have we left Jesus alone by the scattering of His providence? Because we do not see God in our circumstances? Darkness comes by the sovereignty of God. Are we prepared to let God do as He likes with us – prepared to be separated from conscious blessings? Until Jesus Christ is Lord, we all have ends of our own to serve; our faith is real, but it is not permanent yet. God is never in a hurry; if we wait, we shall see that God is pointing out that we have not been interested in Himself but only in His blessings. The sense of God’s blessing is elemental.

    “Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Spiritual grit is what we need.

    Oswald Chambers
    April 4th Devotional

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    • Pale rider says:

      Do you ever think about Jesus and his perfection?
      Every word and deed! It was a purposeful life in every way, and our example.
      We as humans start as a little seed, every experience has an impact, in heaven it would always glorify the father, as Jesus did here.
      But, we are not born in heaven are we? So all those moments in our existence are what shapes our experience here in this place we reside.
      Can you determine the outcomes? Only through Christ he determines, and it is always an adventure it should not be in vane or condemnation.
      In his presence you find peace and your path, to stay there is the struggle and well worth every moment.
      ‘Will we stand or fall?” We will fall as meant to be.


  22. amwick says:

    Here is a serious idea… think peeps.. help me on this..

    I know that in general you cannot buy N95 masks,, so I have seen stuff about making them yourself… It involves buying an Merv13 air filter and putting it all together a soft, cloth face covering.. It is really not going to work.. but some people have tried this..

    Stay with me, please, it is important..

    So I have been looking for things that could be modified.. Don’t laugh, but I though of full face snorkling masks..and it turns out that some hospital use these already for breathing..

    Today I looked at CPR rescue Masks. They come with a spare valve.. I think with very simple modification, they could be used as a N95 equivalent… They are currently usually carried by emergency/rescue. All they would need is a cheap valve, with that Merv13 filter material…

    What do you think??… You can buy these kits still… the rescue masks are airtight..

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  23. amwick says:

    See, the valves are right in front of the red bag.


  24. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  25. A thought for all: The CDC is recommending singing “Happy Birthday to You” twice when washing hands. That’s nice, but you can say The Lord’s Prayer twice and it takes about the same amount of time. Alternatively, you can say The Lord’s Prayer and one Hail Mary in the same amount of time. Equally effective exceedingly more beneficial. Have a beautiful day, all.

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    • mandy says:

      Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Besides, who wants to rack up a huge bill for violating some idiots copyright protection on a song everybody used to celebrate birthdays. I bet right now someone is rubbing their hands with glee, hopingbthey can turn this CDC guidance into a personal windfall.


      • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

        Here’s a ration of good news I hope you’ll enjoy, Jim. The copyright on both the melody and lyrics of the “Happy Birthday song” was invalidated and ruled expired nearly five years ago. We’re all free to sing it, make up new lyrics, whatever. 👍

        Here’s a link with exhaustive documentation of the case. The first 25-50% of it is an interesting read. A good history of the song.


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        • GB Bari says:

          The article in that link was from Sept. 2015. The case was still pending.

          Here is the outcome, from 2016:

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          • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

            GB, I appreciate your reply. I would like to point out, however that the article you cite was in reference to the same judge that adjudicated the original decision denying the validity of the copyright, approving a settlement for the return of undeserved royalties collected by Warner/Chappell.
            From your link:

            Last year, King ruled that the company didn’t own the lyrics to the ditty, one of the best-known and most beloved songs in the world. He said the company has no right to charge for the song’s use

            In a sense, we’re both right, as the decision you cite was the final nail in the coffin for this issue, AFAIK.


        • Jim in TN says:

          Thanks. I still see TV programs making up new birthday songs, so I thought it was still something they had to pay for.


      • You’re probably right. When I caught myself singing it in my head I thought “there has to be some better way to measure 20 seconds” – problem solved.


  26. scrap1ron says:

    Maduro attempts a little piracy and gets buggered. Way to go, Gilligan.

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  27. johnd500000 says:

    Thanks Sundance


  28. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the crucified Lord Jesus, on:

    1. His boundless mourning for men blinded by sin.
    2. How His thoughts on the Cross were directed more to His heavenly Father than on Himself.
    3. How His concern on the Cross was directed more to men than to Himself.
    4. How, even, on the Cross, He was certain of His victory and Resurrection.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau).

    Today is March 22nd on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and April 4th on the civil calendar.

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  29. scrap1ron says:

    A voice of reason as the leftists in state government Stalin up. Thank you, Sheriff Nichols!

    “We will not be setting up a Police State. PERIOD,” he wrote. “The Sheriff’s Office will not purposefully go out and stop vehicles because they are on the road or stop and ask why people are out and about. To do so puts our officers at risk. This is not Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia where you are asked for your papers!”. Nichols made it clear that he only intends to arrest for matters of law-breaking, and nothing else. “Executive orders aren’t laws.”

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  30. Lucille says:

    Georgia: Muslim plotted to wage jihad by blowing up the White House
    April 4, 2020 8:00 AM By Robert Spencer


  31. Markelito says:

    Why are we only hearing Number of infected and Number of Deaths due to COVID-19.

    But we hear Nothing whatsoever about Number of People Recovering.

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  32. mandy says:

    We enjoy some of this channel’s work, and this is the most recent offering.


  33. Sentient says:

    What’s this about?

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Sepp says:

    An Orthodox Prayer for Deliverance from COVID-19

    O God Almighty, Lord of Heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in Thine ineffable goodness, look down upon us, Thy people gathered in Thy Holy Name. Be Thou our helper and defender in this day of affliction. Thou knowest our weakness. Thou hearest our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who lovest mankind, deliver us from the impending threat of the Corona Virus. Send Thine angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicians and preserve those who are healthy. Enable us to continue to serve our suffering brothers and sisters in peace that together we may glorify Thy most honorable and majestic Name of the Father and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.

    Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!


  37. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    A five-year-old crashes his bicycle into a Tesla. What happens next in Taiwan will take your breath away.


    • boogywstew says:

      My money is on a cop joke that everyone at the scene enjoyed. I grew up with cops and, believe it or not, this is something that happens. Of course, libtards would take it dead seriously. I’m sure Taiwanese police are no different.


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