Tuesday April 7th – 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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125 Responses to Tuesday April 7th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Whistling_Past says:

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    • GB Bari says:

      Those who are graced by our Father with abundance are hopefully remembering to continue to donate to charities that they have always supported an even seek out new ones especially in these unusually stressed times.

      Despite more of us using the now very high standard deduction when filing our federal tax returns, and no longer listing our charitable donations in Schedule A, most of those organizations that help the less fortunate still need our help. I have wondered how much charitable giving has ceased simply because of the increase in the standard deduction.


  3. citizen817 says:

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    Live from Jamie Lin’s front porch . . . 🙂

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  5. Going through Passion Week by first watching the “The Robe” with Richard Burton. Great acting. Sadly he was a socialist that drank himself to death.

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    • mandy says:

      We’re on the Old Calendar so we have not started watching our ‘Pascha movies’ yet. That one is in the mix.

      My favorite, by far, is “Risen.”


  6. Lucille says:

    6 Reasons Why The AR-15 Is Actually Ideal For Self-Defense
    Posted on March 22, 2018 by Tom Knighton

    The AR-15 is a great weapon for self-defense, and there are a number of reasons why. What follows is one man’s thinking on why the AR-15 is great for home defense and, in a few cases, why it’s far superior to the shotgun.


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    • GB Bari says:

      The article is pretty accurate. The author touched briefly on the subject of the dangers of missing your target in a home. The relatively high velocity of a standard 55 grain .223 / 5.56 bullet can easily penetrate the soft exterior walls of most standard frame homes with 1/2″ or 5/8″ interior drywall and exterior vinyl siding. Homeowners must ALWAYS be aware of what is within (behind) the field of fire if they happen to miss a charging home invader and the round goes through the wall or through a window, then across the street, or even several hundred yards away. Best solution: don;’t miss.

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        Despite living in a century old house built more like a fortress than a modern house with fly-paper walls, this is something I’ve always been aware of. My solution is a high-capacity handgun with “defense” designed rounds loaded into several ready magazines. If I ever have to go to an AR pattern rifle, we’re in a real SHTF gun-fight and all bets are off.

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      • rah says:

        And that is one reason why I like .45 for home defense. Big slug with a lot of kinetic energy, moving at a relatively low velocity of 700 to 900 fps. To hell with cavitation, what you want is knock back or down power at the close ranges in a home. As long as you hit them somewhere with the first round you’ve probably bought time for a 2nd better aimed round. For those that know how to use one, a good automatic pistol in .45 cal is preferable to an AR for home defense in the most common situations. Door bangers in hostage situations are generally armed with an automatic pistols, those with the submachine guns or long rifles follow the door bangers. That is the way I was trained. Now why do think that would that be the typical deployment in those situations?

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        • GB Bari says:

          No argument with that, but my small-ish wife cannot handle a .45. She tried at the range and she wound up on her butt. Settled for a small 9mm semi-auto. We have taken several courses on handgun handling and in-home self defense using handguns. Learned a lot…..


          • rah says:

            For my wife, who is all small, I have a recessed hammer, snub nose, Stainless Steel, Taurus revolver, 38 special loaded with gell tips. IMO .38 is the absolute minimum caliber in a hand gun that should be considered for effective self defense.

            I also have a .380 CZ-38 automatic. It was taken as a war prize by my uncle in WW II complete with cow hide holster having the two pips of an Oberleutnant. Smaller than my Colt Combat Commander or my Glock 21.


  7. I think it’s now time to (re)watch the movie “V for Vendetta”. In the morning I’m going to dig through my boxes of DVDs in the basement to ferret it out.

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    • You betcha. WE ARE NOT IN THIS TOGETHER.

      NON ESSENTIAL Main st. Merchants, hair dressers, and car mechanics are dying on the vine. We wait for $1200, from a congress who spent 4 trillion on donors and pet causes like Africa and illegals.

      Essential – school bus drivers, DMV slugs and assorted government clerks – if asked, would say – “let’s err on the side of caution” – while they stuff themselves with pizza at full pay and benefits.

      No, we are not in this together. NON ESSENTIALS are the new Jews and negroes of the Covid economy. There are even spies to turn us in, should some poor electrician try to make a few bucks.

      I want to hurt someone in my statehouse or congress.

      When some dry cleaner in Albuquerque goes full metal jacket here, pretty soon, don’t say we didn’t scream for help – but nobody is listening.

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      • farmerren says:

        Labeling a job as essential or non essential quickly progresses to assigning it to humans.

        Sarah Palin saw this attitude as it applied to her family and health care.

        Palin, Aug. 7,09: “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care.”

        “Worthy”. “Essential”.



  8. citizen817 says:

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  9. Jase says:

    The Australian High Court today overturned the the convictions for sex offences against alter boys of Australian Catholic Cardinal George Pell.
    The court voted unanimously, 7-0, to quash the convictions and set Pell free, 404 days after he was imprisoned for crimes he did not commit.
    Not only did he not commit the crimes, even a cursory examination of the evidence and the trial conscript would have shown it to be physically impossible for the alleged offences to have even occurred at the time, place and in the manner claimed.
    The decision highlights, in my opinion, one of the most egregious examples of police, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct – aided and abetted by a left-wing, taxpayer-funded national media organisation – in Australian history.
    The Catholic Church has a sorry history of harbouring and protecting evil child abusers within its ranks, but Cardinal Pell was not one of them.
    He was targeted because of his rank and the rabid left’s hatred of organised Christian religion.
    An innocent man is free.

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  10. Patrick Healy says:

    Thank you Jase for posting that.
    Yes I have followed that travesty since its beginning.
    My prayers have been answered.
    It is possibly not known to our American readers but there is much more to this than a witch hunt and the original Kangeroo Court.
    Cardinal Pell was in the running to be pope at the time our Argentine Marxist (Pope Francis) got the job.
    He was also on the point of exposing financial scandals in the Vatican banking system.
    And most heinous of all, he was an outspoken and scientifically qualified opponent of the great global warming fraud.
    So like President Trump – he had to go.
    Btw he says he bears no animosity towards his persecutors.

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  11. This is the Prayer for Our Country and Our President.

    Pray The Prayer daily – until you feel it has implanted. Publish quietly & widely.

    Fret not. He Who promised is able.

    Lord, we are true believers. You have been our refuge for all of our lives. We have waited on you with holy fear and sacred awe.

    And now, with the Holy Spirit to help us, we open our mouths.

    Like David, we have marshaled our thoughts like men of war and, like arrows, we make straight aim with our prayers. We direct our prayers with all of our strength, we let our arrows fly. When the arrows and our prayers, have left our hands, only then, Lord, will we look up. We expect, Oh, Lord, according to Your Word, to see an answer to our prayers, which we offer you now.

    We are doing something that is real. We address ourselves to you, O, God, whom we cannot see, though you are present with us now. We may not be able to touch or hear You, or by physical senses apprehend you, but you are present with us now, as though we are speaking to a friend of flesh and blood.

    We have come to speak to you, Lord God; we who are but dust and ashes. We are humbled, Lord, we are bold, and we importune your mercy through Our Savior’s blood and Name.

    We know we have no right to the things we ask for … We stand before you as patronage of Our Blessed Redeemer. And though it is we who plead, we plead His wounds, His life, His death, His Blood, His sufferings, His Sacrifice, His Resurrection. Himself. We are here to make our petitions plain. Our words are few, our hearts are fervent.

    As for our petitions, Lord, we will not let go of thee, except you bless us, except you bless this country, except you bless this land. We have filled our mouths with arguments and by those arguments, the gates of victory are opened for us, for Our President and our land.

    We plead with you now with strong reason. What we seek from you – is great for us in import and advance; important to your people, important to our land.

    Our arguments to you, O Lord, are funded with your grace. It is by grace that sinners, such as we, obtain anything from you.

    Lord, we seek your blessings, we seek double blessings. We seek your blessings in the obtaining, we seek your blessings in our seeking. We pray and bathe ourselves in your holy cooling stream and escape the heat of the summer’s sun. We mount on eagle’s wings above, and soar by clear Heaven where you, Our God, do dwell. We enter in to your treasure-place and enrich ourselves in Your inexhaustible storehouse. We bring to remembrance your blessing for us through Christ Jesus, how immeasurable, and done through by you eternal love.

    We cast off every burden. We tear away our rags. We shake off, we shake out, every disease. We plead before you, Jehovah, your holy attributes. We take hold of your justice and your mercy, your faithfulness and truth. Lord, your righteousness commands our battering rams by which we rend the gates of Heaven. And, Lord, we plead your promises. You have said to each of us, “Surely I will do thee good.”

    We hold You to your word, all that you have promised. We know you will do us good as you have promised. We know you will do Our President good, as you have promised. Do unto us, unto this land, unto this people, unto us all that which thou hast said – Lord, surely do us good.

    We hold your promise notes inside our hearts, we hold them tightly in our hands. We hold your Word, we engage your honor. We know that not one thing has failed of all that You have promised; all You have said has come to pass, all you have promised will surely come to pass.

    We invoke your eternal promises. We know your will, O Lord; we have studied. We know your will is in your promises. We cannot give You rest till you fulfill your promises, until you fulfill your Word which you have given to your people.

    You let it be known, near and afar, when you speak, Lord, you mean to act. You have spoken, you will act. We have spoken, Lord, and that out loudly. We have put our trust in you. Deliver us – deliver Our President – deliver every state and all our land from the enemies seen and those we cannot fathom.

    Arise, O Lord, and do these many great things. Let not thy honor be cast down. Stir up Thyself, and awake, O Lord, to our judgment and our cause. This day, stir Thyself exceedingly, abundantly, beyond what anyone can believe or imagine. Stir up Thyself, and awake, O Lord, to our judgment and our cause.

    They have provoked you with their words, O Lord, their actions and their deeds, their lies; all this they have carried out – in secret and in light; they have brought much harm to this people, much harm have they done to this land. Stir up thyself and awake to Our President’s judgment and his cause; stretch forth thy hand, O Lord, it is time to help your people. It is time to heal our land.

    Arise, this moment, wake up thy zeal, let your sacred passions burn. Come, Lord Jehovah, come remind us what your bare arm can do. Show what your bare arm can do for the judgment and cause of our people and our land.

    We plead for the sorrows of our people, sorrows like shadows across this land. Bring down those who traffic in the suffering of others, who maintain the pain of others to further their position and their power. Come and deliver us from their hands and every devious purpose; purposes to abuse our freedoms, deny the law of liberty, and your life of liberty inside of us. Show everyone now, O Lord, how much it is you love your people. How much it is you love our land.

    Lord, You brought us far and to this place. You are the unchanging, Everlasting to Everlasting; you are as you have done in the past. Tarry not, O Lord; for our sake, make haste. Chase down those who have not listened, who have refused to hear our pleadings over and over and over again. Bring down the strongholds of the heedless ones, turn their positions and their power asunder, drive each one to defeat; cause them to run straightway to their shame, let them trouble your people no longer.

    Now, have mercy, O Lord, on our iniquities, for the iniquities of your people are great.

    Forget the greatness of our sins, O Lord, forget the greatness of Our President’s sins, the yawning great sins of our land. By your tender mercies take us by the hand, your great right hand. You have ever and always been our help, O God. Leave not your people now, neither forsake them. Remember our land and our sorrow.

    Remember those who changed money behind closed doors, who violated our charge; who used their powers in service of darkness, who refused to give account – overturn them now, bring reckoning; spare not. Tear down their fortresses one by one – the north the south the east the west all throughout the center. They have stolen our moment, our liberty, they seek to own the sacred of our lives.

    Sear with light the plans they have made in secret, bring every proposal – every draft to naught; for the chains where they would bind us, that they fashion even now, bring them disgrace, defeat and downfall; with your strong right hand, your bare arm, all your holy muscle, turn them utterly asunder. Let them never trouble us – let them never trouble Our President – let them never trouble this land – again.

    By thy Glory and Honor, indeed Thou art God, show yourself for the help of your people, for the help of our land. For the help of Our President, his family, friends and his fellow travelers in the war for this land.

    Your Son Himself has said to each of us: if we need anything – all that you have belongs to Him – all that He has belongs to us. We are here, here for this people, and this land and this time, and we speak forth the name of Jesus, Our Lord.

    We waver not, O Lord; our faith does not stagger.

    We plead in His name – the name which rancors the gates of hell, which the hosts of Heaven obey. Hear us, Father, feel the sacred power of your son’s pleas in our behalf.

    We are soldiered by His grief, the groans of His sufferings. We cannot accept denial. We have filled our mouths with prayer, with arguments, there is room for nothing else. Like Abraham, we cannot let You go until you bless our land.

    We have opened our mouths to you, O Lord, for this people’s sake – for the sake of Our President, the cause of our land. Your supply, your answer, and our victory shall be great.

    Begin this moment, arise, O Lord, now. Stir up Thyself, and awake to our judgment and our cause, protect our President, and heal our land.

    In Jesus’ name, we pray.

    And all the people AGREED, and all the people said, “Amen and Amen.”

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  12. rd says:


    The Chinese Coronavirus Carnage estimates for Minnesota from — https://covid19.healthdata.org — really have changed since last week.

    We are not going to run out of hospital beds, ICU beds, or ventilators. WOO HOO!!!
    They are still using their bed and ventilator numbers, not the much larger, and more accurate MN Department of Health numbers.

    Our peak death day is now April 26, and we will have 24 deaths that day, +105/-24. (They really narrowed that number down.).

    Their estimated total deaths for Minnesota have dropped from 925 to 625 dead (210-1350 estimated).

    I wonder what the models will say next week? And two weeks from now? And the next week, after the peak hospital usage, and peak deaths are scheduled to occur?

    The models keep scaling back the carnage. Maybe because we are following the distance rules?

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I say, “Or”.

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    • mandy says:

      If your numbers are from that IHME model, the drop cannot be ‘because we are following distance rules’ because following the distance rules was factored in. Look at the top of the page – it reads ‘assuming full social distancing.’

      The drop is because the model was a fraud from the gitgo.

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  13. nimrodman says:

    Honor Blackman gone at 94

    Honor Blackman posing in a publicity photo for Goldfinger


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    • nimrodman says:

      whatta dame

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    • Bob says:

      What a great movie and even grater cast…it was playing at a theater in Boston, the line was half way around the block, it was Christmas season and cold outside. Went with my brother, we were both in the Army and home for Christmas. Memories….

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      • nimrodman says:

        I had Bond / Goldfinger bubblegum cards

        Like the baseball cards that came in a flat pack of bubblegum, they had branched out from ballplayers to the popular entertainment world

        My favorite was Oddjob being electrocuted with sparks flying everywhere
        (I was 11)

        Also had Beatles bubblegum cards, same deal. I remember ones with the Ed Sullivan set, that was a great set graphically

        A year before Help, I think, so none from that movie


  14. Mr Lawson says:

    Work in progress:

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  15. spoogels says:


    1. China won the 3rd world war without firing a shot

    2. Europeans are not as educated as they appear

    3. Rich people are in fact less immune than poor people

    4. No priest, poojari, rabbi, usthad,snake oil salesmen, or astrologers could save any patients

    5. Health professionals are worth way more than football legends

    6. Oil is worthless in a society without consumption

    7. Animals most likely feel the same way in the zoo as we do being quarantined

    8. The planet regenerates quickly without human interference

    9. Majority of people can comfortably work at home

    10. Everyone can survive without junk food

    11. Living a hygienic life is not at all difficult

    12. Men can cook too

    13. Media are full of nonsense and fake news

    14. Actors are just entertainers, they are not the HEROES

    15. Life is so fragile-handle with care

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    • GB Bari says:

      All good, but I would not say China won anything.

      I predict that President Trump will come down even more harshly on them re. trade terms after this episode is over. And this time he may have more support from the international community, especially Europe.

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      • JC says:

        With you 100%, GB. The ramifications of this thing, both simple and complex, will surprise us all. As hideous as it has been for those who have experienced much loss, and for whom we grieve, the silver linings are legion and of enormous benefit to us all. We have the right President “for such a time as this”.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      I’d like to add another…

      16. Stay-at-home and homeschooling parents who do this full-time anyway are the bomb.

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      • wondering999 says:

        And… anyone who wishes to homeschool should have no difficulty accessing whatever they need, this option of homeschooling is a public good and necessity for many different situations, and should not be obstructed


  16. nimrodman says:

    I think The Beatles discovered that this works too

    Ocean chorus: Male bottlenose dolphins sing in synchronised duets to impress females


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  17. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Four Kinds Of Men

    According to St. Paul’s inspired epistles, the human race is divided into four categories:

    1. The natural man, i.e., the fallen son of Adam, as he is, without God. Of him the Apostle says: “The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (ICor.2:14).
    2. The babe in Christ. When a person sees himself as a sinner and trusts Christ as his Saviour, he is “born again” and becomes a “babe in Christ”. But babes can and should grow, so these are exhorted: “As newborn babes, desire the sincere [pure] milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby” (IPet.2:2).
    3. The carnal Christian is one who, though perhaps a Christian for years, has not grown, due to indifference and neglect of the Word of God. He still has to be treated as a babe in Christ. The Corinthian believers were examples of this. Paul had to write them: “I…could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear [digest] it, neither yet now are ye able” (ICor.3:1,2). Everybody loves a baby, but the joy that fills the hearts of loving parents turns to bitterest sorrow if their baby fails to grow.
    4. The spiritual Christian is one who, through prayerful study of the Word of God, has grown to spiritual maturity. He is no longer merely a child of God; he is a “man of God”. We should all “desire the sincere [pure] milk of the Word that ye may grow thereby” (IPet.2:2) — “THAT WE HENCEFORTH BE NO MORE CHILDREN, TOSSED TO AND FRO, AND CARRIED ABOUT WITH EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE” (Eph.4:14). Let us then heed St. Peter’s inspired exhortation: “BUT GROW IN GRACE, AND IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST” (IIPet. 3:18).


    1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

    1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
    2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

    Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

    2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

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  18. Dora says:

    Thank God!

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  19. trapper says:

    Close your door and don’t go out.
    The Chinese dragon flies,
    and in its breath
    are sickness, death,
    treachery, and lies.

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  20. Dora says:

    Did Fulton Sheen Prophesy About These Times?

    “The only way out of this crisis is spiritual… The time is nearer than you think.”

    Did Archbishop Fulton Sheen prophesy about these times?

    In a talk 72 years ago, Bishop Fulton Sheen appeared as visionary as prophets of old.

    “We are at the end of Christendom.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen said during a talk in 1947. Making clear he didn’t mean Christianity or the Church, he said, “Christendom is economic, political, social life as inspired by Christian principles. That is ending — we’ve seen it die. Look at the symptoms: the breakup of the family, divorce, abortion, immorality, general dishonesty.”

    Prophetic then, he was already a visionary and forewarning in the Jan. 26, 1947, radio broadcast.



  21. Angus D says:

    Elite bazillionaire Adrenochrome addicts get their God hi’s on using the essence of dead murdered human babies, if there was a more evil addiction in history, please point it out. And observe the God hi is incomplete, these creatures are failing across the board, they may feel like God but they don’t think like him..


  22. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  23. Sepp says:


    “Every day we should keep ourselves as though we were to appear before God.”

    Saint Philotheos of Sinai

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  24. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…”
    Acts 16:31 (KJV)

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  25. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  26. scrap1ron says:

    “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator.”
    – Romans 1:25

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  27. Ellis says:

    In a break from China virus 24/7, has anyone else seen the twitter beat down Alyssa “always believe women” Milano has taken for defending Joe Biden against the accusation of sexually assaulting a woman years ago? #metoo


    • Bendix says:

      I have seen it. She is sickening in her perfidy. She could just stop talking, but she won’t.
      BTW, the woman who accuses Biden did tell people about it and try to have something done at the time.
      I don’t blame her for being scared. Can you imagine how frightening such an experience was?


  28. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Trump 2020…

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  29. just stevie says:


    “He charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.” Mark ix. 9

    Say nothing until the Son of man is risen in you – until the life of the risen Christ so dominates you that you understand what the historic Christ taught. When you get to the right state on the inside, the word which Jesus has spoken is so plain that you are amazed you did not see it before. You could not understand it before, you were not in the place in disposition where it could be borne.

    Our Lord does not hide these things; they are unbearable until we get into a fit condition of spiritual life. “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.” There must be communion with His risen life before a particular word can be borne by us. Do we know anything about the impartation of the risen life of Jesus? The evidence that we do is that His word is becoming interpretable to us. God cannot reveal anything to us if we have not His Spirit. An obstinate outlook will effectually hinder God from revealing anything to us. If we have made up our minds about a doctrine, the light of God will come no more to us on that line, we cannot get it. This obtuse stage will end immediately His resurrection life has its way with us.

    “Tell no man…” – so many do tell what they saw on the mount of transfiguration. They have had the vision and they testify to it, but the life does not tally with it, the Son of man is not yet risen in them. I wonder when He is going to be formed in you and in me?

    Oswald Chambers
    April 7th Devotional

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  30. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Dr. Oz on right now, with video interview with French Doctor touting benefits of early treatment with hydroychoroquine.

    He had a recent statement by Dr. Faucci.

    It appears Dr. Faucci is willing to sacrifice lives before he is going to get on board. Dr. Faucci is waiting for all the controlled studies, etc. to be completed in the years ahead.

    Of course, he has to be a shill for his Gates/Soros paymasters. In the past, when researchers have discovered remarkable results in randomized trials that involved a serious/fatal illness, they have ended the randomized trial early and put everyone on the promising treatment. They considered it unethical to allow some patients to suffer when hope is available.

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  31. johnd500000 says:

    Thanks for posting the Lord’s Prayer


  32. GB Bari says:

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  33. czarowniczy says:

    Awwwwww right, sports fans, here ya are: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-06/half-the-u-s-supply-of-trump-touted-virus-drug-now-cut-off

    After Trump touting the drug’s effectiveness worldwide the Indians have dried up almost 50% of the world’s supply, stopping exports of the drug asthey reserve it for their national use. That’s not only to us but the rest of the world, much of which doesn’t strategically stockpile drugs for emergency use. Not much else to say, I’ll let y’all drawn your own levels of pissedness.


    • Sentient says:

      Modi subsequently said they would export to the US.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        How much, at what price and who will suffer in the other countries if India doesn’t cut back on its national stockpiling?

        To hell with globalization, bring vital manufacturing back to the US. What will happen when the next more serious pandemic hits and we have to go begging to India or China for medical supplies again.

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    • mandy says:

      America’s government SHOULD protect AMERICANS. It doesn’t, hence we don’t make the needed drug on American soil.

      India’s government SHOULD protect INDIANS. It does, with the needed drug that is produced on Indian soil.

      I honestly have NO PROBLEM with India protecting INDIANS. I WISH America protected AMERICANS, but sadly, our government has not been interested in doing that in many, many years….

      I’m not pissed at India….


      • czarowniczy says:

        As I spent waaaaaay too much time around personal injury lawyers I feel that India, having lured the drug companies away from US manufacturing with promises of cheaper costs and increased profits, is responsible enough for the situation to make sure the US gets the meds it needs until we can reramp up our own production. They are responsible as they should have seen, or did see and ignored, the potential damage their active undermining of American pharmaceutical manufacturing could do.
        Lotta lunches with tort lawyers.


        • mandy says:

          “They are responsible as they should have seen, or did see and ignored, the potential damage their active undermining of American pharmaceutical manufacturing could do.”

          lol. You sure learned evil from those snakes you lunched with!

          It was NOT then, nor is it NOW, India’s responsibility to watch out for Americans.

          I realize that a whole LOT of people are desperate to find some entity to BLAME for the mess we find ourselves in today. Might I suggest a mirror….

          Bottom line: WE elected the filth that ALLOWED the globalist cabalist demons to offshore our pharmaceutical manufacturing. That’s not on India, THAT IS ON WE, THE PEOPLE.

          I still hope President Trump can clean this kind of thing up….


  34. Neo says:

    My brother ordered something from China a while back. He writes..

    My package is still sitting in Wuhan and has been since January 15th. Until it ships, I will not believe China has recovered from their CCP virus.


  35. GB Bari says:

    Some people are truly willing to gouge anyone desperate enough to pay these ridiculous prices.
    Buyer beware.



  36. czarowniczy says:

    BTW, here’s the head of the WHO talking about the need to go into a person’s private home and remove persons with the virus: (go to 49:27) https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/world-health-organization-covid-19-briefing-transcript-march-30

    My wife’s dealing with COVID patients at two hospitals and the issue of where to send recovering COVID patients when they no longer need hospital care is coming up. Some families don’t want them home as there’s no concrete evidence as to how long a recovering patient can still shed virus and they don’t want to be infected. Hospitals can’t keep them in beds for possibly 2 more weeks – who’s going to pay as well as the issue of hospitals needing the beds prevent that.

    So we have the issues of the Infection Police forcibly removing sick persons from their homes and where do we put those recovering whom may still be infectious but don’t require hospitalization. Maybe this could be the prompt for FEMA to set up those ‘medical holding camps’ – they ain’t doing much else and there are members off the government looking for a reason to establish temporary holding facilities so when life hands you an infected lemon…


  37. Right to reply says:

    8yr old Grandson asked today. “Why do I have to stay home because a few people eat bad food, smoke cigarettes, and drink too much?”.

    I don’t know the answer to that. Anyone here know?

    Liked by 1 person

    • czarowniczy says:

      As your grandson advances through the public school system he’ll learn how people who refuse to follow common sense directions are not responsible for their actions for a number of reasons, those people and companies who place things into the path of the poor-choosers are responsible. People are not to blame for their bad decisions, inanimate objects and corporate enablers are.


      • Right to reply says:

        Lol, I won’t be doing that. My motto is, is you chose it, you own it.
        Cigarettes, you own cancer
        Bad food, you own diabetes, obesity, and heart attack
        Alcohol, you own the addiction, poor choices, loss of license.


    • Sentient says:

      Why should I have to pay for public schools?

      Liked by 1 person

  38. Sentient says:

    Libs: “we shouldn’t tout hydroxychloroquine because there haven’t been random controlled trials proving its efficacy against covid19”.

    Fauci 7 weeks ago: “there’s a drug called Remdesivir that looks promising”. (Even though there had been zero random controlled trials demonstrating its efficacy against covid19)

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  39. czarowniczy says:

    I’m not trying to take away from the doctors and nurses out there treating those suffering from COVID but the therapists who do mush, if not most, of the recovery treatment are being pushed to the background.

    There are respiratory, speech, physical, occupational therapists. There are radiology techs and phlebotomists…a whole host of folks who deal with the patients face-to-face and face-in-face. Even the people who move and transport the patients inter and intra-hospital. It ain’t just the docs and nurses…again, no dis…there’s a whole crew of skilled people risking potential infection who work to get the patients out of the door more healthier than when they came in.

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  40. ruralnc6 says:

    I don’t post often here or on TCTH, but when I do, I’ve always been respected from my comments. I would like to share a story which sounds unbelievable, but please trust me that this happened to me yesterday.

    When the sun began shining in my window yesterday, I saw a perfectly formed cross of about 2″ X 2″ on my window. Around it was an insect leg from a mosquito. The cross is thin. It’s still there today. The Passover is on Thursday and I believe it and receive it that I will be Passed Over from the Virus. Thank You, Jesus!

    Yesterday I told my story of this to one of my BFF’s. She asked me to take a picture of it and I revealed that because the Cross is so thin, a photo would probably not show it.

    She called me this morning to relate that on her bedroom ceiling there is a spider web. This AM when she awakened, the spider had made a cross on her ceiling from its web.

    I know this sounds crazy but I would appreciate it if anyone here can believe this. One of my friends called me awhile ago and I related my story. He believed me as he knows my character. I asked him to get some tape to make a cross on his door. He called me back to say he finished it on his door and even said he cut his finger doing it and some of his blood ended up on in; I said, “Great!”

    As a Christian woman, I’ve never acknowledged the Passover for myself, but a few days ago I got some kind of “inner message” about it. I’ve not been afraid about The Virus. The crosses that Nature presented to my friend and me aren’t really about The Virus. Jesus showed us that He will never leave us or forsake us. We two already knew that. His symbols just came to remind us of that during what we all are enduring.

    I so hope that everyone here will see signs from Nature or even to make a cross on your doors. As our beloved President said 3 years ago, “What have you got to lose?” To do so will show respect to The Lord at “such a time as this.”
    Many Blessing and Love.

    Liked by 1 person

    • auscitizenmom says:

      Thank you for this. A few months ago, I had ordered (from China) a cheap little silver cross. At least, I thought it was little. When I got it, it actually is maybe two or three inches wide and three or four long. It is very pretty, but way too big to wear and I wondered what to do with it. Now I know.


  41. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the most holy Virgin Mary:

    1. How she served the Lord for eleven years in the Temple in humility, obedience, and devotion.
    2. How she served the Lord in her chamber in Nazareth in all humility, obedience, and devotion.
    3. How she received the divine greeting from the Archangel Gabriel in humility, obedience, and devotion.

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

    Today is March 25th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and April 7th on the civil calendar.

    This is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, the Ever-Virgin Mary.

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    • Sepp says:

      The Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

      Dismissal Hymn
      Today is the fountainhead of our salvation and the manifestation of the mystery which was from eternity. The Son of God becometh the Virgin’s Son, and Gabriel proclaimeth the good tidings of grace; for this cause, we also cry to the Mother of God with him: Rejoice, thou who art full of grace; the Lord is with thee.

      When the bodiless one learned the secret command, in haste he came and stood before Joseph’s dwelling, and spake unto the Maiden who knew not wedlock: The One Who hath bowed the Heavens by His descent is held and contained unchanging wholly in thee. Seeing Him receiving the form of a servant in thy womb, I stand in awe and cry to thee: Rejoice, thou Bride unwedded.

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  42. rah says:

    Completed my run to deliver a refer load of Nestles products to the Weis stores DC in Milton, PA. Delivery was as normal except when I paid the Lumper we made sure to keep proper social distance.

    Pickup of high temperature insulation at Unifrax in Tonawanda, NY (North side of Buffalo) was a bit different than usual. Been going to that place for years. This time I was not allowed in the building. rang the bell they came out, I told them what dock I was backed in. They unloaded me. Then I met them at the door and signed the bills. Usually I have 8 to 12 BOLs (Bills of Lading) from that place. This time only three. Nice light load. Made it back to the terminal in Anderson, IN at 03:52 with 23 minutes left of my 11 hour driving time having put another 1,340 miles behind me. Traffic was lighter than usual.

    BTW, anyone that says all the rest areas in PA are open doesn’t know what they’re talking about. During my travels across I-80 and then up I-180 I would say only about 1/2 of them are open. Both PA visitor centers I passed, which are large rest areas, were closed. I shall see what the situation is with service areas along the PA turnpike tomorrow when I head out.

    Tomorrow morning at 05:00 depart with a Nestles load from the Nestles facility here in Anderson, IN to the Nestles facility in Breinigsville, PA. After dropping the loaded refer trailer there and hooking (Hopefully to an empty drive van) I go to Pottstown, PA to pick up catalyst for automobile exhaust systems. May have 2nd stop in Phillipsburg, PA to pickup parts, but they’re not sure because that place has been cancelling most shipments. Hope Phillipsburg cancels because getting there takes me way north up not too far from Pen State which is out of the way compared to running the I-76 PA Turnpike straight back from Pottstown to I-70. Deliver part of what I pick up at our terminal in Vandalia, OH (Dayton, airport) on the way back home. Very difficult to complete this run without taking two 10 hour breaks when there is a pickup in Phillipsburg, but if they cancel I should be able to make it back after taking a single 10 hour break at Pottstown.

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  43. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Good news. Looks like US Senator Rand Paul has fully recovered from his bout with CV-19 and is now volunteering his services at a hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Bravo!

    Liked by 3 people

  44. The Mighty Quinn ( Quinn The Eskimo )

    Hydroxychloro ….WHAT ??!!!


  45. Sentient says:


  46. Sepp says:

    An Orthodox Prayer for Deliverance from COVID-19

    O God Almighty, Lord of Heaven and earth, and of all things 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 Son 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!

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  47. 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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