Saturday May 2nd – 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. Whistling_Past says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

    Caturday…

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  5. Mary Van Deusen says:

    Luigi Bazzani (1836-1927) painted these watercolors of Pompeii from 1880 to 1915. They were of such fine craftsmanship that they were noted for their detail and prized by the excavators of the site. The music is from “Five Variants of Dives and-Lazarus” by Vaughan Williams.

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    How to Comfort a Seasoned Saint

    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

    Back in 1992, I was on my way to the hospital to visit Bernie Mack, one of the founders of the church that I pastor. As I drove, I prayed and spoke with the Lord about what to say to encourage this veteran soldier of the cross. On hospital visits I usually shared Romans 8:18 and II Corinthians 4:16-18, verses that are tailor-made to minister to the heart of any believer lying on a bed of affliction. The problem that particular day was, I knew that Bernie knew those verses. As a seasoned saint, he knew those verses before I was born. So how was I going to comfort him? What could I possibly share with him from God’s Word that he didn’t already know?

    If you’ve ever found yourself in a similar situation, the Apostle Paul gives us some direction in this area in his ministry to the Thessalonians. Paul introduced those dear saints to the doctrine of the pre-tribulation Rapture during his initial visit to Thessalonica (II Thes. 2:5). After that, he reviewed this precious truth in detail in his first epistle to them (I Thes. 4:13-5:11). So by the time Paul wrote his second letter to these saints, you’d think they would have been resting confidently in the “comfort” of this cherished truth (4:18; 5:11).

    But when Paul’s second epistle exhorted them to “be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled” (2:2), we know that these brethren were shaken and troubled or else Paul would not have had to exhort them not to be. This means that even though these seasoned saints knew full well that they had been delivered from the coming wrath of the Tribulation (I Thes. 1:10), the persecutions they were enduring (I Thes. 1:6; 2:2,14; 3:3,4; II Thes. 1:4,7) were naturally causing their faith in the pre-tribulation Rapture to flag.

    So how could Paul comfort them? What could he possibly share with them about God’s Word that they didn’t already know? How instructive it is for us that he didn’t even try! Instead, he simply reviewed the doctrine (II Thes. 2:1-4) and called upon them to remember all that he had taught them (v. 5).

    And that’s what I did for Bernie that day. I read him the verses he knew and loved before I was born. You see, beloved, when it comes to comforting seasoned saints, God doesn’t expect us to come up with anything new. He expects us to do what Paul did, and simply review what a veteran believer already knows to be true from the timeless Word of the Eternal God. May we always be found faithful in this regard.

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/how-to-comfort-a-seasoned-saint/

    Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

    2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
    17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
    18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

    2 Thessalonians 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

    1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
    14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
    15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
    16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
    18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

    1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
    2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
    3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
    4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
    5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
    6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

    7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
    8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
    9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
    10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
    11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

    2 Thessalonians 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

    1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

    1 Thessalonians 1:6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

    1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.

    1 Thessalonians 2:14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:

    1 Thessalonians 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
    4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

    2 Thessalonians 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: …7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

    2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
    2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
    3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
    4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
    5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

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    • Pale rider says:

      It’s in adversity that you begin to understand and gain ground in wisdom, righteousness, perseverance. That’s the ‘iron sharpens iron’ in real life and There is a reason why God didn’t want us alone. Two by two in the ark are not just numbers of accounting.
      Eve was alone when she was deceived.

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

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  8. Vinthony says:

    Amen.

    I took the attached for your enjoyment, just the other day for the flyover.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClz59O2QE1cyQAS0rE7PK0A

    Pray for the president, his wife and for his family.

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    • JTR says:

      They should be flying over my house soon! We heard they are going to fly over Atlanta at 1:30 PM, so they should be noticable soon! We are in a main flight-line to Atlanta, so we’re going out to sit on the truck and watch for them!

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

    Word of Caution…
    Manipulated meat shortages are about to be foisted on America.
    If possible, avoid eating “Cultured (laboratory-grown) Meat.”

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    • millwright says:

      Learn to hunt and poach ! With deer plentiful and used to humans they’re easy to snare ! Learn to craft fish traps and eel weirs ! learn to hide your handiwork, and process your harvest .

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      • RePete says:

        Learn to loose your guns and go to jail, if caught poaching. Maybe even shot dead, if you’re poaching cattle or livestock. Certain immigrant communities have decimated shellfish populations in parts of the California coastline by poaching. There would be no shellfish or crustaceans.

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  10. TrumpTweetsTruth says:

    United Front groups in Canada helped Beijing stockpile coronavirus safety supplies

    Put these lines in a search engine. Very disturbing. Chinese immigrants bought up safety supplies and sent them to China

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  11. Garrison Hall says:

    Haven’t heard from Tuba Skinny in awhile so I think it’ll be good hear them again. Sadly, like many working musicians, the band isn’t working due to the restrictions cause by the Wuhan-virus. This video shows them at their best, i think. Here’s hoping New Orleans and Tuba Skinny gets back to normal asap.

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  12. Garrison Hall says:

    It’s Caterday, Treepers! I will confess that I was never really a cat person. Oh, I liked kitties well enough but it was not until I was married to a woman who ***was*** a cat person that my newly settled lifestyle caused me to get better acquainted with cats. We’ve always had several (8 at one time, only 2 at the moment) kitties and I have to say watching this “dog person” in the video get won over by a kitty makes perfect sense to me. Sometimes kittens just claim you and you become ***their*** person. Their affection can become quite possessive. Over the years I’ve been claimed by several foundling kitties and I must say I’ve quite enjoyed having a little fur-ball resting on my head when I wake up in the morning. . .

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  13. Garrison Hall says:

    Here’s a short dog story with a very happy ending. The other day when I was returning from the grocery store I turned onto my street and found an old lost dog walking in circles in the middle of the street. I parked the truck in the driveway and ran down to the intersection expecting the worst. I found that a lady had stopped to help the dog. She had moved him over to the curb, was patting and calming an obviously lost, confused, and obviously distraught elderly dog. He turned out to be very old and blind.

    How he’d found himself in the middle of the street was a mystery, although it was obvious that he was someone’s dog who’d somehow wandered away from his home. The woman who’d moved him out of the street didn’t live in the neighborhood so I told her I have an enclosed front porch and would take the dog. She took a photo of the doggie and put it up on social media As I took the little guy home I decided that if I couldn’t find his owner I was just going to give him a good safe place to live out his final years. But then something very interesting happened.

    I’d no more than gotten home, given the dog some water and was looking for some food for him when my phone rang at the same time the dog started barking at the screen door. In literally minutes a connection had been made and the dog’s owner (who lived just down the street) was standing in my front yard and talking to me on the phone. His mom explained that she’d has some work done on her fence and, not surprisingly, a gate was left open . . . We had a nearly tearful reunion right there and this wonderful old dog got to return to the only home he;d known for his whole life. Good dog.

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  14. Texian says:

    Dreams..

    It was the mid-seventies.. First Love.. we were thirteen.. holding hands.. first kisses.. and she was beautiful and talented.. she would play the piano and sing for me.. and I would play the guitar.. I kept telling her she was going to be Miss America someday.. and I was going to be an astronaut..

    Around a decade later.. while I never made it to outer space.. I had found myself in inner space.. in the greatest diving company in the world..

    One night.. while lounging on the sofa in my loft.. the Houston skyline in the distance.. flipping through the channels on the tv.. I stumbled across the Miss America Pageant.. and oh my gosh.. there she was.. First Love.. standing right there on stage.. and in the final round.. she had made it.. I was so elated for her.. for us..

    Because there we were.. now adults.. and both in orbit..

    ..Dreams really can come true..

    Memoirs of an Oilfield Diver
    The Epic Archive
    1984-1992

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  15. citizen817 says:

    It’s the first Saturday in May… Usually it’s
    Kentucky Derby day.
    Due to the Virus, not today.

    Derby will now be on September 5th.

    For your enjoyment:

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  16. nimrodman says:

    Happy Caturday, y’all !!!
    Even the cats are social distancing

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  17. nimrodman says:

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  18. nimrodman says:

    Coronavirus “seniors” hours

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  19. Dora says:

    All right guys! Let’s not fight over it.

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  20. Dora says:

    Beautiful but Sad.

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    • Linda K. says:

      I think I see Bill de Blasio and his wife strolling in the corner there.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      So many mixed feelings.
      Gardening is essential? Not according to Gov. Wittless.
      Beauty of nature is essential. Quit denying us.

      Oh, and this ‘essential’ BS, the parasite has declared itself to be essential and is trying to kill its host. And now it is having a tantrum because its sick host can’t feed it anymore.

      The arrogance of declaring yourself to be essential. The ugliness of declaring anybody as unessential. This needs to be slapped out of our thinking before it becomes the way we think. This is the road to surpass the evils of the last century. And our wannabe petty tin pot dictators are giddily rushing us down this path.

      Government is necessary, but it is evil. Government is force. Usually force makes government. Government is a parasite living off of the people by force. That is evil. The larger the government, the larger the drain on the people, the greater the force it wields and abuses.

      It is the host, or the people, that are essential. No people, no production, no life. And no taxes for the parasite.

      The people will benefit with a symbiotic government that serves and protects the people. But it must not become too much of a drain upon the people.

      The beauty of America is that the people decided to contract with each other to rule ourselves and to set limits to that rule. As Lincoln said, Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

      But we have allowed ourselves to degrade that contract. A self styled elite are imposing government of the people, by this elite and for this elite. These abusive parasites have declared themselves to be essential. And they have locked up all the people. The host is dying. The people can’t produce anything for these parasites to live off of. And the parasites are demanding more blood.

      We really to need to destroy this ‘essential’ crap. And we need to restore a true people’s government.

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  21. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Saturday, May 2, 2020

    “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.”
    Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV)

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  22. Whistling_Past says:

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  23. just stevie says:

    THE PASSION OF PATIENCE

    “Though it tarry, wait for it.” Hab. ii. 3

    Patience is not indifference; patience conveys the idea of an immensely strong rock withstanding all onslaughts. The vision of God is the source of patience, because it imparts a moral inspiration. Moses endured, not because he had an ideal of right and duty, but because he had a vision of God. He “endured, as seeing Him Who is invisible.” A man with the vision of God is not devoted to a cause or to any particular issue; he is devoted to God Himself. You always know when the vision is of God because of the inspiration that comes with it; things come with largeness and tonic to the life because everything is energized by God. If God gives you a time spiritually, as He gave His Son actually, of temptation in the wilderness, with no word from Himself at all, endure, and the power to endure is there because you see God.

    “Though it tarry, wait for it.” The proof that we have the vision is that we are reaching out for more than we have grasped. It is a bad thing to be satisfied spiritually. “What shall I render unto the Lord?” said the Psalmist. “I will TAKE the cup of salvation.” We are apt to look for satisfaction in ourselves – “Now I have got the thing; now I am entirely sanctified; now I can endure.” Instantly we are on the road to ruin. Our reach must exceed our grasp. “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect.” If we have only what we have experienced, we have nothing; if we have the inspiration of the vision of God, we have more than we can experience. Beware of the danger of relaxation spiritually.

    Oswald Chambers
    May 2nd Devotional

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  24. Dora says:

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Egg, sperm and womb. The two men can only supply one of these. And they can’t share that. Only one can be father. Maybe they will have two children, one by each man. But no child can have two fathers.

      Oddly enough, technology has advanced to the point that children can have an egg mother and a womb mother. The egg mother and the sperm father, are the Darwinian winners in propagating themselves into the future.

      The womb mother gets to endure all the emotions and hormonal swings and suffer the breaking of these attachments nature has designed to protect our progeny. I guess money can buy you love. And break it too.

      As far as two dads raising a child, why that is just as natural as wet nurses, nannys, au pairs, and governesses. Boy we like screwing up our kids. Calling Nanny McPhee, we have some screwed up children for you to fix. I don’t think that Mary Poppins could ever fix this mother and father mess, or protect the kids for that matter.

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    • boogywstew says:

      You’d think a boot licking globalist, “we’re all in this together”, “it takes a village to raise a child” sycophant would ADOPT? The last I saw statistics on the matter, there are not enough adoptive parents for African American children in the US???

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    • Linda K. says:

      I have a coworker who carried twins for a Japanese married couple. Their egg and sperm. She is married with four children of her own. She says pregnancy is easy for her and surrogate pregnancy is not allowed in Japan. The twins are almost teens now.

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  25. LizzieinTexas says:

    We lost one of Houston’s finest last night. Keep his family and HPD in your prayers
    Houston Police helicopter crashes, killing 1 officer
    https://abc13.com/houston-police-helicopter-crashes-killing-1-officer/6144616/

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    • fixintostand says:

      aka Gunspoint, that is one rough area.

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      • LizzieinTexas says:

        It is not called North Business District or something like that. Worked there for over 20 years. Company has now moved north. Word is that all apartments are being torn down as well as the Mall. All new business building going up.

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        • fixintostand says:

          LizzieinTexas, lived there years ago, the apartments and condos were pictured in advertising magazines as well manicured and looked fantastic to someone new to Houston, upon move in another story, a very long lease year. Lots of hotels, apartments, business and the mall. Thinking it was the first mall in Texas to have a police station in it due to crime in the area. Sounds like the new process is gentrification, due to the prime location. Found this from 10/19 https://communityimpact.com/spring-klein/business/2019/10/14/greenspoint-makes-progress-despite-bleak-public-perception/ My hears goes out the family of the officer and his fellow officers.

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          • LizzieinTexas says:

            Hurricane Katrina was the final nail in the coffin. Now we are dealing with the urban spread northward – it is heartbreaking and disgusting all at the same time. Crime in my area alone has tripled (at least) in the past 10 years and the last year especially.

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  26. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels! Happy Caturday!

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    • Jim in TN says:

      And the longer you wait, the more time the cat has to plot.

      Frankly, Schrodinger got it wrong. Every cat I have seen in a box was fully aware of everything outside the box. Yes, the cat that has a dual wave function, both in the box and out of the box at the same time, not both alive and dead at the same time.

      And the cat observes everything without collapsing its wave functions. Those are completely independent acts. Heisenberg and Schrodinger got that part a bit mixed up. Though I suppose that any human attempts to measure a cat’s wave function will result in the cat doing something completely different. So the two aren’t that far off.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Good afternoon WeeWeed
      Happy Caturday!

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  27. rah says:

    If you haven’t seen this then you’ve missed a great story about a man standing against evil. A story worth far more than the 15 minutes it will take to watch it. “A righteous man!”

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    • P says:

      Thank you, rah, for your post. I’m glad to learn about this organization. Many more rescue stories and documentaries here: https://jfr.org/rescuer-stories/

      For those who would like to assist Jewish people today, I highly recommend: https://operationexodususa.org/

      FTW: From Hope to Home
      Operation Exodus USA is a global community of Christians who pray, work and sow into the Father’s eternal plan to bring His children to Israel, the Land He promised them. OEUSA exists to assist Jewish people make Aliyah (immigrate to Israel) and encourages The Church (Christians) to help.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Those men get little respect because they surrendered. By the way, more Americans surrendered at Bataan. Almost twice as many.

      They were ordered to hold their position and they repulsed several attacks.

      Surrounded, low on food and ammunition an order to parachute in supplies was refused because it did not come in through the proper channels. By the time that was sorted out, the weather had changed preventing resupply.

      Nobody was coming to rescue them. That position was so far forward, it was not retaken until February.

      Then they were ordered to retake a town that was a road hub. But the germans were suffering major traffic jams and the roads were solid with german forces. Once the germans realized what was happening, to stop the threat, all available forces, including the anti-aircraft weapons were turned against them.

      Having been repulsed, and not being a critical location, the germans decided to bypass them. If they had been supplied, they possibly could have held on. (At some point the germans would have tried to clean them out.)

      Or if they had been withdrawn sooner, they could have contributed more to the defence. They were badly needed. And very poorly used.

      The second division had taken part of the Siegfried line. They had a foothold in Germany and held a way through the vaunted defensive works. Giving that up would be wasting lives. And they held a much longer front than they could defend. But it was now a ‘quiet sector’, and everybody thought the germans couldn’t attack anymore. So ordering a brand new, inexperienced division to take their place, man for man, gun for gun, made sense, complete with far forward isolated positions and large gaps in the lines.

      But even with all of that, the 106th, including these men, was crucial in helping slow down the enemy advance.

      The Battle of the Bulge was so very big, involving so many soldiers that it is just not possible to know the whole story. Not even all the heroic actions that helped us win.

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      • rah says:

        The Battle of the Bulge and the Okinawa campaign were to two largest and costliest battles for the US during WW II. The 106th Division had just gotten to the line and much of it’s artillery and heavy equipment wasn’t even up yet. That Division was about as green as you could get. Their plight is in no way a reflection on them. It is a reflection of abject failure of the Army intelligence at almost all levels to see what was coming when the signs were there because they thought the Hun were beaten and had become accustomed to over relying on their signal intelligence.

        Both sides suffered more casualties to cold weather injuries and illness than they did in battle and the battle casualties were horrendous. For the Americans it was particularly tough because they didn’t have their cold weather gear. The reason for that was a decision by a couple months earlier Omar Bradley to delay bringing forward the winter gear because all the transport was needed for ammunition, gas, food, and other supplies deemed more essential as the Allies outran their logistical capabilities during the pursuit across France and the low countries. Another factor was the terrible, in my view criminal, in attacking in the Hurtgen Forest where the terrain and woods negated the advantages the Allies had and provided tremendous advantages to the defenders.

        As you say, it is certain that many acts of heroism will remain unknown. Squads or even just a few infantry or combat engineers holding a village here and a road junction there and standing their ground against impossible odds until they were killed. That was the kind of thing that delayed the Germans so that in retrospect, it is now clear that the attack had failed by the forth day after it was launched.

        The thing was that even after the Bulge was reduced US troops continued right on the attack. The Generals were relentless driving them forward in conditions where terrible battles were fought for villages. They were entering the Fatherland and so the civilians were hostile unlike the way it had been up that time. The Germans became even more fanatical defending their homeland. The American troops knew that if they failed to take their objective that day they would be stuck trying to dig through the snow and ice and frozen ground and remained exposed to the elements and then have to try again the next day. If they could take their objective they would generally have buildings to stay in for the night. It was savage and pushed some men, even men who were battle tested vterans to the breaking point.

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  28. Pale rider says:

    Psalms 1:1-3 Blessed the man who walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of the sinner, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
    For his delight is in the law of the lord; and his law doth he meditate day and night.
    And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth it’s fruit in its season; it’s leaves shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

    This is a promise, as all God’s word is, and especially in this time of history it is relevant to the believers. No matter what goes on around us, in a relationship with God we are prosperous.
    In verse 4 it says “the ungodly not so, but like the chaff that the wind driveth away.”

    You must purpose in your heart to stay in his presence, to keep your heart stayed on him in faith. There you will prosper ‘no matter what’ its his promise received by faith.
    ‘Relationship’ with the dearest of loved ones, Jesus. When you see him in that way, nothing can suffice your desire to know him more. “As a deer panteth after water.” Psalms 42:1
    Adversity is our discipline, instruction our reward, his presence our desire.

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  29. mandy says:

    So as I browsed my usual sites this morning, I came across something that got me to thinking…

    Remember China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” that they’ve been setting up? How does the US figure into that plan? DOES the US figure into that plan?

    If not….well, is THAT the plan?

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  30. P says:

    “In light of the ongoing quarantine, we’re going to keep our full documentary here on YouTube a bit longer. Feel free to share it with friends and family who are stuck at home during this season.”

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    • LafnH20 says:

      A Quadrillion 👍, Paul!

      Extremely well done. Really was.

      A nice Change of pace …. and a reprieve ….
      from the “Interesting Times” in which We find ourselves.

      TY

      https://isgenesishistory.com/

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      • P says:

        YW, LafnH20, and yes, this video was very well done. TY, too, they have a lot of others at the website link provided in your post. (Side note: My name isn’t “Paul” and I’m not in any way connected with this film other than for sharing it as IGH? suggested in their comments above.) Times are indeed interesting. Keep Believing Him. He’s got everything under His control. All will be well. : )

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  31. mandy says:

    A tip that I recently came across….if you happen to grow “egyptian onions,” there’s an easy way to use the topsets: put ’em through a garlic press. (If you do grow them, you may have already figured this out but I had not so for me, this tip is … BRILLIANT! Only thing is, now I have to buy a garlic press, lol)

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  32. Dora says:

    Freedom!

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  33. Sepp says:

    Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!

    Second Saturday of Pascha

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  34. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  35. muckeyduck says:

    Anyone catch Rudy Giuliani on Hannity last night. It was pure joy to see Hannity “The interrupter” fail to break in on the mayor. He only tried once, but it was glorious the way Rudy shut him out.

    I was going to link to it here, but could not find a full clip of interview.

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  36. bcsurvivor2 says:

    Is there a problem with The Open Thread/Post?
    Almost everyday when i read here I have to pause and wipe my eyes because i can’t see to read. sniff in joy!

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  37. bessie2003 says:

    “Social Distancing” to the tune of “Islands in the Stream” by Steve Stewart and Don Stewart:

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    • boogywstew says:

      Like the judge told them. The women’s soccer organization chose a plan with lower pay and more full time employees and better benefits than what the me did. Maybe the men can sue because the women received better benefits? Isn’t this a frivolous lawsuit? Seems like they want two bites at the soccer ball.

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

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  39. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    From a friend in Virginia:

    https://lc.org/newsroom/details/20200501churchgoers-must-register-with-the-government-in-kansas-city

    Perilous times.

    Churchgoers Must Register With the Government in Kansas City
    May 1, 2020

    Kansas City, Missouri, officials are now requiring every church to submit a list of members and attendees along with their names, addresses and telephone numbers to city officials for tracking and surveillance purposes.

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  40. Dora says:

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    • Magabear says:

      But will the Gorillas obey the lockdown orders?🤔

      The media is really going for the emotional kill shots now. “You’re pet may die if allowed out of the house!”. 😯

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  41. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  42. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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