Tuesday June 30th – 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 Tuesday June 30th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

    The actor revealed that earlier in life he had given his soul to Christ several times, but it would take even more time for him to fully understand the magnitude of that conviction.

    “Three times…I think we all go through that. I was filled with the Holy Ghost and it scared me,” he said. “I didn’t want to go this deep…I want to party. It was a supernatural, once in this lifetime experience that I couldn’t completely understand at the time.”

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  4. Patriot says:

    There is only one objective: Re-elect DJT in November. All else doesn’t matter as they are purposeful demoralizing distractions away from the BHO/Axelrod purpose.

    BHO will run the country (via his surrogates) if Biden wins. Period. If you want BHO to continue his fundamental transformation (destroy our country) then stop reading and prepare to lose everything.

    Encourage all to focus on disintermediating the progressive centers of gravity. 1) BHO Washington DC Operations Center 2) BHO Chief Strategist, David Axelrod, 3) Communications, Media Matters, to MSM. Take out at least one of these legs and the stool will start to topple over.

    Axelrod’s Sun Tzu strategy is to let POTUS defeat himself in the market of public opinion. He is brilliantly executing this by keeping Biden off the grid.

    First and foremost: Attack the BHO/Axelrod strategy which is to keep Biden hidden and let Trump beat himself in the battlespace of public opinion.

    Biden must be forced out of his bunker and into the open at all costs so that it is he who draws fire. Until then, PDJT will continue to take rounds from all directions – even friendly fire – and it’s impacting.

    POTUS surrogates, we must redirect national negativity toward Biden. Force Biden out of his bunker and into the Colosseum to face the lions by any and all means. Shut the escape gates. No virtual convention. No virtual debate. No more Zoom interviews. Public appearances mandatory. No mass mail in voting.

    1) Biden needs to be forced into the open continuously by any means available. Why not protest in front of Biden’s home – 24/7 until he relents.
    2) Biden needs to be separated from his handlers so he faces the lions alone. Identify them, and separate them through division – pit them against each other.
    3) Biden needs to be subjected to withering fire from all directions. Memes and videos are a start, but not enough. The nation needs to see him real time.
    4) Stay focused. BHO/Axelrod COVID fear diversions, Antifa/BLM anger diversions, Nadler et. al. legislative diversions, Deep state diversions … they are designed to merely dilute and cause wearing friction among us.

    Attack the enemy’s strategy. All else is diversionary distraction. Below is an example of how to charge head on into the fray.

    On 8 June 2004 then First Lieutenant Christopher Niedziocha’s convoy came under heavy rocket and small arms fire in an enemy ambush near the village of Sandabuz, Afghanistan. Niedziocha pushed his vehicles through the kill zone as far forward as possible to confront the enemy’s main ambush site. With his vehicles caught in a crossfire, he led his Marines from the front by engaging enemy positions with devastating heavy machine gun and small arms fire.

    Niedziocha aggressively engaged the enemy at a distance of less than 100 meters and negated the enemy’s advantage of standoff and surprise. Seeking to regain the initiative, he led his Marines in a bold flanking maneuver, trapping some enemy forces who were later found and eliminated, causing others to break contact. He then led his Marines in pursuit of the fleeing enemy, neutralizing the remaining enemy forces with direct fire and close air support.”

    For his bold initiative and decisive action, Niedziocha was awarded the Silver Star.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      “Axelrod’s Sun Tzu strategy is to let POTUS defeat himself in the market of public opinion.”

      The only problem with Axelrod’s strategy is he’s apparently forgotten that, in DJT, he’s up against probably the best performance-art showman in the entire country. The market-of-public-opinion is Trump’s stage.

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  5. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  6. Lucille says:

    Judicial Watch recently obtained new documents related to mysterious Mena Airfield in Arkansas. They shed more light on what happened at Mena and what then-Governor Bill Clinton knew about it.

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/investigative-bulletin/mena-uncovered-judicial-watch-discloses-secret-cia-report/

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “They shed more light on what happened at Mena and what then-Governor Bill Clinton knew about it”

      There was a lot of light shed 26 years ago as well.

      COMPROMISED is the true story of the Faustian pact that Bill Clinton made as governor of Arkansas. It tells how his unbridled political ambitions and his pledge to create jobs for Arkansas led him to compromise his ideals in exchange for support for his presidential candidacy in 1992.

      By selling out politically to the Reagan–Bush administration, by giving the Agency free rein to operate a secret training base near the tiny western Arkansas of Mena, and by looking the other way as Arkansas factories turned out untraceable weapons parts for the Nicaraguan Contra “freedom fighters,” the young governor helped create an operation that laundered untold millions of dollars and that enriched Clinton’s political friends and helped finance his campaign fund.

      The Arkansas-CIA connection became Clinton’s darkest secret, and only now is the tiniest shaft of light being shed on what has become known as the Whitewater Scandal. Coauthor Terry Reed, who helped train Contra pilots in rural Arkansas, became the first person to pull back the shroud on the “Arkansas Connection” long before most people ever heard of Clinton cronies like Webb Hubbell, Clinton’s former associate U.S. attorney-general, who became the first major figure to plead guilty in an ever-widening investigation that is confirming Reed’s disclosures. Former National Security Advisor Bud McFarlane also corroborates Reed’s revelation that former spymaster George Bush was in the center of the Iran-Contra loop, and he, like Reed, paints Bush as a cold-hearted powermonger bent on wrestling the White House away from Ronald Reagan.

      Reed, who was recruited into the Arkansas operation by Oliver North, reveals in this eyewitness account how the “black operations” in Arkansas worked, from the training of Contra pilots and the manufacture of weapons parts—all in violation of a congressional ban on Contra aid—to the airdrops of cash into Arkansas by CIA operative Barry Seal. Seal disclosed to Reed that more than $9 million a week was dropped from planes onto secret drop zones and later laundered through an investment banking firm whose president had close ties with Clinton.

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  7. trapper says:

    Whew! Cranky Monday finally over. Let’s cap it with this

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  8. Magabear says:

    For those in Pennsylvania, here’s an opportunity to give your opinions on how the state manages our forests. Thought it was a worthwhile survey to take. Besides, doesn’t hurt to counter all the lefties who will take the survey too.

    https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/public-input-sought-on-states-17-million-acres-of-forest-land/

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  9. Lucille says:


    83 Tons Of Fake Gold Bars: Gold Market Rocked By Massive China Counterfeiting Scandal
    by Tyler Durden on Monday, 06/29/2020 – 12:15 PM
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/83-tons-fake-gold-bars-gold-market-rocked-massive-china-counterfeiting-scandal

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  10. Garrison Hall says:

    2:00AM in the city. It’s the last set on a weekday night, not really the most perfect time for creativity since they’re already starting to clean the tables and stack the chairs in the corners. Truth be told, the band’s thinking about gettin’ paid and maybe convincing the cook to fire up some eggs and bacon before heading home. For a weeknight the crowd’s been good, several having driven in just to hear them play. It sure feels good to have them there and so, just to send them off home, Jim and Bill decide to play one last piece. It’s 1963 and jazz is the cutting edge sound, although soon to be displaced by the British invasion and rock-and-roll. But that hadn’t happened quiet yet. At least not right here right now.

    How I wished I could have been at just one of those last sets. But, being just out of high school and living on the Texas seacoast I had to make imaginary visits while listening to Music Til’ Dawn from KRLD in Dallas. Late at night, when no one else was around, it was good enough.

    Bill Evan’s ever so graceful touch begins by informing us of the melody and then, as though they’ve been playing together this way their whole lives, we find Jim Hall’s guitar just sort of appeaing as though out of nowhere. . .

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      Well, shoot, this was right below Bill and Jim . . .

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    • Whistling_Past says:

      Saw Bill Evans live at the Village Vanguard (NYC) several times in the 1960’s.
      Always a front row seat in an intimate jazz club.
      It was sad to see him progressively deteriorate. Sad but unforgettable playing to the end.

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      • psalm1391216 says:

        Hi Whistling Post – I was just wondering about you. Haven’t seen any posts for a little while. Nice to see ya!

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        • Whistling_Past says:

          Thank you, Psalm1391216!
          I’m taking a break for awhile. It was a lot of work. Felt I should be spending more time deeply studying the Bible, which is my first love.
          Appreciate you! Be well and stay safe.

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  11. Lucille says:

    Rolling Cam World – Some of the most beautiful live cameras around the world

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  12. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Cross And The Christian

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    Nothing will prove so helpful to a Christian in overcoming sin as an appreciation of Christ’s death for sin at Calvary .The Bible teaches that:

    1. The cross stands between the believer and his SINS: the wrong things he does, or is prone to do, in thought, word and deed.
    “And you, that were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled, in the body of His flesh, through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreprovable in His sight” (Col. 1:21,22).

    2. The cross stands between the believer and his SIN. It is not only men’s sins that keep them out of heaven, but their sin; not merely what they have done, but what they are and what they will do; not merely their deeds, but their nature. But Christ’s death took care of this too.

    “…by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin… But… much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many… That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 5:12,15,21)

    “For [God] hath made Him to be sin for us, [Him] who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (II Cor. 5:21).

    3. The cross stands between the believer and his SINNING.

    “What shall we say, then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? … Our old man [nature] has been crucified with Him… that henceforth we should not serve sin… let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof; neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves to God, as those who are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God” (Rom. 6:1,2, 6,12,13)

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/the-cross-and-the-christian/

    Colossians 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
    22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

    Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

    Romans 5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

    Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

    2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

    Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
    2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

    Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

    Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
    13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

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    • Rhi says:

      Thanks D.I. – amazing grace that He should impute unto us sinful fallen creatures the righteousness of God unto those who believe:

      “2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

      Bless you brother Deplorable Infidel! Also love your nick 👍🙏.

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  13. mandy says:

    We watched this as the individual parts were published, now the series has been put all together into a single video. It runs about an hour. If you like military history, you might enjoy it.

    Napoleon in Russia:

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  14. Rhi says:

    Thought I’d post this the latest from Mark Taylor who believes a whole lotta arrests are going to be happening soon, including obamanation, Biden and the rest for treason; from the guy who prophesied PDJT would win the election:

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  15. mandy says:

    Good stuff, figured someone else out there might find it helpful. The author quotes a very insightful passage and of it, he says, “What a remarkable passage. It gives a poor old sinner like me great hope because it demonstrates the deeper meaning of the Cross.”

    http://www.pravmir.com/sinful-condition-what-can-we-do-with-it/

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  16. JustScott says:

    Out of respect for CTH, I usually keep my affiliation to ATS close to the vest. But, given ATS’s emminent demise, some y’all might want to peruse this site: http://rogue-nation3.com/ as an alternative to ATS as an intel source. Looks to have some promise…

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  18. Dora says:

    Their new enemy.

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  19. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels! Good article on the fraud that launched BLM.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/06/time_to_expose_the_fraud_that_launched_blm.html

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  20. Dora says:

    Beautiful sky over Long Island.

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  21. @ChicagoBri says:

    A Happy 90th Birthday to Thomas Sowell, an vastly underrated American original.

    https://blog.heartland.org/2020/06/thomas-sowell-at-90-understanding-race-relations-around-the-world/

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  22. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
    1 John 1:7 (KJV)

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  23. markone1blog says:

    I know that it is well off-subject (something I seem to be often guilty of), but did you know that Antifa/BLM defaced statues of John Brown (someone who supported eliminating slavery through armed insurrection) and Hans Christian Heg (who led a militia that hunted down slave catchers)?
    https://markone1blog.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/an-updated-list-of-misdirected-damage-to-abolitionist-black-hero-and-irrelevant-statues-caught-up-by-antifa-and-blm/

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  24. just stevie says:

    DO IT NOW

    “Agree with thine adversary quickly.” Matthew v. 25

    Jesus Christ is laying down this principle – Do what you know you must do, now, and do it quickly; if you do not, the inevitable process will begin to work and you will have to pay to the last farthing in pain and agony and distress. God’s laws are unalterable; there is no escape from them. The teaching of Jesus goes straight to the way we are made up.

    To see that my adversary gives me my rights is natural; but Jesus says that it is a matter of eternal and imperative importance to me that I pay my adversary what I own him. From our Lord’s standpoint it does not matter whether I am defrauded or not; what does matter is that I do not defraud. Am I insisting on my rights, or am I paying what I owe from Jesus Christ’s standpoint?

    Do the thing quickly, bring yourself to judgment now. In moral and spiritual matters, you must do it at once; if you do not, the inexorable process will begin to work. God is determined to have His child as pure and clean and white as driven snow, and as long as there is disobedience in any point of His teaching, He will prevent none of the working of His spirit. Our insistence in proving that we are right is nearly always an indication that there has been some point of disobedience. No wonder the Spirit so strongly urges to keep steadfastly in the light!

    “Agree with thine adversary quickly.” Have you suddenly turned a corner in any relationship and found that you had anger in your heart? Confess it quickly, quickly put it right before God, be reconciled to the one – DO IT NOW.

    Oswald Chambers
    June 30th Devotional

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  25. Peoria Jones says:

    Oh, great – my comments are no longer under moderation, but my PJ avatar is gone! Grrrr! (Sorry for the disruption, Treepers – and thanks for your patience.)

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  26. czarowniczy says:

    Out of curiosity I looked up the latest COVID infection and death rates this morning. So far Chins, with over 4 times the US population, is reporting a total of 83,531 infections and 4634 deaths opposed to the US’s 2,640,000 infections and 128,000 deaths. OK, they may be under reporting but it still pushes the issue closer to the ‘suspicious’ line.

    Reason I checked was that the Chinese government just announced they had two new COVID vaccines ready for use/trials. Both were developed by one firm but one, the latest announced, was jointly developed by this firm AND the Chinese Army’s Academy of Military Science where ‘defensive’ biological warfare products are developed. That squeaking sound you might hear is this virus issue getting pushed closer to that ‘suspicious’ line.

    The new vaccine developed with the Army’s help is approved for a one year trial, being administered to the Chinese military (no word if the vaccination will be voluntary) and the vaccine will be strictly limited to military use, no civilian or foreign use will be allowed for the foreseeable future.

    Here we have a disease that started under suspicious circumstances in China and in record time traveled to every corner of the US. Not only our major cities get hit but even the depths of our most rural counties are infected in times that surprised many a biowar modeler. China, with a large rural population itself, the Ground Zero for the entire worldwide infection, gets its infection spread under control in record time, is the first one to decode the virus’s genome, develops three vaccines…there’s that squeaking sound again.

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  27. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the wondrous Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus (Matthew 17: 1):

    1. How the Lord’s face shone like the sun at His Transfiguration.
    2. How even I, darkened by sin, can shine by Christ’s power and grace with the primal radiance of sinless man.

    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 June 17th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and June 30th on the civil or commercial calendar.

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    • mandy says:

      The Uncreated Light of God….

      Moses face, glorified, when he came down from the mountain…

      Paul, on the road to Damascus…

      and still to this day on blessed Athos….

      The Dayspring from on High hath visited us! (See Zechariah chapters 3 and 6 in the LXX aka the Septuagint – this is one of those places where the alteration of the original kinda destroyed the meaning, the connection…)

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  28. Larry says:

    “…For centuries, Europeans in Africa kept close to their military and trading posts on the coast. Exploration of the interior, home to the bulk of Africans sold into bondage at the height of the slave trade, came only during the colonial conquests, which is why Henry Morton Stanley’s pursuit of Dr. David Livingstone in 1871 made for such compelling press: he was going where no (white) man had gone before.

    How did slaves make it to these coastal forts? The historians John Thornton and Linda Heywood of Boston University estimate that 90 percent of those shipped to the New World were enslaved by Africans and then sold to European traders. The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred…”

    How do we know that the elite of Black Lives Matters do “not” descend from African Slave Traders?

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  29. Sepp says:

    Saint John the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco was seen by the Faithful many times surrounded by the Uncreated Light. (I hope that is the right description because I am going from memory from the book “Man of God.”)

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  30. dogsmaw says:

    Victor Davis Hanson nails Biden

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  31. Lucille says:


    Rand Paul Makes Interesting Observation About the Monuments Pelosi Wants to Remove
    By Cortney O’Brien – Posted: Jun 30, 2020 9:50 AM
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2020/06/30/rand-paul-makes-interesting-observation-about-the-monuments-pelosi-wants-to-remove-n2571561

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  32. New Nonna, Again!!! 🤗 says:

    Has anyone watched The Hidden King, Joseph Gregory Haller in YouTube? I’d love to see fellow Treepers perspectives of his claims.

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. This ruling would seem to have further implications than just the First Amendment in foreign dot_orgs.
    There should be no Constitutional protections.
    PERIOD
    (I’m not a lawyer)

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/30/kavanaugh-pens-scotus-decision-foreign-organizations-in-u-s-do-not-have-first-amendment-protections/

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