Saturday August 1st – 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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231 Responses to Saturday August 1st – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

    Caturday…

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  4. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Word Of Truth

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    In Eph. 1:13 the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and believing “the Word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.” This declaration is substantiated by many other passages of Scripture. Our Lord said: “He that heareth… and believeth… hath everlasting life” (John 5:24). This at a time when sacrifices and baptism were still required for the remission of sins. Even then men had to hear and believe to be saved, for “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Rom. 10:17).

    Now, however, salvation is received by hearing and believing alone. Works for salvation are not merely unnecessary; they are forbidden. Today salvation is “to him that worketh not, but believeth” (Rom. 4:5). “For by grace are ye saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8,9).

    God has changed His dealings with men from time to time down through the ages, teaching one lesson at a time. This is why it is so important to note the dispensational distinctions in Scripture, “rightly dividing the Word of truth.”

    Once the works of the Law were required for salvation: “But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested” (Rom. 3:21) and men are saved solely by faith in Christ, “being justified freely by [God’s] grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24). We are saved, then, as we hear and believe what Paul calls, “the Word of truth, the gospel of your salvation” (Eph. 1:13), and we are established in the faith as we obey II Tim. 2:15: “rightly dividing the Word of truth.”

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/the-word-of-truth/

    Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

    John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

    Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

    Rom 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

    Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    Rom 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

    Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

    2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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    • TMonroe says:

      “Our Lord said: “He that heareth… and believeth… hath everlasting life” (John 5:24). This at a time when sacrifices and baptism were still required for the remission of sins.”

      Hebrews 10:1-4 gives needed context as to what was required: “For the Law, having a shadow of the good things coming, not the form of the things themselves, never is able each year, with the same sacrifices which they offer continually, to perfect those drawing near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased being offered, because of those serving having been cleansed once, no longer having conscience of sins? But in these, there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and of goats to take away sins.”

      This is good to bear this in mind in the cases of those with whom Jesus interacted in his earthly ministry such as the criminal on the cross (Luke 23:39:43), the centurion (Luke 7:1-10), the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) and the grateful healed Samaritan leper (Luke 17:11-19), as well as those in the other Gospel accounts like the Canaanite woman (Matthew 15:22-28) and the woman at the well (John 4).

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      • TMonroe says:

        “Once the works of the Law were required for salvation: “But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested” (Rom. 3:21) and men are saved solely by faith in Christ, “being justified freely by [God’s] grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24). We are saved, then, as we hear and believe what Paul calls, “the Word of truth, the gospel of your salvation” (Eph. 1:13), and we are established in the faith as we obey II Tim. 2:15: “rightly dividing the Word of truth.””

        Paul and the other apostles had experience with those contending that works of the Law were required were salvation, which was apparently at issue in Galatia and elsewhere:

        Acts 15:1 — “But certain ones having come down from Judea were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you are not able to be saved.”

        Acts 15:5 — “Now certain of those who believed, from the sect of the Pharisees, rose up, saying, “It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the Law of Moses”.

        The rest of Acts 15 made clear how all believers were saved: “Now therefore, why are you testing God, to put upon the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? But we believe ourselves to be saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same manner as they also are” Acts 15:10-11).

        In a letter evidently dealing with more of the same issue (cf. Galatians 3:1-6), Paul noted the following: “Now I say this: The Law, having come four hundred and thirty years afterward, does not annul the covenant having been confirmed beforehand by God, so as to nullify the promise. For if the inheritance is by the Law, it is no longer by a promise. But God has granted it to Abraham through a promise” (Galatians 3:17-18).

        As in his letter to the Galatians, Paul again cited the occurrences in Genesis 15:6 when addressing the Romans on this matter: “So also, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness’” (Galatians 3:6). Paul continued to be very specific and intentional about what was confirmed beforehand and how, lest they added the works of the Law to how they were saved:

        “Is this blessing then on the circumcision, or also on the uncircumcision? For we are saying faith was credited to Abraham as righteousness. How then was it credited? Being in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

        “And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith that he had while in the uncircumcision, for him to be father of all those believing while in uncircumcision, for the righteousness to be credited also to them, and the father of circumcision to those not only of circumcision, but also to those walking in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham during uncircumcision. For the promise was to Abraham or his descendants that he should be heir of the world, not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if those of the Law are heirs, faith has been made void and the promise made of no effect. For Law brings wrath; and where there is no Law, neither is transgression” (Romans 4:9-15).

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  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Just say’n… 😉

    Remember “the kneel”?

    USA has done a 180.

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    • TMonroe says:

      Priorities

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    • Michael Fox says:

      I remember it well! I’m STILL pissed off about it.

      I guess because all these leftists lack brains, they lack memory also.

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        Just say’n… 😉

        demonrats show their true colors.
        Notice the flag in the background.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Well, good. Let them stay there and live like the Chinese. Let them have their speech completely censored. Let them be DONORS for their organs………whether they want to or not. I don’t care if someone stuffs a basketball up their rear ends.

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        • willthesuevi says:

          I would have no trouble believing this by the NBA.

          But, this is from the Babylon Bee, a parody website.

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      • benzy says:

        Michael, it isn’t that they lack a memory… it’s just that they don’t mind huge doses of hypocrisy, as long as it’s coming from THEIR side. In fact, it appears more and more that they revel in it.

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      • Pale rider says:

        Just God, they just lack God. So much scripture on that subject, blind deaf and dumb.
        We need revival.

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        • Michael Fox says:

          For sure, Rider. I’m in total agreement.

          For the last eight years or so my wife and I have been watching so many Biblical prophecies come to fruition that I’ve come to a personal and likely conclusion.

          Without Jesus, and the Holy Spirit within, a person cannot discern truth from falsehood.

          As Benzy says above, they revel in huge doses of hypocrisy, and I would add evil and misery.

          They definitely need God.

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    • Lanna says:

      I’m in CO, certainly do remember that. Tim was a great role model, he lived his faith. Many of us here thought he paid the price for it.

      I’ve been thinking the way to stop this current protest kneeling would be for anyone around the kneelers (or in the stands) to loudly recite The Lord’s Prayer. That would probably get them up off their knees pretty darn quick.

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  6. Lucille says:

    HAPPY CAT BENCH CATURDAY….

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  7. The Devilbat says:

    THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MASK BULLCRAP – PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW

    The virus is unfortunately very real although the numbers are obviously being falsified. The worst part of the commie left push is to make us wear useless masks.

    Why useless? Well the space between the woven threads of a typical mask range from approximately 20-100 microns.  The covid-19 virus is 200 to1000 times smaller than that, at 0.1 microns. It is incredibly small with a diameter of about 0.000003937 of an inch.

    To quote an eminent doctor (Dr. Simone Gold) “Putting up a chain link fence will not keep out a mosquito. Even the most esteemed medical journals admit the purpose of masks is to calm anxiety.” Now Dr. Birx wants us to wear goggles. What fun!!!

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      The BS over mask wearing is one of the chief reasons the entire public health establishment has lost credibility with the American public. Listening to their constant blather you can’t help but realizing that, for the very first, they had no idea how to deal with the Covid-19 virus. So instead,they started telling us fairy-tails.

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      • The Devilbat says:

        Garrison Hall, I believe there is a far more sinister reason for making people wear masks. It is likely a psyops operation to control people. They started by making us take our shoes off at the airport. This is the same kind of thing. Make them wear masks and social distance as well as keeping people isolated at home is part of a scheme to depress people and break their will. It is in many ways identical to the old Soviet torture techniques.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “I believe there is a far more sinister reason for making people wear masks. It is likely a psyops operation to control people.”

          Your not alone. He proof is out there, of course we are not going to find out about any of that from the MSM.

          https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/are-face-masks-covid-rituals-occultist-symbols-for-submission_07122020

          “…According to a website called Have Ye Not Read, the coronavirus has provided those pushing the New World Order with an opportunity to initiate people into their new position as a slave with occult ritual transformations.  The article is long, but it details how mask-wearing, hand washing, “social separation” and lockdowns are age-old occult rituals being used to initiate people into a New Global Order…”

          I knew that about masks years ago. Of course, there are vast numbers of people that will not acknowledge that, no matter how much proof is given them.

          1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV
          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.

          Ephesians 6:12 KJV
          For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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          • Pa Hermit says:

            C hrist
            O ver
            V iral
            I nfectious
            D isease

            AMEN!

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          • corimari2013 says:

            Dr. Stella Emmanuel, one of America’s Frontline Doctors that held the White Coat Summit you likley have seen or read about, has been vilified, censored, and all but erased from the Internet for talking about the spiritual warfare that is going on. She talks about Ephesians 6:12, which you included in your post, Deplorable. THANK YOU
            For speaking the Biblical truth, the lefties and media are saying she is a witch doctor, and that she engages in occult practices.
            The same MO they use: accuse those that oppose them and shed light on them with the dastardly deeds they themselves do.

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        • pacnwbel says:

          The sad part of this behavior modification is that so many people have bought into these procedures like meek lambs. They will make good serfs if ever the NWO gains precedence. Meanwhile one can only imagine the smugness of virtue signaling that hides behind the mask.

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      • Garrison, thank you. Doctors trying to play God, is why in the 21st century they all still practice medicine.

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    • Sepp says:

      The very independent “River Cities’ Reader” has an article on several studies of masks by Denis Rancourt that was removed from an earlier site plus other articles critical of policies in response to the virus.

      “Masks Don’t Work” by Denis Rancourt on June 11, 2020.

      http://www.rcreader.com/commentary

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      • Jim in TN says:

        I remember all the “torture doesn’t work” BS. If it didn’t work people wouldn’t use it. NAZIs used torture very effectively. Maybe one out of 10 or twenty died before talking. Stalin made sure torture was done where it wouldn’t show when dressed for his show trials. Confessions, true and false, were tortured out of the accused before they were ever tried. That worked for those killers.

        Most masks do what they are designed to do. Using them for something else is iffy.

        Do you want to block spit and whatnot that flies out of your mouth when sneezing and coughing? Most masks will do that. Most people aren’t sneezing and coughing. This is also why 3 feet became 6 ft. To protect us from all the people with involuntary projectile slobber.

        Do you want to stop an itty bitty particle that is even smaller than the gaps in N95 masks, that rides in the air for great distances? You might as well wear scuba gear all day. Hope you have a good supply of air, bubble boy.

        Then there is the question of what happens if the mask even partly filters out the virus. Have you ever changed a used filter? Virus will build up on the virus side.

        Have you ever turned on a vacuum cleaner and seen a cloud of dust arise? That happens with too much build up. There are lots of ways for the virus to travel to the clean side and be blown off (or breathed in).

        Without good practices, wearing a mask can be more harmful than not wearing a mask. They must be handled properly. They shouldn’t be reused. Better a throwaway mask. But if you need to reuse, must be disinfected first. The should be changed frequently.

        Mandating masks without proper training is like mandating that everybody spread contamination.

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    • My Magic Wand says:

      I equate all this to the TSA fiasco 80%+ failure rate. Billions of $$$ burning yearly.

      Masks for Wuhan Flu, shutdowns, bailouts = Trillions of $$$ burning now & future ??? = TSA 2.0.

      Makes us all feel better but does not do much other than burn $$$.

      Let us hope that this has a magic cure in November.

      https://www.heritage.org/transportation/commentary/heres-how-bad-the-tsa-failing-airport-security-its-time-privatization

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    • Pa Hermit says:

      Nice comparison Devilbat!

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      • Michael Fox says:

        Devilbat is spot on about masks, etc., Pa.

        It’s also an ancient occultist practice. I’ll try to find an article I read a while back about that and post the link.

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday, Treepers!!! This doesn’t rank up there with a swimmin’ kitten but, every morning when I sit down to read the paper and drink a cup of coffee (Bustelo, btw) little Tink. our black foundling kitty. comes and sits next to my leg so I can pet her. Cats become very attached to their people.

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  9. The Devilbat says:

    I found this interesting. Mayor Lightfoot is one of your typical messed up democrats. She resides in the Logan Square neighborhood, on Chicago’s North Side. She is married to Amy Eshleman, a former Chicago Public Library employee, who is now a full-time parent to the couple’s adopted daughter, Vivian. Poor little Vivian!!!

    https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/images.deccanchronicle.com/dc-Cover-jkkks3pjiohu077bsg3a8mkrc5-20190521223407.Medi.jpeg&imgrefurl=https://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-and-trending/210519/a-battle-half-won.html&docid=U3n_Lie6rmMkjM&tbnid=6wwUlUkNo_gUbM&vet=1&w=800&h=448&hl=en-US&source=sh/x/im

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    • Patrick Healy says:

      Married “married” ?????? It is a shame when us realists use the enemy vocabulary.
      Same as how global warming became climate change.
      Ah well at least I am still happy and gay.

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      • corimari2013 says:

        I love the word gay! It describes a light and happy feeling. Used in books written in the first half of the 20th century, and in so many movies at the same time, it was a word that described a state of being that lifted your own spirit as you watched and read.
        I will not relinquish the original meaning of gay.
        And leave the rainbow alone!

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    • JTR says:

      Her other half seems very manly, but still looks better than Beetlejuice.

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    • JTR says:

      Her other half seems very manly, but still looks better than Beetlejuice.

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  10. citizen817 says:

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  11. nimrodman says:

    for those n hurricane preparation, don’t forget to bring your pets inside

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  12. Garrison Hall says:

    Guy’s lamentation about an 8 year’s bravado. Been there and done that. I was convinced it would work—until it didn’t.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      Well, duuh. Should read “8 year old’s bravado”.

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    • willthesuevi says:

      Makes my eyes misty. I made Jerry Jeff Walkers version my son’s theme song when he was barely walking, but always getting himself in predicaments.

      He went on to become a nationally ranked Gymnast and then a skydiver. prescient.

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  13. nimrodman says:

    Forget where I found this but it was titled “The Wise One”

    happy Caturday, y’all

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  14. nimrodman says:

    From Imgur

    Home-grown tomato on homemade white bread, with homemade mayo and emulsified pesto–from my own basil plants! Topped with telicherry pepper and flaked Murray River salt.

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    • Sepp says:

      The plate might have an interesting design.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Someone’s been peeking into my fridge. Just picked the last tomatoes off my plants today, the heat finally got them. We have numerous herbs in pots we can move into and out of the heat and we made pesto from both our regular and Thai basils but using cashews and pistachios instead of pine nuts, just don’t like ’em.

      Czarina will make challah bread – I ain’t got the patience for that – and it will all come together. I have the Tellicherry peppercorns, found them some years back when I was told that they are one of the signature items Col Sanders used in his original batter spices. Celebrating the end of the summer garden and the beginning of the Fall.

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    • Patrick Healy says:

      Are you sure that green stuff does not contain any viruses? It looks as if it is very cultural!

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    • Michael Fox says:

      That’s a gorgeous meaty tomato, Nimrod! What type is it so I can grow some next year?

      I’m nibbling heavily on my cherry tomatoes now but still waiting for my Mr Stripeys to produce.

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      • nimrodman says:

        Dunno, Michael .. It’s just an appetizing photo I saw on imgur.com when I went to upload a couple photos tonite

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        • Michael Fox says:

          Sorry, Nimrod. I figured that was your homegrown sammich.

          I mistakenly thought Imgur was probably a town in southern Switzerland where they raise big beautiful beefy tomatoes as quickly as they can due to their weather conditions and then harvest and sell the seeds worldwide.

          Just didn’t know Imgur. Definitely an appetizing photo.

          After seeing it, I got out of bed and made a tomato and cheese sandwich, even though it was pretty late.

          Makes me realize just how susceptible I am to “advertising,” not that it was your intention.

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          • Super Elite says:

            susceptible I am to “advertising,”

            hashtag MeToo.

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            • Michael Fox says:

              Is that you, Yoda? Thought I recognized the accent.

              Darn it! Almost happened again! You said “hash, me too.”

              Immediately pulled potatoes from the pantry and the skillet and olive oil from the cabinet.

              Susceptible I am. Fry or don’t fry, there is no try.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Looks GREAT, but where’s the mustard?

      I just heard on the local news – only tuned in for the weather – that today is “National Mustard Day”.
      (I probably have 20 different brands/kibds around here)

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      • 2onthebeach says:

        I’m a mustard freak! Love lots of it on burgers & hotdogs. The burger chain Whataburger has their own and it’s better than most. Ask for some on the side, does not come in packets, then bring it home and compare it with the heinz or kraft – no comparison.

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      • Super Elite says:

        20 !!!!

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      • Lanna says:

        I love mustard, just not on a tomato sandwich. One of my favorite ways to use mustard is to dip potato chips in a bit of plain old yellow mustard. Much of my refrigerator door space is taken up with different mustards — different varieties for different foods.

        In honor of National Mustard Day I’ll share one of my all time favorites:

        Sweet-Hot Mustard
        1/2 cup Coleman’s dry mustard powder
        1/2 cup all purpose flour
        1/2 cup white granulated sugar
        1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
        Put dry ingredients in a bowl, mix with whisk. Whisk in vinegar until smooth. Cover and let ripen at room temperature for 1-2 days, it gets hotter and darker as it ages, then refrigerate. You can use it right after you make it, but it’s better when it’s aged a bit and the raw taste of flour is eliminated.

        I add it to potato salad, deviled egg filling, mix with mayo for a veggie dip, perfect with brats or other sausages and it’s fantastic on sandwiches, great on grilled cheese. No mustard lover should be without this stuff!

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        • Michael Fox says:

          I’ve never tried using mustard as a dip for chips, Lanna.

          I will now though. It sounds tasty!

          I have put potato chips on a lettuce, tomato and cheese sandwich with mustard and mayo. Thoroughly enjoy that.

          And I’ll share one of my all time favorite combo sandwiches that most people who I mention it to are either shocked, grossed or intrigued by.

          Peanut butter and cheese. The two by themselves are great or add variants like lettuce, sprouts, cucumber, red cabbage, bell pepper, etc.

          I acquired the taste when I lived with some “hippieish” type folks in the late 70’s and it’s probably the only valuable knowledge that stuck with me from my “living with nature” era.

          There were other things I learned, like how to quickly cut up a roadkill deer when stumbled upon, but I haven’t done one of those since then.

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      • boogywstew says:

        Mustard fanatic here! “Do you have any Grey Poupon” “Poop on what?

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    • Linda K says:

      A work of art.

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  15. nimrodman says:

    Everybody loved Donald Trump until he decided to save America

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  16. Texian says:

    Uptown.. love story.. late 1980’s..
    (part 1 of 5)

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  17. David says:

    My American friends, I am Israeli and a Trump supporter. Some of you followed my posts which usually either carry information that is not available in the US media or inspirational or educational videos. The following is both educational and inspirational. It’s also introducing the latest Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army who seems like a nice gentle guy but is a decorated warrior of the highest caliber. I love heroes, both American and Israelis. I think you will enjoy it and maybe learn something about leadership. Love!

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    • Janie M. says:

      David, welcome back! Haven’t seen you here in months. Hope all is well with you.

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    • Lucille says:

      Thanks for posting, David. One of the characteristics most often mentioned by those discussing leadership is “example”…a person leads best by example.

      Our 6th President of the United States, John Quincy Adams, said: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

      This Israeli fallen hero seemed to exemplify that quote.

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      • David says:

        I agree. Good quote !

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      • David says:

        I noticed a wrong translation of what he said the important parts of leadership are.
        The correct translation is : “A commander should be able to cause people to do things out of their own inner motivation, your father knew how to do it. If I had to summarise it (leadership) I would say : High Standard demands, strengthening (others) and making people feel that they CAN!”…

        It was translated as “high standards, strength and feeling capable.” Quite different.

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    • JC says:

      Thank you for the link, David. Excellent. Always so good to read your posts!

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  18. David says:

    American friends, we can all agree that one of the best moments in life is the marriage proposal.
    Here is a collection of such moments from Israel. Most of the people in the video are around 20-21 old. It’s a nice video. Enjoy

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  19. David says:

    Marins in Israel.

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  20. David says:

    A Marine talks about the top anti terror unit of Israel from his experience with them with some cool videos.

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  21. Tami Girton says:

    So thankful to find this read. 🥰. Praying that God wraps his arms around POTUS, JJ, GF and the rest of the team, and that He will provide a shield of protection for all. The greatest story ever to be told! And as evil and disturbing as the story gets, I’m thankful to be alive and witnessing the miracles taking place as I breathe. God bless all and God bless AMERICA! WWG1WGA🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️

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  22. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    Baby Lives Matter.

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  25. Papoose2007 says:

    In case you missed it. Election Fraud in Philadelphia

    For those of you who are old enough to remember, Ozzie Myers was the Congressman caught up in the Abscam Sting… well, he’s still at it and busted again.

    https://citizenwells.com/2020/07/24/michael-ozzie-myers-charged-with-ballot-stuffing-bribery-and-obstruction-former-democrat-congressman-2014-2015-2016-elections/

    https://www.inquirer.com/news/ozzie-myers-indicted-voter-fraud-philadelphia-domenick-demuro-abscam-20200723.html

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  26. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  27. Donna in Oregon says:

    I know it’s Caturday but for purposes of this great jam session, I declare ‘Eagles’ Day as well.

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  28. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Saturday, August 1, 2020

    “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:”
    1 Thessalonians 4:16 (KJV)

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  29. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  30. stripmallgrackle says:

    “Thank you for practicing social distancing” = “Comply, or go hungry”

    I never thought about sabotaging grocery store sound systems before, even back when muzak was bad, but the recording that drones on every five minutes at HEB to remind us that we can slow the spread of coronavirus in Texas by doing as we’re told (Goebbels Dreams Records, Catalog #2) has me looking up at the ceiling from time to time wondering how the speakers are wired.

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    • stripmallgrackle says:

      Other than masks, which are mandatory (or go hungry, and thank you), I don’t see any compliance at all, especially with those circus clown-sized foot print stickers on the floor. People always lean around the plexi-glass shrouds so the clerks can hear what we’re saying (sometimes we’re just so damned pragmatic). Maybe propaganda doesn’t always work after all.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        NAZIs were pioneers in way too many things. Strength through joy (KDF) was a program that brought all the refinements of life to the common people. Theaters, cruise ships, seaside resorts. But there was a catch. Vacations were highly organized. You did what they said when they wanted. Including listening to propaganda. And these were working vacations for the Gestapo. Names were taken of those who didn’t get with the program. Both literally and figuratively. The issues were dealt with back home.

        I guess our come on pitches are milder versions. Why yes, I will sit thru your time share presentation since you will give me a free vacation. Are you going to give me a steak dinner for listening to your financial advice?

        Weird thing is that this stuff really did build loyalty.

        Imagine if I took power and quickly found a way to wisk Antifa off the streets into concentration camps. Now imagine that my thugs were given police powers, and that they would beat up people for sloppy salutes, and sometimes make your neighbors disappear the way Antifa did.

        Somehow, this weird mix of relief and thankfulness for really saving you from terrorists together with fear and intimidation worked. Then the NAZIs delivered improvements in life. Not just KDF. But jobs and improved conditions too. The autobahn was a make work project like something Roosevelt did. But always there was the threat that it would be taken away if you were not loyal.

        Yet, people where afraid, each time Hitler threatened war. It took many repeated victories to overcome their commonsense. Yet it was overcome. By the time Hitler was touring Paris, he could do no wrong. Which is shortly before he started losing.

        Welcome to the ranks of those who are or were manipulated and abused for socialism. We were very wrong when we thought it would never happen here.

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        • stripmallgrackle says:

          As we all know, Hitler never even got close to winning the majority vote (anti-Trumpers enjoy making a comparison to 2016 while failing to point out that Trump got a lot closer (46% to Hillary’s 48%) than Hitler did (33%)), but you’d have to check with antifa on the hard numbers. They seem to have the final word (and final solution) on everything fascist.

          While Hitler’s approval ratings (lol, if there had been such polling then) did rise over time, (prior to a sudden and dramatic nosedive, there’s a head-scratcher, heh?) he wasn’t as popular early on as legend has it, and many today have forgotten the details of his struggle. Their loss.

          I read that when Hitler organized a parade to present himself publicly, he was shocked beyond words, but not beyond stamping his feet and throwing loose objects in a manner more befitting of a 1990’s American First Lady, when very few patriotic Germans got off their biergarten stools to come out and marvel at the new wunderkind.

          A second parade was quickly organized, with Leni Riefenstahl tapped to film history in the making, as adoring masses suddenly turned out in thongs, I mean throngs, to show their support for the marvel whose rocketing career was rapidly gaining support among rich people who were susceptible to heartburn and other terminal disorders. Go figure.

          Free dinners on der Fuhrer? Vacations by the Danube fully paid for by members of the SS? Who knows? One thing history is clear on: Hitler knew how to get people to move. Not surprising for a self made man with the chosen career path of Professional Future Ruler of the World who dabbled in genetics as a hobby just to keep occupied. As a successful motivational speaker and top notch efficiency expert, with a flair for writing and wardrobe design, turning a two car funeral into a national celebration honoring mankind’s only hope for survival would be a snap for this middle aged up-and-comer.

          Whenever opportunity knocked, Hitler opened the door wide, and, as was his nature, he frequently took the bull by the horns and used it to do the door knocking himself. During a State sponsored vacation in a small, gated German community Hitler decided to make the most of his downtime. Taking time off wasn’t his style.

          He managed to wrangle a typewriter at the remote location, and with singular determination, not pausing once to eat so much as a hamburger, Hitler toiled at his IKEA sized desk until his blood, tears, and sweat produced his first bestseller, Mien Kampf. The critics praised him for his bold vision of both the past and the future, while acknowledging insights into politics and economics that were uniquely his, though the word plagiarism has been mentioned by a few. The intimate self portrait, humbly submitted as a handbook for community organizers who wanted to leave a mark on the world, made a great coffee table book, and it sold like hotcakes fresh out of the oven, but few Germans actually took the time to read it. It made a good display when folks invited friends over for strudel, coffee, and small talk, but as an articulate blueprint for world domination by the Master Race, it was complicated, and not an easy read. As a consequence, most Germans had no idea what they were talking about when they said, “Loved it!”

          That’s all the stripmall history I have time for today. Hope it was worth the read.

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          • nimrodman says:

            “stripmall history”

            A damn sight better and more comprehensive than what the kids are getting in school these days, I reckon

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    • Texian says:

      The fck’n commies.. that is what they have become.. the fck’n bastards..

      Fight fire with fire..

      So just add this to your fck’n Birxy arsenal.. if they approach you, ignore them.. if they try to take them.. charge them with assault and/or theft..

      Even better.. get ahead of the curve.. and get the hard hat / face shield / ear muff combo package..

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  31. A beautiful article about the spiritual and psychological dangers of the masks of submission.
    For me, the mask issue has been one of my “hills to die on” since Killer Cuomo started mandating them in NY early on.
    The danger is so clear, I see it every day on Main Street: hundreds of faceless morons walking around in 90+ degree summer heat, wearing full muzzles that cover almost their entire face. There is a complete loss of humanity.
    And God forbid you ask them to remove for even a few seconds! I am very hard of hearing and when people come into my shop, I literally can’t understand what they’re saying because I can’t read their lips or hear their words. So I ask them to please uncover their mouth so I can read their lips. Many just walk out of the shop- I refuse to wear a mask but that’s another story.
    The others who do lower their mask are so terrified that they say a few words and then pull it right back up again. THEY ARE TERRIFIED.
    Think of the power that scum like Faux Chi, Scarf Skank and Killer Cuomo have that they can force people to wear muzzles. This is worse than what they did to the Jews during the Holocaust with the yellow Star of David badges. Much more intrusive.
    I hope all of you have a wonderful summer day. I believe this is the calm before the storm. As Sundance tells us, we should be enjoying our lives.

    https://www.thecenterforsophiologicalstudies.com/post/masks-or-until-we-have-faces?fbclid=IwAR14tGAxiaYaPx0OgtQwszQfx07URWGjm-D9pd_uiiw-ImbQtOwQrS-tgXY

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    • stripmallgrackle says:

      Until masks became mandatory, I was defiant. Looking at the maskies, I felt like I was on the Red October with the fake nuclear breach in full bloom every time I hit HEB. I was still batting less than 500 on remembering to grab mine as I headed out the door after the order came down from the local obergruppennmaskenfuhrer. When HEB stopped giving them away, and started charging $1.50 per mask, my memory improved.

      I have two reusables and five or six HEB tossaways laying around now. (I didn’t say my memory improved a lot.) After wearing one of the reusables a few times without washing it, I developed minor upper respiratory congestion.

      Now, I don’t have the professional medical background that Governor Cuomovirus has (let’s be honest, people, neither does he), I don’t even try to play doctor on TV (there’s a visual for you, (starring the Cuomo Bros, no less. You’re welcome.)), but I think there just might be a connection. It’s only my opinion, which doesn’t count for much. Hell, I’m not even an anchorman who gets paid to interview my own brother for a living. What do I know?

      Bonus anecdote: Just the other day, the coumovirus recording at HEB, with the non-threatening Robert Siegel knock-off announcer voice, interrupted My Sharona, smack in the middle, just before the guitar solo was about to start. That was the last straw. I ripped off my mask, threw it on the floor, crushed it like a cockroach right on a clown shoe sticker, abandoned my sanitized shopping cart in Aisle 3: “House Cleaning Supplies, Maybe, If You’re Lucky, LOL”, and marched out, coughing on everyone I passed, never to return again. (Not really, but it could happen. Don’t push me.)

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    • IMO, wearing a mask while outdoors is unecessary unless you’re in a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd, since the air is not stagnant. But, I prefer to wear a mask when indoors, to protect myself and others. My lungs, my choice.

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      • millwright says:

        LJP: Filtration masks are physics, not magic . Wearing any of common ones won’t “protect” you from much other than dust/pollen . Certainly not from something sized in tenths of a micron until/unless some chemical/raditional 100% screen is interposed. B ugt you wearing one does offer some protection from expelled particulates for others ! OTOH, none of the SARS viruses seem to exist long in sunlight, heat and being dried out which makes being outdoors a pretty safe bet and practicing good hand/face discipline will improve everything ! But masks create increased hands to face/mouth/eye contact frequency . BTW, I used to make tear gas and later worked in nuclear power so masks/filtration, and contct discipline are long experienced .

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        • Yes, I’ve learned that UV appears to have an effect on the virus, and that it seems to be negatively impacted by heat, as well. And there is strong evidence that Covid 19 is airborn in both expelled droplets and aerosol forms.

          Further research shows that the droplets expelled while speaking/breathing are about 1 micron in size, and the N95 masks (which I have) filter particles down to .3 microns, meaning that those masks ARE effective, because even though the virus itself is much smaller, it does NOT “travel” alone, but is attached to those larger particles.

          That said, there is ALSO the case for wearing goggles because, like any other illness, it CAN enter the body through the eyes. So, for healthcare workers in environments laden with the virus, I believe goggles ARE a good idea. Even outside of that milieu, wearing goggles gives protection to people who truly ARE fearful of contracting Covid, but offer nothing in the way of preventing the spread by someone who fears they may ALREADY have it, explaing why I DON’T personally wear them. If someone else chooses to do so, I don’t have any criticism to offer. Their life, their choice. BTW, having worked with several hazardous chemicals over the years, I also have experience with the need for respirators which are much different than particle masks, with which I am also familiar.

          And, I am fortunate to receive sound advice about medical protocols from a family member who is a lifelong professional healthcare provider with multiple degrees in her field. She CRINGES when anyone touches their face, rubs their nose or eyes, or does not wash hands consistently, so I agree with you 100% about the dilemma surrounding the additional contact involved with handling/touching masks. They do NOT protect you if you wear them, but don’t use proper protocols when it comes to taking them off, washing hands afterwards, and putting CLEAN ones back on.

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        • Yes, I’ve learned that UV appears to have an effect on the virus, and that it seems to be negatively impacted by heat, as well. And there is strong evidence that Covid 19 is airborn in both expelled droplets and aerosol forms.

          Further research shows that the droplets expelled while speaking/breathing are about 1 micron in size, and the N95 masks (which I have) filter particles down to .3 microns, meaning that those masks ARE effective, because even though the virus itself is much smaller, it does NOT “travel” alone, but is attached to those larger particles.

          That said, there is ALSO the case for wearing goggles because, like any other illness, it CAN enter the body through the eyes. So, for healthcare workers in environments laden with the virus, I believe goggles ARE a good idea. Even outside of that milieu, wearing goggles gives protection to people who truly ARE fearful of contracting Covid, but offer nothing in the way of preventing the spread by someone who fears they may ALREADY have it, explaing why I DON’T personally wear them. If someone else chooses to do so, I don’t have any criticism to offer. Their life, their choice. BTW, having worked with several hazardous chemicals over the years, I also have experience with the need for respirators which are much different than particle masks, with which I am also familiar.

          And, I am fortunate to receive sound advice about medical protocols from a family member who is a lifelong professional healthcare provider with multiple degrees in her field. She CRINGES when anyone touches their face, rubs their nose or eyes, or does not wash hands consistently, so I agree with you 100% about the dilemma surrounding the additional contact involved with handling/touching masks. They do NOT protect you if you wear them, but don’t use proper protocols when it comes to taking them off, washing hands afterwards, and putting CLEAN ones back on.

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  32. Looks like MORE disappointment for the “Burn It Down!” folks in Ferguson. This time, they elected their OWN prosecutor, and now HE refused to prosecute Darren Wilson for defending himself from ” Big Mike” Brown.

    https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Prosecutor-Charging-decision-upcoming-in-Michael-15447100.php

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    • stripmallgrackle says:

      From Times Union, “Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell’s decision marked the third time prosecutors investigated and opted not to charge Darren Wilson…” That’ll happen when you have no case. So, third time isn’t a charm when the evidence contradicts “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!” and Michael Brown was witnessed attempting to wrestle Wilson’s weapon away from the officer and resisting arrest. Oh, and Brown wasn’t shot in the back, a claim made by rapid response activists who instantly withered when forced to give sworn testimony. That never helps build a case.

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      • Those facts don’t mean much to the people who swallowed the narratives of Tiffany Mitchell and Piaget Crenshaw hook, line and sinker. Their lies spawned the whole “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” BS, much like the lies of Rachel Jeantel gave birth to Saint Skittles (Trayvon Martin’s alter ego)

        Nearly EVERY so-called “Victim” on the BLM’s litany is a lie, and that includes Tamir Rice.

        Black Lies Matter

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    • stripmallgrackle says:

      I had to check the date on your post. I thought, “Why this? Why now?” Did somebody at city hall actually suggest that with the George Floyd Matters agitation happening there might be a chance to convict Wilson while tensions are stirred up? Why not give it a try?

      Since when was public perception part of the chain of evidence, and who needs elections with public servants like that? I have a pitchfork…and a torch.

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      • I’m right there, with you. I couldn’t believe that a new prosecutor decided to “Reinvestigate” that case UNTIL I saw his picture. Then it all fell into place.

        Now I think that he made the decision to NOT prosecute a matter of public record so he could stir up renewed public sentiment in the era of George Floyd outrage.

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  33. just stevie says:

    SOMETHING MORE ABOUT HIS WAYS

    HE COMES WHERE HE COMMANDS US TO LEAVE:

    “When Jesus had made an end of commanding his disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.” Matthew xi. 1

    If when God said “Go,” you stayed because you were so concerned about your people at home, you robbed them of the teaching and preaching of Jesus Christ Himself. When you obeyed and left all consequences to God, the Lord went into your city to teach; as long as you would not obey, you were in the way. Watch where you begin to debate and to put what you call duty in competition with your Lord’s commands. “I know He told me to go, but my duty was here;” that means you do not believe that Jesus means what He says.

    HE TEACHES WHERE HE INSTRUCTS US NOT TO:

    “Master…let us make three tabernacles.”

    Are we playing the spiritual amateur providence in other lives? Are we so noisy in our instruction of others that God cannot get anywhere near them? We have to keep our mouths shut and our spirits alert. God wants to instruct us in regard to His Son, He wants to turn our times of prayer into mounts of transfiguration, and we will not let Him. When we are certain of the way God is going to work, He will never work in that way any more.

    HE WORKS WHERE HE SENDS US TO WAIT:

    “Tarry ye…until…”

    Wait on God and He will work, but don’t wait in spiritual sulks because you cannot see an inch in front of you! Are we detached enough from our own spiritual hysterics to wait on God? To wait is not to sit with folded hands, but to learn to do what we are told.

    These are phases of His ways we rarely recognize.

    Oswald Chambers
    August 1st Devotional

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  34. The Gaffer says:

    My question for the President: What’s it going to take?

    There are now 65 hydroxychloroquine studies that show high effectiveness as an early treatment against COVID19, while late treatment shows mixed results.

    https://c19study.com/“>https://c19study.com/

    HCQ/zinc is demonstrably effective in countries around the world. The state of Ohio has just reversed its ban on use for WuFlu (not ‘Covid 19’, lets give the devil his due) …

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/07/30/ohio-pharmacy-board-reverses-hydroxychloroquine-ban-mike-dewine-request/5547751002/“>https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/07/30/ohio-pharmacy-board-reverses-hydroxychloroquine-ban-mike-dewine-request/5547751002/

    At this point it is fair to ask – is any doctor refusing to provide a patient with no apparent complications HCQ and zinc for early treatment of WuFlu really executing due diligence?

    The motive for the CCP in intentionally spreading this plague worldwide and killing over a half million people, including over one hundred thousand Americans, is clear to anyone who has read ‘Unrestricted Warfare’ . Given the brutal nature of the tyrants running the CCP it is reasonable to ask if the release wasn’t intentional. The veterans of Tiananmen would easily accept the sacrifice of mass numbers of Chinese to achieve plausible deniability – thus escaping retaliation for an act of war. After all, they can count on the cooperation of Trump hating western media and giant corporations seeking profits in China to carry their disinformation.

    The motives for Fauci (who was providing US taxpayer funding to the Wuhan BSL4 facility for (dual use) ‘gain of function’ research) and friends in preventing the wide use of HCQ/zinc to eliminate the WuFlu crisis warrants exploration.

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  35. @ChicagoBri says:

    Tallying the mayhem last month in #Chiraq

    https://heyjackass.com/totals/

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  36. Pretty good article about Sam Colt.

    From the author,
    “In inventing and promoting the revolver, Colt transformed American society and seeded the soil for the triumph of democracy in the coming century, where massive attempts to transform humans into interchangeable parts in the machinery of state were met by resilient individualists who understood in their bones that a bullet could end a Hitler or Stalin just as easily as it could a common man.”

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/31/the-story-of-how-samuel-colt-made-men-equal/

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  37. Sentient says:

    Issues that need to be forced by the president’s campaign to come to the fore:

    Reparations – is Biden for or against them?
    Federal interference in local zoning – requiring low-income housing. The president has started to hammer this.
    Sterilization of children through use of puberty-blocking hormones and drugs. Children (esp girls) are being convinced by social media that they are “trans” and trans activists are persecuting any doctor who suggests being slow to sterilize minors. Puberty blockers should be banned. An executive order is warranted if practicable.

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    • nimrodman says:

      Federal interference in local zoning – requiring low-income housing. The president has started to hammer this.

      Mark Levin on his Fox show today had on a public policy expert who explained what a catastrophe the Obama AFFH would be (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing – more accurately titled “Forcing Inner-City Thugs and Urban Social and Economic Dysfunction on YOUR Suburb).

      Expert said that prior Trump Admin actions hadn’t actually dismantled it but his most recent actions have.

      If any suburbs resisted, gummint would compel obedience by withholding road and highway money. One way or another, gummint would force suburbs to knuckle under.

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      • boogywstew says:

        Maybe most public housing is in the city for multiple reasons? If you’re poor and in public housing in the city, you don’t need a car. You can walk to work, stores and medical facilities. There’s usually public transportation and most government offices are usually in the city and not in the suburbs. I thought the greenie plan was to STOP or slowdown urban sprawl. Doesn’t this also take money away from mass transit if you take people out of the city?

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      • Sundance explored that Obama scheme in real time, as itwent down. Looking back with the BLM movement in full swing, it appears Obama was attempting to insert “Foward Operating Bases” in EVERY neighborhood.

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  38. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    Now that Dr. Birx has issued her face mask edict, the question arises, what will Walmart do? They require face-masks, will they now follow Dr. Birx’ advice or will we find out that they’re nothing but a bunch of hypocrites and really don’t care about the health of their customers and employees. Tough one you’ve backed yourself into , isn’t it Walmart? (I’m just lock-in’ on Walmart. Insert your local favorite) Say, how about Congress. Who’ll be the first virtue signaler? I’ll go out on a limb here and say it’ll be a Democrat (or Mitt Romney)

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  39. It’s very difficult to reconcile this decision by a “Christian organization” after reading BOTH of these stories:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rep-ted-yoho-removed-from-board-of-christian-charity-over-his-comments-about-rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/2020/07/25/31037546-ceaa-11ea-91f1-28aca4d833a0_story.html

    Yoho forced to resign after an incident he DENIED, but AOC is AOK even though she said THIS? I dont Get It:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/31/aoc-refers-to-canonized-saint-fr-damien-who-served-lepers-as-part-of-white-supremacist-culture/

    Leftist PCism is CRAZY STUFF.

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  40. rah says:

    Truckers Report. This is a longer one because I will touch on some WW II history, Grocery Distribution Centers, Lumpers, ComChecks, and breakdowns.

    First run – departed Monday at 04:00 for Canton, Michigan located NNE of Ypsilanti. Delivered dunnage and picked up a trailer full of Chinese made wheels for Nissan. Ultimate destination of the wheels was the big Nissan assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi but I just brought them back to the yard in Anderson, IN.

    Going to the facility up there I passed right by an entrance to Willow Run Airport. Now prior to the US entrance into WW II Ypsilanti was a little town and willow run where the Airport is was orchards, pastures, and farm fields. Henry Ford owned the land. There were no major roads in the vicinity at the time.

    During the war Ford Motor Company was asked what components of the 4 engine Consolidated B-24 LIberator bomber http://www.aviation-history.com/consolidated/b24.html it could supply. The company told the government they would build the whole aircraft of none of it. Now Ford had a little experience in aviation with it’s Ford Trimotor in the 20’s but then moved on to other interests. Ford had absolutely zero experience in mass producing modern aircraft at the time.

    The government took up Fords offer and thus began a saga of triumph in building the facility but a painful, frustrating, and much delayed result in building the aircraft that Ford had promised. The Ford Willow Run project was given the name “Will it Run” in a newspaper when it failed too even come close to meeting the deadlines for production.

    When the “L” shaped production facility was completed it was the largest production facility on earth under one roof. And to handle all those aircraft a huge airfield was built. But those construction projects turned out to be the easy part. The hard part was getting the huge numbers of people for the labor in a job market that was already offering many varied opportunities all over the nation as the Arsenal of Democracy was expanding and even more difficult than that learning how to mass produce aircraft. And then there was the fact that ordered modifications for the aircraft came in at a rate of 4-10 per week. It was a struggle that broke the health of Edsel Ford and several others.

    Eventually, about 10 months later than promised and using subassemblies from outside contractors, Willow Run reached it’s promised potential in production numbers and eventually did it so well that more B-24s were produced than any other 4 engine aircraft in history and it is likely that record will never be broken.

    Second run – Departed Anderson at 06:30 Tuesday morning with a Nestles load in a refer trailer. I had to go to the Nestles terminal across the street to pick it up. Just as I got into my truck at 04:00 for the 04:30 departure time dispatch called and said that Nestles hadn’t loaded the trailer yet. So I sat an waited. At 05:00 I was told Nestles had put the trailer in a door and was loading it. At 05:30 I bobtailed over the Nestles and hooked to the trailer while it was still in the door being loaded. Finally got the paperwork and took off.

    Destination was a Grocery Distribution Center (DC) in York, PA. (Off I-83 south of Harrisburg), Got within 32 miles of the place and took my 10 hour break. Deliver scheduled for 04:00 Wednesday morning.

    Arrived at the DC at 03:35 and they told me at the gate intercom to back into door 58. After backing in and walking a 1/4 mile to the receiving office and having my temperature taken I checked in and gave them the Bill of Lading (BOL). Then back to the truck to take a nap. The fork trucks running into the trailer would wake me. Finally at 07:00 they called to say I was unloaded and the Lumper fee would be $157.82.

    So what is a lumper? In the Grocery business it is common for the warehouses/DCs to have an independent company to handle the product. When a shipper such as Nestles ships they maximize the amount of product that can be fit into a truck. The DCs however have to ship the quantities of each product their customers, the stores, order. So lumpers not only unload the truck they also break down the product in the quantities ordered by the individual stores. The freight company initially pays the lumper fee and then charges the shipper (Nestles) for it. Since every load it different the lumper fee is different.

    I the driver do not have to put my money up to pay the lumper fee. I am provided ComChecks from Com data So I keep blank ComChecks in my truck. When they tell me the lumper fee I call dispatch and tell them the amount and they get the the computer and get an authorization number for the check from Com Data. The check is not valid without the authorization number. I fill out the check much like a normal check with the authorization number and a bunch of other info that identifies that I am who I say I am. Then go to receiving and present the check. Receiving then using a phone or computer communicates with Com Data and gets a confirmation number that confirms the check is valid.

    Receiving then hands me the signed BOL and a lumper receipt for the amount of the comcheck. When I get back to the truck I use my phone to photo scan the lead sheet of the trip ticket which has a bar code on it. I photo scan the signed BOL. I write the order/PRO number on the lumper receipt and photo scan it. Then I transmit that stuff using the Transflow system. That way my company can immediately provide proof of delivery and the lumper fee to Nestles for payment.

    Finally able to leave I put the refer on heat to get rid of the condensation and headed out to pick up auto parts at a facility in Phillipsburg, PA not too far from State College up in the hills. Next stop a pickup at a Sintered metal facility in Ridgeway, PA further north up near https://pawilds.com/

    On leaving Ridgeway I opted to take the route through The Wilds passing through a couple of National Forrests to get back to I-80 West to head home. I like the drive in the woods and the winding roads keeps on on their toes but this time something else helped with that. I had to brake for a black bear crossing the road. It was a young one and he booked right on across the road in front of me and was gone.

    I stopped at the TA truck stop off I-80 just east of the Junction with I-79 for another 10 hour break. Then early the next morning headed back arriving back the terminal at 09:00 Thursday.

    Third Run – Depart Anderson at midnight Thursday with a trailer full of parts bound for the TENNECO facility in Spring Hill, TN. (south of Nashville off Saturn Parkway). There they unloaded me then put 11 plastic pallets of empty plastic totes on the trailer. Next stop a BASF facility near the airport at Huntsville, AL. to pick up catalyst for vehicle exhaust systems. They loaded me up and I like going there because I can just idle around to the back side of the building a park to take my 10 hour break before heading home.

    I was so tired I didn’t set the alarm. When I woke up and felt like it I would head home. So Friday night I awoke at 09:30 feeling well rested for the first time this week and after some coffee and getting cleaned up I did my Pre-trip inspection. Had to replace a low beam head light lamp and I guess I got distracted by that and failed to do a good check of my tires. I had not more than left the facility and the super single tire on the passenger side front axle of the trailer blew. By “blew” I mean the sidewalls were about all that remained of the tire.

    Called the breakdown office at the garage and then called dispatch to let them know I would be delayed. Breakdown finds the tire service people and deals with paying them. So a guy with what I guess was his wife and a cute little 4 year old toe headed girl shows up and changes the tire and got me back on the road. Total time lost about 2 1/2 hours. Got back into the terminal at 09:45 this morning.

    So another week with two overtime days and it sure doesn’t look like the pressure is coming off yet. However I still have to get my drivers physical done so am asking to have Monday morning off to do so.

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  41. I’ve worked part-time for over twenty years for a small family business in Mn.

    My boss has basically been on the job since his dad, and grandpa started it in 1956. He has worked 14-18 hour days/ 7 days a week for as long as I have known him.

    Zero-debt for nearly 40 years, the company is healthy, and thriving.

    The boss is getting tired. He told me yesterday if President Trump and Mn. loses, he will close shop and go fishing.

    Minnesotastan is facing a 4.7 billion dollar wuflu-induced debt this year. After a 1.7 billion dollar surplus.

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  42. czarowniczy says:

    Brian Murphy, acting Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis in DHS has been ‘reassigned’. Seems he was ‘caught’ by the WaPo using open source materials to compile dossiers on some ‘journalists’ (that’s become a wide open category) who’s leaked DHS documents and principal demonstrators in Portland.

    Murphy’s no stranger to the process, he previously was an FBI agent who worked in the Bureau’s program to prevent radicalization. Seems the WaPo has a rather fuzzy line between the Bureau trying to overthrow a sitting President (OK in the Trump case) and keeping track of journalists peddling official documents and violent rioters trying to destroy public property and kill Federal personnel (bad, bad analyst). Looks like the WaPo only wants reactive and not proactive actions to protect property and save lives; you know, right up to where the rioters turn on the WaPo and start assaulting their personnel and burning their property.

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  43. rah says:

    BTW my ex-fiancee is supposed to fly out from Dayton Beach to come home. It looks like her flight will beat the TS forecasted to become a hurricane headed their way and that is great news for her and I. It’s been a very long week without her support.

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  44. Right to reply says:

    Interesting how leakers don’t make major headlines for long https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Schulte

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  45. KT Prayer Warrior says:

    Antifa is burning books now…history repeats itself.

    I also think they stole them, cuz no way they own their own Bibles…

    God You are the light of the world.

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  46. Little Berkeley Conservative says:

    If you support Special Olympics, The Police and want to support President Trump.

    You can make a statement in California at the same time.

    Car 01 has flag holders for the Trump 2020 flags it flies.

    Currently in 2nd place raising money for Special Olympics.

    https://specialolympics.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1758&fbclid=IwAR0uqPyu2dPkq0srF7MEFOg4R9kYF9xzeKYYxXvzwBmnnkmd3ulwqV0IAe0

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  47. Mike says:

    I have an idea I would like to propose to the community… Label this a call to action for fellow Treepers looking to assist in research.

    I am a Business System Analyst and avid CTH reader who is looking for a way to build better storytelling and analytics to what Sundance and other do here by automation.

    One of the biggest challenges to investigative work is the time spent researching data dumps, the internet, the personal connections etc. We have all watched Sundance do this for years now and I have thought nonstop about how much more productive it could be to literally build a public Thin Thread type database to assist in the things.

    There are so many tools available for this today that it is hard to pick a starting point. I think some of the more powerful would be OCR to run against the massive troves of PDF documents.

    Think Jessie Liu, of you could easily query her work history in the courts. Or think of the term FISA and the number of times you could link up relationships with judges, prosecution, individuals, etc.

    Internet facial recognition is becoming more and more wide spread, think of the associations gained from things like the discovery of Ghislaine Maxwell’s face in the Chelsea Clinton wedding photos.

    These associations build the contextual data to timelines and relationships to build more accurate stories at a much faster pace. Putting them together in a workable database flips the surveillance state on it’s head.

    What I am seeking is like mind individuals whom are talented in DBA, Programmers (C/C++, JSON, Python) and other BA, BSA’s to work on this together in making this happen.

    Or if there is something out there I am unaware of working in this direction, please direct me to it. I’m just tired of lurking and waiting!

    Sundance seems to be on a mission to educate, I want to help that mission by building a better tool for gathering the materials to give that education.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Good luck. I can’t be much help since I just barely manage to do email and a little bit of searching. But, I’d like to encourage you. This sounds like something good.

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      • Mike says:

        Thank you, I think it would be very worth the time, it is however hard to get traction here with the number of comments coming through.

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