Monday September 28th – 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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91 Responses to Monday September 28th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    DAILY DEVOTIONAL, September 28, 2020

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    • David M Kitting says:

      The simplicity that is in Christ. Easiest choice ever freely offered to mankind.
      For those who want to see Satan at work, watch for anyone telling you that the Government has to ‘borrow’ more $$ in order to avoid another ‘shutdown’ in 2 days. That will show you exactly who believes that ‘The People’ are indebted to the Government. A Government using the C(D)C to spread fear among the ignorant.
      Follow the $$. Government cannot borrow what nobody will lend. Does Treasury force the Fed to force the banks to buy even more debt for next to 0% return? Governments that shut down their economies for 2 wks and 7 mos and charge the People Trillions for the privilege of losing their livelihoods, while never missing a paycheck themselves, deserve not a penny more in credit.
      In God We Trust.

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  2. citizen817 says:

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    • sunnydaze says:

      OMG. How is that even possible?!!!

      My fingers hurt just watching! Just goes to show, some people are just born to____ fill in the blank.

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  3. citizen817 says:

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  4. NICCO says:

    Father ,we thank you that your hand is upon our president mightily,we cover him with the precious shed blood of Jesus Christ,and decree and declare Zachariah 2;5 over him and his family..Let the fire of your glory surround them and that no witchcraft,no voodoo,no hex,no vex,no curse no power,no principality and no demon in hell shall prosper against them.Father we ask that you dispatch legions of your warring angelic hosts to destroy every plot and plan of the enemy.Father let your anointing rest strongly upon him at all times and our nation is brought totally back to you.Father ,we praise you,we glorify you in the name above all names ,Jesus Christ,King of Kings,Lord of Lords and soon to return Messiah,Amen.

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  5. Lucille says:

    Happy Autumn Garden Bench Monday….

    “Autumn Garden Setting” – painting by David Lloyd Glover…

    “Autumn Bench in the Garden” photograph by Lynn Bauer…

    “Asian Garden Bench” photograph by Charlene Cox…

    Relax in a garden; gain strength for the day!

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  6. Lucille says:


    Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens recounts how he converted to Islam and became a victim
    September 27, 2020 4:00 PM By Robert Spencer

    Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens is a darling of the Western media these days, because he converted to the elites’ favored religion. Critics generally treat Bob Dylan’s “Christian period” as an embarrassing anomaly in his otherwise stellar career, while Yusuf Islam gets articles like the one below to explain his thinking and justify his action.

    Neither Yahoo’s Erin Donnelly nor the venerable Yusuf, however, make any mention of a few inconvenient facts. One is that as recently as 2010, there was published on YouTube a nasheed in which the author of “Peace Train” sang: “I’m praying to Allah to give us victory over the kuffar” (unbelievers).

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/09/yusuf-islam-cat-stevens-recounts-how-he-converted-to-islam-and-became-a-victim

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  7. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Holy Spirit And The Pentecostal Believers

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    The prophesied work of the Holy Spirit in connection with His people Israel should be clearly understood if we would understand His work today in connection with the members of the Body of Christ. In Joel 2:28,29 God promised to supernaturally cause them to prophesy, etc., but in Ezek. 36:26,27, He also promised to supernaturally cause them to do His will:

    “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. AND I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU, AND CAUSE YOU TO WALK IN MY STATUTES, AND YE SHALL KEEP MY JUDGMENTS, AND DO THEM.”

    Thus God would show that the only way in which even His own people can perfectly obey Him is when He takes possession of them and causes them to do His will. Indeed, He is still demonstrating this. Though we today have all the advantages and blessings of the dispensation of grace, and though we desire most earnestly to obey and serve God as we ought, we still continually fall short.

    This is because, contrary to popular opinion, none of us has been baptized with the Spirit (See Acts 1:5 and cf. I Cor. 12:13). We must be careful to notice the immediate change that took place in the behavior of the Pentecostal believers, now that the Holy Spirit had come to take possession of them. Not only did they speak with tongues and prophesy and work miracles, but they all began living for one another.

    “And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul; neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common” (Acts 4:32).

    We have not observed this way of life among those who call themselves Pentecostalists today.

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/the-holy-spirit-and-the-pentecostal-believers/

    Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
    29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

    Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
    27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    Acts 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

    1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

    Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

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    • Pale rider says:

      Why do you spend so much time and effort trying to destroy faith. Speak for yourself when you declare you know not Gods spirit. The lack of WORKS is your religious shortcomings not all who have been baptized in Gods spirit, it’s our own growth that is deficient not anything Our Lord did or didn’t do.
      People who say God didn’t do something he clearly states is “finished” on the cross, let alone the New Testament as a whole missed it. Your swimming down not up. Religion is the door, open it and come inside don’t stand outside and mock.

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  8. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Does 1 Cor 12:13 Describe the Spirit Baptism at Pentecost?

    By Justin Johnson

    Paul says there is one baptism (Eph 4:5). No one dare make that water baptism since Paul clearly makes it baptism by the Spirit in 1 Cor 12:13 and Gal 3:27. Yet it is a common mistake to conflate Paul’s baptism by the Spirit and the baptism with the Holy Ghost at Pentecost. The reasoning normally does not go further than that both baptisms utilize the Holy Spirit.

    Yet, just because we read the same word (in Greek or English) it does not mean the context is the same. These two baptisms should be separated because of a difference in who is baptizing, who is being baptized, and why they are being baptized.

    Who is Baptizing?

    Mathew 3:11 is one of the most useful verses in the doctrine of baptisms. It clearly delineates who performs the different baptisms.

    “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:” – Matthew 3:11

    John performs the first baptism. Jesus performs the second and the third baptism.

    John baptizes with water. Jesus baptizes with the Holy Ghost and fire. One thing is certain: water is never doing the baptism. John is the agent who performs the baptism with water. Jesus is the agent who performs the baptism with fire. Likewise, the Holy Spirit is not doing the baptism. Jesus is the agent who performs the baptism with the Spirit.

    In Paul’s baptism of 1 Cor 12:13, we do not find John or Jesus performing the baptism.

    “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” – 1 Cor 12:13

    Here, the Spirit is baptizing us into the body (of Christ). Romans 6:3 explains this as well.

    “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?” – Romans 6:3

    This baptism is into Christ. This cannot be the water baptism of John which was into water. It cannot be the baptism performed by Jesus which was with the Spirit. It is most obviously the unique baptism described by Paul in 1 Cor 12 which is performed by the Spirit into Christ.

    Greek prepositions

    Some will make much ado about the underlying Greek prepositions in the verses mentioned above. Those who wish to make the baptisms the same will say that the words ‘by’ and ‘with’ are interchangeable in the Greek. Although this is an oversimplification in some cases it may be true.

    Yet, the preposition does not determine the context of the baptism. Rather the clearly translated context determines the rightness of the English preposition. If the verses are reread with any of the prepositional variations that are suggested it remains obvious that the agents and the objects are different.

    Knowing that lengthy discussions about Greek translations are mostly red herrings and of minimal usefulness to English speaking people, following are two other reasons why the baptisms are different despite the preposition.

    Who is being baptized?

    The audience is a significant factor in determining the context and application of the baptisms.

    John’s baptism with water was to repentant Israel. This is not contested as he was in the wilderness of Judea and was teaching the fulfillment of the Jewish prophecies to Jews under the Old Testament (Mat 3:1-6).

    Jesus’ baptism with the Spirit which unarguably occurs at Pentecost is also unto repentant Israel (Acts 2:38). Peter’s message was to an audience entirely of “men of Israel” and proclaimed his message as a fulfillment of the prophecies given to Israel about the Messiah and the kingdom (Acts 2:14).

    “Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.” – Acts 3:24-25

    It is evident that Peter was not preaching the same message that Paul taught about the cross, the Jew / Gentile church, the fall of Israel, their future destiny, or justification (see Peter vs Paul). Peter was following the law and righteousness with works as far forward as Acts 10:35 and Gal 2:11.

    The nature of the audience and the message taught signifies a distinct baptism.

    Why are they being baptized?

    Both baptisms involving the Spirit do not utilize any earthly element. (Although you can make a case that the Holy Ghost baptism of Pentecost would not be evident without the laying on of hands; Acts 8:15-16.) Christ and the Spirit are the agent and object. In one Christ is the agent identifying New Testament Israel with the Spirit. In the other the Spirit is the agent identifying the new creature with Christ.

    This simple difference is the most significant of all!

    The purpose of the Holy Ghost baptism was to fulfill the prophecy of the New Testament in providing the power for the remnant of Israel to endure the tribulation, enter the kingdom, and supernaturally follow the law as was once required of them (Exodus 19:5-6).

    “And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.” – Eze 36:27

    In order to be a part of the New Testament the believing remnant needed Christ’s blood (Heb 9:15-16), water baptism (Luke 7:29, Mark 16:16), and the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5-8).

    This purpose of the anointing baptism by Christ with the Spirit was to teach them all things (John 14:26, 1 John 2:27). If they rejected this power then there remained no more forgiveness for them (Heb 6:4-6; Heb 10:24-27).

    Contrast this purpose with the Spirit’s function for believers under grace.

    “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,” – Eph 1:13

    By baptizing (identifying) us into Christ’s death there is no need for a testament or list of good deeds to keep us in proper standing with God. Instead it is the Spirit itself which becomes the seal and evidence of our union with Christ (Romans 8:9).

    Instead of baptizing us into Israel’s New Testament (Heb 8:10), we are baptized into Christ himself. This new creature is not identified with any national covenants but contains members of any nationality (Gal 3:28).

    Conclusion

    Whereas the Pentecostal baptism was necessary to establish the kingdom promised to Israel, the baptism by the Spirit is needed to place us into the body of Christ. They are different baptisms with different agents, different audiences, and different purposes.

    The danger of conflating the two is seen in many different forms the most egregious of which is held by some of our Pentecostal friends that if you are not filled with the Pentecostal Holy Ghost baptism then you are not a member of the church. “Where are those signs that follow?” they ask (Mark 16:17-18).

    The answer is only found in a Pauline division.

    https://graceambassadors.com/tradition/baptism/does-1_cor12_13-describe-the-spirit-baptism-at-pentecost

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  9. Lucille says:

    Trumpeter ALISON BALSOM plays Antonio Vivaldi’s “Violin Concerto in A minor” (clip)

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      Splendid! Thanks for posting. 🙂

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    • Wonderful! Such an amazing talent and such uplifting music.

      Am I getting old or do the musicians here including Allison seem, well, slovenly? A woman in yoga pants and legs spread while performing classics on camera was unthinkable in my time.

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      • Lucille says:

        It’s the music that matters, right? Feeling physically comfortable in practice is perfectly fine today. If a documentary is being filmed, no sense in faking it for the camera. Yes, in times past members dressed as the culture demanded even during practice. I bet they would have loved to loosen their clothing, though. Practice halls can be sweaty places.

        A few undated photos of rehearsals in the past and present…

        North London Symphony Orchestra



        Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic


        The Me2 Orchestra, Boston, MA (Me2/ is the world’s only classical music organization created for individuals with mental illnesses and the people who support them.)

        Btw, I’m old. LOL!

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      • jtrstill says:

        I think maybe the artistry and comfort may lead to a better performance than getting all totted up in formal wear. I don’t have the luxury of going to performances, so I usually don’t see what they are wearing anyway.

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  10. Garrison Hall says:

    A little straight ahead blues like this is the perfect close for a well-spent day. You don’t have to be sad to enjoy blues; you just have to be ready to listen. And when I finish this last glass of Ezra Brooks (I’m exploring inexpensive sour-mash bourbons), I’ll sleep like a baby tonight. Enjoy.

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  11. Margot says:

    Brad Parscale needs our prayers right now:

    Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after threatening to harm himself: Police

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-campaign-manager-brad-parscale-hospitalized-harm-police/story?id=73283795

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    • wondering999 says:

      Lifting up Brad Parscale for healing, encouragement, and knowledge of the gratitude that so many of us feel for his efforts. Be well, Brad Parscale. You are appreciated and loved, respected and valued for all you have given (and hope you will continue to give to our world). THANK YOU and please be well, confident and healthy with all God’s blessings

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  12. nimrodman says:

    15 days to flatten the curve, Day 195:

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  13. nimrodman says:

    Looks like you can still get a foamy in Florida

    Robert Kraft Off The Hook In Sex Spa Case, Charges Dropped
    https://www.tmz.com/2020/09/24/robert-kraft-sex-spa-case-charges-dropped-new-england-patriots/

    Judges in the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled cops screwed up in the way they went about recording inside the Jupiter, Fla. facility by failing to ensure privacy for people getting legitimate massages. So, the footage was not allowed in the case.

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    • wondering999 says:

      Ya know, I don’t really care if Robert Kraft gets a legitimate or “illegitimate” massage, if it isn’t a slave or underage person delivering the massage. What I don’t like is the important of vulnerable people into the United States who get used as slaves. That era was supposed to be over

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  14. anthonydog says:

    Call Lindsey Graham:
    Lindsey Graham Must Ask Comey: Where Are The 47 ‘HAMMER’ Hard Drives Of Spygate Evidence That Comey Buried?

    https://theamericanreport.org/2020/09/28/lindsey-graham-must-ask-comey-where-are-the-47-hammer-hard-drives-of-spygate-evidence-that-comey-buried/

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  15. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  16. Sepp says:

    Prayer of Saint Ioannikios the Great (+ 846)

    My hope is the Father, my refuge the Son, my protection the Holy Spirit. O Holy Trinity, glory to Thee.

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  17. A2 says:

    Brilliant podcast about The fall of civilisations. This is the first. All are worth listening to.
    I recommend it to you👇

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    • wondering999 says:

      This video cleared up a confused era in my mind… Roman Britain, the Britain of St. Patrick? There is a myth I’ve come across, that several of the apostles (and Mary Magdalene too?) ended up in Roman Britain. When I first heard it, it seemed preposterous. And then, after watching this video about the Roman centuries in Britain, suddenly it seemed possible. Unlikely maybe? But possible.

      The early centuries of Christianity were difficult and amazing. I am so grateful that this video was posted and I was able to watch it.

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  21. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Monday, September 28, 2020

    “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
    Ephesians 4:29 (KJV)

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  22. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  23. jbrickley says:

    Brad Parscale almost committed suicide. His wife reported him in distress and at risk of self harm. Broward County Sheriff’s intervened and safely brought him to the hospital and disarmed him under the Brady Act.

    Prayers for Brad Parscale. He’s been under tremendous stress. May he receive the help he needs.

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  24. just stevie says:

    THE “GO” OF UNCONDITIONAL IDENTIFICATION

    “One thing thou lackest: …come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” Mark x. 21

    The rich young ruler had the master passion to be perfect. When he saw Jesus Christ, he wanted to be like Him. Our Lord never puts personal holiness to the fore when He calls a disciple; He puts absolute annihilation of my right to myself and identification with Himself – a relationship with Himself in which there is no other relationship. Luke xiv. 26 has nothing to do with salvation or sanctification, but with unconditional identification with Jesus Christ. Very few of us know the absolute “go” of abandonment to Jesus.

    “Then Jesus beholding him loved him.” The look of Jesus will mean a heart broken for ever from allegiance to any other person or thing. Has Jesus ever looked at you? The look of Jesus transforms and transfixes. Where you are “soft” with God is where the Lord has looked at you. If you are hard and vindictive, insistent on your own way, certain that the other person is more likely to be in the wrong than you are, it is an indication that there are whole tracts of your nature that have never been transformed by His gaze.

    “One thing thou lackest…” The only “good thing” from Jesus Christ’s point of view is union with Himself and nothing in between.

    “Sell whatsoever thou hast…” I must reduce myself until I am a mere conscious man, I must fundamentally renounce possessions of all kinds, not to save by soul (only one thing saves a man – absolute reliance upon Jesus Christ) – but in order to follow Jesus. “Come, and follow Me.” And the road is the way He went.

    Oswald Chambers
    September 28th Devotional

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  25. WeeWeed says:

    “Seth Rich: The Murder Washington Doesn’t Want Solved” The latest from Mr. Cashill.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/09/seth_rich_the_murder_washington_doesnt_want_solved.html

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  26. An American says:

    Unseal and release all of Obama’s personal life history documents/records from the time of his birth through to his election to the Senate.

    Requesting for an avid Obama supporter.

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  27. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    Baby Lives Matter.

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  28. Larry says:

    Is Western Separatism alive and well in Western Canada? Follow the upcoming Saskatchewan Provincial Election (October 26, 2020).

    Here is a link to the Sask Elections website showing who the candidates are in the various ridings:
    https://www.elections.sk.ca/candidates-political-parties/candidates/potential-candidates/

    The thing to look at is Party Strength. The Lieberals, tied to the Federal Lieberal Party are not running any candidates. The election has not been called, but is scheduled for October 26th.
    https://www.elections.sk.ca/

    The writ should drop soon. That said, the Saskatchewan Party has candidates in all 61 ridings. The NDP have candidates in 44 of 61 ridings. If Canada does not have a place for Saskatchewan, other options should be explored. Western North Dakota has concerns about Eastern North Dakota. Many of the Immigrant Pioneers who settled/built South Dakota, North Dakota and Saskatchewan came from the same place, back in the old country. The time is here to talk about mutual issues of concern.

    It is good to see the Alaska/Alberta railroad come to fruition. Those port facilities can augment the bottleneck in British Columbia.

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    • wondering999 says:

      Didn’t know anything about that railway. Hope it goes through and is well-constructed and well-run

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-28/alberta-eyes-oil-export-route-as-trump-approves-alaska-rail-link

      “U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to approve a rail link between Canada and Alaska could open up an export route to Asia for Alberta’s struggling oil sands producers.

      “The presidential permit, announced in a tweet late on Friday, will push forward a $17 billion project to build a rail line between Fort McMurray, in the heart of Alberta’s oil sands, and Delta Junction in Alaska, according to Alaska – Alberta Railway Development Corp., or A2A, the company behind the project…..Canada’s oil industry has struggled for years with a lack of enough pipeline infrastructure to ship its crude, with projects like the Keystone XL stalled for more than a decade.”

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  29. jazzbogie says:

    Just heard that Cindi McCain will join the Biden administration (or campaign) to advise on matters pertaining to women and children. In the 90’s Cindi was indicted and prosecuted in federal district court for stealing drugs belonging to Doctors Without Borders when she was working as a volunteer with them in I believe Bangladesh. The federal court was in Phoenix and Fife Symington was Governor. And then miraculously the prosecution disappeared along with the record of this. It exists only in the memories of those who went to the courthouse and watched her arraignment.

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  30. Florida’s governor is going after “the bad guys” according to an article on the Gateway Pundit.

    “The governor continued, “And it’s very simple. You loot, you’re going to jail. You throw a brick at a police officer, you’re going to jail. You tear down a monument, you’re going to jail. If you block traffic or harass people when they’re having to have dinner at a restaurant, you are going to jail. And if you have local governments that want to defund the police. Well, guess what? Under our legislation, the state of Florida is going to defund you.”

    No guts – no glory.
    No balls – no blue chips.

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  31. Keith Harbaugh says:

    URGENT REQUEST:
    I hope SD, or some other competent person,
    will take a look at this:
    https://www.emptywheel.net/2020/09/26/the-jeffrey-jensen-investigation-post-it-notes-and-other-irregularities/
    There Marcy Wheeler puts forward what she asserts are devastating inconsistencies in the documents from the Jensen investigation.
    If her points are not competently rebutted, they will severely damage public confidence in the Jensen investigation.
    And surely Sullivan is aware of her points, and Gleeson will use them in the hearing tomorrow, either explicitly or implicitly.
    And Wall will probably lack time to adequately rebut them.
    I lack the time, patience, and expertise to adequately rebut them myself.
    Help!

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  32. Linda K. says:

    “Eternal Flame” by the Bangels. Dedicated to my son and his wife who are expecting a baby, March 2!

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  33. jtrstill says:

    The UK has banned dancing and singing in pubs. Sounds like the return of Oliver Cromwell!

    https://summit.news/2020/09/28/uk-singing-and-dancing-banned-under-draconian-new-covid-rules/

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  34. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

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

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

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You. Also, we pray for Angels to protect and support our Sundance as he works for justice and peace.

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

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

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  35. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

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

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  36. mandy says:

    VERY interesting article, worth a read.

    The Prelude to World War II: The Spanish Civil War and Today’s America

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2020-09-27/prelude-world-war-ii-spanish-civil-war-and-todays-america

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    • wondering999 says:

      Thank you Mandy for the link. The article has lots of details.
      Here is an excerpt:
      “Once the rebellion began, the Catholic Church – its clergy, its religious orders and its lay faithful – were largely seen as fair game by supporters of the republic. The comparison between the Church in Spain 1936 and white Americans in 2020 isn’t much of a stretch. Much of the violence directed against the Church was predicated on the basis that they “deserved” this as payback for historical crimes. All told, 3,400 priests, monks and nuns were murdered during the first two months of the Spanish Civil War. Indeed, most of the deaths during the early months of the Civil War were not because of deaths on the battlefield, but rather because of targeted executions against enemies of the Spanish Republic.”

      When I was in college, the Spanish Civil War was brought up many times, always with a slant of approval for the “Republican” side. No one ever mentioned the executions/massacres at Paracuellos early in the war:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paracuellos_massacres

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      • wondering999 says:

        I learned about Paracuellos when I began to do my own research into Spanish and Latin American history.

        One of the things I had never connected to the Spanish Civil War, was the civil war in Argentina. Apparently a wave of Communists left Spain after losing the Spanish Civil War, and settled in Argentina; only to be followed a decade or so later by Nazis and other refugees from Europe after they had lost in World War II.

        Apparently there was an uneasy truce between the two hostile groups up until the abduction of a famous Nazi war criminal, at which point everything fell apart.

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