Dear MAGA: 20190615 Open Topic

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This Saving Our Republic Saturday Open Thread is VERY OPEN – a place for everybody to post whatever they feel they would like to tell the White Hats, and the rest of the MAGA world.

Free Speech is practiced here at the Q Tree. In fact, our host Wolfmoon encourages us to use it…and Enjoy it. “Use it or lose it”, he tells us.

But please keep it civil. Discussion of Q is not only allowed but encouraged. Imagine that! We can talk about Q here and not get banned.

Please also consider the Important Guidelines, outlined here in the January 1st open thread. Let’s not give the odious Internet Censors a reason to shut down this precious haven that Wolf has created for us.

Remember – your greatest gift to President Trump is FIVE WORDS:

I AM PRAYING FOR YOU.

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Wheatie’s Rules:

  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

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For your listening enjoyment, I offer this composition mix from Fearless Motivation, titled ‘Self Confidence’:

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Visual Descriptions for our dear Zoe, and for anyone else who may find them helpful:

Header Image: Is a big Tree with an arched doorway in the trunk. There is a cobblestone path leading up to the doorway with a couple of stone steps. Spanish Moss and ivy cover the trunk and trails off of the spreading branches. There are different sized windows at intervals up the trunk and a soft glow is coming from the windows, as well as an arched window above the door.

It is dark in the forest surrounding the Tree, but there are glowing lanterns hanging from the Tree’s branches, lighting the way. Fireflies are dancing in the clearing around the Tree.

Second Image: Is a cozy interior room, with a comfy couch across from a heater that is giving off a warm glow. There is a rounded-top window revealing a view of the forest vegetation. Books are rowed up along the wide window sill and nearby is a small bookshelf full of books. Candles and a few globe-shaped lights create soft lighting in the room. There are tree branches supporting the ceiling and a staircase leading into the room.

Third Image: Is a graphic of President Trump, giving a thumbs up with his right hand. The words, “Where We Go One”, are above his head…and the words, “We Go All”, are below his image.

 

390 thoughts on “Dear MAGA: 20190615 Open Topic

    1. I am convinced that computerized technology is the “second beast” spoken of in the book of Revelations.

      ———-
      The Beast out of the Earth
      11 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
      —————-

      How long before big gov’t and big tech does away with cash in favor of “digital currency”? How long before chip implants (instead of security badges) are required to enter a building OR to buy or sell something in place of a credit card?

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      1. That’s an interesting insight into that passage. You know the video and audio manipulative techniques available would make for the lying signs and wonders, ones that can appear in the sky? I find myself questioning so many things more and more asking is that real?

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  1. Good Lord.

    U.S. And U.K. F-35 Jets Include ‘Core’ Circuit Boards From Chinese-Owned Company

    “We are not aware of any other Chinese-owned F-35 suppliers at this time,” Lockheed Martin said after the U.K.’s Sky News reported that “a Chinese-owned company is making circuit boards for the top-secret next-generation F-35 warplanes flown by Britain and the United States.” British MP Bob Seely, who sits on both the Foreign Affairs and Arms Export Controls Committees described the news as “breath-taking,” warning that “it’s not a question of is this bad, but how bad is it?”

    more at link:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/06/15/chinese-owned-company-supplies-electronics-on-u-s-and-u-k-f-35-fighter-jets/#2d85b94e25c0

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    1. Did you actually read the full article, or only the alarming first paragraph?

      If you did read the full article, why is your post so decidedly ONE-SIDED and INTENDED to cause alarm and fear?

      Lastly, did you stop to consider that this is actually good news? Why do you think this is actually good news, given the present state of affairs between the WH, China, and next year’s election??

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      1. Yep. And, considering the state of today’s electronics industry, in particular components, I’m pretty surprised they got it down to just one…

        It’s going to take a few years to turn around 40-50 years of careless/planned destruction of the US components industry. I can remember back to when Sprague caps were made in the USA. Now the only place to find US-made components is a parts graveyard like Curtis Trading Company, Weird Stuff, Alltronics, or the like.

        It is good, though, that more than just geeks like me see this anymore…

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      2. Regardless of whether they are just bare boards, we should not be sourcing materials for our defense industry from our enemies. One more reason to be developing this stuff here at home. We need trustworthy and secure supply chains period.

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        1. “One more reason to be developing this stuff here at home.”

          Exactly. What an excellent campaign slogan (and reason) to re-elect President Trump!

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      3. FYI, I generally post a single paragraph – and it’s usually the first one – when I post news. If I pull a paragraph that falls further down in an article, I indicate such by using: closed quote … then open quote. Oh, and if you click through from the Forbes link to the Sky News piece, I found that one WAY more negative than the Forbes one I used.

        “did you stop to consider that this is actually good news?”

        I don’t see how this can be construed as ‘good news.’

        If I understand you correctly, you’re claiming that this potential security/safety issue is good … because of the upcoming election?

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  2. Let Me Explain How the SBC Just Officially Endorsed Marxism
    BY NEWS DIVISION · PUBLISHED JUNE 14, 2019 · UPDATED JUNE 15, 2019
    https://pulpitandpen.org/2019/06/14/let-me-explain-how-the-sbc-just-officially-endorsed-marxism/

    Some discussion and commentary on the Southern Baptist Convention’s passage of a resolution in support of “Critical Race Theory”. Jumping in…

    … Thousands of us have been warning that what Southern Baptist leaders and Institutions have been promoting has a name…Critical Race Theory. Low and behold, shoved into a stack of Resolutions that were read and passed at a record pace – so quickly, most SBC messengers didn’t even have time to read, let alone research it – was a resolution endorsing the use of Critical Race Theory.

    The resolution endorsing CRT included an asterisk meant to appease critics. The “asterisk,” so to speak, were several words of caution about letting CRT supplant or replace Scripture. Instead, the resolution argued, CRT could be used as a “helpful analytical tool.”

    THE REAL STORY ON HOW THIS HAPPENED

    The resolution that promotes CRT was designed by its author to reject CRT. I wondered while driving across the Big Sky State to my meetings what kind of pinko leftists Commie was given a brownie by the ERLC to submit such a resolution.

    Low and behold, the Capstone Report came across my feed and I saw that the person who submitted it was against CRT and wanted it rejected wholesale. When researching the author of the resolution and finding its original reading, I saw that he explicitly called it Marxist.

    What Pastor Stephen Feinstein submitted to the Resolutions Committee can be found here. In particular, he writes…

    WHEREAS, critical race theory and intersectionality are founded upon unbiblical presuppositions descended from Marxist theories and categories, and therefore are inherently opposed to the Scriptures as the true center of Christian union; and
    WHEREAS, both critical race theory and intersectionality as ideologies have infiltrated some Southern Baptist churches and institutions—institutions funded by the Cooperative Program

    The entire resolution properly identified CRT as Marxist and asked it be altogether rejected.

    However, the Resolutions Committee altered the document to remove any reference to Marxism whatsoever, and furthermore, to embrace CRT as a helpful tool to understand race!

    Is this not the dirtiest thing you’ve ever witnessed? It’s grotesque. They’ve taken Pastor Stephen Feinstein’s resolution against CRT and its explicit implications regarding Marxism, and twisted and gutted it to pass a resolution endorsing CRT while using language supposedly lauding Scriptural supremacy. The leftists at the top of the SBC actually weaponized our commitment to Scripture to rubber-stamp an ideology diametrically opposed to Scripture.

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      1. If you have so much faith, as you claim, why do you demonstrate so much fear in so many of your posts?

        That’s a rhetorical question, btw.

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  3. Climate Alarmists Make Evangelical College Students the Bull’s Eye
    June 5, 2019 By E. Calvin Beisner
    https://cornwallalliance.org/2019/06/climate-alarmists-make-evangelical-college-students-the-bulls-eye/

    For over a decade, evangelicals have been the most skeptical subset of the American population about claims of catastrophic, anthropogenic global warming (CAGW).

    Don’t count on their staying that way.

    Recently Physics World reported on an experiment conducted at three evangelical colleges to see how students’ views about global warming/climate change would shift if they viewed a professionally done one-hour presentation designed to persuade them that it’s real, mainly human-induced, dangerous, and ought to be high on our list of priorities.

    At Houghton College in rural upstate New York, Tyndale University College and Seminary in Ontario, Canada, and Dallas Baptist University in Texas, students watched a video lecture by Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and Professor of Political Science (you read that right!) at Texas Tech University, where she is also Director of the Climate Science Center.

    Time magazine named Hayhoe one of America’s 100 most influential people in 2014. The honor surely rested more on celebrity and politics than on Hayhoe’s respectable but not extraordinary scientific accomplishments.

    She’s David versus Goliath (courageous young woman in a field dominated by older men) and man-bites-dog (professed evangelical who firmly embraces the view that global warming is primarily human induced and dangerous enough to justify spending trillions to mitigate it) wrapped up in a single person. (Well, no, not single in that sense—she’s married to an evangelical pastor, which gives her even more celebrity and, with evangelicals, street cred.)

    What the experiment showed, according to the formal report on it in Environmental Research Letters, was that students expressing concern about global warming rose from below 50% to over 70%, and even at the school with the most conservative students, Dallas Baptist, the percentage who thought global warming was happening rose from 51% before to 87% after.

    Of course that’s not surprising. They were given only one side of the story. Were it not for the importance of evangelicals as a voting bloc, this experiment might never have been conducted. One doesn’t spend a bunch of time and money conducting an experiment the outcome of which was perfectly predictable. (For a more detailed critique of the “experiment” and “study,” see here.)

    But one does so if one can use those results as bait for funding for repetitions at other evangelical colleges. And that’s exactly what the experimenters revealed in the final sentence of their report, of which Hayhoe’s father was lead author (though they didn’t reveal that obvious conflict of interest):

    This study suggests a need for a new, broadly evangelical alliance to be formed, strongly supported by academics, business people, and religious and church leaders, to take the lead and focus on this urgent issue, to speak with one voice especially to the 25% of evangelicals in the United States.

    That’s code for “If you’re a big foundation with millions of dollars to spend trying to shift evangelicals’ opinions on global warming so they’ll stop blocking policies meant to fight it, look what we can do for you! Give us a million or two and we can replicate this at lots more evangelical colleges—and, presto chango!—evangelicals will jump on board your bandwagon!”

    But hidden in plain sight in that report is another important fact. In the second paragraph, and again in the last paragraph, the authors mention one organization that has had greater influence on evangelicals than those on the alarmist side of the global warming controversy: the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation.

    As George Soros’s New America Foundation discovered when it commissioned two scholars to figure out why, after half a dozen or more leftwing foundations spent many millions over two decades to convince evangelicals to embrace climate alarmism, those pesky folks remained more skeptical than any other part of the population, the Cornwall Alliance’s efforts were the main reason.

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  4. Update from Cousin Joe Dan:

    Tuesday Morning, 6/11/19 Its Cookout time! Click Here for Details and to RSVP

    Hey guys!

    It’s time to mark your calendar for this year’s Frogleg Cookout. And for our NEW FRIENDS, it’s not really a cookout and we won’t be eating froglegs (unless we’re lucky!) AS always—it is the first Saturday in August.

    This year, rather than an evening event— we’re having it during the day… and it’s absolutely free to join us, but everyone pays for their own food and drink. I inadvertently ended up getting stuck with a big bill last year. Once bitten twice shy.

    It’s Free— But click here to RSVP so we know how many to expect.

    Join your fellow Froglegians for an afternoon of fun, frivolity, liberal ridicule & meat.
    *Adult beverages will be available. Consume wisely

    Leiper’s Fork is a short 25-minute drive from Nashville… And it is absolutely beautiful country.

    Here’s a short video of Puckett’s.

    And a short video of Leiper’s Fork.

    We’re learning as we go— Last year it was difficult talking over the band—- so this year, no band… but we WILL have music…with a VOLUME control, lol.

    Last year a lot of folks went to my church Grace Chapel on Sunday to see Pastor Steve. As of this announcement, we don’t know if pastor Steve will be preaching that weekend. For those of you that don’t know Pastor Steve—- he’s one of those special top-tier pastors. He regularly lunches and prays with President Trump.

    Thanks and God bless…

    Joe Dan

    OH, the NEW CONTACT^ EMAIL: IntellectualFroglegs@gmail.com

    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    Proverbs 3:5-6

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      1. I just close my eyes and….poof…just like that they’re screaming for me…

        …but then I realize they’re screaming in horror and I lumber back to the bell tower.

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  5. For Mandy … and others whose rose tint is wearing a bit thin on our glasses …

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-15/doug-casey-deep-state-source-all-our-economic-problems

    The point is not to “hee-haw” like an eeyore, but to attempt to look reality squarely in the face so as to understand the extent of the problem …

    He does admit that the human condition lies beneath the deep state, but then ignores it for purposes of brevity.

    The human condition is indeed the source, since these patterns keep recurring throughout history.

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  6. The Battle of Ideas …

    Scott Adams, whose “god” is the “simulation”, whilst he also says that his life goal is to become a fully actualised biological being …

    He is promoting the war of ideas – which is something I also support. We all presumably think that our own current world views are correct – which is why they are OUR world views. However, some people/cultures clearly do not have confidence in their own world view – these are the people that censor and / or shout down and / or otherwise suppress opposing views – they fear a fair airing of differing views since they lack confidence in their own views.

    Adams makes this point in his latest periscope re the Iran situation. If they trust in allah, they should open up their communication systems to the outside world and let allah vanquish all others – how could they possibly doubt allah’s supremacy? Of course, they are actually very insecure on this point, since they KILL apostates, not a very good indication that they are confident in allah …

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    1. I can’t listen to periscopes (they just buffer endlessly). But, from your synopsis, and tying this back to the Casey piece you rec’d to me….

      Whipped dogs … hunt down lone wolves … in defense of their owners … because their owners evil doings … cannot withstand the airing brought by opposing views….

      or something like that…

      🙂

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    2. Of course, they are actually very insecure on this point, since they KILL apostates, not a very good indication that they are confident in allah …

      They kill apostates because they believe Allah wants them to, not because of a lack of confidence in Allah. If anything, it indicates an excess of confidence not only in Allah, but in the correctness of their understanding of what he (supposedly) wants from them.

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        1. This is a relatively harmless example of failing to put one’s self in the headspace of the person being criticized. I’ve made the same mistake a lot of times.

          Much more extreme example. There are leftists who simply cannot believe the Muslims take that shit seriously. They’ll blame terrorism on anything else other than the religion. Poverty, racism, you name it.

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  7. Too tired to make heads or tails of long posts. Spent a quality three hours standing on concrete with a few hundred thousand of my fellow Blues fans. That was the most relaxed, informal parade I’ve ever been to. The players were feeling no pain, and most of the rest of us weren’t feeling any, either. Other than trying to move after standing for hours. And then I sang at five pm Mass. Putting my feet up now.

    See y’all in the morning.

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  8. A Public Service Announcement About People Changing WordPress Accounts

    In order to facilitate Wolf’s Extreme Vetting (TM) for people who are CREATING NEW WORDPRESS ACCOUNTS from NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES, we ask that you do the following, in this order:

    (1) From your OLD WORDPRESS ACCOUNT, send me a private message by making a post on the Author Logistics thread using the PRIVATE MESSAGE TO WOLF (with underscores, NOT spaces – see the contact page) construct, to drop a post into moderation. Include in this message some kind of highly unique information like some quote, Bible verse, line from a book, or just a jumble of random letters. Tell me that you are going to create a NEW WordPress account. You are free to tell me the name and email, if you know them, because this message will be edited / trashed / etc.

    (2) Create the new account

    (3) From your NEW WORDPRESS ACCOUNT, make your first post, which will automatically go into moderation. Be sure to include the SAME unique information (quote, Bible verse, line from book, random letters).

    I will trash BOTH of these messages and approve your next post from the new account. Then you’re done.

    By following this method, you automatically PROVE to me that you are already vetted, and I don’t have to figure out whether somebody is impersonating you, or vet you all over again.

    Any problems with this procedure will be dealt with by other means of proof or contact, as needed.

    Thanks for your assistance!

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      1. We will be switching to the setting “Users must be registered and logged in to comment” in about 3 weeks. We’re giving people a heads up so they can take care of it. We will test the setting to make sure as many people as possible get it working.

        This shifts the heavy lifting of basic vetting to WordPress.

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          1. If you keep the same email address and name you have been using, then no problems – don’t worry about it. You will present slightly differently as a registered user, because WordPress will try to show your listed website if you have one, or your gravatar if you choose one, and you can add a nice picture instead if you want. I MAY have to take you out of moderation on the first post.

            If you change email addresses, then I recommend doing the procedure to prove you’re the same person – no vetting required.

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    1. Will lurking be o.k.after this vetting? Hubby and I discussed your protocols and understand them. We just invested in new laptop, but alas have already mixed politics and personal, so may have to bow out from posting here, we don’t want to be a wink link or chink in the armor. We would still like to follow the Qtree and use the WP reader to read news roundups and open discussions. Would that be a security risk? The new email and WP site recommended still? Does that mean we lose our old WP blog? I am so lost in all of this. I hope it means we have two WP accounts.

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      1. If you have a WordPress account, you are good to go. You don’t have to worry about anything. The people WITHOUT WordPress accounts, who type in a user name and email (which doesn’t even have to be real) every time, are the ones who will have trouble.

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        1. uhhhh like me..lol. I vil comply..eventually…………………………….but I will like being able to like posts..ima going to wear that out!

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        2. I understand. Thank you. I will change up our email used on WP account as it is our main outlook email addy which we use for everything.

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          1. I think WordPress will let you keep your identity and your blog, but you will simply have to go back through moderation and probably some kind of email verification. Maybe somebody who has kept their WordPress account but changed their email address can weigh in on what the experience was like.

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        1. POTUS has them right where he wants them.

          If they bow to his pressure to be more fair and objective, then their readership will claim they are giving in to POTUS. Instead, they become worse and worse, believing this is how they can “effectively” fight back….but it only exposes them more and more.

          This is how blind hate can and will destroy the people who indulge in it. POTUS knows the left hates him so much their comedians will hold his severed head up in a pic and think it’s funny, when in reality they doom themselves and their failed ideology.

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    1. Transparently the NYT is hoping to stoke Russian anger at the United States and gin up a massive escalation in cyberwarfare just as we are putting the final squeeze on China and Iran!

      Treason is the right word for it! (Though “not as a legal matter”.)

      Scumbags need to begone. Red ink and pink slips all around for them.

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        1. Thx Wolf, again you are the best Alpha Wolf to work with this pup! In case I miss you tomorrow Happy Alpha Wolf Day!

          Hey, did you roll in …..? I thought I tasted something different when I chewed your ear tonight!

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            1. So glad, I am going to bounce across the branches to PHC’s tree and talk with Angelle and others. Love in Yeshua haMashiach to all and have a blessed, sanctified, and protected rest.

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  10. GRRR🤬🤬🤬 We need to nuke those MoFo’s!!! NOW!!!

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      1. Did you know Carlos “Slim” is actually not Mexican?

        He was born Carlos SALIM.

        He’s LEBANESE.

        It’s in his Wiki. Or at least it used to be, the crazy lefties may have removed it by now.

        For that matter, Vincente Fox is Vincent Fuchs – German family, hails from OHIO.

        lol….

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    1. They will destroy themselves with hatred, slowly (yes), but surely …

      Let us see how the Covington lawsuit goes, and what punitive damages get awarded – hopefully enough to make Bezos blink in a wee bit of pain – to send the appropriate signal

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    1. Looking forward to it! YHVH has been doing some interesting things in the Spirit realm in our home!
      Zechariah 4:6
      So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of Hosts.
      HIS power is mighty! To HIM be all honor, glory, power, and praise, TRUE AND FAITHFUL KING ARISE AND COME SOON!

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  11. Wolf, i have to change my screen name bc wp doesnt allow less than 4 letters. Kinda peeved about that…only ever been Gil. Will I be in some major limbo when I sign up and name change?

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    1. Maybe you could add an appendage to your “Gil”…with an underscore “__”?

      I wanted to use just ‘wheatie’, but WP told me that one is already in use.
      So I just added “too” to it.

      Afterward, you can just use “Gil” as the name shown in posts.

      I could drop the “too” off of my “wheatietoo” account…but I haven’t because the ‘other’ wheatie might show up and it would be confusing to people.

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      1. Yeah. One more change and having to remember another poassword. It certainly wont cause harm, just annoying. I dont wantvto be thrown in limbo somehow so if anything happens im going to gab as a backup. Otherwise hopefully ok transition.

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  12. Aw now..this is going to make me go ballistic. WTF?!

    Sinaloa cartel thugs seek asylum after border shootout, claim ‘credible fear’ of rival gangsters (VIDEO)

    Earlier this week, warring factions of the Sinaloa cartel left nearly a dozen people dead in the streets of the Mexican border town of Agua Prieta, just “half a block from the border” with Douglas, Arizona, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said.

    Victims of the violence, as well as several gangsters who lost the battle, are now safely in the U.S., recovering from their injuries as they apply for asylum.
    The sheriff told KVOA the bloody shootout that began Monday afternoon and went into Tuesday involved an internal dispute in the Sinaloa cartel. Three injured in the shootings were taken to the port of entry and transported to American hospitals, including a 12-year-old boy who was airlifted to Tucson, he said.

    “We heard … last night where one of the (gang members) shot in Agua Prieta was taken to a hospital in Mexico, in Agua Prieta,” Dannels said. “They followed him there and shot and killed him.”

    Amidst the violence, four gang members from the losing faction reported to the U.S. port of entry to file for asylum, claiming “credible fear,” KVOA reports. –

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/sinaloa-cartel-thugs-seek-asylum-after-border-shootout-claim-credible-fear-of-rival-gangsters/

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