Dear KMAG: 20190914 Open Topic

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This Fortress Q Tree 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-KMAG-KAG world.

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  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

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For your listening enjoyment, I offer this composition from Daniel James of Epic Score, titled ‘Liberators’:

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

Header Image: Is an enormous Tree, fortified with an exo-structure around it’s massive trunk. The structures appear to have multiple stories, running up the expanse of the Tree. Flocks of large white birds are flying around the tree. The blue sky is filled with dense white clouds that give the hint of rain coming. In the distance are a couple of other large trees with similar exo-structures.

Second Image: Is a stone path leading up to a door set into an archway. There is an ornate frame around the door, with single pillars on either side and a keystone arch above it. The door has an intricate carved pattern of circular medallions. Dense vegetation surrounds the doorway, including some rambling canes of climbing rose bushes sporting bright red blooms.

Third Image: Is a deck overlooking a panoramic view of mountains and a valley. There is a wrought-iron table with a lattice patterned top and a large umbrella providing cover over it. Wrought-iron chairs with scroll patterned backs, surround the table. Nearby is a smaller wrought-iron table and chairs.

Fourth Image: Is President Trump, facing down a gaggle of press curs. It is outside the White House, where they have been roped into a small area to contain them and keep them from shitting on the lawn.

Fifth Image: Is Attorney General Barr, sitting at a Congressional hearing, with his hot body guard behind him. General Barr looks like he is fed up with the congress weasels. Hot body guard is sitting there looking hot, while scanning the room for any threats.

Caption under image says: C’mon General Barr, it’s time for some indictments. Pretty please. We’ve been good.

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C’mon General Barr, it’s time for some indictments. Pretty please…we’ve been good.

There may be rough seas ahead, so grab ahold of the railing…we’ll get through it together.

 

 

554 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20190914 Open Topic

  1. Bin Laden’s son dead.

    “President Donald Trump in a statement on Saturday said late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden‘s son Hamza bin Laden had been “killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.”

    Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza, is seen in this undated CIA photo obtained by CNN.

    He did not give a time period for the operation or the death.

    “The loss of Hamza bin Ladin not only deprives al-Qa’ida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group,” the President said in the statement.

    Trump also said “Hamza bin Ladin was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups.”

    CNN previously reported on July 31 that the US believed Hamza bin Laden was dead, citing a US official. The official told CNN at the time that the US had a role in this death but did not provide details.

    CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank told CNN at the time that one thing puzzled researchers who are closely tracking al Qaeda: “If Hamza bin Laden has indeed been dead for months, you would expect al Qaeda to have released some form of eulogy before today. The fact they haven’t is highly unusual, given his status in the group.”

    US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper also appeared to confirm in a Fox News interview in August that Hamza bin Laden was dead.

    Earlier this year the US State Department called bin Laden, who was believed to be in his early 30s, an “emerging” leader in the terror group, offering a million-dollar reward for information leading to his capture.

    The State Department said items seized from the elder bin Laden’s hiding place in Pakistan during the US Navy SEAL raid in 2011 that resulted in his death indicated he was grooming Hamza bin Laden to replace him as al Qaeda’s leader.

    Saudi Arabia revoked Hamza bin Laden’s citizenship, official newspaper Um al-Qura reported earlier this year, citing a royal order issued to the Interior Ministry”

    https://ktla.com/2019/09/14/trump-confirms-osama-bin-ladens-son-hamza-killed-in-u-s-counterterrorism-operation/

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  2. Personally, the Italian govt has declared war against its vitizens. They should respond in kind. Unless people rise up, I dont see how we are not entering a dark ages period.

    With Salvini Gone, New M5S-Democrat Govt Invites Migrants to Land in Italy(a boat landed 3 hours ago).

    https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/09/14/with-salvini-gone-new-m5s-democrat-govt-invites-migrants-land-in-italy/

    Of course!!!!!!

    “Underage migrants from Muslim-majortity Albania and Kosovo often end up in leftist-controlled areas due to higher benefits, according to a report.

    The report, which comes from the Italian Ministry of Labour, states that most Albanian migrants, who form the largest group of underage migrants who came into Italy between 2018 and 2019, end up in the leftist regions of Emilia Romagna or Tuscany, Il Giornale reports.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/09/14/italy-migrants-drift-to-leftist-areas-due-to-higher-benefits/

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      1. Well conte and the libs formed an alliance and got Salvini out. They are using the same play in the u.k. against Johnson. Macron wants to be the globalist in charge so he is being left alone. Its war against the citizens in these countries. Germany/Belgium are center of E.U. so they are seemingly constantly in flux with media blackout. Eastern Europe is whats left.
        The globalists are destroying the wealthy coastal areas first then moving east I think.

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    1. Seriously??? Where is the Rod Serling music? Cause I’m getting Toto and running the fluck outta this scenario. What has happened to people? Is everyone deranged now? First the blood eye,now the dangling denture sweet Lord above. 🤤

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  3. Gary Sinise is a treasure!! Vets and now LEO…
    FTA
    The foundation made the announcement Wednesday in Chesterfield, Missouri.

    Officers Matt Crosby and Ryan O’Connor, who were shot while working to protect St. Louis-area citizens, were wheelchair-bound after the incidents. Both officers received phone calls from actor Gary Sinise about the fully furnished homes, which will also be completely mortgage-free, wheelchair-accessible, and outfitted with the latest in smart-home technology.

    KMOV-TV reported that Crosby was shot during a 2010 call on a domestic disturbance at an area apartment. A suspect shot O’Connor in 2017 during a jail transport.

    According to the Gary Sinise Foundation website, the homes for Crosby and O’Connor are “one-of-a-kind.”

    https://americanlookout.com/gary-sinise-foundation-building-homes-for-two-police-officers-injured-in-line-of-duty/

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  4. Reminding Rep Mark Meadows that we’re not going to accept polispeak or politics as usual.

    @ RepMarkMeadows
    “The IG report on potential FISA abuse is complete. Now being reviewed. Huge.

    Documents we’ve seen leave little to zero doubt the FBI and DOJ violated protocol with the effect of targeting Trump. We’ll see what the IG found.

    Hopefully we’re weeks away from getting the truth.”

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      1. I couldn’t let him get away with that. It was disturbing how he had downsized the Big Picture. Kind of went with CTH’s post last night regarding Rooster Toady (Gowdy) telling us to lower our expectations.

        Yes, I’m an optimist, but also a strong believer in President Trump and his promise to make sure this doesn’t ever happen again – the only way that can be assured is people are dealt with as criminals for the crimes they committed. Conspiracy to take out a political campaign, and then to take down a sitting President – that sounds like Treason to me. Even more than sedition.

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    1. As a Congressman and a very public person, Mark Meadows has to be very careful saying what he thinks another individual might be charged with, right? His criticism of FBI and DOJ in general has to be…. well, ‘general’ ………….. or he opens himself to litigation, right?

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      1. Additionally, iirc Meadows is a member of the Freedom Caucus and one of POTUS’ strongest allies.

        Or, am I confused ? I don’t understand this criticism of Meadows…. just sayin’

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        1. I believe he is a member of the Freedom Caucus, but it doesn’t change the fact that his particular choice of words – actually using phrasing that sounds like the FBI and DOJ simply didn’t follow something correctly in the Procedure Manual – doesn’t cut it with me.

          We’ve gone too long, and POTUS has suffered greatly as a result of the abuse, and intentional targeting to take him out as a candidate, and then as President. Not sure what the “protocol” is for trying to interfere in an election or take out a sitting President – which is essentially trying to overthrow the government.

          I don’t mind Meadows, and still like him, but I stand by not letting him get away with minimizing the gravity of what went down, and what the Cabal tried to do – and is still trying to do. That’s the important point to make – we’re not through this yet. Any sign of weakness on the part of the GOP is going to be pounced on by the Dems.

          It would be catastrophic to let them get away with what they did. The only person I trust 100% is POTUS.

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      2. True, and he certainly doesn’t want to be accused of setting the situation as a political “hit job” as the Dems are going to claim… that said, I felt he watered it down, more than some of his fellow Congressmen have done. “Protocol violations” is pretty watered down. Kind of like Woflie talks about – taking command of the language.

        The Dems play hardball, we have to as well.

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      3. I agree. I’m not defending Meadows, but I’ve noticed that every Congressman who comments on Spygate refuses to state what, if any, laws were broken. I also think they are being extremely careful not to jeopardize future legal cases.

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        1. It will be great if it’s red herrings, kind of lulling the Dems into thinking it’s not all bad. But if our side uses words like that, the other side is going to say, “Hey, we just need more training so this doesn’t happen again…”

          There was conspiracy, there was criminality, and I believe RICO fits as well. What the Obama administration did has to be dealt with punitively – else when POTUS is gone – the country falls. IMO.

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    2. I saw John Solomon (Hannity?) drop a bombshell that there will be documents released before the IG report that will be damning and set the scene for the report.

      Perhaps the fact that a draft has been seen, indictments could follow quickly based on the recommendations before the full report gets released? McCabe just the start?

      Hmmm leading up to the avalanche?

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      1. One point some folks I’m seeing a twitter don’t realize… just because the bad actors get to “review” the IG draft report, and they are able to respond, rebut any – in their opinion – inaccuracies – it does not mean that the IG has to accept them. He receives all responses, and the classifications from the DOJ/FBI and then will release the final report.

        Not one thing the antagonists say in rebuttal has to be used or incorporated by the IG.

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  5. wow! the hypocrisy with this bill!
    FTA
    Democrats advanced a new measure this week to encourage states to pass “red flag” laws. These so-called extreme risk protection orders authorize removing guns and ammunition from individuals deemed as dangerous by some anonymous, unaccountable person, but it would not include the ready-made lists of gang members.

    Republicans tried to add an amendment including known gang members, but the Democrats will not permit the inclusion of gang databases. It’s odd since gangs are the ones causing most of the so-called gun violence.

    They would agree to include the names of white supremacists, but not other terror groups.

    https://www.independentsentinel.com/democrats-say-the-red-flag-database-cannot-include-gang-databases/

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    1. The Senate will not approved this bill – and PT will never sign it – all for naught – imho – everything they try to do will fail!!! These are desperate people – full of anger and hate – going nowhere – wonder how many will be left when the SHTF!

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  6. Scary stupid and lijely to be signed by Gruesome. Anything to destroy CA. That is Gruesome’s motto.

    “Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, speaks at rally calling for passage of her measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. If approved by the legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, AB5, would require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers like employees. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    How much is $15 an hour times zero hours?

    That’s the question Gov. Gavin Newsom should answer before he signs a bill that could be the most economically destructive mistake any California governor has made since Gray Davis signed Senate Bill 400 in 1999 to increase pensions for state workers because the booming stock market was going to pay for it all.

    Today, every tax increase proposed locally or statewide is needed to pay for those pension increases Gray Davis promised 20 years ago.

    The bill on Newsom’s desk right now is Assembly Bill 5. It would make the business model of companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash illegal in California.

    No longer would people be able to pick up extra money just by turning on an app and driving. Instead, they would have to be hired by the company as employees first. The companies would take on the full cost and all the litigation risks of being an employer in California. Those costs would be passed through to consumers in the price of the services.

    That’s how the opportunities and conveniences of the gig economy would evaporate with the stroke of a pen.

    Newsom’s signature on AB5 would blast California to the past, that slow-moving era before cell phones and apps made it possible for people who needed a ride to call someone with a car, and for every restaurant to offer delivery. Instead of working for themselves, drivers will first have to get hired. They’ll need permission to work.

    AB5 officially writes into law and expands on the 2018 California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court. In that case, drivers who had been employees were converted to independent contractors doing the same work. The court wrote a new definition to control how workers are classified.

    But state lawmakers created their own Swiss-cheese version of classification rules, writing exceptions into the law for some independent contractors and refusing to grant exceptions to others, decisions that seem to be entirely based on lobbying and influence. So far, exemptions have gone to doctors, dentists, lawyers, engineers, accountants, architects, realtors, travel agents, graphic designers, human resources administrators, grant writers, marketers, fine artists, investment advisors and broker-dealers.

    A state Senate analysis of the bill says more legislation will be needed next year to clarify and “clean up” AB5, so the law will help lobbyists earn a living for the foreseeable future.

    AB5 is the creation of union leaders, brought to you by the California Labor Federation and the State Building and Construction Trades Council. The unions told lawmakers that all workers should have the protection that the law gives employees, such as meal and rest periods, paid family leave, unemployment insurance, workers compensation coverage, sick leave, disability insurance and protection from discrimination and sexual harassment. That sounds great, until there are fewer jobs and no way for people to earn a living if they can’t get one.

    The building trades unions told lawmakers that construction companies using contractors have an unfair competitive advantage over companies that have employees and have to charge more.

    It’s the “charge more” part that can cause the eventual loss of jobs. Sometimes businesses can’t charge more, because customers can’t or won’t pay more. If a business can’t operate profitably, it will die, and the first symptom of the illness is usually a hiring freeze.

    In a bad economy or a troubled industry, employees may feel vulnerable and have few options. Will that make them more willing to vote for a union? AB5 would allow unions to organize dispersed workplaces, such as private automobiles driven by people working for ride-share companies. Only employees, not contractors, can vote to unionize.

    Many people don’t want to pay union dues as a condition of employment, and in more than two dozen states, they can’t be forced to. California isn’t one of those states. Although public employees have the right to stop paying dues or fees to their union under the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, that decision doesn’t cover employees in the private sector. If the workforce votes to unionize, all covered employees have to pay the union.

    Union membership in the United States has plummeted, not because of contractors, but because eligible employees are increasingly choosing not to be union members. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the percentage of wage and salary workers who were members of unions was 20.1 percent in 1983 and 10.5 percent in 2018.

    For employers, California is an expensive place to do business. They pay high payroll taxes and high workers compensation insurance rates, and they have a greater risk of being sued than employers in most states. For instance, under the Private Attorney General Act, anybody can file a lawsuit to enforce employment law. PAGA, which took effect in 2004, is the law that allows class-action lawsuits over missed meal breaks or failure to provide itemized wage statements. Employers often settle to avoid huge legal bills. Under the law, 25 percent of the recovered penalties goes to the employees, and 75 percent goes to the state of California.

    PAGA lawsuits are just one of the risks attached to hiring people in California, or even not hiring people. In 2015, the state Department of Industrial Relations stormed into a North Hollywood candy store flashing badges and assessing huge fines because the owner didn’t have workers’ compensation insurance for his employees. He didn’t have any employees. But some volunteers had been pictured on Facebook making a giant peanut butter cup to break a world record, and that was enough for the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. California’s definition of an “employee” includes anyone who is permitted to work, even if they are family members who help out without being paid.

    AB5 adds more legal risk. It allows the state attorney general as well as city attorneys and district attorneys to prosecute employers to “prevent the continued misclassification of employees as independent contractors.”

    The last time labor unions pressured lawmakers like this was 2016, when Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to sign legislation that gradually raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023.

    This week, McDonald’s announced the acquisition of the technology company Apprente. It developed artificial intelligence to understand speech, such as drive-thru orders. McDonald’s has already enabled automated ordering in its restaurants with self-serve kiosks and a mobile app.

    In some states, the displaced workers will be able to pick up extra money in the gig economy while they attend school or look for another job. But in California, everyone will be protected from having the opportunity to work.”

    https://www.dailynews.com/2019/09/13/californias-war-on-work/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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    1. A great way to take benefits away from workers, label them independent contractors. The wage increase will only destroy the job positions. Employers will eliminate the people and replace with technology. Also, as I saw back when federal minimum wage was raised, so were rents and prices. The employers that had to pay higher wages were the ones who were landlords, they got the money back one way or another.

      As to the candy store owner and having volunteers, no good deed goes unpunished. Big Brother is everywhere!

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  7. If the subject matter wasn’t what it is, I’d laugh.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/archaeologists-site-of-pre-incan-child-sacrifice-was-actually-a-planned-parenthood?fbclid=IwAR2bVIpLjcH-dINFrjryQzAbItHbXZRQryeAxyNtffMQPaQsm9aeHKx5aWc

    Archaeologists: Pre-Inca Child Sacrifice Site Was Actually A Planned Parenthood

    LIMA, PERU—A recently discovered pre-Columbian burial site containing the bodies of hundreds of slaughtered children was originally considered to be part of a mass human sacrifice. However, experts have discovered new evidence revealing that the mass execution was simply leftover from an ancient Planned Parenthood.

    “Our initial reaction was horror!” said Dr. Molly Locke, lead supervisor of the excavation. “It really made us ponder how a society could get to such a depraved place that they would willingly allow their young, innocent, vulnerable, children to be violently and systematically torn to pieces. There’s absolutely no excuse for that!”

    Dr. Locke described the emotional weight of finding one child’s severed body after another, carelessly piled on top of each other. The whole crew seemed to stagger from denial to depression, to anger at this needless, barbaric atrocity.

    “But then we found the trademark Planned Parenthood logo on the side of the temple,” Dr. Locke explained with relief, “and it suddenly all made perfect sense. The stacks upon stacks of innocent children’s mangled bodies weren’t the result of a barbaric practice by some archaic religion, but of a respectable organization that is totally civilized and not at all questionable—unless you’re a woman-hating misogynist!”

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  8. so, Ms Monopoly ASSUMES only 2 genders–so any males dumb enough to play the game with biological females would only have to claim female status as well? who dreams up this stuff???

    FTA
    The way Ms. Monopoly works is that, as players pass Go, females are given 40 more Monopoly bucks than males. (It’s worth noting here that the games’ creators seem to assume only two genders.) The idea behind this, it would appear, is to plaster over an imaginary gender pay gap (in the real world) with an imaginary gender pay gap (in the game).

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/ms-monopoly-worlds-dumbest-board-game/?amp

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        1. We are doing okay. Kal stiff and sore after his fall but no other complications or injuries. Both dogs ended up being put down, the little older dog that was attacked had too serious of injuries and our son’s dog became too aggressive and no one wanted children to be attacked next. She was charging our fence so hard when children came by that she would cut her face.

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            1. the son’s dog was going on 3, She was never really worked with by son when she was younger. Then with him being gone she has been pushing and pushing her dominance. Then this last spring she killed a cat. when she got the taste of blood a few months ago, it has been harder to control her. We tried behavior modification recommendations, she was good in short bursts then would get hard to handle again. dil and hubby thinks she had the small skull and too large of brain thing going on. When the humane society vet who called hubby was told she charges the fence hard enough to cut herself when kids were present, the decision was finalized. We are relieved in a way knowing she won’t have a chance to hurt a child.

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    1. Hubby showed me a cartoon ,i cant get it to post ,but it went like this,weird peirced and tatted guy saying to himself”i cant decide if i want to be a woman or a man today” OMG i just raped myself. Just shook my head gave him “look” and back to reading fleps news of the day .sheese when you it cant possibly get any weirder…….

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  9. if we believe that the public should have a chance to weigh in on executive rule-making, then should the public get to weigh in on ALL rule making, ie laws being considered by Congress? before any law is signed, the public should get to vote on it—or is it only the EXECUTIVE BRANCH she wants to control?

    FTA

    Sotomayor’s dissent reads like the script from one of those starving children commercials: For just 10 cents a day, you can save a life. Joined by Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg, Sotomayor wrote, “the stakes for asylum seekers could not be higher,” and that, “some of the most vulnerable people in the Western Hemisphere” will be affected without having given the American public “a chance to weigh in” on the rule change.

    Setting aside the fact that this argument would abolish all executive rule-making if taken to its logical conclusion, it’s unclear why the public would need “a chance to weigh in” on a policy that doesn’t affect a single person in the country. The only way the rule might affect a person already here is if they were hoping some relative or friend would illegally cross the border and then claim asylum. Well, that’s the very problem the administration is trying to solve — hundreds of thousands of people with no meritorious asylum claim are simply hopping onto American soil and securing indefinite legal protection to remain in the country by exploiting the legal loophole that our asylum system has become.

    Nobody is denying that the asylum seekers are “vulnerable.” They’re poor and often they’ve left their homes because their broken countries have been overrun by gang violence. But the asylum process wasn’t meant to function as a welfare net for the “vulnerable.” Asylum is for the persecuted. If a person feels persecuted in their own country, why would they need to travel 2,000-plus miles, passing through at least one other country, to get to the U.S. before finally claiming asylum?

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/sonia-sotomayors-dissent-on-the-asylum-rule-is-a-window-into-the-twisted-immigration-logic-of-liberals

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  10. THE FINAL TEST OF FAITH
    Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
    Sep 13, 2019
    abraham counting stars in an empty sky trust tests & trials my journal obedience & surrender

    After 25 years of waiting in faith, Abraham and Sarah finally received the first “star” God promised. Abraham was already 100 years old when Sarah, herself 91, gave birth to Isaac. Imagine Abraham’s joy as he held his son for the first time, reflecting on the long journey of faith he had walked with God.

    When Abraham finally had a star he could see, God commanded him to give it up, to sacrifice his son as a burnt offering (see Genesis 22). But here’s the amazing thing: Abraham didn’t complain. He didn’t question. He didn’t give God a long list of excuses. Abraham simply obeyed. We don’t know exactly what was going through Abraham’s mind as this was taking place, but in Hebrews 11 we read, “Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death” (v. 19).

    https://www.ltw.org/-/media/Images/LTW/Read/My%20Devotional/2019/09/edev_091319_2000x833%20jpg.jpg?h=833&w=2000&hash=7C0EE29613E0A50367D67CDEDAF1E0AE

    Abraham knew that there could be no conflict between the promises of God and God’s ability to fulfill them.

    Abraham’s faith had come a long way since the days when he stalled in Harran or fled to Egypt for safety. He knew now that there could be no conflict between the promises of God and God’s ability to fulfill them. He knew that if God had said Isaac was the son of promise, through whom many more promises would be fulfilled, then the Lord would find a way to keep His word. Abraham knew God could accomplish this, even if it meant raising Isaac from the dead.

    Abraham exercised faith and trusted the God of the impossible, and because of his faith, God allowed him to see something incredible: a foreshadowing of the cross, where God’s only Son, Jesus, would be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.

    As father and son walked up Mount Moriah that day, Isaac noticed something was missing for their burnt offering. He asked, “[W]here is the lamb for the burnt offering?” (Genesis 22:7). Two thousand years later, John the Baptist, standing along the Jordan River, answered when he saw Jesus: “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29).

    What “star” is God calling you to count today? Let Abraham’s testimony be yours, too. His faith was not in vain, and neither is yours. For, “from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore” (Hebrews 11:12).

    Prayer: Lord, I praise You for Your gift of salvation; it is the brightest and best star I can count. Help me to remember Your many promises that stem from that precious gift and to trust in You, counting stars from here to eternity. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

    “Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death” (Hebrews 11:19).

    https://www.ltw.org/read/my-devotional/2019/09/the-final-test-of-faith

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4020/4460458688_0e05bb96ec_z.jpg?zz=1

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      1. Same-sex marriage divides Presbyterian, other churches

        By SARAH M. WOJCIK OF THE MORNING CALL |
        AUG 09, 2015 | 12:41 PM

        https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-presbyterian-church-gay-marriage-aftermath-20150807-story.html

        The gay rights movement has all the markings of a pivotal point for the Presbyterian Church, prompting celebrations in some congregations and vows for departure in others.

        In June, the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem became the fourth congregation in the Lehigh Presbytery to seek dismissal from the Presbyterian Church (USA), citing the national affiliate’s drift from Scripture and toward more liberal thinking on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

        [Excerpt] Read more at the link above…

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  11. Pete Buttigieg gives me the creeps. I think he is evil.

    During his campaign speeches, he twists around the meaning of the Bible to promote the idea that there’s nothing wrong with abortion. Only a sinister person could do that.

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    1. Exactly Wolfie, and what’s up with 2000 people ? More like 2,996 , right ? So would be more honest to give the number… effort being made to reduce the number, that’s insulting!

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      1. Amazing. Creeping down the number by a third. Moving it away from AQ.

        This is likely doubling as a CABAL TEST to see how effective their psychological warfare has been working. AN ENORMOUS amount of anti-human EVIL is hidden behind the apparent stupid.

        This is part of the dual of “fake guilt” and “fake forgiveness” – a very important tool of “their” control.

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  13. Well, Ga/Fl’s daughter is home. All is right with the world.
    Plumbers here this afternoon. That would be the fifth time for the city and our plumber, four times.
    Hot water heater works nine days later.
    Retail and consumer sentiment are up.
    It’s a good day.

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    1. Im glad your water is hot again!
      Speaking of plumbing. Is this a bit of the Trump curse?

      “A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born.

      The toilet, valued at roughly $1.25 million, was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being shown to appreciative audiences at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

      Police said the toilet was taken early Saturday by thieves who used at least two vehicles. Because it had been connected to the palace’s plumbing system, police said the toilet’s removal caused “significant damage and flooding” to the building, a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with valuable art and furniture.

      A 66-year-old man was arrested in the case, but he has not been identified or charged.

      A solid gold toilet stolen from former home of Winston Churchill in England is seen in an undated photo.
      (Credit: Maurizio Cattel via CNN)

      Inspector Richard Nicholls from Thames Valley Police said police believe the thieves left the spacious property about 4:50 a.m. and that the toilet was the only item taken. Closed circuit TV footage is being studied in the investigation.

      Prior to the theft, visitors to the Cattelan exhibition could book a three-minute appointment to use the toilet. This had proved popular when the toilet was on display at the Guggenheim.

      The artist intended the golden toilet to be a pointed satire about excessive wealth. Cattelan has previously said: “Whatever you eat, a $200 lunch or a $2 hot dog, the results are the same, toilet-wise.”

      Last year, the chief curator at the Guggenheim offered to lend the golden toilet to U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump when they asked to borrow a Van Gogh painting for their private White House quarters. Curator Nancy Spector had been critical of Trump in social media.

      Saturday’s theft also comes after Edward Spencer-Churchill told The Times newspaper that the golden toilet would not be very easy to steal since it was connected to the palace’s plumbing.

      “So no, I don’t plan to be guarding it,” he said.

      Thames Valley Police Detective Inspector Jess Milne said: “The artwork has not been recovered at this time but we are conducting a thorough investigation to find it and bring those responsible to justice.”

      Blenheim Palace said officials are “saddened” by the theft but “relieved no one was hurt.”

      “We knew there was huge interest in the Maurizio Cattelan contemporary art exhibition, with many set to come and enjoy the installations,” the palace said in a tweet. “It’s therefore a great shame an item so precious has been taken, but we still have so many fascinating treasures in the Palace and the remaining items of the exhibition to share.”

      The building was closed to the public Saturday but the palace said normal operations will resume Sunday.

      The stately home in Oxfordshire, 65 miles (105 kilometers) west of London, is popular with visitors and is occasionally used for special events including fashion shows and art exhibits.”

      https://ktla.com/2019/09/14/solid-gold-toilet-worth-1-25-million-stolen-from-winston-churchills-former-home-in-england/

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      1. Okay, wait. They hooked up a solid gold toilet that is a piece of art that no one is ever going to use to the plumbing system????

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      1. Woke up to 9 inches of water in the basement.
        Currently have the hot water supply off for the whole house.
        It’s turned into a nightmare.
        I’m at my wits end.

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            1. Plumbing problems…especially ones that severe…are in a class of misery apart from all others.

              I struggled with broken pipes during an Ice Storm with below zero temps for days after the pipes broke.
              So I can relate to the frustration you’re going through.
              🤗🥰🤚👊

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            2. Ack…after rereading this reply, I think I should add:

              First off, I didn’t have to deal with guests or making my house ready for any.

              And second, I only mentioned the below zero temps because…since my house is on a slab with no basement…the ice buildup outside created a drainage problem as though it was below ground.
              🙂

              I hope you get some relief soon from that major nightmare!

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  14. Soooooooooo…..

    Iran attacks Saudi Arabia and it’s oil fields, eh?

    I don’t think Iran/China/Deep State have really thought this one through. Then again, desperate times desperate measures and all that.

    For anyone trying to comprehend, this is the Globalists attempting to spike energy prices and force a global recession, perhaps even spark a war.

    This is the biggest FF (ie. distraction) attempt by the Deep State so far.

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    1. In reality it doesn’t matter so long as the attribution is vague – in this case the collateral impact has been achieved. As long as it could be Actor A -OR- Actor B -OR- Actor C, the cost of the action is seriously diminished.

      There are a TON of actors who would benefit from severely impairing the KSA’s delivery capabilities.

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  15. http://www.gatesofvienna.net/
    News Feed of 9/13/2019
    The link goes to the Breitbart article
    “Elizabeth Warren a Direct Descendant of Militia ‘Indian Fighter’ Who Fought Seminole Tribe”
    The burden of the article shows direct lineal descent of ELIZABETH WARREN from a man who volunteered in Tennessee to fight the Seminole Indian Tribe in the 1830’s. Another mention at the end of the article is about how yet ANOTHER of her lineal ancestors ALSO fought the Indians in Tennessee at the same time.

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    1. We’ll probably soon learn that one of her ancestors was a slave trader…

      Everyone puts their genealogy all over the internet … ancestory dot com will give up all their secrets !

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      1. Everything went excellent according to the tech who did my test,my veins are worse but there is hope(non-surgical) prayers answered. I will find out more the 30th when I speak to the specialist.

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          1. It don’t sound like it,the tech said they might put me back on blood thinners.Dr Palmer the specialist I see the 30th is the best on the left coast so I am just letting go and letting God.
            Thank you for your prayers Miss Sylvia and everyone else.
            Did I mention Marica rocks.

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        1. Good to hear. Wait until you see the Doc. You’d want to choose the option that is the Best for your condition, and taking into account prognosis with what the current findings are.

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      1. I will get my results the 30th,the tech who did my test said not to worried because even though my veins are worse there is no need to panic.I see the specialist the 30th so I will know more then but it sounds like they might put me back on blood thinners again.
        Thank you for your prayers.

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        1. Most welcome, Rod – First prayer answered – God is Great in His Gifts – Hallelujah!!! We will keep praying all goes well on the 30th – Thank You, jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!

          God Bless You, Rod – and send His angels to attend to you as you heal – will let the Prayer Group know.

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    1. Only read a couple of paragraphs – this is stupid – what can we expect from msn, real? It’s a putdown of QAnon – period.

      Lisa had bought into the theory first, then convinced her husband to sign on. But none of the mysterious Q’s predictions in anonymous internet forums had come to pass nearly a year after it started in October 2017, and QAnon believers were starting to lose faith. After yet another Q prediction failed to materialize in 2018, an armed, crazed QAnon fan allegedly shut down a bridge near the Hoover Dam with an improvised armored truck.

      [Excerpt]

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    2. FAKE NEWS.

      FTA:

      “The Welches decided they needed some way to show how many Trump supporters believed in the mega-conspiracy theory, which has pulled in Pizzagate and a wide range of other conspiracy theories.”

      “To Team Trump, though, QAnon diehards who adore Trump and garner media coverage and camera shots at his 2020 rallies have been a longtime nuisance. One current senior Trump campaign official told The Daily Beast that the standard operating procedure among most staff has been to generally just “ignore them” and not “make a big deal out of” them, both to deprive them of as much press attention as possible and to avoid “p—ing off the crazy” people.”

      =======================================================

      2302
      Oct 1 2018 13:28:04 (EST) !!mG7VJxZNCI Q
      312→

      VIP PATRIOTS!
      [THEY] call in threats prior to each rally in an effort to diminish reach of message.
      ALL FOR A LARP.
      When one shirt is not enough..
      TWO becomes the solution.
      Q

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  16. “Somebody did something?”
    12 somalus beat and robbed a white man munding his business in onar’s dustrict.

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  17. Okay, so I’m sitting here crocheting a baby beanie for a child I will probably never know and listening to music videos for possible inclusion on a hump day open post. I came across this. What do y’all think. Not whether or not it made you laugh, but what do you think?

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      1. There is literally nothing out there left that didn’t come out in the hearings. They are way too late to the game.

        Like when Thomas was asked “How do you feel about the people who still criticize and slander you?”

        He sits back with a big grin “I have a lifetime appointment” 😉

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    1. Good! Let them set a precedent, then we can address how we handle RBG, Roberts, Kagan, and any other leftist ideologue on the bench.

      These idiots just don’t get that they shouldn’t be handing ammunition to the enemy.

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      1. I think they’re trying to find something to use to impeach him. Failing that, it’s the ploy that Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer confessed to: Make any Roe v. Wade decision he makes have an asterisk next to it. (And I’m thinking, so what?) They’re scared to death about RBG.

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      1. The travel started with meetings and continued with a vacation. Good food, fine friends and beautiful in many spots. As I was driving there were also those long spaces sitting in traffic when passing through larger cities. Overall I feel happy and refreshed.

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