Dear KMAG: 20191117 Open Topic

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


Our movement is about replacing a failed and CORRUPT political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American People. ~ Candidate Donald J. Trump

Also remember 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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On this day and every day –

God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up

Joy – Our Choice

Remember, we are not of this world . . . (John 17)

I am a poor wayfaring stranger
Travelling through this world alone
There is no sickness, toil nor danger
In that fair land to which I go

I know dark clouds will hover o’er me
I know my pathway is rough and steep
But golden fields lie out before me
Where weary eyes no more will weep

I’ll soon be free from every trial
This form shall rest beneath the sod
I’ll drop the cross of self-denial
And enter in that home with God

I’m goin’ home to see my Savior
I’m goin’ home, no more to roam
I’m just a-goin’ over Jordan
I am just a-goin’ home

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Hopefully, every Sunday, you can find something here that will build you up a little . . . give you a smile . . . and add some joy, much needed in all our lives.

“This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn nor weep.” . . . “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

The joy of the Lord is our strength . . .

A key to experiencing joy in our lives is our perspective.  If we focus on the things of this world, the troublesome parts of life will intrude on us everywhere we look. Lies, violence, corruption, sordid schemes, murders, drugs, perversions and evil of all stripes surround us.  We can’t escape them, yet we long to be free of them.

We, as Christians, are not of this world.  Our lives here are short and transient.  Our real lives, our eternal lives, start when our lives on earth end.  “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” With faith, we have much to look forward to . . . an existence that completely eclipses our present life, in unimaginable ways.

Our joy is not based on circumstances. Our joy is a pervasive sense of happiness in what God has done, what He is doing and what He will do. Joy is a fruit of God’s Spirit within us and is a grace given to us by God.

When we look at what God has done for us, we naturally respond with thanksgiving and joy. When we look at the difficult circumstances or the frustrations of life, we are troubled. We can’t completely ignore the difficulties of this life, but we can work our way through them while recognizing that God is in full control and that He loves us.

Colossians 3:1-4  If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

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Choosing Joy by Charles R. Swindoll
Scriptures: Philippians 4

I have discovered that a joyful countenance has nothing to do with one’s age or one’s occupation (or lack of it) or one’s geography or education or marital status or good looks or circumstances. Joy is a choice!

Joy is a matter of attitude that stems from one’s confidence in God—that He is at work, that He is in full control, that He is in the midst of whatever has happened, is happening, and will happen. Either we fix our minds on that and determine to laugh again, or we wail and whine our way through life, complaining that we never got a fair shake. We are the ones who consciously determine which way we shall go. To paraphrase the poet:

One ship sails east
One ship sails west
Regardless of how the winds blow.
It is the set of the sail
And not the gale
That determines the way we go.
(Ella Wheeler Wilcox)

Regardless of how severely the winds of adversity may blow, we set our sails toward joy.

Joy is an attitude that stems from our confidence that God is in full control.
— Charles R. Swindoll

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all you lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God: it is He that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.

“A sure way to a happy day”

Happiness is something we create in our mind,
it’s not something you search for and seldom find.
It’s just waking up and beginning the day,
by counting our blessings and kneeling to pray.
It’s giving up thoughts that breed discontent,
and accepting what comes as a gift “heaven-sent”.
It’s giving up whining for things we have not
and making the best of whatever we’ve got.
It’s knowing that life is determined for us,
and pursuing our tasks without fret, fume or fuss.
For it’s by completing what God gives us to do,
that we find real contentment, and happiness too.

  ~  Helen Steiner Rice

And finally, for our struggles as Deplorables, a quote from Abraham Lincoln:
“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

480 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20191117 Open Topic

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  2. The combine is one field over today. They’ve begun to harvest on our road.

    Of note, this family has been farming this land since it was granted to them as script for fighting in the Revolution.

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    1. Something to be very proud of today and fortunate to have interested family to continue. Amazing the land wasn’t seized for super highways, interchanges…or even shopping malls. (Must be in a terrible location! LOL). What is being harvested?

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        1. Mary, you must be in a very warm clime…

          Here in South Carolina, corn was harvested in late July

          Even second crops here would have already been harvested…

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    2. The sounds of harvest machinery in nearby fields this time of year reminds us of work and activity during spring and summer . There is a rush to get the crops harvested before moist weather sets in.
      Then the steady hum of the Silo augers and blowers will begin.
      It’s harvest time, final push of the growing season to gather the fruits of the cycle . work hard and give thanks for our bounties.

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  3. Not sure this ad is real… says Atlanta area, BUT there’s no way to check where the ‘ad’ came from…

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  4. I’m hoping that someone who does a much better job keeping track and cataloging articles can help me out. I am looking for a link to an article that I read, sometime within the last few weeks, that analogized what we are watching are two separate “movies”, one pro and one anti President Trump.
    I seem to recall that it was on zerohedge, as well as one or two other places
    I’ve looked to try and find it again and unfortunately cannot. Many thanks in advance for your assistance!

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    1. Hi Ex……….

      Q Drop on 11/11/2019 refers to Project Looking Glass… much discussed on this site that day… and perhaps (?) the next.

      Before I moved to OPERA, I had a feature on my browser for ‘searching key words’ called
      “Find” ____________ . No longer have it, or I’m too old or low tech to see it 😉

      Anyway, suggest you search the Daily Thread on the 11th for ‘Project Looking Glass’

      8kun Routes Through DoD Server
      11 Nov 2019 – 7:49:10 PM📁
      Project Looking Glass?
      Going Forward in Order to Look Back.

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      1. Ex ……………..

        a tweet you may be interested in………………

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    1. Boring for them, infuriating to us.

      Flep has posted on the winding gulf between the parties re: voter enthusiasm. Democrats are killing theirs with all the lies and fake crap. Let’s hope they are determined to continue.

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      1. D-Rats won’t drop the impeachment hoax. That would be admitting it is 100% BS.

        Rather D-Rats will have a faux press conference and put the impeachment hoax on “hybernate” as D-Rats pursue facts offline….

        Impeachment hoax will be rejuvinated in time for the 2020 elections. An “October Surprise” of sorts. Me thinks.

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  5. News from Iran……………Praying Medic’s fav go-to Heshmat has a THREAD

    and more tweets … from others

    And Americans can’t even gather on the streets to protest the illegal attempt to impeach the greatest president the US ever had … might mean they would exceed their comfort level.

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    1. Not true, PR. We are smart enough to know that we can hurt our cause with massive demonstrations. We are showing up for POTUS in the most important ways….at his rallies and on-line forums. And lest you think otherwise…

      …if POTUS called for us to take to the streets, we would do so in ways never seen in this nation before.

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      1. The day mass demonstrations are called for, DC and in the states, I’ll be on the streets in Carson.

        Don’t think it will get to that, but, 100% ready.

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      2. Perhaps our numbers at Rallies, our increased $$ on these days of a hoax faux impeachment (COUP),

        our memes and our tweets…………………….

        say more in protest than lining up at CNN or the Capitol ?

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      1. Not sure why you posted that as a reply (no biggie really) but this news deserves it’s own OP so no one misses the most excellent and well-deserved news.

        I could not be more pleased and glad to know this GREAT American patriot and MAGA warrior is getting recognized in this way.

        Speaking of, I really miss James Woods and Epstein didn’t kill himself.

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        1. FG&C, I’m no so sophisticated ab posting, and wasn’t sure where to put this news…so I looked for a place where there was a break in topic comments…
          yeah, I have listened to several of Voight’s little commentaries, and am also glad he is getting recognition.
          Also, seems as if the President has been made aware of Voight’s contributions.



    The message from social media giants is clear: independent and alternative voices are not welcome.


    “It’s an open secret. The deep state is working hand in hand with Silicon Valley social media giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google to control the flow of information. That includes suppressing, censoring and sometimes outright purging dissenting voices – all under the guise of fighting fake news and Russian propaganda.

    Most recently, it was revealed that Twitter’s senior editorial executive for Europe, the Middle East and Africa is an active officer in the British Army’s 77th Brigade, a unit dedicated to online warfare and psychological operations.

    In other words: he specializes in disseminating propaganda.

    The news left many wondering how a member of the British Armed Forces secured such an influential job in the media.

    The bombshell that one of the world’s most influential social networks is controlled in part by an active psychological warfare officer was not covered at all in the New York Times, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC or Fox News, who appear to have found the news unremarkable.

    But for those paying attention and for those who have been following ’MintPress News’ extensive coverage of social media censorship, this revelation was merely another example of the increasing closeness between the deep state and the fourth estate.”

    more at link

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      1. At the rally on Nov 1 (?) POTUS said “We have a forum now…. ” and some including myself, thought he was referring to 8KUN. Now, even some of the anons are saying Q is dropping from 8KUN and soon after, 8KUN shuts down again. So, one thought is they are making sure that 8KUN cannot be shut down before they open it and keep it open. I don’t know what other forum he could be referencing…??? I agree that some-thing needs to be done about social media, and I have to TRUST that it is… we can’t be made aware YET because then the opposition would be aware, before they’re ready.

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      1. We have and we will continue to do so. Gov. Abbott and TX AG Ken Paxton are all over illegal voting like white on rice. Don’t forget Texas has Voter ID laws now, thanks to Gov. Abbott, and TX has prosecuted a great many voting fraud cases since 2016.

        We are very well aware of what the putrid, vile marxist left is attempting to do here.


    1. That’s a typical circular mess ..he was paid 300,000 to attend a meeting because he was on the board (sounds familiar) of a Chi energy co …but then his atty says he was not on the board….so why would they pay him that money to attend?

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    Here is the final flip map for the 2019 LA House of Representatives elections.

    R’s flipped 9 seats, Democrats flipped 2, so R’s gained 7 seats this year. Not enough for a supermajority.”

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    Republicans have officially created a supermajority in the Louisiana State Senate after successfully defending SD-16, which went to a runoff. Here’s the final flip map for the 2019 LA State Senate elections: GOP flipped 3 districts.”

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  9. People have go to stop giving the homeless on city streets money. They’re doing nothing but enabling the local drug dealers and cartels to continue to deal drugs in our communities.

    “In Seattle, prosecutors and law enforcement recently estimated that the majority of the region’s homeless population is hooked on opioids, including heroin and fentanyl.

    the City of Seattle’s homeless-outreach team estimates that 80 percent of the unsheltered population has a substance-abuse disorder”


    None of these addicts are working so the only way to get money to support their habit is from stealing, begging, or selling drugs to our kids at schools.

    “According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the average heavy-opioid user consumes $1,834 in drugs per month”

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        1. We will hand out boxes of raisins or lara bars or dried meat bars.
          thats it. And that only to the worse cases.
          We have know that there Many organizations Wanting and waiting to help these people get back on their feet. being homeless can happen to people due to economic & health hardships but living on the streets as a lifestyle/chronically is a sign of a bigger issue.
          $ goes to drugs and some are scammers. One local young woman affected physical disabilities but was busted as being healthy, leaving her post in a wealthy area, walking to her car and driving to her house. Just her way of earning money. 😦

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    Giuliani states he has 5 witnesses willing to testify under oath about Yovanovitch
    Witnesses state she instructed the Prosecutor General of Ukraine to dismiss 4 cases
    2 cases involved collusion with Dems to help HRC!
    One case involved Soros owned company.Rudy Giuliani speaks with OAN about Yovanovitch’s testimony

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        1. Yes, I agree. And POTUS didn’t use the word “Perfect” in the familiar manner… but in the legal term, meaning all the ts crossed and all the is dotted, and tied up in a bow, with the brief containing a draft for the judge to write his order. This is not Guilly’s first rodeo… iirc he cleaned up a powerful group in NYC with RICO, and of course POTUS has seen more than his share of rodeos. My money’s on Rudy.

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  11. I have an uncanny feeling that this upcoming week is going to be interesting. I am going to offer extra prayers for PDJT….especially as we near the anniversary of one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. Can’t help but remember that one of the first thing he did was declass and release a lot of JFK stuff, and wondering how that ties in with where we are now…”future proves past” and “no coincidences”. The evil is going to ramp up and I pray that it is defeated swiftly and righteously🙏

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    1. By all means, pray and often!

      But have confidence! There can be no doubt that PDJT has the Lord’s favor and protection. Moreover, and never forget…

      These people are stupid.
      FISA works both ways.
      We know everything.
      There will be no deals.
      These people won’t be able to walk the streets in safety.
      Enjoy the show.
      Epstein didn’t kill himself.

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      1. Ok ok…..Q has not said Epstein didn’t kill himself, but Epstein didn’t kill himself, and furthermore he didn’t commit suicide either. So there’s that, too.


    1. Let us all pray (for real) that there is an investigation of this.

      AG Barr would do well to announce and open a DOJ investigation into this matter. If ABC did withhold this information, then they could be charged as accessories to felony crimes.

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    1. I haven’t watched it all yet, but I do agree with him that what people are calling aliens are fallen angels. And for any part of our government to be involved with them is scary as hell.

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      1. So much of this is connected to technology – it is as if taking a short cut is a good thing – what is scary is they could be anywhere – in any form – in anyone – what if a world leader is really a fallen angel? Not just our government – but – governments worldwide – from where do we think all of this evil has come – all they have to do is to find a weakness – any vice – and they are in – that is what is really scary, Linda.

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  12. Snatched this comment from OT. It is a good opinion about the ‘why’ of the sham hearings. It also harmonizes well with Barr’s speech on separation of powers.

    Beyond the concealment of criminal activities, the larger systemic motive for anti-Trump resistance within the beltway is the fear Trump will sweepingly act to modernize the agencies, DOS and CIA in particular, to gut the institutional bloat and cull the infiltrating sprawl of thousands of added positions rogue interests have created or caused to be created in other federal agencies as part of the official (and clandestine) agenda to permanently install governing “interagency” fiat usurpation of the federal government, protected from Executive Branch control by cohort political and syndicate interests that have infiltrated or otherwise formed within Congress. This seems to be the chess game being acted out now.

    The creation of these “interagency” governance structures is inherently malignant as they consolidate power in the vanities of the unelected and their non-executive branch sponsors. They encourage rogue action and invite the very type of sedition and corruption now unfolding before us.

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  13. Snatched this comment from Breitbart. Very clever stuff.

    Allen M. Ease said:

    To Congressman Paul Gosar:
    Although the Democrats continue to try to
    divide the people of this great nation,
    all American patriots will keep helping to
    make America great again.

    Socialist Democrats in the congress
    continue to perpetrate their fake
    hearing with a Soviet-style
    inquiry that is totally
    forfeit of any merit and is
    fit only for a Banana Republic.

    However ludicrous their clown-car
    attempts to conduct their impeachment
    sham, they continue to defy all reason.

    Someone who never actually witnessed anything and only
    heard something from someone who,
    in turn, heard something from someone else,
    turns out to be someone no one is allowed to identify.

    Forget all past protocol,
    or any actual due process (which is
    reserved only for Democrats).

    But more and more democrats are starting to
    realize that these charades will lose them the House
    and I guarantee that
    in the election that takes place
    next November, Trump is going to win a
    second term in a huge landslide!

    And Epstein didn’t kiII himself.

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  14. We stood up for chikfila for years. Weve made them top dog. Now those who want to expand their own incomes via expanding the company are turning away from the core.
    Repeat this chikfila…go woke go broke.

    “Chick-fil-A Will Stop Donating to Salvation Army, Christian Athletes Following LGBT Pressure”

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