Dear KMAG: 20200119 Open Topic

Thus says the Lord to you:
‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, 
for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2 Chronicles 20:15

This Superlative Sanctuary Sunday Open Thread, with full respect to those who worship God on the Sabbath, is a place to reaffirm our worship of our Creator, our Father, our King Eternal.

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The Storm is upon us.
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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

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On this day and every day –

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

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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 or peace, very 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.”

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The Battle is Mine

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You. 2 Chronicles 20:12
Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.  2 Chronicles 20:15
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds 2 Cor 10:3-4
Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands. 1 Samuel 17:47

“The Battle Is Mine”
December 22, 2019 by Charles R. Swindoll
Scriptures: 1 Samuel 17:40–47

The beautiful thing about this story is that it’s a perfect example of how God operates. He magnifies HIS name when we are weak. We don’t have to be eloquent or strong or beautiful or physically fit or handsome. We don’t have to be well-traveled or brilliant or have all the answers to be blessed of God. He honors our faith. All He asks is that we trust Him, that we stand before Him in integrity and faith, and He’ll win the battle. God is just waiting for His moment, waiting for us to trust Him so He can empower us to battle our giants.

Remember, Goliath is still a giant . . . still an imposing presence. David had all the odds against him. There wasn’t a guy in the Philistine camp—or probably the Israelite camp either—who would have bet on David. But David didn’t need their backing. He needed God—none other. After picking up the stones, he approached the gigantic Philistine warrior.

The shepherd boy made the giant smile. What a joke! Just imagine! David stood before this massive creature unintimidated!

Intimidation. That’s our MAJOR battle when we face giants. When they intimidate us, we get tongue-tied. Our thoughts get confused. We forget how to pray. We focus on the odds against us. We forget whom we represent, and we stand there with our knees knocking. I wonder what God must think, when all the while He has promised us, “My power is available. There’s no one on this earth greater. You trust Me.”

Be assured, David’s eyes weren’t on the giant. Intimidation played no part in his life. What a man! His eyes were fixed on God. With invincible confidence in his God, David responded, “that all this assembly may know that the LORD does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the LORD’s” (17:47). There it is. That’s the secret of David’s life. “The battle is the LORD’s.” Are you trying to do your own battle? Trying to do things your way? Trying to outsmart the enemy, outfox him? You can’t. But God can. And He’s saying to you, “You do it My way and I’ll honor you. You do it your way and you’re doomed to fail. The battle is Mine.”

What about us Deplorables?

What should we do? Should we just “Let go and let God”? Should we all just totally back off in our struggle against the deep state, corrupt politicians, and other manifestations of evil in the world today? Or maybe we should form or join a prayer group to ask God to handle all our concerns (a very good idea, by the way) and then become complete bystanders and onlookers (not so great an idea)?

David didn’t ask Saul to build an alter and sacrifice two dozen bullocks, all the while praying to God that He send down fire from heaven and incinerate every one of the Philistines. David took his sling and some stones and, with full trust in the power of God, went out to meet and defeat the giant Goliath.

While I have absolutely no doubt that God is more than capable of handling (and is) all of the problems in the world that He chooses to address, God works through and uses ordinary people (e.g., Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David, Solomon, Mary, the 12 Apostles and Saul), at least in part, to accomplish His extraordinary ends. We, President Trump and many, many others may play minor to major roles in carrying out God’s plans.

What we are experiencing is God’s fight. He will win this fight, perhaps using some of us to further His ends. And, in the end, God’s plan, as He has formulated it from eternity past, will be fully accomplished.

The victory has already been won!

The Fight Is On

The fight is on, the trumpet sound is ringing out,
The cry “To arms!” is heard afar and near;
The Lord of hosts is marching on to victory,
The triumph of the Christ will soon appear.

The fight is on, arouse, ye soldiers brave and true!
Jehovah leads, and vict’ry will assure;
Go buckle on the armor God has given you,
And in His strength unto the end endure.

The Lord is leading on to certain victory;
The bow of promise spans the eastern sky;
His glorious Name in every land shall honored be;
The morn will break, the dawn of peace is nigh.

The fight is on, O Christian soldier,
And face to face in stern array,
With armor gleaming, and colors streaming,
The right and wrong engage today!
The fight is on, but be not weary;
Be strong, and in His might hold fast;
If God be for us, His banner o’er us,
We’ll sing the victor’s song at last!

  ~  Lelia N. Morris  1862-1929

453 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200119 Open Topic

    1. This is old news. Dissenter has claimed to have fixed the issues originally expressed a year ago.

      And, find a social media company that doesn’t sell consumer info… they all do. So do all the browsers.

      They need to make money somehow.

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    2. Glad you posted this. If you read the details, what is REALLY happening is that, because Dissenter is a FORK of Brave, much of the underlying privacy stuff is EXACTLY LIKE BRAVE. Brave is based off of CHROME. Chrome is a Google product. There is MINIMAL reliance of Brave on Google, in the form of information passed back, but it’s not ZERO, so that they can keep security updated. Dissenter is no different.

      BRAVE is already way more privacy than most browsers, and they’re not put out by a lying hard-left SJW company which has BACKSTABBED freedom of speech and freedom of thought, like MOZILLA has.

      These criticisms are the tech analog of NeverTrump hypocritical hyperpurism. They’re made to look much worse than they are.

      I have no problems with either Dissenter or Brave after reading this, and looking at the technical stuff.

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    1. I can hear it now, Mafiosi Piglosi being romanced by her *cough* man…

      “Your teeth are like the stars…

      They come out at night…”.

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        1. Suddenly I feel ill…
          “To boldly go, where no other orthdontic appliances have ever gone before”…

          Maybe someone could sell them as castanets, or something… probably would keep the border free, after the invaders saw them….

          (Mariachi music playing softly, yet out of tune, in the background)…

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  1. President Trump is going to Davos Switzerland to attend the 50th World Economic Forum with the world’s “elite”.
    As always, we are praying for him.
    The impeachment is the battlefield at home.
    Q has given us:
    open sources of information to confirm our facts,
    historical backup to confirm the open sources foreign and domestic,
    told us that we have more than we know,
    and given us support and instructions on how to use the information we have.
    Now is the time to speak out about and to post these open sources every day and everywhere we can.
    When an issue is raised, we need to speak up and to post the truth in so many places that we cannot be stopped or ignored.
    We have news articles, public testimony, historical documents and reports, the Congressional record, videos, recordings, memes and court cases that back up our information.
    President Trump does not need to declassify anything.
    We already have the information and need to spread it far and wide.
    Our opposition will have to ban themselves to stop us. They were so certain of their victory that they bragged about what they had done and are doing to us in public forums and in permanent records.
    President Trump is our leader and we are the troops.
    INFORMATION is our weapon.
    NOW is the time.
    The TRUTH will prevail.
    John 14:6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
    6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Matthew 5:13-16 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
    13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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    1. I’m confused…just read a Sunday tweet from POTUS saying he was leaving for Austin, Texas…meeting with ranchers and farmers.
      Yet, the Davos conference starts tomorrow, if I have the dates correct. If he is doing both…I’m in awe!

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        1. Thanks…he’s amazing! The Davos schedule said starting Jan. 20…must mean it’s a arrival day…kind of like all those tours we take that start Day 1 the day you get there, even if it’s 10 pm! LOL
          Jet lag must be something else!

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    1. Wish they had some on NAdler, as well…his “performance” on the a Sunday talk show was disgusting. He shouldn’t be able to get away with out and out lies. (A little hot under the collar here right now)

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  2. Incredible opening and wonderful twitter thread from wolfmoon1776!

    Stay away from traps in VA but otherwise Charge! Non violent, peaceful but incredibly vocal and active political activism…its time!

    We are educated on the issues, understand the bigger picture, have deep knowledge to prepare & encourage us as well as to motivate and united us. Now its time to work.

    I sometimes hear Christians reminding each other to “Stand” but let us remember the context…

    Having done all… (all – meaning Non violent/peaceful/within our political system)

    Ephesians 6:12-18a
    12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, 15and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; 16in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit,

    Never let deep knowledge lull us into inaction, into overconfidence, into uselessness. Deep Knowledge should do the Exact opposite! Inspire, motivate, encourage, urge us forward into informed action.

    4 yrs ago, I was a voter in the general (always) and an occasional primary voter. That was the full extent of my involvement. I read the news, had started to learn more and be aware, found OT in 2012, etc., but didn’t actually do anything political until President Trump’s candidacy.

    Now I am an officer in our local GOP, ensuring that the playing field is level for MAGA candidates (no, I am not tilting it purposefully as then I am swamp but a level playing field is usually all a good MAGA candidate needs!) and doing my part to keep the GOP true and non swampy. We are playing a significant role in country and in our state regarding guarding 2A + other issues. I work hard on social media to educate and to be a voice for the silent majority – counter leftist talking points. The trolls on some of the pages are greatly reduced and on other pages conservatives have begun to speak out more. I see an impact being made.

    You all don’t know the “real”/actual me (something to remember when we post on this board!) so I feel comfortable sharing…not bragging. In “real” life I wouldn’t say these things because it would seem like bragging/boasting but I am not. I am Sharing to say that if I can do these things (and there are Many reasons why I had thought I would not be successful or make any actual difference before I started trying – lack of formal education, lack of financial success, introvert personality, no fancy/professional clothes, Significant chronic health issues that include too frequent bouts of bedrest and pain) then Anyone can be helpful to MAGA. As a matter of fact, I would welcome so many more MAGA people being involved that I don’t need to be as involved as I am! 😉

    But in this group I Know I am preaching to the choir and you all have probably been involved longer than I and probably already do Much more than I do more effectively to boot. But just in case there are readers here who are not involved…get involved and make a difference!

    OK – sorry for the “rant”! 🙂 Meant to just leave a short comment but got on a roll…maybe it will help someone to make that step to volunteer for President Trump, a local/state candidate &/or attend local GOP meetings (which NEED MAGA voices, MAGA volunteers and MAGA leadership!).

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  3. Svetlana Lokhova has picked up where she left off yesterday, and she’s not done yet.
    (Yesterday she ended at 61 tweets)
    Posting this so you can follow; Will try to post later (when she’s done):

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    1. He sounds a lot like Jeremy Corbyn, our Labour leader in the UK.

      Thank goodness Boris Johnson won the December 12 election.

      Can you imagine if Corbyn had won in the UK late last year? That would have given free rein for Sanders to give a hard turn to the Left.

      Not saying Bernie would necessarily succeed, but the Project Veritas videos of one of his field campaigners (posted here several times) is thought-provoking enough to consider the possibility of what that reality would have been like.

      One wonders if that is what Pelosi and Co. had in mind.

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  4. U.S. Movie Ticket Sales Hit Near 25-Year Low

    Very good point.

    “what if the overall product just wasn’t very good anymore?
    Are we really going to sit here and pretend — politics aside — the quality of movies hasn’t diminished over the past couple decades? If it’s not these over-stuffed, predictable, soul-numbing blockbusters, it’s pretentious indies.
    We used to be surprised when we came out of a movie disappointed.
    Now we’re pleasantly surprised when the movie doesn’t suck.”

    Not to mention the so called stars being anti but his above point is very good.

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    1. Yup…I used to go to the movies about twice a month or so depending on what was playing…now?…about twice a year…if that. I do want to see 1917…but once you get into the habit of NOT going to the movie theater it becomes easier and easier to just not go at all…and wait for the BluRay or skip it altogether.

      Hollywood emits such a foul stench of corruption, sexism, elitism and hypocrisy, not to mention socialist turds and communists, that I find it a joy not to give them a single nickel of my money. If that hurts the folks making decent entertainment…well, too bad…maybe they should start speaking up against the creeps and loud mouths in their industry.

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      1. I saw the two Ayn Rand films, Atlas Shrugged I & II & III

        Dinesh D’Souza’s: Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

        And prior to that it was Ladyhawke in 1985.

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      2. IDK, if any of the local places have Star Wars on for the late show, I might go.

        Went to a 10:55 pm showing of “Empire Strikes Back” when all the re-releases happened, and the place was sold out. It was funny watching it when the audience already knew all the secrets.

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      3. “… once you get into the habit of NOT going to the movie theater it becomes easier and easier to just not go at all…and wait for the BluRay or skip it altogether.”

        ^^^^THIS^^^^ right here.

        The rest of that post was spot on, too.

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        1. I have so many free movie tickets that I still have not used to this day. I just don’t want to go

          I want to stay at home and start the movie I want to see when I want to see it. Bathroom break when I decide. More popcorn when I want it.

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          1. Shallow state used to give the worker bees attaboys and attagrlz in the form of movie tickets, and they did indeed build up. Cynically, now it seems like “you did good work for the state – here – have some tax-free propaganda!”

            And as for butter, now we have “movie theater butter” style at home, too.

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        1. Yup works like a charm. I’ve had to use it a few times because of the puppy (you know puppy teeth vs skin). Just grab the ground pepper and toss it onto whatever’s bleeding. Stops asap. Works for when you’re on blood thinners. Just keep adding pepper and let it sit.

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        1. Yes, this is an awesome tip. Standard anticoagulant bandages for stuffing wounds are expensive and expire far too quickly, IMO. Black pepper? Cheap and should stay at full strength for decades in a tightly sealed container. Worth stuffing a bottle into or near every trauma pack, IMO.

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  5. Has anyone heard from Ristavan? I was over at the other place a couple of weeks ago when several attacked him and Adrem admonished him for “attacking posters “…which he did not.

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    1. I did a slow rolling lurker through there not too long ago and there were several posters there asking the same thing.

      The responses were that Rivstan was missed, that he posted he would be posting far less OT than in the past, and that his wife was ill and that took much of his time.

      All is hearsay, but that’s what was claimed.

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  6. Sidney Powell (click on Gigi Sims to read her thread-excellent!):

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  7. Heshmat Alavi an ongoing protest in Iraq (not in Iran; anti-Iran):


    There are also anti-government protests going on in Lebanon.
    (disclaimer: NOT A FAN of Al Jazeera):

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    1. Call a waambulance. The House and Dems are not used to having no leaks and no insider info. They didn’t cooperate with Repubs at all during House proceedings and now they want to strategize, but oh, well. They had their chance to make their best case, and they blew it.

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        1. Purple is one of my favorite colors, so is blue, and I like the real meaning of a rainbow. Sometimes it truly is just a color with no other meaning, sometimes not. You are right in that we need to take back the real meaning of things and not let the leftists continue to spoil and degrade everything they touch

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        2. I agree. We have to be aware of their symbolism without letting them control how we live. Conservatives can wear purple, enjoy butterflies (symbols of Monarch programming), make the OK hand sign, and use correct pronouns. Otherwise, we give their symbols the meaning they want them to have, and they control us.

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        3. He is in the Media and lives in DC So I was wondering about him (I do not watch TV so had never heard of him before.)

          He seems to like purple (or his wife does)
          Photo at everipedia

          And no I do not have anything against purple, I have several shirts in purple and hubby has a nice purple tie.

          Symbolism will be their downfall.
          These people are EVIL.

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          1. The problem is SOROS PURPLE REVOLUTION.

            Zero Hedge has a description: The Clintons And Soros Launch America’s Purple Revolution

            ….Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is not about to «go quietly into that good night». On the morning after her surprising and unanticipated defeat at the hands of Republican Party upstart Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, entered the ball room of the art-deco New Yorker hotel in midtown Manhattan and were both adorned in purple attire. The press immediately noticed the color and asked what it represented….

            The Clintons, who both have received millions of dollars in campaign contributions and Clinton Foundation donations from Soros, were, in fact, helping to launch Soros’s «Purple Revolution» in America. The Purple Revolution will resist all efforts by the Trump administration to push back against the globalist policies of the Clintons and soon-to-be ex-President Barack Obama. The Purple Revolution will also seek to make the Trump administration a short one through Soros-style street protests and political disruption.….

            More Here:

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            1. I wore purple to cantor at Mass this evening. Does this make me complicit in the Soros revolution? I was just filling in for the guys who are on injured reserve with a concussion and sciatica. (Really, the two gentlemen are out with injuries. They are both in massive pain.)

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              1. De Pat,
                It was a QUESTION.

                The ANSWER is his WIFE, Carrie Giddins is a Strategist for the Democratic Party.

                Q point blank said

                Symbolism will be their downfall.
                These people are EVIL.


                Wife connection?
                What is a pattern?
                Follow the wives.


                Are you saying we should turn a blind eye to the Symbolism they use? Not ask a question when we see what might be a signal?

                FBI Pedophile Symbols:

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        4. Maybe he likes Milka chocolate?

          I never saw a purple cow,
          I never hope to see one.
          But if I saw one, anyhow,
          I’d rather see than be one…
          ( -Gelett Burgess – sounds like Ogden Nash, I have to say)…

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        1. Or his wife does?
          “Chad is married to Carrie Giddins they got married in November 2011. She is a political consultant and professor of political communications.” (He is fifty)

          His BIO



          …Wife connection?
          What is a pattern?
          Follow the wives.

          Jul 1, 2007 Carrie Giddins On the C-SPAN Networks: Carrie Giddins is a Strategist for the Democratic Party with one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2008 Call-In .

          (I am assuming that it is the same Carrie Giddins.)

          Chad Raymond Pergram married Carrie Rachel Giddins in 2011, in New York.

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  9. Just a reminder why Schiffshow and the dims will not reveal the WB

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              1. You are very welcome.

                I am computer ‘challenged’ so I know how frustrating it can be when the computer ‘has a mind of it’s own’

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    1. Thank you.

      Is Dogsmaw still commenting OT?

      Wish Dogsmaw would visit us here, at This Place.

      Explanation of references in the Houses of Parliament. Each refers to his/her own House as ‘This Place’. A serving member of the Commons would never say ‘the House of Lords’ (while in session). Similarly, the converse is true.

      So, we could speak of the Q Tree as This Place. 😉

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      1. She is still OT – although she does not post everyday – I look for her posts – because she has her finger on the pulse – many respond to prayers for the unborn and born – as she does. I do not know if she knows of This Place.

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  10. They tried so hard to make this be PDJT’s Katrina, all the while holding back massive amounts of aid from their people. This is disgusting. Wonder how much all over the world is treated this way. No wonder our President questions any foreign aid when there is corruption in the local government. And the Dems all went to PR on their vacations not long after the hurricane.

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        1. I think CBS may be trying to come out of the darkness….aren’t they older than NBC? I just remember “back in the day” all we had was CBS and PBS; NBC came later at my house, but it may have been due to location and reception ability

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  11. *Disclaimer* I still have Netflix, hate that I do but the wife in not as politically minded as I am and wont give up things they air that she likes just because of their overall political bias, but………..

    Occasionally they air something out of “right” field, or at least right/center.

    One such series is “Messiah” produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey who most notably produced the mini series “The Bible” for the History channel.

    This is obviously 180 degrees from whatever the gay Jesus thing was, though I must admit I did not watch it.

    I encourage anyone who has access to Netflix to watch it. It is 10 episodes and most definitely leaves open that there will be a second season.

    Its very thought provoking, playing out a scenario of what if someone does come along, claiming to be the voice of God? what God? who’s God?

    How do people either except or deny, deal with questions and doubt along the way. How does ours and other governments deal with it as it develops.

    I don’t want to give up much more than that to give anyone that can watch it the opportunity to watch it

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    1. Also FWIW…….I’m fairly non religious, consider myself generally Christian, raised as a Lutheran and dismayed by where that church has gone over the last 30 years.

      I fiercely defend everyone’s right to express their religious views as they see fit and that tolerance should be practiced by those that disagree or don’t have the same beliefs, not stifle peoples beliefs.

      I tell everyone this just as some background on why I found this so interesting and thought provoking.

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      1. Thanks! I have often though about what an ARTISTIC depiction of the Gospels in modern times might look like. Obviously, many compromises have to be made to adapt the story to a different world. Many CHOICES are thus made, and they reflect the dispositions of the writers and their employers.

        I will always be very, very suspicious of Netflix. That said, I’m also interested in artistic ponderings of the Gospels – for example, “The Last Temptation of Christ” – a novel and movie which is (IMO) simply an artistic expression of a set of standpoints on several theological questions.

        I fully GET that TLTOC is not ACTUALLY Gospel – worse that it’s not even analogous but SPECULATIVE. Yet all that said, I find that the entire exercise is faith-deepening, because it shows the self-consistency of both the gospels AND the standard theology of them, within themselves and with each other, making assumptions commonly made in Christian theology.

        I would myself (only me, not talking about others, or recommending any course of action) not watch this Netflix series without first reading a review from somebody I trusted to be able to discern theological danger. GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT. Is it garbage, or is it garbage-free art? I’d need to know that, but that’s my choice.

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        1. This will leave you questioning one way then the other whether this man is legit. Their are some theorizing this could be about the antichrist, though no overt hints at that are made in this 1st season.

          Maybe if others end up watching it we could have a discussion thread about it on U tree…..just a thought

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    2. “How do people either except or deny, deal with questions and doubt along the way.”

      Well, here’s the way . . .

      “Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!” Galatians 1:7-9

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    1. Since pantifa has a well known tactic of creating violence while impersonating their opposition, are the antifa planners really so stupid as to have their fake demonstrators arrive in Virginia the day before wearing their logo’d hats and shirts in plain sight?

      Does this “ground report” pass the smell test?

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      1. Considering they have been getting away with the same stunt for years, yeah I think they would continue the same playbook.

        I really think the brains have died and they are just following the script written several years ago with little deviation.

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        1. I should also add, there is ZERO DOWN SIDE. The Fake News will not report it and the cops/FIBs are under thecontrol of the DemonRats who WANT the violence. Therefore the ANTIFA crowd can be as brazen as they wish.

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    1. What I got out of it is they are USING FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE to ID PEOPLE!

      How else did they figure out who the guy was? Did they ‘follow’ him and get his license plate? The only other way to ID him.

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      1. It is unlikely they were using facial recognition software.

        If you listen to the video you know that the cops said there are MANY people who have been observed “checking out” the capitol bldg and were surveilled by video camera. It is far more likely that they got the license plate from his car when he returned to it to drive back home.

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        1. Um, I do NOT put it past our government to use facial recognition software.

          OR, pay a private company to use facial recognition software. Same concept as license plate readers operated by private companies and various governments pay for their services.

          Face it, the government spies on everyday citizens, everyday…

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    2. Just cops doing their job.

      It costs nothing to have a short, friendly conversation with cops to show them you are level-headed, calm, and no threat to anyone. Cops are on our side. Let the left hate them and be rude to them.

      This is a perfect example of how NOT to handle a situation like this. Be polite, friendly, respectful, and even try to show some humor.

      To stand there and equate these officers with Nazis is fucking crazy!

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      1. I give the guy some leeway dt the situation. They drove 100 miles to question the guy without a phone call first. They werent nazis true but the “credible tip” thing is a ruse. There were multiple people videoing and taking pics but they chose this guy, who apparently is a regular rally participant. He sounds like a vocal participant too, so easier target.

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      2. Uh, me thinks an innocent citizen was harassed. AND, he is pissed about it. To me, the mere thought the cops drove 100 miles and spouted the BS about touching a pillar because he was “sensing density”…IS PURE BS and tantamount to accusing the guy of casing the place for criminal behavior.

        IF the citizen was truly observed and all that, why not interview him on the spot? Wait days? Drive 100 miles? The basic comments from the cops is simply BS…an innocent citizen…touched a “pillar” that the citizen described as a tree plastered over. Simply can’t make this shit up.

        I absolutely support the police, verbally let them know it, wave when they are in the neighborhood, blue stripe flag on my truck… But that doesn’t imply I’ll take harassment…because I took some damn pictures or touched a pillar. Give me a fricken break!

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          1. Yup. VA state government is going off the deep end. AND, MCM is perpetuating the problem with negative characterization of gun owners, whites, nationalists…

            LE, which I do strongly support, needs to embrace the Constitution AND their oath. As does ALL of VA state government.

            Hoping tomorrow works out OK.

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      3. It helps with local LEOs if you are on a first name basis with some of the detectives. You can meet them anywhere, but I knew our local guys from Church and the pool when I was a lifeguard at the local municipal pool. Several of the cops I knew than are still part of the local force. One of them was the lead detective when my car was vandalized along with several others on the street where I live. Great guy, the detective in charge. I’ve known him for 30+ years.

        Cops are like everyone else. “How’re ya doin'” goes a long way. They’re trained to take in information quickly and make a judgement. If nothing is alarming to them, they will walk on. If not, expect a longer conversation. But, then, I’m from a metro region where the city and the county are fluent to a certain point. I’ve always been able to navigate with police and fire on the line.

        Trying to explain this can be painful when those hearing the explanation are suspicious.

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      1. I wonder how long it will be before he wakes up.

        With the $$$ and titles cut MeMeMe-again is NOT going to be happy and will suddenly revert to her true self.

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      2. Oh yea. That fool is in for some rough lessons IF he was truly cut off by the royals. I suspect there will always be a lifeline. After all, the royals don’t need moar scandals and BS behavior.

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