Dear KMAG: 20200216 Open Topic

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Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done

If you have been born again through faith in Jesus Christ by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, then I have one question for you my friend: Do you hunger and thirst for more of God’s presence and power to saturate your soul and your sphere of influence? If so, then you would be blessed to continually offer up this simple prayer in faith to the Lord: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.”

Jesus presented those two powerful petitions to His disciples when He gave them “The Lord’s Prayer.” (Matt. 6:9-13) And it provides us with a beautiful template for all of our prayers. For example, here are some requests that cover key areas of our daily life and witness: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in my family.” “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in my church.” “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in the lives of those I am seeking to reach for Christ.” “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done as I use the gifts you have given me to serve others.”

The kingdom of Jesus is established in every heart that receives Him as Savior and Lord. Christians are never called to build their own little kingdom, but rather, we are called to be willing vessels and loving agents of God’s grace and mercy in a world where many are deceived by the darkness rather than in love with the light. And since none of us are immune to the spiritual darkness of this world with its agenda and desires, we need the Lord to deliver us whenever darkness seems to be creeping into our own experience.

Man naturally strives to build his own kingdom, and each one of us naturally seeks to have “my will be done.” On the other hand, man by the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit longs to see Christ’s kingdom advance and the Lord’s will be done. This is part and parcel of receiving a new nature when you are born again through faith in the Messiah. And if you are born again, then you are also saved, justified, forgiven, and redeemed. As a child of the living God, it was definitely the Lord’s will for you to be saved from your sins. Likewise, “God wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4)

The strong desire to do God’s will is a gift in itself. A.W. Tozer said, “I am Thy servant to do Thy will, and that will is sweeter to me than position or riches or fame, and I choose it above all things on earth or in heaven.” Chuck Swindoll said, “God doesn’t work on our timetable. He has a plan that He will execute perfectly and for the highest, greatest good of all, and for His ultimate glory.” In order to “keep in step with the Spirit,” (Gal. 5:25) we need to pray often and believe that God hears us and will answer us according to His will. Everyone who trusts Christ as Savior belongs to the family of God, (John 1:12,13) and has the privilege of boldly approaching the throne of God’s grace with confidence and expectancy. (Hebrews 4:16)

Would you say that your life today is under the full control of Christ your King? Or have one or two areas slipped into the realm of darkness and deceit? Now is the time to renew your commitment to the King of Kings. Turn to Christ today as you pray: “Wash away my sin Lord Jesus. Fill me once again with the Holy Spirit. May thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in my life, my heart, my thoughts, my attitudes, my speech, my behavior, and my decisions.”

The more a believer loves the Lord, the more he or she wants God’s will to be done in their life. The Holy Spirit fans into flame not only our faith in Christ, but also our love for Christ and our heartfelt desire to do His will. “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire.” (1 Thess. 5:19) That is to say, do not say things or do things or dwell on things that grieve and quench the Holy Spirit’s work in your life as a Christian. “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.” (Eph. 4:30)

Scripture instructs believers: “Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” (Romans 12:9) This is a lofty calling, and can only be carried out when the Holy Spirit guides our thoughts, speech, and behavior. We are called to confess our sins to the Lord, and also to renounce them. (Prov. 28:13) We are to place anything that is dark in our life under the blood of Jesus that was shed for us 2000 years ago. By confessing our sin to the Lord and turning away from it, we experience renewal in our determination to work for God’s kingdom as we seek His will in everything.

How strong is your desire today to walk closely with God and continually converse with Him in prayer? If left to ourselves, we would have no motivation for this noble pursuit. But with Christ in our life through faith and with the Holy Spirit filling us with power, we find ourself being motivated daily to please the Lord in everything we do. God not only forgives our sins when we are born again, but He also gives us a new heart that desires to serve the One who saved us by His blood shed on the cross. What a loving and mighty God we serve!

We are invited by our gracious God to pray: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” As we pray these words, we trust in our heart that the Lord will indeed answer us according to His will and in His perfect time. As we wait patiently upon God to fulfill His purpose for our life, our hearts are stirred as we meditate on Scripture and serve those God allows us to serve. Holy decisions bring about even more holy desires, whereas dark decisions produce even more darkness in our soul. The Christian life cannot be lived in neutral. If you are not going forward, you will begin to slide backwards. Spiritual darkness promotes disobedience and unrest, while the light of Christ enables us to see clearly and to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Cor. 10:5)

Christ’s kingdom and God’s will are foundational for living the Christian life. Without the Lord, you and I would be lost in a sea of sinfulness and doomed for destruction. Thankfully, “God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him!” (Romans 5:8,9) At the cross, the kingdom of God ushered in eternal salvation for “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord.” (Romans 10:13) “He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:13,14)

And so you see my friend, it is definitely God’s will that you repent of your sin and trust Christ alone for salvation. It is the only way to be forgiven, saved, born again, justified, and redeemed. And once you are in God’s family through faith, you begin to do God’s will “on earth as it is in heaven.” One day, “you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:11) In heaven, you will experience things you didn’t know were possible, and you will be filled with a joy that exceeds your wildest imagination. (Psalm 16:11; 2 Cor. 12:1-4)

This is why it is foolish and reckless for anyone to underestimate or ignore God’s eternal kingdom and God’s perfect will. After all, “The wise in heart are called discerning,” (Prov. 16:21) and, “It is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (Prov. 19:21)

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345 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200216 Open Topic

      1. Yes,

        From the article:
        Federal employees will soon be eligible for paid parental leave under a measure President Donald Trump signed Dec. 20.

        Military service members already may take 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a new child, and under this bill, 2.1 million civilian federal workers also will be able to take paid leave to care for a new baby after birth, adoption or the start of foster care.

        The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires large organizations to offer employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a new child, sick relative or their own illness. Although a growing number of states have passed or are considering paid family leave laws, there is no nationwide equivalent.

        It looks as if military members already had paid parental leave, but this bill allows federal workers paid leave for caring for newborns.

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        1. In the military, leaves of any type are always conditioned on availability of another person of the same MOS to take the person’s place during leave. If there is nobody to do that particular job and if it’s critical, there will be no leave. A common example is soldiers/Marines/seamen watching their wives give birth over skype. They aren’t given leave because they are mission critical and there are no replacements available.

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      2. I’m going to be a bit contrary on this one, although the culture itself is not conducive any longer to the way things were done for a long time.

        My sister is 13 months younger than me, twin brothers three and a half years younger, and the youngest is over seven years younger. I don’t remember my sister coming home (obviously), but my grandmother stayed with us for months during the week when there were new babies in the house. She would go home on Friday afternoons and come back on Monday. My grandfather and the farm were on their own. Sometimes, she’d take my sister and I home with her for the weekend. It wasn’t just addressing the newborns, but all the laundry, tending to the older kids, letting mom sleep during the day since the babies would need to fed in the night and my dad’s feet never hit the floor. Heck, when my youngest brother was born, Dad was working ridiculous hours. My sister and I would be in bed when he got home, and he would bring his dinner up to our room and sit between us to eat with the plate on the bookshelves that separated our beds. Dad was putting dinner on the table. He couldn’t help out, and there were four of us little kids – by God’s will – in a quick hurry.

        And it wasn’t just my mom my grandparents helped out with small kids. A cousin and his wife had a son, and then, by God’s will, twins 17 months later. The wife speaks GLOWINGLY of the help she got from them. She said she didn’t get a shower on days they weren’t there. There were others in the family who also benefited from my grandparents’ generosity in this regard, including countless people who went through dementia of various sorts before they passed away. As it was, when my grandmother was in the final stages of pancreatic cancer, my mother had to take leave.

        So, before completely condemning the idea of parental and family leave, know that with all the moving around that is blythely accepted as just the way American life is these days, know that the support systems for childbirth and family emergencies are left behind. My youngest brother and his wife moved away, and leaving aside the reality that they thought the rest of us would follow them (not even), my mother has been there almost as much as she has been here in the last three years through my brother’s open heart surgery, my sister-in-law’s surgery this year, one nephew getting his tonsils out, and a whole lot more because there is not a support system down there. I’ve even had to go down there to cover when my brother or his wife are at conferences. I do school run, laundry, cook dinner, and make sure the younger one is in bed at a decent hour.

        Family leave does not solve the problem of a lack of a support system totally, but there’s more to it than is being considered.

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        1. People need to consider family support for normal life occurrences + unexpected emergencies when they consider the full cost of a career/job relocation. and then there are the intangibles, the relationships and life satisfaction. The $ needs to be worth leaving behind community and family. Children growing up with these need to be considered as well.

          In the first few years, the early years of a career and marriage maybe worth moving around but later, the help parents can give when children are young and the the help parents need as they get older….we need to be near each other and value our families and communities!

          Your extended family, your grandparents and your father all sound wonderful and like they have their priorities straight. Admirable people to be emulated


          1. Well…my first nephew was a surprise. They lived here then, and for the first two years of the younger one who really is the one who needs the larger support system. His parents refuse to change their mindset with some of his issues.

            They moved specifically because my sister in law wanted to live by the beach. My other brother and his family live in Hawaii…so they can be by the beach. FOrtunately, her kids are in their 20s now, and her dad spends half the year with them now that he’s widowed.


        2. Well, DP. more families should do what yours did, make those sacrifices. And how sweet about your father eating his meals like that so he could be near his children and they spend time with him.


          1. They have destroyed the differing roles between men and women, gotten women out of the home and tried to degrade men’s and women’s places in God’s plan, and then they want society to fix the mess they have made. Communists.


    1. Excellent article. I recommend everyone read this one.

      The Democrat author likely will experience a huge backlash from the left as a result. Hopefully, she remains unharmed and will have the fortitude to survive the pending onslaught and banishment from her previous “friends”.

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    1. Yup. What we are seeing now is “all-out” MIS-NEWS. The FAKE NEWS is actively working to create news that SHAKES PEOPLE OFF THE TRUMP TRAIN. That is their only purpose now – to STOP TRUMP.

      For example, even the slightest suspicion, knowing the facts, would tell a much different story on AG Barr and what is going on right now in DOJ – but the FAKE NEWS is doing everything it can to tilt public perception away from the truth, thus leading to crazy outcomes.

      If the fake news were honest, they would be all over the McCabe lies as a HUGE scandal, and be speculating that he’s talking, and that “the walls are closing in on Comey and Brennan, and maybe Hillary and many others” for SpyGate.

      Perfect example is the McCabe “no charges”. The fake News should have LED with the idea that he’s likely talking. It’s so obvious NOW.

      But NO – nothing of the sort. Instead, they MISLED the public, and positioned it for political advantage.

      Same thing here. The FAKE NEWS could have “debunked” this immediately – BUT THEY DON’T.

      The FAKE NEWS is now WORSE than it was in 2016, if you can believe it.

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        1. trumpismine, and no one seems to be pointing out that when ABC, for example, loses 20% of their viewership in one year, they also lost 21% last year.
          it accumulates.
          they are in viewership meltdown, all of them.
          can’t imagine why.

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      1. Oh, that beautiful road makes my want to hitch a pair to my wagonette, grab the picnic basket (and the hay bag for the horses) and head off for an all day drive!

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  2. You guys are missing it.
    Air Force One just flew over Daytona 500 at a height of 800′.
    Race thread is up and running!!!!!!!
    GO 45!

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    1. Another version said 1800’ but, remember, the plane was coming in for a landing close by the stadium. The Ft Lauderdale airport is right next to I-95, and Palm Beach is also very close. I’ve “ducked” while driving in my car and a plane flying a few feet above me, coming from the west, to land.
      Nevertheless, , it had to be quite a thrill to practically see the passengers in the window of Air Force One as it flew up close and personal over the crowd.
      I do NOT envy those traveling home on the roads afterwards!

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      1. I lived in Hollywood, yes, we ducked when planes landed at Ft Laud.

        AF1 landed at the Daytona airport, right next to the speedway.
        Embry Riddle Univ is also there, uses the runways for their 100+ planes to train pilots.
        Whole thing is about 4.5 miles from the beach.

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        1. I used to board my mares near a base where they trained paratroopers. Our riding area was perched on the top of a hill. One day the pilot flew so low that my mare literally crouched down like a cat. I never knew a horse could do that!

          But when one of these mothers strafes you I guess you can!

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    1. The only question is whether he would break William Henry Harrison’s (9th president) record for dying early in office (31 days, of a bug he caught during the inauguration), or whether Hitlary would at least let him come in second. He was succeeded by Tyler, who, as he left office signed the bill annexing Texas. His successor, Polk, got to deal with the Mexican-American war, a stunning victory by the US. (We essentially conquered Mexico but let half of it go.)

      Second is currently held by Zachary Taylor (12th), who died after a bit more than a year in office, leading to Millard Fillmore’s presidency.

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        1. Actually if Bloomberg is smart, as POTUS elect he’d make sure she got investigated, and force her out of office within the first week.

          Sure, that betrays the people who voted for him because he so wisely chose an experienced politician to be on his team, but hey….

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      1. re Mexican American War – not only did we give most of the territory back we paid for what we kept after conquering them! We won, kept only a portion of our winnings and we paid them for what we kept – not the usual way of “winning” back in the mid 19th century! US is the best…magnanimous when we defeat our enemies.

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  3. Messing around with some numbers today. If the projected electoral college/congressional representation of post 2020 census was in place in 2016 here is how it would have changed the electoral college…Not very much!

    Hillary: 229 v. 232 electoral votes
    CA: 54 v. 55 (-1)
    OR: 8 v. 7 (+1)
    CO: 10 v. 9 (+1)
    MN – 9 v. 10 (-1)
    IL: 19 v. 20 (-1)
    NY: 28 v. 29 (-1)
    RI: 3 v. 4 (-1)

    Trump: 309 v. 306
    MT: 4 v. 3 (+1)
    AZ: 12 v. 11 (+1)
    TX: 41 v. 38 (+3)
    FL: 30 v. 29 (+1)
    NC: 16 v. 15 (+1)
    MI: 15 v. 16 (-1)
    PA: 19 v. 20 (-1)
    WV: 4 v. 5 (-1)
    AL: 8 v. 9 (-1)

    Most interesting to me?
    CA, NY & IL – long Dem powerhouses, continue to loose power and reduce residents.
    Indications that their leftist policies aren’t working!

    Swing states of MI, OH & PA are loosing seats so even if Dems gain those states back they gain back in 2024 less in than they lost in ’16 & ’20 (hopefully!) in the electoral college.

    NC continues to gain – which is why it is turning into a swing state. Plus, many who are GOP are actually RINO which contributes to low GOP voting base enthusiasm and turnout. I think that is part of why VA was lost to Dems. Also VA has had enormous growth in the DC area which reducing the fed gov would help change the dark blue of that area.

    TX continues to build into a GOP power house.

    Socialist OR grows while the cradle of socialism in the US, MN, diminishes.

    The Only blue states to grow were Oregon and CO … all other blue states stayed same (percentage wise) or reduced.

    Only 2 reliably red states, WV & AL, are predicted to loose seats.

    The Wild Card? Will illegal aliens report to the census? How will CA count their numbers? Will records of illegal aliens recorded in other parts of the fed gov be used to subtract from the census numbers states turn into the fed gov?

    Illegal aliens are mostly located in blue states – CA & NY being the main location, but TX and FL also have high illegal alien populations and might loose more/gain fewer congressional seats. CA would loose the most as they have the highest estimated illegal alien population.

    AZ, GA, NC, VA, IL, MD, NJ & MA would all be vulnerable to another seat loss. 3 of states were Red for Trump and 5 of which were Blue for Hillary.

    If Illegal Aliens are not counted in the census, are subtracted from the census numbers or do not reply/self opt out of the census, we may see CA loose more congressional, TX & FL not gain as many congressional seats and overall Blue/Dems loose more electoral votes and GOP/red in the rest of the states.

    We need accuracy in the census as the #s in both the electoral college and the division of congressional seats are extremely important in our upcoming elections. Hope we have people of integrity to county the census!×1100.pnga

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    1. However —
      The DEMCOM legislature in Virginia is going to likely pass a proposed bill that would require all of the Electors from Virginia to vote for whomever gets the highest NTIONAL POPULAR VOTE in the election.(National Popular Vote Interstate Compact movement).
      The Virginia House passed the bill. It will most likely pass in the Virginia Senate. Gov. BABY-KILLER Northam would sign it into law if it gets to his desk.
      And there goes Virginia’s Electoral College votes.

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      1. Along with the national popular vote interstate compact – which I am sure will be tied up in courts as it isn’t Constitutional (is it?) – is a Very concerning VA bill that allows for same day voting…Huge fraud opportunity!

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      2. What happens when DJT trounces whoever on election day? Do you really believe these shysters will vote for Trump?

        The outcome is that some one of DJT’s 191 judges will stay the scheme in one state/circuit. This will trigger the Turtle to declare that no senators will be seated from states that adhere to this violation of the constitution. That takes care of the rest of the idiot legislatures that passed this crap. None of them want to lose their Senators.

        And nobody can stop the Turtle from doing it. I will LMAO.


  4. Joe M
    Troll celebrations of McCabe being let off the hook were short-lived. DOJ has “swapped its ‘loser case’ against McCabe… for a new case against former FBI Director James Comey, McCabe, and Peter Strzok.” Taitors don’t walk when patriots are in control.
    DOJ opens news investigation into James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, former top DOJ official…
    ‘All they did was swapped out a loser case for starting an investigation…’

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    1. Perfect timing….Lindsey Graham announced the people he wants to testify before Congress and the DOJ opens an investigation to provide cover.

      Mueller 2.0 – Lindsey can say he subpoenaed everybody, but there’s an on-going investigation and everyone will bring their lawyers and plead the the 5th and, once again, Congress’s role in the coup is safe from discovery.

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    2. See there?

      THIS is why there is a 48 hour rule re: negative or unwelcome news…such a “McCabe skates”. One poster, who I shall not name, posted that he/she would not support PDJT any longer unless POTUS declassified immediately.

      Blessings to all on this beautiful Sunday.

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      1. I don’t get not support President Trump just because the swamp is deep and includes/may include DOJ/FBI that we thought were not swamp. And there are degrees of swampiness.

        I just keep thinking that President Trump and “white hats” have to be a little bit surprised at how hard it is to get someone actually charged and prosecuted and convicted with all of the proof, with all of the wrong doing, with all of the corruption they have revealed.

        Catching and revealing the swamp is barely step 1 as justice does not automatically follow.

        But why in the world would that change my support of President Trump???!!!

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        1. And, here is the thing…even if we have a new set of expectations re actual justice, a new understanding of how deep the swamp is and how difficult it is to drain/bring justice/get rid of fed gov employees and swamp Congressional “leaders”….no matter how discouraging that 1 aspect is
          –>>>We still have SO much winning on So many other issues!!!

          There is NO ONE who could work any harder on all of our important issues and there is no one who could drain the swamp more than what President Trump is doing. My support for him is unwavering, actually growing and strengthening!

          As frustrating as the DOJ/FBI/C*A/fed gov & congress swamp draining is, as much as we want to see, as much as we Need justice for the future of our country we Have to remember how many other issues are Winning!

          trade deals, economy, immigration, sanctuary cities, judges, border security, religious freedom….

          and buying us time to work toward MAGA on the local and state levels. Up to us to work the primaries re Congressional swamp. Up to us to drain the local and state feeder swamps and to help activate conservative voters.

          President Trump’s admin is giving us MUCH progress on issues, Much winning and 8 yrs to get ready for politics without him.

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      2. Actually I believe I said I would withdraw my support until he “fixed this.” I said nothing about declass, though I think that could be a good first step.

        And, in fact, if I see no sign the Justice Department is being fixed by election day I will not vote for PDJT. I voted for him because he said he’d fix the corruption, and from what I see there hasn’t even been a start to it.

        NOTHING has changed in 3 years. And it will be well over 3 1/2 years in November. If STILL nothing has been done, then why should I believe another, slightly longer period of time will get us from 0 to 100%?

        No, what will happen then is we will have to wait until after the next manufactured crisis, the next supreme court nominee, the next dead ex-president’s funeral, the midterms, then the election of the next MAGA president (one hopes). Always a reason we have to wait a little longer.

        And this assumes the Dems don’t just cheat their way to victory.

        So after Lucy yanks the football away yet another time…we now see a report that “oh, the DOJ is doing ANOTHER investigation” and for THAT you think it’s worthwhile to gloat?

        More of the same shit, and you think it’s gloatworthy?

        Give me a break.


        1. To be honest, this new announcement doesn’t entertain or comfort me either.

          However, President Trump is still making so much progress on other promises – promises No One else was making much less going to actually do! Trade deals, sanctuary cities, border security, etc.

          He has already earned my Nov, 2020 vote and even if he is not able to succeed on this or a few other promises.

          ANY of the Dems will be 10x worse on all of the important issues such as trade, economy, taxes, national security, border security, sanctuary cities, etc. He is making real progress on these issues.

          Guess if I were a 1 issue voter and draining the swamp was my one issue or pulling the US out of Syria….but I am not a 1 issue voter and there is No Way I would vote for Anyone else in my state’s primary or in the Nov election. Too much else is going Great and would be reversed by Dems.

          And I am still hopeful on draining the swamp. Zero chance of Anyone else draining the swamp so our best bet is still with President Trump on this issue as well.

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        2. Steve I posted that I think Potus has to reverse obummas EO made it legal for the msm to KNOWINGLY disseminate FALSE NEWS. IE PROPAGANDA. we don’t need to own the msm. Just keep the bastards honest. That domino will start it

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          1. I’m not familiar with that order (though I do remember Obola signing something basically allowing the government to put out fake info, or something like that), but yes, that’s the sort of thing he could easily do. Write an executive order that cancels a previous one. He’s done some number of executive orders already; and I would hope he’s got someone looking for ones he could countermand like this.

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            1. I think enough People’s lives have to be turned around.
              There is going to be total shock and denial from ordinary people. You can’t discount that. Potus has to be trusted to lead America back from the brink. Already he’s got 50% approval despite everything they have thrown at him but the truth about what’s been going on is going to shake people to the core.

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          2. Now I’m having trouble doing likes. Steve, I do think they have been laying the groundwork, appointing judges which must be in place, Etc. I understand your frustration, but on the other hand, would you rather have Holder or Lynch?

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          3. Unfortunately it is a LAW not an E.O. so we are stuck with it unless it is repealed.

            May 22, 2012 New Bill Legalizes Government Propaganda and Disinformation on American Citizens

            The next defense authorization bill to be proposed by the American congress contains a not-so-publicized amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American citizens. The bill would indeed nullify an existing law that (supposedly) protects U.S. audiences from misinformation campaigns conducted by its own government. In other words, Americans could now be subjected to the hardcore, massively manipulative and disinformation-filled propaganda that is usually reserved for foreign countries such as Iraq. Yes, the American public is the new “enemy” to brainwash and the internet will be an important battlefield……


            And this law allows the shutdown of sites that try to counter the propaganda by labeling them Disinformation and Propaganda sites…..

            HMMMmmmm maybe President Trump should use this on CNN, ABC,CBS MSNBC, PBS and Fox…

            12/26/2016 Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law

            As usual the name is exactly the opposite of what it actually does and that is make disinformation and propaganda legal.

            ….”a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth had been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.”

            Also called the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S. 2692), when introduced in March by Sen. Rob Portman, the legislation represents a dramatic return to Cold War-era government propaganda battles…..

            Long before the “fake news” meme became a daily topic of extensive conversation on such discredited mainstream portals as CNN and WaPo, H.R. 5181 would task the Secretary of State with coordinating the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors to “establish a Center for Information Analysis and Response,” which will pinpoint sources of disinformation, analyze data, and — in true dystopic manner — ‘develop and disseminate’ “fact-based narratives” to counter effrontery propaganda.

            In short, long before “fake news” became a major media topic, the US government was already planning its legally-backed crackdown on anything it would eventually label “fake news.”….

            the singing into law of a bill that further chips away at press liberties in the US, and which sets the stage for future witch hunts and website shutdowns, purely as a result of an accusation that any one media outlet or site is considered as a source of “disinformation and propaganda” and is shut down by the government….

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            1. So the msm is enclosed grounds. DoNOT attack directly. The uniparty passed this. Possibly the only law obumma did BECAUSE THEY NEEDED TOOWN THEMSM. But swamps new constant replenishment of money to feed the swamp critters it supports/ owns.
              So target the ingress. See dawsonsfield on the actions against corrupt banks etc. also all the scams to rort business to make donations to swamp causes
              And 2 target the egress. Taint their product. Hold them up for mockery for dishonesty and hypocrisy

              Psst…. want some bin chooks?


        3. I understand what you’re saying in general.

          “If STILL nothing has been done, then why should I believe another, slightly longer period of time will get us from 0 to 100%?”

          I think sometimes things can work this way because we don’t know what the ongoing investigations are leading to.

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    3. “Andrew Weissmann, a former top lawyer at the Justice Department who played a central role in Robert Mueller’s investigation, said Friday the Justice Department has begun a new investigation into several former top FBI officials.

      “Weissmann, speaking to MSNBC host Chuck Todd, said the Justice Department has swapped its “loser case” against Andrew McCabe — in which the DOJ declined to pursue charges against McCabe for lying to investigators — for a new case against former FBI Director James Comey, McCabe, and Peter Strzok.”

      Andrew Weissmann who ran the Mueller probe? Now he’s prosecuting Comey, McCabe and Stzrok who are supposedly on HIS side?

      Give this one another 48 hours. I smell a rat given the VSGPDJT tweets over the weekend about McCabe, and some other things not taken seriously by the people here about Comey and, I’m now convinced, Stzrok.

      This is some sort of set-up methinks.

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          1. According to the internets, Weissman is reportedly now in the private sector. The Blaze article seems to indirectly support this by saying “former top lawyer”. His interest in this and likely qualifications apparently lends to him commenting / warning on this new supposed development, but agrees another 48 hrs or maybe more seeming how the Justice Department is likely to say aye or nay to this information.

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        1. Wikipedia last sentence of first paragraph on Weissmann “The Special Counsel’s investigation concluded in 2019 and Weissmann went into the private sector.”

          Weissmann likely is keeping his ear close to the ground as he’s vested in the Mueller investigation. In other words he’s playing guard dog just like LTC Vindman. Swamps version of “see something, say something”.

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    1. Praying Medic commented he thinks a new campaign slogan is bubble up….”The best is yet to come”…a nice tag on KAG.
      Keep America Great…the best is yet to come.
      I like it.

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    1. Same thing – this went to moderation bin. Something wrong here. We may or may not report these if Akismet is “shirking responsibility” to the mod bin instead of the spam bin with help from their coconspirators at WordPress.

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  6. Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 Retweeted
    Jennifer Jacobs

    After returning from Florida, Trump arrives at the Trump hotel in DC, where two White House aides are getting married tonight.

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    1. From the thread:

      “But people can’t think. They’re sure that Bloomberg’s money is the answer to defeating Trump.”

      Carlos should have stopped after “think”………………………..

      They “FEEL” ………………….. brains don’t work when they’re swimming in a sea of emotion.

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  7. The Lefties are in meltdown over POTUS going to Daytona.

    It’s truly pathetic how much you hate not only @realDonaldTrump but half the country who voted for him. Obama spent millions of taxpayers’ $$$ jetting himself & his family all over the world having big vacations. At least this
    @POTUS spends his time w/ the People.

    @KellyO· 5h
    This was an official White House event therefore paid by taxpayers as @realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS attended Daytona 500 today and “The Beast” limo ran a pace car lap around the track.

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      1. Yes, you’re right. But it’s so annoying. I speak out in hopes that somewhere is a twinge of conscience, because they’re clearly lying. They know what past presidents have done, they know what Obama did – all his travel and vacations – oftentimes separate planes, separate vacations. The Obamas were nothing more than grifters – took the People for every penny they could.

        In the comments, someone said POTUS paid for this out of his own funds, which make sense as well. But even if we paid for it, he has the right to go to events that are important to the People.

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        1. You could show them the check where POTUS paid, they wouldn’t believe it.

          It reminds me of trying to communicate with a computer when you call about a billing problem.

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          1. True. They don’t believe facts. They’ve been lying for so long – decades before DJT – they believe their own lies, they live in their own universe.

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      1. In fact, I don’t think he’s had a “vacation” – just a couple of days here and there, plays some golf, but continues working. He’s always returning to DC to work some more.

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        1. He said in an interview once that he doesn’t do vacations. I don’t think he’d know what to do with himself, he cannot be idle.

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      2. Obama went off for 3 weeks to Hawaii on the taxpayers dime. He rented expensive housing on Martha’s Vineyard.

        I thank God every day, Obama is gone, and we have DJT.

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    1. It’s my understanding that Trump Enterprises reimburses expenses for a trip like this. TE is losing money on the Trump Hotel D.C. because any time a foreign diplomat stays there, they take that money and donate it to the US Treasury.

      Stupid people can’t be expected to know anything worth knowing, especially whatever they are talking about.

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  8. Rudy knows…

    Rudy W. Giuliani

    I predicted she would collapse. And then two months later she completely collapsed.

    Bruce Porter, Jr.
    · Feb 15
    Drudge is reporting that Mini Mike Bloomberg wants Crooked Hillary Clinton for his VP. No promises of whether it will be some “Weekend at Bernie’s” action, one of her 911 Memorial routines or, if she’ll even be awake.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. James Woods

      #CombSaladAmy pronounces the word “blizzard” in the oddest way. This supercut of her doing a robotic retelling of the same lame campaign trail joke is Stepford level creepy.

      Liked by 3 people

  9. Mike Pompeo
    “Be strong and courageous, do not be discouraged, for the Lord will be with you wherever you go.“ Joshua 1:9

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Lisa Mei Crowley
    Can’t control the stage but wants to control our country.
    Quote Tweet

    Josh Cremeans “DirtyTruth”
    · 1h
    .@BernieSanders can’t control his rally. He lets naked women take over the stage.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Lisa Mei Crowley
    Remember those “Death Panels” @SarahPalinUSA was mocked for warning us about?

    #MiniMikeBloomberg believes in them.

    Samuel D. Finkelstein II
    · 8h

    Bloomberg explaining how healthcare will “bankrupt us,” unless we deny care to the elderly.

    “If you show up with cancer & you’re 95 years old, we should say…there’s no cure, we can’t do anything.

    A young person, we should do something. Society’s not willing to do that, yet.”

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Mini Mike wants to control who lives and who dies. You’re too old, not useful anymore, we shouldn’t waste our medicine on you. Go home to die. THAT’S BULL$HIT, not his call. That should scare the hell out of people.

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