Dear KMAG: 20200531 Open Topic

Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.

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The Storm is upon us.
Please remember to Pray for our President.

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

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.”

by Pastor Chuck Swindoll
Scriptures: Revelation 21:422:35
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:19–22

Our Wondrous Hope!

What gives a widow courage as she stands beside a fresh grave?

What is the ultimate hope of the disabled, the amputee, the abused, the burn victim?

How can the parents of children who have brain damage or physical handicaps keep from living their entire lives totally and completely depressed?

Why would anyone who is blind or deaf or paralyzed be encouraged when he or she thinks of the life beyond?

How can we see past the martyrdom of some helpless hostage or devoted missionary?

Where do the thoughts of a young couple go when they finally recover from the grief of losing their baby?

When a family receives the tragic news that a little daughter was found dead or their dad was killed in a plane crash or a son overdosed on drugs, what single truth becomes their whole focus?

What is the final answer to pain, mourning, senility, insanity, terminal diseases, sudden calamities, and fatal accidents?

The answer to each of these questions is the same: the hope of bodily resurrection.

We draw strength from this single truth almost every day of our lives—more than we realize. It becomes the mental glue that holds our otherwise shattered thoughts together. Impossible though it may be for us to understand the details of how God is going to pull it off, we hang our hopes on fragile, threadlike thoughts that say, “Someday, He will make it right” and “Thank God, all this will change” and “When we’re with Him, we shall be like Him.”

More than a few times a year I look into red, swollen eyes and remind the despairing and the grieving that “there’s a land that is fairer than day” when, as John promised in the Revelation,

“He will wipe away every tear . . . there will no longer be any death . . . any mourning, or crying, or pain.” . . . There will no longer be any curse . . . any night . . . because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever. (21:4; 22:3, 5)

Hooray for such wondrous hope!

Just imagine . . . those who are physically disabled today will one day dance in beautiful coordination and leap in ecstatic joy. Those who spend their lives absorbed in total darkness will see every color in the spectrum of light. In fact, the first face they will see will be of the One who gives them sight. And those precious souls whose minds and emotions are limited by mental disability, disease, or old age will enjoy to the full unhindered and uninhibited relationships. It’s enough to put a smile on any weary face. There’s nothing like the hope of resurrection to lift the agonizing spirits of the heavyhearted.

Unless, of course, it’s all a cruel hoax.

That’s Paul’s whole point in 1 Corinthians 15:19. Remember how he put it? If bodily resurrection is only an empty dream, then “we are of all men most to be pitied.” All our preaching has a hollow ring to it, our faith is worthless, the dead have perished, and we are still under the condemnation of our sins (15:14, 16, 18). What a deplorable state of affairs! It’s enough to make all of us run and hide!

But wait. That hypothetical argument hinges on a conditional presupposition . . . if. “If there is no resurrection of the dead” (15:13), then we’re out to lunch. But there is a resurrection with all its promised hopes. It is as sure as we’re alive at this moment.

How can we be so certain that we will be resurrected? What is the source of our assurance? What gives us unshakable confidence in the face of death? The fact of Christ’s resurrection.

Because He has been raised, we too shall rise. As Paul stated in that same section of Scripture, “Christ [is] the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming” (15:23). That’s us! Jesus Himself promised, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies” (John 11:25).

No wonder we get so excited every Easter! No wonder we hold nothing back as we celebrate His miraculous resurrection from the grave! It’s a double-barreled celebration: His triumphant hurrah over agony and our ultimate and eternal hooray.

How can I keep from singing?

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet though far off hymn
That hails a new creation:
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul—
How can I keep from singing?

What though my joys and comforts die?
The Lord my Savior liveth;
What though the darkness gather round!
Songs in the night He giveth:
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that refuge clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift mine eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smoothes
Since first I learned to love it:
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing:
All things are mine since I am His—
How can I keep from singing?

~ Robert Wadsworth Lowry

775 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200531 Open Topic

    1. Lose the gratuitous cleavage – and party clothes. Not appropriate for the subject matter, if you expect to be looked upon as a serious adult.

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      1. Gingersmom I she is young and beautiful and bright let her have her day.
        As an old lady I am tolerant because it is a different time and dress choices have changed.
        Just my take by the way I did not focus on her cleavage I focused on the contends what she reported on.
        Just my take 🙂

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      2. Honestly this is the style. I agree with you but I’m over 30 (by a good bit) and the younger crowd just don’t get it. Have you looked at business clothes for women lately? I have – it’s not good.

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    1. Wouldn’t you think the word “police” would be written in French on the one from Paris? (On the back of the cop’s vest.)

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              1. Numbers 11:31
                “And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day’s journey on this side, and as it were a day’s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.”

                King James Version (KJV)

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              2. Oh, this is frustrating – stream went down, again! Get the behind me, satan – go back to the dry places from whence thou came – in the name of Jesus – I pray – Amen

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              3. Ezekiel 37:9
                “Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.”

                King James Version (KJV)

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    1. That’s why we need to pray and work to regain the House and extend our lead in the Senate, and retain the Presidency, so, among other things, Cheap Justice Roberts can be impeached, if he’s not indicted first…


    2. Has he given any explanation for his deciding vote?
      Very disappointing but I would like to know the legal explanation


  1. My Pillow guy contemplating running for governor…
    So moved by the injustice and lack of leadership in his city and state, Lindell is now weighing a run for governor of Minnesota.

    “If God has me do it, I will do it,” Lindell told “Saturday Report.” “I just see things that are so poorly run, and they could be done a lot better. It might come down to, ‘if you want something done right, do it yourself.'”

    Lindell added to host Grant Stinchfield “there are bad people in all walks of life,” so former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin should have been arrested right away, particularly since the state laws permit a suspect to be held for 48 hours before being charged.

    “It’s sad, because I think our leadership could have been a lot more prepared,” Lindell added.

    “It comes down to we’ve had some very poor leadership from the Mayor (Jacob Frey) to the AG (Attorney General Keith Ellison), the Gov. (Tim Walz), the list goes on.”

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  2. good article about the virtue signaling Hollyweird crowd and their attempt at appeasement of the looters—but to no avail…Hollyweird got hit too…but THIS was interesting–“heart disease and STIMULANTS”
    The autopsy showed that Floyd actually died, not from asphyxiation, but from a combination of heart disease and stimulants. There’s no question, however, that the stress of the chokehold could have been a contributing or triggering factor.

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  3. Grenell has a new gig?

    US-Botschaft Berlin
    May 29
    Ambassador Grenell, in his role as Special Presidential Envoy for #Serbia and #Kosovo Peace Negotiations, released this statement following the decision by the Constitutional Court of Kosovo:

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  4. The Library

    Linda Rarey

    Hey folks! If you see tweets instigating or organizing the riots, screen capture them. They’ll be helpful for prosecution.


    Liked by 7 people

  5. Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army! Retweeted
    Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 & get the APP@TrumpWarRoom
    National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien confirms the violence in cities across America is “being driven” by the far-left group Antifa.

    “They’re militants who are coming and burning our cities and we’re gonna get to the bottom of it.”

    Followed by a vid clip on CNN

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    1. Brian has a short THREAD /s

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike
      Trump tweeted this 10 hours ago.

      Short thread and a poll coming.
      Quote Tweet

      Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
      · 20h
      Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME! Liberal Governors and Mayors must get MUCH tougher or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the unlimited power of our Military and many arrests. Thank you!

      More from Brian’s THREAD:

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike
      This isn’t just about grabbing the individual anarchist leaders. It’s about exposing the entire awful truth.

      Radical American leftists, the CCP, the Iranians, the human/drug trafficking cartels & anarchist groups have forged a new unholy alliance to attack America.

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike
      These foreign governments, foreign cartels, anarchist groups & top Democrat leadership here’s what they all have in common:

      They desperately need Donald Trump to be STOPPED.

      And they need him to go SOON.

      They know they won’t make it thru another 4 years of him.

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike
      So this will be a war only in the sense that feds & select small military units have been tasked with rolling up the domestic side of what are now not only domestic criminal networks, but also international criminal & TERRORIST networks.

      Much of this we be done clandestinely.

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike
      You won’t see tanks patrolling the streets with infantry.

      That’s an absurd expectation of the terrorists who dreamed this up. Trump sees the martial law/overwhelming military force trap.

      He will not walk into it.

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike
      I believe back in 2017/early 2018 the Trump administration picked up chatter from these groups they were infiltrating & monitoring at their demonstrations about growing ties & sponsoring of these anarchist groups by top Democrats but also FOREIGN sponsors.

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike
      The CCP, Iran and the Cartels were not only providing funding but also guidance, training and leadership.

      That presented a major problem, and you’re not going like this.

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike
      The anarchist groups are at the bottom of the chain. They are easily replaceable.

      If the feds move in & roll up the leadership of the anarchist groups back in 2018, those people will have been replaced in just a matter of weeks, if not days.

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike
      Just rolling up the current anarchist group leadership doesn’t eliminate the national security threat from abroad.

      You have to do it in a way you so utterly smash and expose what this unholy alliance was attempting that they will NEVER try it again.

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike
      They’re not to miss anybody, is what I’m getting at. Anarchist groups, CCP operatives, Iranian operatives, Cartel operatives, radical revolutionary Democrats, none of them involved in planning & launching this mass terrorist event are going to get away.

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike

      The full powers of federal law enforcement was already available to use against a cabal engaged in a criminal conspiracy crossing state lines.

      Foreign governments & cartels joining the cabal means that both US military & intelligence can be used on this as well.

      Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike
      Replying to @drawandstrike
      Excising a cancer or lopping off a limb full of gangrene is painful.

      Making sure this cancer never comes back entails making absolutely sure you catch all of it.

      They had to be sure.


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  6. Left a message for Rubio about CIA that Twitter-CIA absolutely HATES.

    Liked by 7 people

        1. Maybe, maybe not – it depends upon how desperate they are – then, again – what other choices do they have to replace Biden – and – sympathy goes a long way – it could also explain his disappearance – unless they stage a public killing – right now – they are stoking racial hatred – to promote a contest between black and white – does not matter if the candidate is inexperienced – if they are the right color.

          I know it appears to be far-fetched – but, liberals are backwards in their thinking – and some still believe the KKK was a Republican creation – that slavery was promoted by white men only – and the Dims represent their interests – they did not see what Zero did to destroy America – they voted color – plus – there is no rhyme or reason to what they do – by any means necessary.


  7. Here’s an interesting video (I’m partway through watching it) that talks about BOTH of the new private manned spacecraft, the Boeing one first, then (hopefully–haven’t got that far) today’s Dragon2.

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  8. So I teared up watching the launch yesterday and am very excited about the whole thing. I don’t even want to bring it up but I saw this tweet then watched it again myself, at between +3 and about +4:30 minutes – is there really a mouse running around near the nozzle? Can’t be…

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          1. Driller,
            the entire line of barrier islands between the Atlantic and Intercoastal waterway is loaded with rats.
            It’s not unusual to see them in broad daylight foraging ..
            Launch day activity and critical importance may have had them booted from their normal hidey holes..
            they have no place to go, on an island unless they go for a swim, so they do the best they can…

            Liked by 1 person

              1. Yeah, I’m just spit-balling here, but I would bet the farm there’s not a thing alive within 100yds 20 seconds after booster ignition.. if the blast heat and gases didn’t get ya,
                certainly the vibration decibels would (wink)
                No worries it will be quickly reoccupied … until the next Launch

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  9. Hmmmm the new psy op in play. I’ve been to about 10 twit accounts so far with vids of black organizers either “protecting” stores and business from looting or confronting the white antifas from vandalism…such heroes…black is now all of a sudden not violent, not part of this destruction..only the whites…clever

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    1. “IF” I wanted to disrupt an otherwise legitimate peaceful and legal protest..
      Al I would need to know is how many people were expected to march..
      Then I would recruit and pay enough people to intermingle and disrupt that group..
      takes very few to turn it into chaos and overwhelm (highjack ) the original group..
      just add masks and hoodies.


  10. Maybe, he didn’t set it up for nothing

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    1. ha ha!.. love the ‘driver working from home’ comment, had to be American
      With HCQ use in India, they probably never even considered a stay at home directive


      1. Honestly I’m thrilled that Antifa has been outed by POTUS but this and hundreds more just like it shouldn’t excuse the BLM or even black violence on each other or whites. For once they need to own it without the cloak of muh oppression

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  11. Jacksonville police monitoring ‘hot spots’ across town after riots

    Sheriff: Rioters flung rocks at officers and vandalized police vehicles downtown

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A heavy police presence was posted near the St. Johns Town Center on Saturday night in anticipation that rioters who clashed with police downtown earlier in the day might travel there next.

    “There will be a major presence at the Town Center as there will be in other parts of the city as well,” Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference where he and Mayor Lenny Curry discussed the violence that swept through the city’s streets following a peaceful protest.

    [Excerpt] Read more at the link above…

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  12. Sword guy who looked like he got killed is alive. Dumb but alive.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. I wouldn’t completely discount the utility of a sword or a knife in close quarters…but you really, really, REALLY need to know what you’re doing. (I don’t, so I won’t try it.)

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        1. Yeah, you don’t walk INTO hand to hand if you can help it.

          There are ways to handle it if you can stand off at a distance (for which you absolutely need a gun over a blade), but even they could fail with a sufficiently enraged mob. I suspect in this case, though the mob could have been cowed–but not with this guy’s tactics even imagining for a moment he’d had a gun instead of a sword.

          (I remember a line from Firefly–Malcolm Reynolds finds himself about to duel, and he’s imagining a gunfight, which he can handle, or fisticuffs, again, he can handle. He’s then told it’s to be with swords, and he says, “a swhat?”

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    1. Long, long, LONG overdue.

      I can only assume they had to cross some threshold before Trump felt on solid legal ground doing so (and his actions will be scrutinized, of course–which is actually as it should ALWAYS be).

      Well, Antifa has upped its game…so they have to have crossed the line Trump needed them to cross sometime in the last week.

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        1. From the Press Release:

          “… It is the responsibility of state and local leaders to ensure that adequate law enforcement resources, including the National Guard where necessary, are deployed on the streets to reestablish law and order. We saw this finally happen in Minneapolis last night, and it worked.

          Federal law enforcement actions will be directed at apprehending and charging the violent radical agitators who have hijacked peaceful protest and are engaged in violations of federal law.

          To identify criminal organizers and instigators, and to coordinate federal resources with our state and local partners, federal law enforcement is using our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF).

          The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”

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  13. Geez, takes a looong time to bring Dragon crew on board ISS. Fascinating all the steps and procedures everyone has to go through. Just now opened 2nd hatch, 1 more to go, another 20+ minutes. Expect a welcome aboard ceremony at 12:15CT with entire crew and Houston.

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    1. I remember something similar with the Apollo-Soyuz test project.

      Then they spent time arguing over which crew was supposed to go to the other spacecraft. Come here! No, you come here!

      The Americans were able to out-stubborn the Russians, that time.

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    2. Hatch is open 12:02pm!!! 1st time in 9yrs for US manned Spacecraft🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


  14. 4362
    Q !!Hs1Jq13jV6 ID: 07322b No.9394984
    May 31 2020 11:44:56 (EST) NEW
    Anonymous ID: 116bf1 No.9394869
    May 31 2020 11:35:41 (EST) NEW

    I know we’re beyond the need for Q proofs, but…

    Q post May 30, 2020
    POTUS tweet May 31, 2020

    Keyword: Insurgency

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  15. 4363
    Q !!Hs1Jq13jV6 ID: 07322b No.9395126
    May 31 2020 11:53:28 (EST) NEW

    Click to access 119629.pdf

    Insurgency can be defined as ‘the organized use of subversion and violence to seize, nullify, or challenge political control of a region.’
    Insurgents seek to subvert or displace the government and completely or partially control the resources and population of a given territory. They do so through the use of force (including guerrilla warfare, terrorism and coercion/intimidation), propa- ganda, subversion and political mobilization. Insurgents fight government forces only to the extent needed to achieve their political aims: their main effort is not to kill counterinsurgents, but rather to establish a competitive system of control over the population, making it impossible for the government to administer its territory and people. Insurgent activity is therefore designed to weaken government control and legitimacy while increasing insurgent control and influence.
    Insurgents require supporters, recruits, safe havens, money, supplies, weapons and intelligence on government actions. A robust insurgency can be waged with the support of just a small percentage of a given population.
    Counterinsurgency may be defined as ‘comprehensive civilian and military efforts taken to simultaneously defeat and contain insurgency and address its root causes’.

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  16. 4364
    Q !!Hs1Jq13jV6 ID: 07322b No.9395183
    May 31 2020 11:56:13 (EST) NEW
    Anonymous ID: 0074b6 No.9395159
    May 31 2020 11:54:58 (EST) NEW
    “. . . and address its root causes.”

    Please and thank you.

    Liked by 9 people

      1. AntiFa ARE international. They’re over here in Germany, and in Europe. Indeed, they are funded by the German government (!!!), thanks (not) to the SPD, Die Linke, and the Greens, and probably the FDP and CDU as well. I don’t think the CSU would join their sister party CDU on this. Merde-Kun is NO Christian. She’s a green, indeed she’s an unrepentant, unreformed Nazi potato…

        And the YSM/MCM over here are translating the NYSlimes articles into German, and repeating their lies verbatim. The fake news and lies are international, too…..

        Ephesians 6:10-18…

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        1. The Cabal runs it all… made up of Globalists… intent on creating a New World Order… UN Agenda 21……..

          Yes, AntiFa ARE international.

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  17. Well, well, well.

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  18. Liked by 5 people

    1. “Democrats will oppose this to their last man; there is no way they will surrender their shock troops”

      Then they will have to come out into the sunshine where we will have to melt them.

      Liked by 3 people

  19. Lisa Mei Crowley 🐸@LisaMei62
    “We have to bypass the media in order to get straight to the people.”

    “We’ve gone around them like no one IN HISTORY has gone around them.” ~ DJT at 1 Nov ’19 rally (emphasis mine).
    Quote Tweet

    Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
    · 52m

    The Lamestream Media is doing everything within their power to foment hatred and anarchy. As long as everybody understands what they are doing, that they are FAKE NEWS and truly bad people with a sick agenda, we can easily work through them to GREATNESS!

    Liked by 5 people

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