Dear KMAG: 20200705 Open Topic

~ In God We Trust ~

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.


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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~ In God We Trust ~

As we grew our nation from the Pilgrims to today, a national recognition of and reliance on God’s Providence has been a hallmark of our national character. From William Bradford to Donald Trump, with exceptions, we have thanked and praised God for His powerful and merciful hand as He has aided and dealt with us as a nation.

It is entirely fitting that we have chosen “In God We Trust” as out national motto and the words “one nation under God” in our pledge of allegiance to our flag and country. May our recognition of and dependence on God grow ever stronger in the coming days.

The following are some short history and quotes of this relationship:

~ In God We Trust ~

“No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense,” Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase wrote to U.S. Mint director James Pollack in 1861. “The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins. You will cause a device to be prepared without unnecessary delay with a motto expressing in the fewest and tersest words possible this national recognition.”

. . . one nation under God . . .

On February 10th, Senator Homer Ferguson from Michigan introduced a Senate Joint Resolution (S.J. 126), [6] explaining to the Senate:

“Our nation is founded on a fundamental belief in God, and the first and most important reason for the existence of our government is to protect the God-given rights of our citizens. . . . Indeed, Mr. President, over one of the doorways to this very Chamber inscribed in the marble are the words “In God We Trust.” Unless those words amount to more than a carving in stone, our country will never be able to defend itself.”

These resolutions were passed, and on June 14, 1954 (Flag Day), President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law, officially adding the words “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance, telling the nation:

“From this day forward, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural school house, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty. To anyone who truly loves America, nothing could be more inspiring than to contemplate this rededication of our youth, on each school morning, to our country’s true meaning. . . . In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource, in peace or in war.”

The Mayflower Compact:
“In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc.:

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith, and the honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another; covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.”


George Washington
“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.”

“My fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge.”

Thomas Jefferson
“Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.

Abraham Lincoln
“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”

“And having thus chosen our course, without guile, and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear, and with manly hearts.”

“And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God … and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”

“That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Theodore Roosevelt
“I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism. The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity is a dream worth dreaming. The thought of industry in the hands of paganism is a nightmare beyond imagining. The choice between the two is upon us.”

Donald Trump (from his Mount Rushmore speech, 3 July 2020)
“Our Founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights – given us by our Creator in Heaven. And that which God has given us, we will allow no one, ever, to take away – ever.”

“We are proud of the fact — that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and we understand — that these values have dramatically advanced the cause of peace and justice throughout the world.”

“We believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion, and creed. Every child, of every color — born and unborn — is made in the holy image of God.”

“We stand tall, we stand proud, and we only kneel to Almighty God.”

“This has been a great honor for the first lady and myself to be with you. I love your state. I love this country. I’d like to wish everybody a very happy Fourth of July. To all, God bless you, God bless your families, God bless our great military, and God bless America. Thank you very much.”


I’d like to add a few more quotes from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln that are particularly appropriate on this Sunday following the day we celebrate our independence, and even more so in view of the struggle currently taking place in our nation:

George Washington:

“If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.”

“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.”

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

“Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it.”

Abraham Lincoln:
“Nations do not die from invasion; they die from internal rottenness.”

“In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.”

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country… corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”

“We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving Grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!”


And so, on this Sunday, perhaps particularly on this Sunday, can we pray together as George Washington prayed –

“Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb and purge my heart by Thy Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of Thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in Thy fear, and dying in Thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy son, Jesus Christ.”

“Almighty GOD; we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection, that thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States of America at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of The Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.”

“Grant our supplication, we beseech thee, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen”

481 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200705 Open Topic

    1. Well, it would be more informative to know what kind of parts….. parts to assemble into a weapon or a bunch of very similar small parts.

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      1. Yea. Wonder if True Pundit can define, Assault Weapon. Guessing True Pundit IS an clueless as YSM.

        Perhaps they are springs, screws, pins, washers, iron sites, buffer tubes…yada, yada…minor piece parts Betting they are NOT finished lowers. Or even complete uppers.

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        1. China makes high quality AK47s, both forged and stamped receivers. Pretty sure they reverse-engineered it 60+ years ago because (for example) the stamped receivers are a mm or two thicker, making them stronger.

          They were available for purchase in America until some rifle ban in 1986, IIRC. Both PolyTechnologies (which is the importer) and Norinco AK47s are manufactured in China.

          The PolyTechnologies AK47s were available with various colored wood furniture (stocks, handguards, grips), as well as folding stock models. Both stamped and forged receiver type (essentially look and function the same, but forged is heavier).

          SUPPOSEDLY the U.S. Navy SEALS tested the product all of the available AK47 manufacturers years ago (for training and/or missions where it would make sense to have one), and the Chinese models were chosen.

          So they are very popular with collectors (unavailable in the U.S. since the ban), whereas models from other nations (e.g. Romania, IIRC) are known for being low quality AK47s.

          The PolyTechnologies U.S. company is still in business, and parts for the 1986 and earlier rifles sold here in the U.S. way back when are still available:

          http://stores.polytechparts.com/all-ak-47/

          Here is a very desirable (to collectors) AK47 side-folder, with dark red bakelite handguard and grip:

          .

          Bakelite was the first plastic made from synthetic components, and was used in various engine bay applications in cars
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakelite

          Properties: Bakelite has a number of important properties. It can be molded very quickly, decreasing production time. Moldings are smooth, retain their shape and are resistant to heat, scratches, and destructive solvents. It is also resistant to electricity, and prized for its low conductivity. It is not flexible.

          Applications:
          The earliest commercial use of Bakelite in the electrical industry was the molding of tiny insulating bushings, made in 1908 for the Weston Electrical Instrument Corporation by Richard W. Seabury of the Boonton Rubber Company.[7]:43[28] Bakelite was soon used for non-conducting parts of telephones, radios and other electrical devices, including bases and sockets for light bulbs and electron tubes (vacuum tubes), supports for any type of electrical components, automobile distributor caps and other insulators.

          Examples of Russian bakelite AK47 magazines:

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        2. Here is another good review of a PolyTech pre-ban AK47, by Mrgunsngear:

          Milled Chinese Polytech Legend Underfoler AK-47 Review (HD)
          “I had the privilege to shoot this Norinco Polytech Legend quite a bit over the past few weeks which I show in the video along with some details on what makes this one of the nicest, most well built, AK variants to ever grace the US market.”

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      2. jamcooker, my bet is lower receivers for a common AR…so, yes, to assemble…our US Law requires special licenses for these…they are categorized as “firearms”.
        If they can be obtained on the black market, no registration is possible…and all other parts to legally build ARs are readily available, relatively cheaply.

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  1. Arthur Schwartz Retweeted
    Richard Grenell@RichardGrenell
    ·
    Jul 3
    I endorse whoever is running against this guy who is campaigning on making it illegal to sing in church.

    I hope the local media are loudly covering your policy positions.
    Quote Tweet

    Qasim Rashid for Congress
    @QasimRashid

    US House candidate, VA-1
    · Jul 3
    We’ve known since at least March that singing indoors accelerates infection.

    “High SARS-CoV-2 Attack Rate Following Exposure at a Choir Practice — Skagit County, Washington”

    Click to access mm6919e6-H.pdf

    This is what the science tell us. It’s why all houses of worship are shut down.

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    1. Well, isn’t that an interesting paper?/S Most of the paper focuses on transmission. Bottom of pg 607 – “All three hospitalized patients had two or more underlying medical conditions.” Apparently nobody died. So the upshot is that if somebody is coming down with the flu, then they will transmit the flu.

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  2. This gives me hope for CA. Everyone everywhere had technically illegal firewirks. LA, Orange County, here. We celebrated en masse and didnt ask permission. Gruesome started sending out his stazi, and they are absolutely behaving like it. Just walking in to businesses telling them to close and refusing to state why or even cite law and code.

    KTLA (@KTLA) Tweeted:
    Can you hear fireworks going off where you live? Aerial footage captured the colorful bursts of light all across the L.A. skyline
    https://t.co/iv9ui70HIy https://t.co/rot7GGPdvm

    https://ktla.com/news/california/inspectors-from-newsoms-new-strike-teams-order-at-least-12-santa-clara-county-restaurants-to-close-drawing-criticism/

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      1. Note that strike team article. Newsoms stazi is either going to stop quickly or people will get hurt. Every business should be on alert and filming their interactions and post to social media immediately.

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    1. “Can you hear the fireworks”…

      More like,

      “Can You Hear The People Sing”….. !!!!!!!

      In Church, at home, EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!

      Stuff it, Newscum, your evil Piglosi family, and the globalists!!!

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    1. Just his theory, but…he’s right on the details of the arrest, unlike Roger Stone and some others.

      “Have you noticed there are no arrest photos, there are no Federal Prison records showing her in the system, nobody seems to know where she is… If I had to guess, we have had her about a week prior to the announcement. It is important to understand that she has ALREADY BEEN SENTENCED so there is no trial. With a SEALED indictment a Grand Jury had enough evidence, without her even knowing, to convict and sentence her for crimes against children.

      “Follow the pen… This was Trump’s EO on Human Trafficking signed Jan 31, 2020. It is important to understand how these cases will be handled and the latitude the feds now have with respect to human trafficking and crimes against children, “

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      1. It is important to understand that she has ALREADY BEEN SENTENCED so there is no trial.

        Huh, WHAT?!

        Now I’ve heard tell of military tribunals, but not having NO TRIAL AT ALL.

        That had BETTER NOT BE TRUE.

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        1. IDK that that part is since the INDICTMENT was dated June 29, but the part about her being in custody, and probably already stashed somewhere before they announced it, that could be true. The way it was reported, REALLY fast with little to no question of the narrative and then follow up articles that she would be cooperative, leads me to believe the other side knew that was one of her ace cards – that she would roll.

          We’ll see what happens this week. One more marker on the countdown.

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          1. Yeah, the REST of it sounded like solid suggestions–essentially, she got arrested quietly long before it was announced, and is being held without bail as a flight/suicide risk. That would all be procedurally correct as long as she was formally charged quickly enough (I’ll bet that took less than an hour) and so on.

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              1. That’s beyond my pay scale 😉 but I had that experience yesterday with WP and with QTree… maybe just bookmark and try later?

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            1. Sounds like the House of Ill Repute “Representatives” …

              Sits and spins… in the system internals world, an unterminated spin lock…..

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    2. Interesting theory. I also thought it odd that someone with her resources would be found at an estate in the U.S. when she could have gone anywhere in the world, preferably to a place without extradition.

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      1. One wonders, whose estate?

        $oro$? Prince Andrew or one of his “friends”?

        White hats?

        Black hats?

        Grey hats? (Hey, whaddya doin’ here, Gandalf?)…

        Or a diversion? Do we know for sure that she was actually there???????

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  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKcTtPIPk7M&feature=youtu.be Can you Hear the prayers of the children

    http://www.appleseeds.org/childpry.htm We pray for Children by Ina Hughes

    We Pray for Children –
    who sneak popsicles before supper,
    who erase holes in math workbooks,
    who can never find their shoes.

    And we pray for those
    who don’t bound down the street in a new pair of sneakers,
    who are born in places where we wouldn’t be caught dead,
    who never go to the circus,
    who live in an X-rated world.

    We pray for children
    who bring us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions,
    who hug us in a hurry and forget their lunch money.

    And we pray for those
    who never get dessert,
    who have no safe blanket to drag behind them,
    who watch their parents watch them die,
    who can’t find any bread to steal,
    who don’t have any rooms to clean up,
    whose pictures aren’t on anybody’s dresser,
    whose monsters are real.

    We pray for children
    who spend all their allowance before Tuesday,
    who throw tantrums in the grocery store and pick at their food,
    who like ghost stories,
    who shove dirty clothes under the bed,
    who never rinse out the tub,
    who get visits from the tooth fairy,
    who don’t like to be kissed in front of the carpool,
    who squirm in church and scream in the phone,
    whose tears we sometimes laugh at and
    whose smiles can make us cry.

    And we pray for those
    whose nightmares come in the daytime,
    who will eat anything,
    who have never seen a dentist,
    who aren’t spoiled by anybody,
    who go to bed hungry and cry themselves to sleep,
    who live and move, but have no being.

    We pray for children
    who want to be carried and for those who must,
    for those who we never give up on and
    for those who don’t get a second chance.
    For those we smother with affection and
    for those who will grab the hand of anybody kind enough to offer it.

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    1. https://twitter.com/LisaMei62/status/1279797866500947969

      Lisa Mei Crowley 🐸
      @LisaMei62
      ·
      17m
      THIS is what will finally wake up our deceived friends & family members. They turn a blind eye to it now but if they have ANY compassion for the victims of these horrific crimes, when the perpetrators are arrested, they will feel sickened that they ever supported these monsters.
      Quote Tweet

      Qtime@AQtime
      · May 27
      Don’t care about, republicans or democrats politics, only thing I care about is saving our children and TRUMP & Q team are in my eyes the only ones in History preparing us for the horrible truths that will unite us all against one comen Evil. The [DS].

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      1. Indeed.

        Any sort of “He tried to overthrow the President” crime will be regarded by many as: “And rightly so, he was illegitimate (or a danger to the world) because…”

        But pedophilia is an anathema to 95+% of people (and the remainder are the damned pedophiles).

        It must, however be SOLIDLY proven, not just testimony from witnesses who could have had false memories planted. (Remember McMartin Preschool? Whether or not such can happen, it will be claimed to have happened, so it needs to be precluded.) We need actual tangible evidence; pictures, videos, artifacts, letters, and so on.

        Then it will be undeniable that those elites were what they were, and only then will they be discredited, rather than considered by many to be victims of a certain power-hungry billionaire following in Hitler’s footsteps.

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    2. https://twitter.com/Hope4Hopeless1/status/1279250399627706369

      𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓮’𝓼 𝓗𝓸𝓹𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝐐+⭐⭐⭐@Hope4Hopeless1
      ·
      Jul 3
      Replying to
      @prayingmedic
      and
      @Bronwyn1963
      Where Have All The Children Gone: Haiti Child Trafficking — Steemit
      Google Images Since Pizzagate/Pedogate broke much has been written about Haiti as a hub of child sex trafficking… by richq11

      steemit.com https://steemit.com/informationwar/@richq11/where-have-all-the-children-gone-haiti-child-trafficking

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  4. 2 days late I post it, but the point is, democrats and anticop rhetoric/action does not earn you support and has lost support. I hope that the state turns so red in Nov their heads spin.

    Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) Tweeted:
    Hearing from LAPD sources that LA city council president Nury Martinez put in a request at the Van Nuys station days ago to have officers work overtime for fireworks suppression and not a single officer signed up for it. Sign up sheet now removed. Van Nuys is her district @FOXLA https://t.co/GKxtp2WZwW

    .https://twitter.com/BillFOXLA/status/1279499582263549952?s=20

    Jenifer Haley (@jeniferhaley14) Tweeted:
    @BillFOXLA @FOXLA Recall Nury! Same city council member who told an LAPD captain to have officers take a knee at a protest. LA doesn’t need someone like her.
    .https://twitter.com/jeniferhaley14/status/1279529008787361793?s=20

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    1. Waiddaminit….

      Satan Nutella is gone?????

      Hmmm. Maybe M$ TechNet will return…. best deal for M$ software out there for geeks and support folks…..

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      1. I was about to post the same thing! Of course people had dreamed about it for centuries, and many considered it impossible…their error was assuming that engineering could not improve. The final constraint proved to be the engine weight. (It’s *still* impossible to have a wood-fired steam engine fly a heavier-than-air aircraft, because of poor energy density and the sheer weight of the engine–though I suppose someone could prove me wrong with whiz-bang composite materials, etc.)

        Roosevelt, of course, saw aircraft, but jets were at most a fanciful dream when he died.

        I once had the odd sensation of realizing I was listening to Mozart on a car stereo that had no moving parts…Mozart himself could never have imagined the car (though that’s not so big a stretch) or the stereo being able to play music rather than needing to carry an orchestra with you.

        That may be one of the things that would surprise someone from the 1700s coming to our age (kidnapped on a time machine, perhaps)…that there can be instrumental music without having anyone around playing instruments. Where’s the band? Being able to play a symphony without being wealthy enough to hire an orchestra would have been inconceivable, and in fact much “classical” music was actually made for much smaller ensembles for that reason. (In fact, one of Star Trek’s most dreadful episodes had Lincoln (a synthetic Lincoln) marveling at music being played on his arrival aboard the Enterprise, with no visible band.)

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        1. I often think about the privilege of listening to great music like Mozart’s whenever I want and wherever I am — in my car, etc. — and how restricted people of earlier ages were to have to have musicians present. And now, with digital media, we don’t even have to have a tangible disk or tape to play.

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          1. Of course, back in the day many, many people learned to play the piano so they could at least have something. Now how many of them were good enough that you’d listen to them even if you DID have a choice of “sources” of music, is another question entirely.

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            1. You’d be surprised…

              My Mum’s uncle’s family (in Ireland, and, later, in England) would gather ’round the piano and sing. The Welsh parts of my family did the same, as the Welsh pretty much all sing, to the point that Richard Burton said he was the only Welshman ever who couldn’t sing properly…

              With no radio (we’re talking 1890s here), no TV, no internet, no movies (talkies or otherwise), etc., etc., etc., families entertained themselves at home. And often there were one or more musically talented among them, especially considering that families back then were larger, probably on average four or five children (if not 12, as my great-grandfather’s family had).

              And despite the “solid-state” music now available, the original source still has (or had) to have been played on real instruments, be they electronic (yuck), cheap (portacellos, et. al.) or normal… Purely synthetic music still is synthetic. And classically-trained musicians can tell the difference…

              (I think I owe you a couple of answers on synaesthesia… the one I remember is, I hear tone colors as points sort of in my head, i.e. when I hear yellow-orange as G#, the color is in my head, rather than splaying over the wall next to me, etc. I guess an analogy would be when you read, sometimes you visualize the surroundings, people’s voices, etc., with all that being a point source rather than a projected effect. When you watch Hélène Grimaud, you can see that she’s “seeing” the music… )….

              I kind of wonder if John Nash (“A Beautiful Mind”) had the same thing with numbers…

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        2. Steve, wunnerful musings.
          When I was young, a friend and I would occasionally examine some common ordinary object, and imagine the projections of future archaeologists regarding what this THING might be, what it was used for, and so on…many laughing memories.

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      1. Fully agree.

        Thank you. Mom and I had a great 4th! 🙂 The puppy wasn’t a fan of fireworks sadly (its her first 4th and my neighborhood went all out).

        How are you doing? 🙂

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          1. Glad to hear it. 🙂 And thank you so much.

            Yes the puppy was ok at first. Kept checking to see if we were ok. A little whining but it was ok. But then someone let off one right next door and she freaked. 😦 Poor thing.

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  5. Real Dirty has some vid clips of Barr and POTUS with Maria this a.m. Remember to remove the * in front of link to his twitter stream

    *https://twitter.com/AKA_RealDirty/status/1279783547365138432

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  6. Martin Geddes@martingeddes
    ·
    2h
    COVID-19 feels like a global hostage crisis, where humanity has been taken captive. A large proportion of the population has “Stockholm syndrome”, and trusts their enslavers. They are deceived into destroying their livelihoods and wellbeing via inversions of morality and science.

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  7. Anecdotes like this are popping up in a number of places.

    https://twitter.com/KamVTV/status/1279489733249433600….

    Kambree
    @KamVTV
    My parents friends went to get tested for coronavirus. They waited in line for two hours and then decided to leave without getting tested.

    Hours later they got a phone call saying they tested positive.

    They are lying about coronavirus numbers in Texas. Quite disgusting.
    2:58 PM · Jul 4, 2020

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  8. Relevant insider look.

    The Making of A Little Communist 

    “It was a cold and grey afternoon in early November, 1984, when I, a first grader in Kharkiv—a city in what was then Soviet Ukraine—walked home after school with high spirits and feeling ready to conquer the world. In a solemn ceremony on the eve of the anniversary of the Great October Revolution, I, together with my fellow classmates, had just been admitted to the Little Octobrist organization—the gateway for all young, aspiring Soviet communists.

    Despite the wind and freezing cold, I unbuttoned my coat for everyone on the street to see my new, shiny, little red star badge, emblazoned in its center with a golden portrait of Vladimir Lenin as a child. It was pinned to the left side of my chest, closer to my heart. I imagined that the little star shone, as if luminescent; an enchanted beacon. I took off my hat so that a sparkly barrette in my hair would complement the glow of the little red star. I hoped someone would ask me about it. But no one did.
    Cont.”

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/katyasoldak/2017/12/20/this-is-how-propaganda-works-a-look-inside-a-soviet-childhood/#6fb6002c3566

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      1. I’ll bet that was the longest two or three minutes of that Pyrotechnician’s life… that much stuff going off at once is a HUUGGEEE hazard… kinda fun to watch, though…

        Wonder if he was paid by the hour, or paid by the job 🙂

        (Probably not paid at all, for that one, unless he had good liability insurance)…

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        1. 2012 incident – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bay_Boom
          “In 2012, a show presented by Garden State Fireworks went awry. On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 7,000 fireworks, intended for a 17-minute display, discharged prematurely and simultaneously from all four barges and the pier. The entire cache exploded in less than a minute.

          The coordinated fireworks are triggered by computer, and the premature discharge was blamed on a corrupted computer file. There were no injuries; workers on the barges took refuge in metal shelters designed for their protection. Garden State Fireworks apologized and promised to do a future show for free. The accident went viral on the internet.”

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  9. Have not been following this story much – not sure it is credible – but, this is an interesting interview nonetheless.

    KÔFËE WITH THE KING Joseph Gregory Hallett King John III Happy Independence Day America PT2

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      1. I’m going to have to watch this more thoroughly, but it dovetails with a prophecy most would dismiss from the Blessed Mother to one of the mystics, and I don’t remember if it was St. Brigid of Sweden, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich or one of the others having to do with a direct descendant of King Louis IX of France emerging as a benevolent monarch. I’ve kept that one in the back of my head for a bit, and if this gentleman can be proven to be related….

        IDK, it’s all rather fantastic to grasp. But, given what is going on here at the statue of St. Louis, King of France, Louis IX, does make me wonder to an extent given the number of Q helpers claiming that we’re up against a 6,000 year old death cult. In addition, the Blessed Mother did also say that the final battle would be over the family, and it’s pretty obvious there’s a fight over that right now, and it’s been going on for a while.

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        1. I do not know about what is talking – when he said there were (2) Jesus’ (cousins) – have not seen the prophecies he purports, either – however, I have heard the Royal Family are frauds – actually Germans – not English – right now – I am totally confused – so if you can help – I sure would appreciate it – Thanks!!!

          PS He did say – the entire road family from the 1800’s is illegitimate – and so are their children – he said Dianna’s two children are NOT by Charles – we believed Harry was Hewitt’s child – but William is allegedly by a monarch of Spain – Whoa!!! He also said Charles has (3) illegitimate children – therefore, he has no heirs! Wonder from where Charles came – did not catch that.

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          1. Daughter and I were talking about this guy, and apparently he claims he has claims to England, the papacy as well as to something to do with Israel. When I first looked at this guy and his claims to England, he just seemed “wrong” and I ignored him, but with these other 2 claims it screams he is of the devil. Some think he is the false messiah, but whatever he is, he is not from God. So just be wary. It’s one thing to know evil’s plans, but it’s another to get caught up in promoting evil’s plans.

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            1. In royalty, it is all about ‘bloodline’ – actually, in every elite royal family (arranged royal intermarriages to preserve the bloodline) – there is a bloodline.

              If he can prove by documentation – he is of royal blood – and the others are not – then, he is on to something – if – however – he is going to spew ‘religious’ doctrine without the benefit of an education in the same – then, he becomes suspect – the Bible feuds have been going on for ages.

              There is some question (I have read) about the papal ascendancy, too – some catholic group calls them the anti-popes or illegitimate heirs to the Papacy – Vatican II has been questioned by many as being a necessary evil – what in the world is that?

              The Vatican has allegedly ‘ruled’ the world – with illegitimate popes – run the world finances – and allegedly engaged in nefarious activities – his claim to the Papacy I think is what he knows about the succession – the same is true – I think – for Israel – and that is the kicker – the Israeli ‘Throne’ is in the Third Temple – upon which the Antichrist will sit and declare himself World Ruler.

              So, yes – I agree, Jam – this is all too crazy to be true – however – the answer lies in the bloodlines – imho – as far as the Papacy is concerned – there is the story of the Red Pope who died in exile.

              Our God is not a God of confusion – and satan’s deception is designed to beget animosity, separation, and turmoil – after all – he comes to steal, kill, and destroy.

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          2. The Royal Family are the House of Hanover, with Queen Mary being Mary of Teck, a city in Baden-Württemberg here in southwest Germany. I can see the remains of “Burg Teck” on a clear day from our upstairs window. Probably was a nice castle back in the day.

            Folks need to remember that almost ALL of the royal families were interrelated, especially considering how long Queen Victoria lived. When you look at the various princes and kings in the video below, you’ll see the resemblance among people who, although geographically distant, were much closer from a familial point of view.

            Some of the stuff coming out about Chuckles, et. al. and Diana needs to be taken with a mine-full of salt. Better to look at the motivation of the person casting the aspersions (with an emphasis on Asp…)….

            A great bit of history about the background of the current royals [and that Mary was from not far from here]. Also some great Vaughn-Willians music; seems to evoke the English countryside at every turn. There are more vids in this series, well worth watching.

            Speaking of eras, earlier ones in particular, here is an absolutely beautiful, stunning film which gives some background to the British Royal family (King George V and Queen Mary), with music from Ralph Vaughan-Williams (Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus) that fits perfectly. The melody there is also used in “Star of the County Down” and, in slightly modified form, in Holst’s Suite #1 in E♭ for Symphonic Band…

            [Craziest thing: Mary (von Teck) is a descendant title from (REALLY) nearby. Had no idea that the “Schwoaba’” had anything to do with England :)] (should study more history… blush).

            Hearing the music, and seeing the pictures takes one back in a place and time that can only be dreamed of nowadays. Notice the resemblance of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, especially when they are older…

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            1. Thanks, Cuppa – some things to keep in mind when one researches the current anomaly – we know the elite intermarried so the family resemblance should definitely be there – however – some commoners did slip in now and then – and of course – there were the affairs –

              Thanks for the beautiful music video and historical background – appreciate your chiming in on this questionable challenge.

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          3. I watched part of the first video, and just couldn’t get to the rest on Sunday.

            Some of it rings true, like the British crown being bankrupt in 1815 and taking cash from the Rothschilds for one reason or another, and the illegitimacy of various members of the Royals (but not the ones he mentions given facial features passed on. I mean Princess Charlotte looks a lot like the Queen and according to Greg, they aren’t related by blood). On the whole, I don’t buy most of it.

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            1. Agree – difficult to make sense of it all – however – I do not put much stock in the resemblance – lots of hokey pokey going on in that family – plus – the intermarriages of the royal elite – preserve their bloodline – it seems they are a closed, controlled family.

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        1. Yes, it does – and he talks about the New Age into which we are transitioning – he also talked about the Trump Prophecies – as being legit – have always suspected the royal family were frauds – since I had read – they are actually Germans by birth – then, you discover some of the family members married former Nazis – so until he proves he is the legitimate King of England – and the court cases confirm it – of course, the royal family is challenging him in court – all we have is a family organization chart – and claims they are all ‘bastards’ – he used a much nicer sounding word to describe them – I wonder if President Trump knows about all of this – I wonder about the ‘treaty’ we allegedly signed with Britain after the Revolutionary War – is it legit?

          I know it all sounds too incredible to be true – so am still investigating on my own – until some announcement happens – and the royal family steps down – we simply do not know – for sure – I have lots of questions still – and am looking at his website.

          Agree – it is all very strange – how can anyone claim we are entering into the ‘End Times’ – and he/she is the accelerant?

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          1. It’s a load of hooey…

            See the video I posted above (or wherever it sorts to).

            There are ALWAYS pretenders to various thrones. And that’s usually all that they are: PRETENDERS…..

            Looks like the deep state has opened another front…..

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            1. It certainly appears to be an ‘opening’ of sorts, yes, Cuppa. I used to be fascinated by the ‘royals’ – now – not so much – for all their pomp and circumstance – they are a disgusting lot – imho

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              1. It’s not just the royals; it’s the elite. And sometimes they (the banksters) are more powerful than the royals, who then have to dance to their tune.

                I’m half-English, and I don’t like to see the steaming loads of merde being thrown around. Yes, there are problems, but there are good people too. Randy Andy and Chuckles are the deviants, and Prince Phillip is of the MountBattys, but Prince William looks to be made of sterner stuff, like his grandmum Elizabeth. Prince Harry, on the other hand, is “touched”…

                And when someone talks about “prophesies” about this or that, that aren’t in the Bible, my BS detector redlines. Jimmy Swaggart and the Wimber/Arnott/etc. crowd (Toronto “Blessing”, etc.)…

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              2. Understand what you mean about prophesies – very few are given the ‘gift’ of prophesy – and God is not amused by fortune tellers, either – however it was odd that Kim Clement foresaw the Trump Presidency – even though he did not see ‘his’ face and/or know his name.

                I am not a royal fan – although I did watch parts of Dianna’s wedding – Cinderella was a fairytale and so was Dianna’s marriage to Charles – never did like him – or his mistress Cruella – liked William for a while until I did not like him.

                Agree – it is the elite who are monsters – wherever they land – business, banking, and/or beds.

                They all play a part in this drama – commoners are not allowed to advance – since it appears we are still slaves to their system – that may all be about to change if God wills it.

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            1. The term is used to refer to many aspects of the future – technology keeps moving us into a ‘new age’ – AI and the marriage of man and machine would create a ‘new age’ – there is a ‘new age’ religion – a new ‘financial system’ brings for a ‘new age’ in how the world records its assets – and on and on…the Age of Aquarius is a song – I could not wrap my head around – so what gives with these references – I have no idea.

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    1. I’d love to see a coherent explanation of this in writing. (Even if it turns out it’s bullshit, it’d be entertaining.) But alas there’s nothing but long youtube vids

      One question I have is where John II went. So far as I know there never was one, so they’ve skipped a number.

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      1. He has a website – and tons of documented proof – have not perused through that, yet – but, he has been trying to prove his legitimacy for 18 years – of course, they are fighting him – because he says all of the royal family are frauds since the 1800’s – the website is listed in the description box of the video – if you cannot find it – let me know.

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    1. The whole pdf is OT. Straight out of Collin County, Texas. Labeling the contacts of a single confirmed case as “probable” (as opposed to possible) cases and immediately adding them to the stats.

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  10. No officer should be murdered in a Home Depot parking lot – in Toledo OH at that!

    Home Depot should donate a day’s sales profit in Toledo or the whole USA to this officer’s family!

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  11. It has occurred to me that battles can be won or lost simply on the basis of the clear communication or the lack thereof between opposing parties.

    Our side needs help.

    I have compiled a short list of code words used by our opposition. Admittedly, the list is incomplete and some of the meanings may be mistranslated or need improvement.
    Still, it is a start….

    Black lives matter=Democrat voters lives matter…exclusively.

    Right to choose=murder of non voters is an entitlement gifted to Democrat voters

    Racist=Trump supporter

    Our democracy = Democrat/Leftist totalitarian control with ultimate goal of world government, each of which enable the continued looting and global control of the great unwashed on behalf of leftist elites….most of which are already empowered by wealth and power stolen from the people.

    Obamacare=government controlled healthcare. Useless eaters are not a priority.

    Climate Control=PC narrative that enables leftist Green industries, control of borders, Depopulation agenda, and centralized control and appropriation of global food supply, medicine and medical care, energy supplies, and land to name a few of the things controlled by leftist elite sheltered by claiming this label.

    Social justice=leftist control of privilege and its rewards, including access to influence, educational opportunities, promotions, and entrance to jobs.

    Tax=large appropriations of monies which under Democrats allow for looting on behalf of the well greased hands of the globalists.

    Defund the police=Fund Leftist anarchists in order to legalize the seizure of patriotic governments, their leaders, and Patriotic supporters and their wealth.

    Reparations = jyzza

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  12. Posted on FB x3, twatter, Parler, Gab…

    The truest patriot is not the one who sings songs the loudest, nor the one who dresses in the most red white and blue clothing, nor the one professes his love for country at every occasion when there is no cost for him to do so.

    The truest patriot is the simple man who, when his nation asks, is willing to sacrifice his all, unceremoniously, when called upon by his nation and his God.

    https://twitter.com/mhtx76/status/1279847277918597120

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  13. You are not alone in the battle you are facing.

    There are others who are ready to rally beside you.

    Who are ready to fight with you and for you.

    Heavenly hosts are at God’s charge standing by for the right moment.

    Spiritual Warfare.

    Put on the whole armor of God.

    Music of encouragement for the journey ahead.

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  14. ‘Sharpiegate’: Melania Trump’s 4th Of July Celebration Dress Heckled, Backfires As You Knew It Would

    KAREN TOWNSENDPosted at 3:31 pm on July 5, 2020

    https://hotair.com/archives/karen-townsend/2020/07/05/sharpiegate-melania-trumps-4th-july-celebration-dress-heckled-backfires-knew/

    [I heard another story about Melania’s dress – it represents the shattered lives of children held in the dark – represented by her ‘dark’ sunglasses – makes sense because Melania loves the little children)

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    1. Yep. The YSM/MCM, RINOS, and other assorted idiots long for the days when fashion “I-CON” Moochelle (express package) Øbozo was, barf, gracing (grazing?) the pages of various libtard emissions, e.g.

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      1. Says so.

        Katie Hopkins
        @Hellohowru12345
        Be The Change You Wish To SEE. Today my profile is but a Katie Hopkins parody 😊so let’s just enjoy

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  15. Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    5m
    New China Virus Cases up (because of massive testing), deaths are down, “low and steady”. The Fake News Media should report this and also, that new job numbers are setting records!

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  16. A month or so ago, I mentioned to hubby that the colleges and universities fooling around with not opening or only having online courses – would impact the general election.

    Larry Schweikart brings up that point today. Not only will there be less commie indoctrinated young people being bused to the polls in local towns and cities, and POTUS benefits from that, but downticket races will also be impacted. College kids have been able to take over whole city councils because of their numbers overwhelming the locals. Of course, then we have everything being slanted “progressive” – Communist.

    I believe the Lefties might have overplayed this COVID thing – and will come to regret what they did.

    Larry’s Reader thread:

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      1. Just yell “ZENU”, “I LOVE clams”, “I keep dreaming about volcanos, and I love it”, and “when I read a word I don’t understand, I just skip it. Makes me feel better right away”…

        And, finally “so what ever happened to Lisa McPherson…RIP”…..

        That should enturbulate their MEST for a while… maybe get you an honorary SP or a disconnect or two…

        Oh, “and what were LRH and Jack Parsons up to that Aleister Crowley warned them not to do???”… This article has a few hints: https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-strangely-true-connection-between-scientology-the-5978746

        As does “A Piece of Blue Sky”…

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      1. The actor looked too slim, too young, the eyebrows were too bushy, and the teeth were wrong. Tom’s front teeth are slightly off-center, compared to the middle of his nose.

        The scariest part is that I’m not even a Tom Cruise fan — he has a few good movies I liked — and I still know enough about how he ‘looks’ to spot what was wrong in that video 😂

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  17. Black Man Stops Car then Sucker Punches 12-Year-Old Boy Street Dancer in Missouri Giving Him Concussion

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/disgusting-black-man-stops-car-sucker-punches-12-year-old-boy-street-dancer-missouri-giving-concussion-video/

    Like South Africa?

    AND

    BLM Protester Dies After She Stood on Interstate in Seattle at 1:30 AM and was Struck by Black Driver

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/blm-protester-dies-stood-interstate-seattle-130-struck-black-driver/

    Well don’t stand in the street!!!

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  18. Can no longer open Fleps thread. It will only load ppartially and then I get a message of som ting wen wong.

    It has been and slower in the past week. This is on the iPad. On the PC I cannot interact, my computer is so impenetrable. Is this something goofy with my iPad?

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    1. Wolf’s post about this puts forward the observation that Twister is the problem. They are choosing to slow down the loading of their tweets embeded on this site.

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      1. TY Gudthots. I thought that was it, so now I will only see Flep on the PC, unless they screwed that also. The Twaffia strikes, huh!

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    2. Do you have a large accumulation of cookies and files bogging up the memory and slowing things down? I have to clean out the cookies several times per day to keep it going right. Some sites will put as many as 50 sets of files/cookies on my computer.

      I also don’t have any desktop short cuts taking up space/data either. I don’t store music, movies, books on my computer.

      All of that can really slow down a computer – but I have never had an iPad. Tried to use one at a doctor’s office and finally made them give me a paper form to fill out! I flunked ipad!

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          1. I know. Hoping #2 son can get time to figure it out. He was just here this past weekend. Won’t see him for maybe 2 or more weeks.

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            1. You can get to the Reader version by going to your profile at the top right – then look on the top left and it will say reader. It might be the same for ipads.

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          1. I was wrong. Got to the continue reading button, click on that and half of the title loads and then stalls or freezes.

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          2. Got to the WP reader version. Stalls and freezes 1/2 way through loading the title. Am going to shut down the iPad for a bit. See if that helps. Kind of like the old trick of re-boot. Dunno.

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              1. Thanks for trying GA/FL.

                Came back here after shutting down. Still same problem just w Fleps thread.

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            1. You can download an App from WordPress and read there instead of in a browser. Seems to work a little better for me. But I had to turn off setting that allows twister in order to see his thread too.

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