Dear KMAG: 20200809 Open Topic

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.

It is also a place to read, post and discuss news that is worth knowing and sharing. Please post links to any news stories that you use as sources or quote from.

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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

Also remember Wheatie’s Rules:

  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.


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.”

The Christian life is supposed to be a life lived by faith. It is by faith that we enter into the Christian life, and it is by faith that we live it out. When we begin the Christian life by coming to Christ for forgiveness of sin, we understand that what we seek cannot be obtained by any other means than by faith. We cannot work our way to heaven, because nothing we could ever do would be sufficient. Those who believe they can attain eternal life by keeping rules and regulations—a list of do’s and don’ts—deny what the Bible clearly teaches. “But that no one is justified by the Law in the sight of God is clear, for, ‘The just shall live by faith’” (Galatians 3:11). The Pharisees of Jesus’ day rejected Christ because He told them this very truth, that all their righteous deeds were worthless and that only faith in their Messiah would save them.

In Romans 1, Paul says that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power that saves us, the gospel being the good news that all who believe in Him will have eternal life. When we enter into the Christian life by faith in this good news, we see our faith grow as we come to know more and more about the God who saved us. The gospel of Christ actually reveals God to us as we live to grow closer to Him each day. Romans 1:17 says, “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’” So part of the Christian life is diligent reading and study of the Word, accompanied by prayer for understanding and wisdom and for a closer, more intimate relationship with God through the Holy Spirit.

The Christian life is also supposed to be one of death to self in order to live a life by faith. Paul told the Galatians, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). Being crucified with Christ means that we consider our old nature as having been nailed to the cross and we choose to live in the new nature, which is Christ’s (2 Corinthians 5:17). He who loved us and died for us now lives in us, and the life we live is by faith in Him. Living the Christian life means sacrificing our own desires, ambitions, and glories and replacing them with those of Christ. We can only do this by His power through the faith that He gives us by His grace. Part of the Christian life is praying to that end.

The Christian life is also supposed to persevere to the end. Hebrews 10:38-39 addresses this issue by quoting from the Old Testament prophet Habukkuk: “Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” God is not pleased with one who “draws back” from Him after making a commitment, but those who live by faith will never draw back, because they are kept by the Holy Spirit who assures us that we will continue with Christ until the end (Ephesians 1:13-14). The writer of Hebrews goes on to verify this truth in verse 39: “But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.” The true believer is one who believes to the end.

So the Christian life is one lived by faith in the God who saved us, empowers us, seals us for heaven, and by whose power we are kept forever. The day-to-day life of faith is one that grows and strengthens as we seek God in His Word and through prayer and as we unite with other Christians whose goal of Christlikeness is similar to our own.

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513 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200809 Open Topic

    1. Tony Heller could not catch a break for DECADES under the UniParty. His Twitter account was massively suppressed by TPTB. For some reason, they backed off. Now, he’s not only getting lots of respect on Twitter – he’s even gotten a first comment here. Life is good!

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      1. Tony is a good guy! I spent years on his blog until Trump ran for president. Then I migrated to the Conservative Tree House, then here.

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        1. There seems to be a mental virus among the top climate skeptics that Trump is accidentally right on many things, but that he’s stupid, wrong, or a chump on the rest The “Trump is a baby” and “Trumpneedsta” mentalities. Zero belief that Trump might be smart or strategic.

          Do you have any idea where that comes from? Is it just a byproduct of even a peripherally academic mindset?

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      1. They gave that group priority. If they were sick they got to go to the hospital and the medicine and anything else they needed. The Swedish citizens got nothing.

        The kids have school because they didn’t want to stress parents who might be stuck at home and can’t get along.

        The Swedish don’t really care for the elderly. They send the nice foreigners to ummm help.

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    2. However, Tony isn’t very good at understanding politics – particularly at Trump’s level. I gave up long ago getting him to see strategy.

      Here is a tweet where Tony is “concerned” about Trump pushing for speed on vaccines.

      This is a very simple exercise in 64-D chess.

      How is Trump winning here?



      See also seemingly unrelated article:

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  1. People need to read Sundance’s new post. Think he has met with Pres. Trump and 8-15 may be huge. Pray for our country and for Pres. Trump and family. We all need to be on high alert this week. I sound as if I might know more than I do, just passing on what I gleaned from comenters there and from friends.

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      1. Sundance rumors are starting to blend, IMO. I think some which are purposefully wrong are being promoted by shills, including WuMao (Chinese trolls), Brock types, Eeyores, CIA, NeverTrump, etc.

        They’re really pushing “anti-Pence” stuff.

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        1. SD came after all the commenters, hard, in the comments section of that thread, saying people were missing the point and focusing on the wrong things. When you ask questions and present a mystery, though, it is human nature to speculate and try to solve it.

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          1. I was hoping SD would do that – I missed what you’re talking about (I saw the thread very early). Yeah, he has opened up for speculation, and some of the speculations are (IMO) intentionally WAY TOO BIG for the simple reason of undermining the message when the real stuff comes out.

            Here is another issue tying into the push against Pence from a completely different angle, but yeah, that’s how they work. Pence looking “bad” from two different situations = “believable”. Note that Pence would be “too big a fish”, and thus a way to call the likely person that SD reveals “puny”.


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            1. Just want to clarify, I wasn’t talking about Pence rumors, and I can’t find Sundance’s come-back comments, which I tried to find. I was just talking about people saying Sundance may have met with Pres. Not even saying it’s true. Just want to clarify what I wasn’t saying. Agree about Brock types. Evil.

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              1. No problem! I was talking about the wild theories EVERYWHERE about SD’s mystery and mystery trips. They are literally all over the place, including SD + Trump, Pence is the bad guy, Gauhar is the bad girl, certain legislators are the bad guy, SD met with [fill in the blank], etc. Wild stuff, much of it far beyond what I think he proved.

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              2. Well, S.D. stoked the curiosity a about where he went and what he was doing and whom he met with. If he didn’t want people to conjecture, he should either have been up front or kept quiet.

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          2. Well, what the hell does SD expect? He pushed all of the intelligent commenters out! Many but not all are here now. Others, like Ristvan, who I just loved, are nowhere that I know of.

            SD wants to be a guru, and have all of his commenters “get it,” but he couldn’t take the heat from smart people, so now he has dumb ones.

            Boo hoo, I’m playing the world’s smallest violin for him right now.

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            1. I hope this works:

              Here is the comment:
              sundance says:
              August 9, 2020 at 1:00 am
              VERY DISAPPOINTED IN the replies and comments on this post.

              99% of what is important completely missed by every person commenting because they choose to focus on the “trump whisperer” part. Now do you see why it was so easy for Mueller to play us for fools?.

              For three years people have chased the wrong thing. This thread is a prime example of how easy it is to do that. Remarkable.

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              1. Thank you, TheseTruths, for posting. I didn’t comment over there, but S.D. is kind of annoying to say things like this but not explain just exactly what he Does mean.

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              2. I agree. He does not name names or explain the bottom line of things in his article, then finishes it by talking about a mysterious person who has supposedly been influencing Pres. Trump. But then he expects people to “get” what he meant in the article and to realize that the “whisperer” is not the issue. There is no clear communication.

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        2. IMO, those pushing the anti-Pence theory are not thinking it through. Casting any doubt on Pence right before the election, let alone casting him as a black hat who has been influencing Pres. Trump to make bad decisions, would be disastrous for Pres. Trump. We can’t lose sight of the main goal right now, which is to keep POTUS in office.

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            1. this was posted in the Presidential thread there…

              The great @paulsperry_ confirms that disgraced FBI agent Peter Strozk’s assistant, a woman named Katherine Seaman, was married to Vice President Mike Pence’s former chief of staff, Joshua Pitcock. Did the FBI spy on Trump from inside the White House?

              — Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) April 26, 2019

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            2. I don’t think Pence is a snake.

              I think Lindsey Graham is. I think he is a “gate-keeper.”

              I don’t know if he is THE snake, but I think it’s about 70-30 odds that he is.

              I guess we’ll see soon enough, if SD follows through.

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              1. I don’t know if there is “a” snake; that is SD’s theory, but I don’t know if he’s correct. I think there are many snakes. It wouldn’t surprise me if he said it was Kellyanne or Ivanka or Jared. But we do not know the motives of people, and proof is paramount.

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              2. Some R’s are going to get it, IMO. Especially after Halper’s student went public saying “D + R” are behind this, and of course Halper being a fake R “high-and-dry” Soviet spy (IMO).

                I think the potential “error value” of SD’s release just dropped a whole bunch. He may just be delivering the coup de grace on one or more Rs.

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          1. How exactly would that be disastrous for DJT? I can’t accept that any exposure of covert bad actors could splash negative on DJT. I would see the opposite – that DJT has a plan and his timing is critical when ‘showing’ big things.

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            1. Many people who are not nearly as aware as we are would question Pres. Trump’s judgment and ability to lead, and the media would take anything like that and blast negative headlines about Pres. Trump from now until election day. There are enough people who are on the fence who could be easily swayed, I believe. POTUS does not need scandals or unnecessary negative publicity leading up to the election.

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      2. Yes, they are saying Sundance met with Pres Trump at Bedminster. He met with many others in leadership, I know from what I have read from there.

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          1. I am sorry for any confusion I may have inadvertently caused. Admit I was also mesmerized by a comenter mentioning August 15 as some sort of reveal.

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            1. No need for an apology. It is just as I thought, that some people are speculating. Because SD has surrounded everything in mystery, some people believe he is so influential that he could meet with the president. (And they take his every theory as fact.) He allows such speculation to take root. I have strong doubts about it, but I could be mistaken. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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  2. Effectiveness of Ivermectin as add-on Therapy in COVID-19 Management (Pilot Trial)

    Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of ivermectin (IVM) as add-on therapy to hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin (AZT) in treatment of COVID-19. Methods: This Pilot clinical trial conducted on hospitalized adult patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 diagnosed according to WHO interim guidance.

    Sixteen Patients received a single dose of IVM 200Mcg /kg on admission day as add on therapy to hydroxychloroquine ( HCQ)and Azithromycin (AZT) and were compared with 71 controls received HCQ and AZT.

    Results: All the patients of IVM group were cured compared with the controls [ 16 (100 %) vs 69 (97.2 %)]. Two patients died in the controls. The mean time to stay in the hospital was significantly lower in IVM group compared with the controls (7.62 ±2.75 versus 13.22 ±.90 days, p=0.00005, effect size= 0.82). No adverse events were observed

    Conclusions : Add-on use of IVM to HCQ and AZT had better effectiveness, shorter hospital stay, and was relatively safe compared with controls.

    The result with Ivermectin is interesting (very interesting), but also note that the HCQ/AZT only group was hospitalized. If HCQ is authorized at all, TPTB are trying to relegate it to outpatients, before hospitalization. It’s not supposed to work well for hospitalized patients . . . and certainly not many times better than the highly touted but basically impotent Remdesivir.

    But . . . 97.2% of the infected and hospitalized HCQ control group survived the experience. Not a bad cure percentage for a drug that’s not supposed to be effective for later stages of the coronavirus infection.

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    1. I’m noticing that they didn’t include zinc in the HCQ/AZ treatment. That seems to happen in a lot of these studies, which means they are missing one of the important components.

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        1. In statistics it is called Confounding.

          Confounding variables

          A confounding variable is a variable, other than the independent variable that you’re interested in, that may affect the dependent variable. This can lead to erroneous conclusions about the relationship between the independent and dependent variables. You deal with confounding variables by controlling them; by matching; by randomizing; or by statistical control.

          [The example is funny…]
          It is easy to imagine that any difference in insect damage between American and Princeton elms could be caused, not by the genetic differences between the strains, but by a confounding variable: age, fungicide treatment, fertilizer, water, pruning, or something else. If you conclude that Princeton elms have more insect damage because of the genetic difference between the strains, when in reality it’s because the Princeton elms in your sample were younger, you will look like an idiot to all of your fellow elm scientists as soon as they figure out your mistake.

          On the other hand, let’s say you’re not that much of an idiot, and you make sure your sample of Princeton elms has the same average age as your sample of American elms. There’s still a lot of variation in ages among the individual trees in each sample, and if that affects insect damage, there will be a lot of variation among individual trees in the amount of insect damage. This will make it harder to find a statistically significant difference in insect damage between the two strains of elms, and you might miss out on finding a small but exciting difference in insect damage between the strains.

          Controlling confounding variables
          Designing an experiment to eliminate differences due to confounding variables is critically important.


          You look like a bought and paid for liar.

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            1. PGroup, think Gail was talking about how studies are undermined, not about Wolfie. Hope I haven’t misunderstood your question. I should probably stay out of this. Lol.

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    2. Here’s the actual article:

      Click to access 2020.07.07.20145979v1.full.pdf

      You will see that there is no mention of zinc, and that’s critical, because zinc could actually be a factor here, as well as many other things.

      They did NOT run the ivermectin study and the “only HCQ/AZT control” at the same time. The non-ivermectin HCQ study was simply done BEFORE the study WITH ivermectin. Zinc was UNCONTROLLED. This means that simply changing the food in the cafeteria could change the results.

      Not just that – there could have been other changes at the hospital, that we don’t know about.

      So some differences, take with a grain of salt.

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  3. Of course I Will submit to God & attempt my version of “submission” to my husband, per biblical directives 😉

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    1. America’s hope and the president’s nightmare.

      She’s skating awfully close to incitement, sedition, and treason. Sooner or later, she’s going to slip. She’s already a fraud, and here illegally; why is she still here?????

      Hope there’s a nice shiny indictment (or a few) with her name on it!

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  4. If she’s a doctor & a lawyer, perhaps what Satan meant for evil God will mean for good! Jack’s back on the attack…

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    1. Yes I mentioned that yesterday HERE. Actually there were TWO Recent Supreme court rulings as I noted in that comment.

      However you have a MUCH better way with words. 🙃

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  5. Apropos of nothing in particular:

    Now my charms are all o’erthrown,
    And what strength I have’s mine own,
    Which is most faint: now, ’tis true,
    I must be here confined by you,
    Or sent to Naples. Let me not,
    Since I have my dukedom got
    And pardon’d the deceiver, dwell
    In this bare island by your spell;
    But release me from my bands
    With the help of your good hands:
    Gentle breath of yours my sails
    Must fill, or else my project fails,
    Which was to please. Now I want
    Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
    And my ending is despair,
    Unless I be relieved by prayer,
    Which pierces so that it assaults
    Mercy itself and frees all faults.
    As you from crimes would pardon’d be,
    Let your indulgence set me free.

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  6. A thread that might be worth investigating for further people to follow, etc…

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    1. Control the “experts” –
      Control who gets to become an “expert” –
      Control who remains an “expert” –
      Make the “expert” know what cannot be said –
      And you can control WHAT the “expert” says.

      It’s all so very SOCIALIST.

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      1. Wolf…remember when we were wondering ‘what else’ the ChiComs have done?

        Well, their hackers have been “pillaging” Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry.

        I wonder how many devices in the US this affects?


        Indo-Pacific News
        #Chinese Hackers Have Pillaged #Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry

        A campaign called Operation Skeleton Key has stolen source code, software development kits, chip designs, and more.

        Text of two more tweets in this short thread:

        An investigation by one Taiwanese security firm has revealed just how deeply a single group of Chinese hackers was able to penetrate an industry at the core of the Taiwanese economy, pillaging practically its entire semiconductor industry.

        At the Black Hat security conference today, researchers from the Taiwanese cybersecurity firm CyCraft plan to present new details of a hacking campaign that compromised at least seven Taiwanese chip firms over the past two years.

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        1. Wow. They’re accelerating.

          It’s far worse than that, if you can imagine.

          Far worse.

          And it started long, long, long ago.

          But they’re clearly gearing up for bad stuff.

          And they had help.

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          1. Yes!
            That Indo-Pacific News account is a good one to follow.
            It’s an Indian account…and not CCP friendly.

            Good stuff.

            There is also something going on with ‘Shipping Lanes’ over there.

            I get the idea that something may have recently happened on that, too.

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        1. I clicked on a Thread Reader posted in the Saturday open thread, for a thread that 40_head had done…it’s gone too.

          Jackboot’s censor bullies are purging a lot of conservative accounts.

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          1. I REALLY liked that thread, it’s long but an excellent read. I copied and pasted it into a wordpad doc, cause I figured it would go bye bye.

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  7. Insanity! & not the fun kind, like in my house 😉

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    1. Yep. They’re into that big time over here. Old Drive-Ins are being brought back into service as concert venues…

      It’s 1984, all over again…

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  8. quick thread telling of some of Trump’s good deeds, likely moar in the comments, as well as trolls…

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  9. Twitter wants to buy TikTok.


    Indo-Pacific News

    #Twitter, #TikTok Hold Preliminary Talks About Possible Combination

    #Microsoft still seen as front-runner in bidding for TikTok

    A bad development considering that Twitter routinely restricts & shadowbans #China critics

    I don’t see Trump allowing this

    Text of two more tweets in this short thread:

    Twitter Inc. has had preliminary talks about a potential combination with TikTok, the popular video-sharing app that the Trump administration has declared a national-security threat due to its Chinese ownership, according to people familiar with the matter.

    It is unclear whether Twitter will pursue a deal with TikTok, which would face significant challenges. A deal would involve TikTok’s U.S. operations, the people said.

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  10. I hope his supposition is correct. POTUS is Masterful at creating Win-Win situations for himself & Americans!!!

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    1. The four EOs were masterful in that they deliver relief to Americans in all 50 States. Relief the D-Rats refused to deliver.

      President Trump a number of times stated his willingness to sign a bill that provided the relief. D-Rats insisted on welfare for their failed states and cities.

      Americans of all stripes are seeing President Trump deliver on America First for ALL Americans.

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  12. Regarding the Floodwatch on China’s Three Gorges Dam:

    The ChiComs have declared it “illegal” to report on the conditions at the Three Gorges Dam…and are arresting anyone who tries to post anything about it.

    They say it’s “misinformation” — and they have declared it a crime.

    So, reports have been scarce the last two days.
    I don’t know if that means that things have gotten worse, or what…but the water from heavy rains west of the Dam is probably making its way down to it by now.

    In Mike Adams’ Health Ranger podcast, he talks about how many Nuclear Power Plants are downstream from the 3 Gorges Dam.
    There are dozens of them!

    So if the Dam goes…we’re looking at multiple disasters like the Fukushima plant in Japan.

    Not sure if this will post, but I hope so:

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    1. Videos from upstream of the Dam, from a couple of days ago:

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    2. The ChiComs have declared it “illegal” to report on the conditions at the Three Gorges Dam…and are arresting anyone who tries to post anything about it.

      They say it’s “misinformation” — and they have declared it a crime.

      ^^^^^^ Sort of like TW, FB, YT censoring Frontline Doctors, HCQ. ^^^^^^

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  13. FINALLY: Feds target Ukrainian money-laundering oligarch linked to MISSING $1.8 billion in US aid

    In February 2020, Glenn Beck and his research team uncovered an alleged multi-billion dollar money laundering scheme that lead to a missing $1.8 billion in U.S. aid sent to Ukraine during the Obama administration, all of which pointed to Igor Kolomoisky, the corrupt Ukrainian billionaire at the center of it all.

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  14. half a million here, half a million there…the fraud and mistakes add up!
    A non-profit group says more than a half-million inaccurate applications for absentee ballots were mistakenly sent across Virginia this week — including to dead voters, errant relatives and even a pet — in an unprecedented mailing flub that has heightened concerns about the integrity of expanding mail-in voting efforts.

    The mistakes raised alarms with recipients as diverse as election monitors, members of the League of Women Voters and a retired FBI agent. The Center for Voter Information, the nonprofit group that sent the mailers with pre-filled absentee ballots, is now apologizing.

    The Center for Voter Information said the absentee application mailings were sent to “eligible voters” in the state and “some of the mailers may have directed the return envelopes” for the absentee applications to the wrong election offices.

    The counties impacted by inaccurate mailings included Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Franklin City, Franklin County, Richmond City, Richmond County, Roanoke City and Roanoke County.

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  15. Verse of the Day for Sunday, August 9, 2020

    “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
    Romans 1:17 (KJV)

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              1. Morning, Patty!!! Am really enjoying all of this sunshine with showers in between – after a slow coming Spring – it is most welcome!

                Hope all is peaceful at your humble adobe!

                God Bless You Real Good today and always!! Hugs!!!

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  16. laughable! College athletes think they can force colleges to shares revenues with them and issue demands–thinking they are i the driver’s seat…and then the conferences start canceling the season and these “athletes” will have to become students again. get over yourselves!
    But then there are other demands in the letter, which leads one to believe the jocks have grossly overestimated their value. For example, the players want the Pac-12 to distribute half of each sport’s total conference revenue with the participating players. It seems these footballers want to skim the cream off the top and not worry about the infrastructure costs that undermine college sports. Obviously, none is an accounting major.

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  17. Risky business…no not this…

    just every day living…

    • Every year, 30,000 to 40,000 Americans die in automobile accidents, yet none of us is willing to give up cars to avoid the possibility of dying in a crash.

    • Heart disease kills more than 600,000 of our fellow citizens annually, yet we continue to eat fast food and pack on extra pounds.

    • Diabetes puts more than 80,000 Americans into their graves each year, yet we do not ban the use of sugar.

    • Close to 50,000 Americans take their own lives annually, yet we have instituted COVID-19 policies that have increased the incidence of suicide to the highest levels seen since the Great Depression.

    • Millions of children are infected with influenza each year, and hundreds die from the disease. But we have never closed our schools or insisted on masking the population to prevent the spread of flu.

    • Child abuse and child sex-trafficking are at record levels in this country, and many specialists believe that it is due, in part, to our schools being closed while adults are unable to go their normal daily routines.

    The CDC estimated that as many as 500,000 people died worldwide from the H1N1 virus in 2009 — the first year that that virus circulated. Overall, 80 percent of H1N1 virus–related deaths were thought to have occurred in people younger than 65 years of age. Despite this, we didn’t close the schools, mask the population, or shut down the economy.

    In 1968, the Hong Kong Flu killed approximately 4 million people globally. Not only did we not shut down our economy in the face of that staggering number, but the three-day Woodstock Rock Festival in upstate New York was held in the midst of the epidemic.

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