General Discussion, Sunday, March 19, 2017

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  1. nyetneetot says:

    Here kitty kitty….

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Drive-by–another spot-on video by Bill Warner:

    The Bankrupt Professors and Pastors [well worth the 4+ minutes]

    https://www.politicalislam.com/bankrupt-professors-pastors/

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    • I wish he had cited the reference to the verses that talk about Christians taking care of other Christians.

      And I disagree with him. We don’t need sermons in churches on aspects of Islam. We need sermons that focus on Christian theology. The reason the church is in the state it’s in is because there is a lack of teaching on Christian theology. Part of the reason I can dissect Islam is because I know theology well enough to know where I’m coming from. As the Gavin DeGraw song goes, “Part of where I’m going is knowing where I’m coming from.” I would argue the Christian church is poorly equipped to handle most other religions because they do not start from the Word.

      Colleges are just intolerant bastions of liberal thought. That’s the bottom line about colleges.

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        Sermons on Christian theology and sermons on aspects of Islam are not mutually exclusive. We need both–because they inform each other. One is the foundation, and the other is a specific application of the foundation, in order to counter the heresy/blasphemy/evil of a deceptive worldview masquerading as a religion.

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Another drive-by–a repeat post, but important:

    Five Stages of Resistance to the Truth About Islam

    http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2015/07/five-stages-of-resistance-to-truth.html

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Mary, excellent read………

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    • My guess before reading: The five stages are…

      1) Not all Muslims are bad.
      2) Islam is a peaceful religion
      3) Islam is a religion of peace
      4) Just because all the more recent terrorist attacks were carried out by Muslims doesn’t mean all Muslims are terrorists.
      5) Timothy McVeigh was a Christian terrorist so your complaint about Islam is invalid!

      Hmm, I mighta done it wrong. I didn’t leave any room for them to come to their senses.

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    • It’s an interesting read, but I’m still focused as to how so many people can stay in denial for so long.

      I was young when 9/11 happened. Old enough to remember it, but young enough that I didn’t start investigating it until I was in high school. That was the first I had ever heard about Islam, and my reaction to it was not “We should be nicer to Muslims and they won’t do stuff like this.” So as far as I know, the denial must be extreme.

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        The denial is extreme; it has been inculcated in many people from childhood on, and our society and media and “personalities” foster it. My explanation of why that is, is because it is demonic. IMO, Islam is the purposefully created “dark counter” to Christianity. Satan conceived of it, birthed it, and has sustained it through the last 1400 years. It is a “religion” of appeasement and violence; exactly the sort of thing Satan would create.

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    Okay, this is extremely disturbing:

    Vatican to hold Islamic prayers for the first time in history

    http://dailyeb.com/index.php/2017/03/15/vatican-hold-islamic-prayers-first-time-history/

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Very bad news.

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    • lovely says:

      Well dang.

      Does anyone know how to put a cork back in a champagne bottle. I was positively giddy with the dawning peace.

      However, Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the custodian of Catholic Church property in the Holy Land has announced that people should keep their expectations low when it comes to this event.

      [No-one should think] “peace will suddenly break out on Monday, or that peace is any closer,” he said to AP.

      The truth is that this pope is a poison within the church and a poison to humanity. His words and actions viewed though the lens of the current psychosis of the world delegitimize christianity and legitimize the barbaric cesspool of Islam.

      The pope letting an Imam legitimize and promote the words of a savage, pedophile, misogynistic, false prophet is disgusting.

      Good will survive this current poison. Goodness will survive the barbarians of Islam.Love will survive the current culture of hate. Faith, hope and love will survive even if it is only a remnant of truth that is left in the end.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Okay, now I’m a little confused. Someone next door mentioned that they had seen this article in 2014 (this one ^^^ is specifically from March 15, 2017, and refers to “this” Sunday, i.e., today).. I searched, and there are a couple of articles from 2014, as well as now, that are quite similar in content.

      So I will have to do more searching. There’s something strange about this. Did it happen today? 2014? Did it happen at all? Why the reposting?

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      • lovely says:

        It appears to have taken place 2014 according to the NYP.

        First ever Jewish, Muslim, Christian prayers at Vatican

        http://nypost.com/2014/06/08/first-ever-jewish-muslim-christian-prayers-at-vatican/

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        • MaryfromMarin says:

          Yes, that was one of the ones I saw. I have asked a close friend who is Catholic to see what she can find out. Did it happen in 2014? Before? Never? If it did happen in 2014, why repost and claim that it is only happening now? The articles contradict each other in date, and in other, minor, details. Weird.

          Maybe Menagerie might know who/what to ask about this. If you see this, Menagerie, might you be able to try to ascertain the truth about this? Thank you. Not being Catholic, I don’t know where to begin.

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          • lovely says:

            Ok I did some research EWTN is considered by most practicing Catholics to be a reliable source in both content and doctrine.

            The prayers took place in a Vatican garden rather than St. Peters but the story is sound.

            Pope prays for peace with Israeli and Palestinian presidents

            http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/Vatican.php?id=10124

            And yet further proof of how dangerously deep that this pope keeps his head in the sand. Really no different than Obama was when he chastised Christians at a prayer meeting for judging Muslims when Christians were a violent lot themselves.

            Pope Francis disagrees with identifying Islam as violent

            Pope Francis has questioned the claim that Islam should be identified with violence, in contrast to the Islamic State militant group, which he says is a fundamentalist sect of the religion.

            “I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence,” the Pope told journalists during the July 31 papal flight to Rome following his apostolic journey to Poland. “This is not right and it is not true.”

            “I don’t like to speak about Islamic violence,” the Pope said, taking into account that one sees violence every day in the newspapers, even at the hands of baptised Catholics.

            “There are violent Catholics!” he said. “If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence.”

            PS 😊

            I am an adult covert to Catholicism, my Confirmation teacher was also my sponsor, God Father and spiritual guide, he is a Catholic priest who was ordained during the time I was exploring Catholicism. He left the Church as young man, returned to it and answered a lot of my questions. He never shied away from anything and was extremely smart and orthodox so it was a challenge and a blessing to have him guide me into the faith. Unfortunately we have lost touch over the years but I am going to try and get in touch with him.

            I know how much respect that Catholics hold the office of the papacy, but I also know the danger of not calling out evil and IMO this pope’s words and actions promote evil. It is like when parishes moved pedophile priests from one dioceses to the next out of “Christian Compassion” for the pedophile priests. It was wrong, it was evil, and it should be condemned far more than it has by the Church.

            The Church IMO is still stuck in the mentality that if people find out that the universe is not Earth-Centric that people will lose their minds and the Church more of it’s revenue. As Catholics we do not like to talk about how money centered the Church is and was, but the facts stand on their own.

            Reconciling two verses is a challenge.

            And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Mathew 16:18

            “But, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:8

            The best I can say after seeing the wickedness of so many “Christian” churches is;

            I believe in God, the father almighty, creator of heaven and earth….

            And one more PS. A friend’s granddaughter was murdered, her father beat her to death when she was about 2 years old, this little girl was unbaptized but her grandmother was a devout Catholic. Her grandparents went to the grandmother’s priest and asked for a mass and Catholic burial for the little girl. The priest told them he would not bury an unbaptized child though his church and that it was wrong of them to ask. In not so many words he told them there was no hope or place for their granddaughter in heaven.

            The grandparents were devastated. They then went to the church I was attending at the time and asked my priest if he would bury their beloved granddaughter. He said of course he would hold a mass for her and of course he would officiate at her burial. Because of this priest the grandfather became Catholic.

            I have seen a lot of things within the Church both devastating and exhilarating. We are all the body of Christ but some people within the Church, within all churches are just assholes.

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  5. Wooly Phlox says:

    Just ordered Bobby McFerrin’s latest three albums for a good deal.

    2002 Beyond Words
    2010 Vocabularies
    2013 Spirityouall

    I just broke YouTube, but all the albums are on YouTube, but now I’ll have the physical copies.

    I can’t wait to hear what he does next. It’s been a while. And he’s a musical genius.

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  6. Wooly Phlox says:

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  7. ZurichMike says:

    Happy St. Joseph’s Day! Have a traditional zeppole:

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Where’s the coffee??? Mornin’ y’all!

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  9. joshua says:

    now the coffee folks are concentrating on our crotches instead of our taste buds.
    eat more chicken….

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  10. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! 🙂 |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! 🙂 |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney 🙂 |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus 🙂 |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest 🙂 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine 🙂 |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler 🙂 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG 🙂 |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze!

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    • lovely says:

      Good afternoon Nyet 🙂

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Afternoon, everyone. Nyet, I finally got the biscuits and gravy I have been wanting. We are in Ormond Beach. The bikers left this morning so it has finally gotten quieter.

      I am wondering if it is really ok to use the WIFI here? This is a really nice time share but it was severely damaged in the last hurricane that hit here. Everything but the curtains and the WIFI in the room seems to be repaired.

      The sun seems to be working fine, along with the wind machine. We can hardly stand up straight on the beach. LOL

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        My folks lived there for a couple of years. Too much for me when I visited. Lots of cool state parks around, but not for me. Not for my folks, either. 50 miles east is better for quietude. Nice house in Ormond, too, neat design. Sort-of-gated community like Zimmerman’s (no gate, just a few brick structures at the entrances). When I visited for a couple of weeks, cops showed up and knocked on the door at 3 A.M., just being kind, asking if we knew our garage door was open.

        Now they have bears in their yard every now and then, and a couple of alligator denizens of the lake. Much nicer.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        Mom, remember, No, No, No, sunbathing for you!!!!!!!! Have a great time!!!!!!

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Nye!!!!!! Evening Everyone!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you,thank you……..

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    • amwick says:

      Darnitall,,,, I missed the apple coffee cake…. sighs

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  11. The Tundra PA says:

    I love those fat sausages! Thanks, nyet.

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  12. MaryfromMarin says:

    “Speak directly into the coffee maker please…”

    The “Are You Paranoid Enough?” Edition

    https://bastionofliberty.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-are-you-paranoid-enough-edition.html

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  13. amwick says:

    Evening Figments
    Dh has been admitted to our local hospital, which is where I am at. The good news is that they have wi fi, the bad news is that he will be here for a while. He feels better getting some treatment.
    I brought him meatloaf for supper. And chocolate, just because.

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  14. Wooly Phlox says:

    Today in South Haven:

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  15. amwick says:

    Dh is getting immune goblins. 🙂 Drip drip drip 🙂

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  16. The Tundra PA says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  17. czarowniczy says:

    There are times when you are sooooooo glad to be living out in the country and today was one.
    About 3 this afternoon I noticed we were having problems with our well. The pressure was down, the water stream out of the faucet was surging and the pump was sending the well cap bouncing. I called the guy who services the well and tank system at home (yes, he gives customers his cell and home number) and was hoping he could come out early nextvweek…no, he said, I’ll be right over. Be right over as in he’s getting in his truck as we speak. Ah well, I thought, an extra charge for weekend work but what the hey, I gotta make sure we have water.
    It’s about twenty minute drive from his place to here, he shows up, works on the tank and plumbing for about 45 minutes and – viola – I hsve even better water pressure/flow than I had before.
    Cones time to write the check… $65, his regular fee. No extra charge as it’s a weekend, he is happy to have customers who think enough of him to call. And yes, he can fish on my lake anytime and even use my boat.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      IT really reminds one that there are still a lot of good people in this world.

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    • amwick says:

      We have a neighbor who is retired but still licensed electrician. He installed an overhead fan, for $25 and did a repair on one for $30… This guy could be charging so much more, but he refuses, because, neighborhood. 🙂

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      • czarowniczy says:

        True dat, I’ve just been so used to city ‘ethics’ I’m still easily surprised. A weekender just up our street owns a business in NOLA. When we have a system we’d like him to work on at our NOLA house we catch him up here, give him the door key and tell him to do the inspection. He’ll call, tell us what it will take and we go from there. I knowcwe’re getting a discount so we watch his place when he’s not here.

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        • amwick says:

          Dh and I are planning on a trip to NOLA in May…. He really loves it there… 🙂

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          • czarowniczy says:

            City’s just trying to tap dance its way thru its third recent multiple murder but as long as you check the city’s on-line pin-map of thug activities, use reasonable care and don’t stray beyond the usual touristy areas there should be no problem. We don’t whack very many tourists at all, it’s mostly locals thinning the ranks of the undersirables – the precious few tourists who are savaged are usually on unauthorized safaris into the city’s more feral areas.
            Remind me a while before y’all come and I’ll check with my contacts to see if there are any areas of special interest.

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  18. kinthenorthwest says:

    Who says LEOs don’t have a sense of humor.

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  19. amwick says:

    We saw plenty of LEOs in the ER…. one walking out a guy crying in handcuffs… :/ Strange little world, ER..

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    • czarowniczy says:

      ERs are interesting places. The ER at thebold Charity Hospital in NOLA looked medieval but was onebof the most active trauma sites in the US, the Army sent physicians to it to learn ER trauma care for Iraq and Afghanistan. Such was the number of combat-like woundings in the city.
      Now we have three state-of-the-science ERs at the LSU hospital downtown so we can save about half of the thug victims shot/stabbed/bludgeoned/whatever that would have been lost before. Ain’t science wunnerful?

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