General Discussion, Saturday, July 29, 2017

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  1. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Too Funny…

    Remember seeing them leaving their
    building with their office items in boxes.
    Can hardly wait for repeat of image.
    Hopefully, will be ten times prediction. πŸ˜‰

    Wall Street better get ready for a 1,100-point
    tumble in the Dow industrials average

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Genetic engineering concerns me.

    We can “play god” all we want, but no matter what we do in the physical realm, we cannot assign/guarantee the presence of a soul. Is a soul present JUST BECAUSE a human being is physically present? If we fiddle around with the building blocks (as in genetic engineering) does the soul stay the same, or does it change?

    If we manufacture a baby entirely [e.g., cloning] does a soul just appear, like part of the package deal?

    We were made “in the image of God”, but can WE make OTHERS in the image of God?

    First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608350/first-human-embryos-edited-in-us/

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Regardless of how you cut it we’re still using His supplies, we’re just diddling with the assembly process.

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        It’s the issue of the soul that concerns me, not the physical side. Different issue altogether, IMO.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I avoided that topic as the issue of who or what gets a soul is so far out of my ken as to be some kind of math. It brings up questions such as do children conceived in vitro have souls and if not why not? If we somehow manage to create parthenogenesis in humans will the offspring gave souls? And then we get into souls in animals, especially the great apes who share about 98.8% of our DNA?
          Only the soul’s issuing authority can answer that, in the meantime I’m just trying to dust off mine.

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          • MaryfromMarin says:

            You list many of the same questions that I have, czar. But I am unable to avoid thinking about them–I don’t want to avoid thinking about them. Theology is my avocation (possibly more than that). These issues are of the utmost importance, and there is value to thinking and discussing them. They are not “above our pay grade” [h/t some witless fool–not you, of course].

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            • Wooly Covfefe says:

              Theology is my avocation (possibly more than that).

              Heard.

              God works. We seek, we find.

              These issues are of the utmost importance.

              Never talk about religion or politics, they said.

              Never talk about the things which matter most, they said.

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              • Menagerie says:

                I have never liked, nor followed, they.

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                • lovely says:

                  I had a friend when I was a teenager, a little frail old man who became my companion through happenstance, he was 88 and we would go to the mall and walk and sit and watch people. He had seen combat, he was a tough old egg but also sweet and would never hurt a flea. He loved to buy Maurice Cookies and give them to people.

                  But…

                  just to make me laugh hew would sometimes times say to me as a large muscular man walked by (I was all of 104 pounds and 5′ 4″) “I never liked him, let’s go kick his ass.” it made me laugh every time, your comment reminded me of those days.

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            • Menagerie says:

              I’m standing very firmly in the Catholic teaching corner on this one. It’s the only thing that makes sense to me. Otherwise, it’s exactly like czar said, you have to question everything.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                I believe we were meant to question, meant to evolve spiritually and physically or else we’d have been made as angels. The teaching is that they were created as complete beings, there was no physical, spiritual or other evolution for them…though there was that whole rebellion thing.
                I have no problem fitting evolution in with Genesis, none at all. Adam and Eve left the garden without having partaken of the fruit so they didn’t get God’s knowledge meaning they were and their descendants would remain questioning and curious.

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                • Menagerie says:

                  I have no problem with evolution either czar, nor with questioning and curious. Evolving spiritually and physically either, to a point. A point limited by God alone.

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              • MaryfromMarin says:

                Menagerie–just sent you a twitter DM, with questions.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Going back to bruised knuckle days in Catholic school…exactly when did Gid give Adam his soul? Genesis talks about God breathing the breath of life into Adam and his becoming a living soul…but not getting one. We go over to Genesis 7:15 and we have a pair of all cretures which had the breath of life (note animals and not plants which were thought not to breathe) in them.
              Now there were no fewer than 22 different translations/interpretations of that verse when I looked it up, some quite different from each other. Which one am I supposed to accept without question? Am I to suppose that in all of the translations from Ancient Aramaic or Hebrew or Greek that none of the translators made a mistake, either intentional or not? More bruised knuckles.

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              • Wooly Covfefe says:

                First, throw out all the versions that have a β„’ or a Β©. Those versions have been changed enough to warrant trademarks and copyrights. I could publish my own version of Rowling’s Harry Potter books, too, and get a copyright… if I changed the text enough to make it unique.

                Zondervan Corporation, Thomas Nelson Publishers, American Bible Society. Throw them all out. They are changed sufficiently to get a legal copyright.

                KJV, my friend. Or Douay-Rheims. That’s it, in English, as far as I am concerned.

                I used to collect bibles, and study them in parallel. When I understood copyright, I stopped doing that and threw them all in a dumpster. Zondervan Corp will be judged for what they have done. So will the rest of the money-changers in the temple.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Then there were the redefinitions by activist popes (hello Borgias) and there’s always the King James revision. Go further back and the people who translated the manuscripts from their ancient languages made some subjective, or accidental, changes too, e.g. the Sixth Commandment.
                  Back to that ‘ask questions’ thing.

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              • John Denney says:

                Definition and usage of the Hebrew word translated variously as spirit, breath, cool, . . .

                http://www.blbclassic.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H7307&t=KJV

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Yup, back to that problem of translation and translator input. Everyone desperately wants something in concrete but we’re only made of clay.

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                  • joshua says:

                    Well……

                    Some people say a man is made out of mud
                    A poor man’s made out of muscle and blood
                    Muscle and blood and skin and bones
                    A mind that’s weak and a back that’s strong

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          • joshua says:

            Japanese and Chinese are working on artificial souls to put into their sex robots….like soul music and stuff….will be an extra add on component. Like upscale Tesla.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      We were made β€œin the image of God”, but can WE make OTHERS in the image of God?

      Maybe, but only if we knew God.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        We’re still using His building blocks, just assembling them in a different factory setting. One day we may be able to assemble DNA from base chemicals and get it to work but…see golem.

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        • MaryfromMarin says:

          I don’t believe that God gave us permission to totally disassemble and reassemble His “building blocks”. As a poor/limited example, would any classical painting still be the work of the original artist if we ground it up, reconstituted the paint, and remade it following a guideline? Would it still have the same value?

          The brains He gave us need to be used to determine just how far we may go in the dissassembly/reassembly endeavor, and finding the point beyond which we MAY NOT go.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Hate to sound like a lawyer but He didn’t say we couldn’t either. To me it comes back to that area I’d rather not visit of ‘divine mystery’ and ‘leap of faith’, but we got that ‘free will’. We have the ability to go as far as we can and accept the consequences…you pays your nickel and you takes your chances.
            We may be able to come close but the made can’t exceed the maker. We have the free will and ability to destroy ourselves, something we do in a small way many days. Issues of divine omniscience aside I believe we were given the ability act god-like and bear the consequences. We were not created perfect, we were knowingly created flawed and I’m sure He had His reasons.

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            • joshua says:

              I looked really close and could not find a patent number or copyright statement anywhere on the outside of my body….

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            • MaryfromMarin says:

              “He didn’t say we couldn’t either.”

              i.e., “everything which is not forbidden is allowed” ? Although a cornerstone of English law, I am uncomfortable with a wholesale application of that viewpoint to God’s law.

              Creation itself is the first and primary of God’s actions in time. Creation, especially of life, is part of who God IS. Nothing and no one else in space or time has ever created life. No life was created apart from God. Just because His word does not say otherwise–specifically–can we step into that primary identity and be co-participants in creation/re-creation? That would make us equal to God. And THAT comes quite close to something that IS in God’s law: “I am the LORD your God…You shall have no other gods before me.” No other gods–which includes ourselves.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Nulla poena sine lege…ain’t seeing it as a sin anywhere and I’m sure that if God gets upset at scientists trying to replicate his ceation of humanity He’s more than capable of letting us know. So far science has been having a good, and in many cases productive, time tinkering with DNA and so far no Mosaic retributions. We can’t be sure He didn’t want us to discover how His universe and everything in it operates and is constructed, might just be a test. Can we work out His secrets and still retain our humanity?

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            • MaryfromMarin says:

              “We were not created perfect, we were knowingly created flawed and I’m sure He had His reasons.”

              Now where did you get that, I wonder?

              Scripture says, “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” Including human beings. “Free will” is not a flaw.

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      • joshua says:

        well, it depends on what image you want

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        God must be ugly,
        when I look a mirror. πŸ˜‰

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Regarding my post above, Carly Simon, I’m convinced, is genetically engineered. She has at least twice as many teeth as the average human. I don’t know how else it’s possible. I think she shares DNA with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. When we were smoking ganja in our early 20s, Carly Simon’ing was a slang term for how incredibly high we were, and the size of our smile. Seriously, she has too many teeth. At some point, you have enough teeth.

      πŸ˜€ Yes, I’m up late.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Don’t mess with God’s work…..

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      We were warned. πŸ™„

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  3. Lucille says:

    What a beautiful photo of the Isle of Skye…aesthetically lovely composition and coloration! Thank you, Stella.

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    A little fly-about skye…

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
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    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
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    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
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    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
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    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
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    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    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!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  6. Lburg says:

    Good Morning, Nyet, and thanks for breakfast…. Have a bit of a nor’easter here and you’ve inspired me to make some scones!

    β€œWe plan, we toil, we suffer — in the hope of what? A camel-load of idol’s eyes? The title deeds of Radio City? The empire of Asia? A trip to the moon? No, no, no, no. Simply to wake up just in time to smell coffee and bacon and eggs. And, again I cry, how rarely it happens! But when it does happen — then what a moment, what a morning, what a delight!”
    J. B. Priestley, British author (1894-1984)

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ all!

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    • stella says:

      Mornin’ WeeWeed!

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    • lovely says:

      Perfect. Good morning WeeWeed πŸ™‚

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    • Lucille says:

      Mornin’, Infidel Commander WW! Hope your Day of Saturn is productive or perhaps lazy, whichever you prefer.

      Some pretty depressing posts in the comment section of Truth in Government. Actually, there are very few comment sections worth reading anymore if you don’t want to work overtime on keeping your spirits up, including CTH, because of unhelpful negativity. Negativity against the opposition=fine, OK by me, love to do it myself; negativity against the President and his decisions and/or cabinet choices=not so much.

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      • shiloh1973 says:

        Unfortunately I have stopped reading most of the comment section except the ones here. Most have turned into nothing but gossip columns and false articles. I am getting a lot more done around the house though. I was glued to my computer for two years watching Mr. Trump become President Trump. I knew he would win the minute he came down the elevator and I did not want to miss history being made. Now, I just catch the main stories and leave the rest up to our President and God.

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  8. stella says:

    They were far ahead of their time!

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  9. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Scroll to the bottom for the deep doo-doo the Democrats are in right now.

    House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff
    Brothers Had Massive Debts, Years Of Suspicious Activity
    …Secretly Took $100K In Iraqi Money
    …Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive
    …Received $4 Million From Dem Reps
    …Allegedly Kept Stepmom In ‘Captivity’ To Access Offshore Cash
    …Also Had Access To DNC Emails
    …Could Read Every Email Dozens Of Congressmen Sent And Received
    Paul Ryan: Capitol Police Getting ‘Assistance’ On Criminal Investigation
    Read the Court Docs Detailing Their Greed, Ruthlessness
    House IT Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members
    Suspect Has Fled To Pakistan, Relative Says
    Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence
    DWS Admits To Violating Network Security, Blames House
    House Dems Hired A Fired McDonald’s Worker As Email Administrator
    In Personal Lives, Evidence Of Massive Cons
    ‘You’d like him:’ Associates Describe ‘Cunning,’ Charismatic Con Artist
    Dems Tying Themselves Into Knots To Ignore Criminal Probe
    Ex-DNC Head ‘Negotiating’ With Police Over Letting Them See Evidence
    FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Home
    Arrested At Airport After Wiring $300k To Pakistan
    Court docs

    There isn’t enough rope. There are not enough lamp-posts.

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  10. auscitizenmom says:

    I couldn’t help but laugh. This is what should be done in any of these cases with illegals protesting.

    “DREAMer Protest Fails Spectacularly: Few Showed Up, 15 Arrested”
    “Advocates for Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program took an intersection hostage near the Texas capitol this week which ended in 15 of them being arrested for obstructing a highway and being charged with a Class B misdemeanor.”

    “Legal Insurrection reports that the protest was initially scheduled to be a crowded sit-in targeting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, but the few protesters that did show up instead chose to make the commute a little harder for the people of Austin.”

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/dreamer-protest-fails-spectacularly-few-showed-15-arrested

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Something else funny is that some if not all of the protesters are from out of town, one from New Jersey.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Reminds me of another almost forgotten post-Katrina story.
      As the residents were trickling back in the FEMA folks were heaving money at contractors to put those blue tarps on roofs. Some contractors were reportedly receiving some $60 per man hour to get them up, paying workers $30 or more an hour.
      There were tons of ‘Mexicans’ in town, they had camps set up over by City Park and at dead malls in the East. They were working some 12 to 16 hours a day and raking in the cash…actually just about anyone who wanted a job could get one as there was more work than workers. Even the first fast food shops to open on the untouched Westbank were paying workers $10 to $15 an hour plus sign on bonuses paid over six or more months (many reneged on them).
      Early on comes a well known black rabble rouser with a bus full of what was portrayed as native NOLA black workers looking for work but denied work as the contractors were hiring ‘out of towners’. Oh well, native New Orleanians denied work as evil contractors were hiring illegal Spanish soeakers!? Time for an inquisitive local station to investigate….oops.
      Seems that about one of the bus’s riders was a local and when the riders saw that the work consisted of spending some twelve hours a day on a roof swinging a hammer in the searing, blazing sun and being on production….wellllllll let’s say that if a majority of the riders had taken the jobs another report would have been forthcoming. The town was largely rebuilt by Latinos busting their butts cleaning and securing the mess. That’s lost to the rehistorying process too.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Oh, goodness.

      πŸ˜†

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    • Lucille says:

      It’s pretty obvious that these men and women of no principles cast their vote in defiance of President Trump and the American people. Each one would have been perfectly happy to have Hillary as president and bask in her glory.

      The brain deterioration of John McCain is evidenced in the manner he cast his vote. He seemed to pause in order to get more attention, almost spat out the “NO” in the way a defiant four-year-old would do, and then walked away with a “so there!” attitude. We are seeing the true McCain, the one he showed in private or without cameras being present but now because of his increasing mental incapacitation cannot control. Sad for us all.

      We knew President Trump’s tenure would have ugly opposition, but did any of us really think it would be this bad or sustained or encouraged and the disloyalty to conservative principles/President Trump’s agenda so severe?

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      • stella says:

        I hear he said something to Politico correspondents just before his vote, like “watch the show”, and afterwards said, “Let’s see Donald make America great again now!”, which was reported by staffers.

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        Yes!!!!!!!!!!!

        and Sundance took much flack
        for expressing this revelation a
        year ago when many still reveled
        in their chosen candidate of hate;
        rather than support the idea of Trump.

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      • shiloh1973 says:

        I expected the opposition would be even worse. I may still be proved right. Brain cancer has nothing to do with traitor McCain. He has fought the American people for decades. He has armed our enemies and ridiculed our friends. He sold his soul to the devil when he betrayed his fellow POW’s in Nam. I despise him with the heat of a thousand A bombs.

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  11. Good Morning Stellarites, I just wanted to let you all know that I’ve posted a couple of updates on my son Josiah’s post-surgery status over on the CTH prayer request page 9 (I tried to post the link here but it wouldn’t let me, perhaps because I thought I was posting on today’s forum when I was actually on Thursday’s)…

    Overall Josiah is doing pretty well but still faces a number of challenges. Dealing with a catheter at home as an adult is a pretty steep learning curve for all of us. Last time he came home with a catheter he was still wearing diapers so it wasn’t Too different from regular days; obviously that’s not at all the way it is now…

    Anyway we have appreciated your prayers & encouragement as we’ve been walking this most recent path of medical upheaval. Thank you for remembering Josiah & I to the Lord as our situation comes to mind. May the Lord Bless You ALL & encourage you in your journeys too. I hope to catch up on what’s happening in these general discussion forums after getting some more rest…for I do love coming alongside for the ride here. Thanks for such a warm welcome here at Stella’s Place! Blessings, Valerie

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  12. I’ll be walking into work in a couple of hours. I am hesitant to do so, after Thursday night.

    I will ask Chef: Will you be Adult Chef tonight, or petulent, angry, loud, complaining, yelling Child Chef tonight?

    His answer will directly relate to whether I punch in or go home and find a new job.

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    • lovely says:

      πŸ™πŸΌ Prayers for your discernment Wooly. Before you go to work you may want to ask your guardian angel to go to Chef’s guardian angel before you talk to him.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Good suggestion. I said a little prayer, too.

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          Thank you all. I’m sure God helped somehow. The night went smoothly, but not with the inner turmoil. And it’s still residual. I hope I wake up happier than I am now, to go do brunch at 0730.

          I’m like Charlie Brown with that giant blackout scribble in his word-balloon right now.

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    • stella says:

      In cases like this, I find it is better to wait and see what happens rather than forcing a confrontation. Perhaps he will have something to say.

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      If changing canoes in mid-stream;
      best to have calm waters and also
      another canoe readily available. πŸ˜‰

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    • joshua says:

      F.E.A.R. = Future Events Appearing Real
      we cannot know what is going to happen in the future. we are in charge of our selves in the present. when we anticipate bad behavior on others in the future…we set ourselves up for a resentment, and we become defensive and potentially cause things to happen to ourselves that otherwise would not occur possibly.
      Our task is to stay Centered on Our Reality, and not drift into future projections, even when we have past history that we use to forecast future events…they are not Real, but exist in our mind.
      As such, we allow the person we resent to own our minds, spirit, and behavior…they have no idea about our pain, as they are not part of it. The only relief is to choose for ourselves what we wish to believe and seek the positive in everyone until we reach that point in time where our Fear will either be proven right, or we will discover we wasted our precious life moments thinking in the Virtual Future of our HEAD.

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    • I did ask him that, as I sat on a bucket outside, smoking a cigarette before work. That and “Are you going to be Jeckyll or Hyde tonight?”

      I stuck it out and didn’t leave, but it was a difficult night for me, emotionally.

      He didn’t say anything, just walked back inside. He didn’t say much to me tonight other than that which was business-related. I hope what I asked him hit him like a fist to the gut.

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  13. Lucille says:

    Some additional beautiful scenes from the Isle of Skye…either of these photos is worthy of framing….

    The Old Man of Storr (photo by Jamie Gordon)

    Trotternish Ridge

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  14. stella says:

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  17. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook. I thought this was a really good explanation (for someone like me, who was ignorant of the structure of the EU):

    Neil Chernoff writes

    “In thinking about the EU, consider the following from their website:

    “The European Commission is the EU’s politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.”

    “If we did it this way in the US, the US Executive Branch would tee up legislation of its choosing and structure (see Donald Trump).

    “Who runs the place? Jean-Claude Juncker. How did he get elected?

    “The 28 heads of state of the EU voted him in.

    “What did he do previously? He was the Prime Minister of Luxembourg.

    “So the most powerful body in the World behind the US and China is run by a guy

    “who spent his entire life working in government in a tiny country which has had one party rule for the last 70 years.

    “He was elected by 28 people (including himself). He runs it like a fiefdom.

    “Its not a big surprise he does not really get the idea of democracy.”

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  18. auscitizenmom 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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  19. Sharon says:

    It’s just been too long, so here it is:

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    • lovely says:

      I remember this! One of my best friends loved it! He said he was going to be a trucker because of it but ended up with the Chicago Board of Education. I think he should have stuck with trucking!

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Normally I don’t like rap music, but I can make exceptions.

      This was a huge hit for us CB-Radio-and-Semi-Truck-loving hillbilly kiddos in the 80s.

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        10 – 4, good buddy. πŸ˜‰

        Oops, time for a 10 – 100.

        Joshua’s version:
        Need to water a tire. πŸ˜‰

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Don’t forget “Wolf Creek Pass” πŸ˜‰

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  20. Sharon says:

    This is a better, more familiar version – with McCall featured:

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  21. facebkwallflower says:

    Heehee. Making a presence.

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