General Discussion, Friday, September 29, 2017

St. Mawes Castle, Cornwall

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240 Responses to General Discussion, Friday, September 29, 2017

  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    The worst part of busy days:

    Liked by 5 people

  2. joshua says:

    Damn the torpedoes….Full Speed Ahead…..uh, later…still sleeping….but…”it’s FRIDAY. Yeah, two more working days until Monday,,” Admiral Rickover..

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Lucille says:

    “Everloving” by Moby

    The footage–originally without music or narration–is mesmerizing. The train called Bergensbanen goes from Oslo to Bergen in about seven hours. It has an operating speed of 160 kph (99 mph).

    Travel website about the Bergen Railway: Great Train Journeys
    Map of Norway…

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    • lovely says:

      Richard Melville Hall aka Moby is a musical genius.

      My favorite song by him, he is on the keyboards, the woman voice is phenomenal.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      I saw this video a few months back, and yes. Quite mesmerising and beautiful footage and music. Been listening to a lot of beat-driven instrumental tracks (heh) like this lately. If you make a Pandora playlist with the seed “Nightmares on Wax”, you get a lot of goodness.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Yes, mesmerizing, and absolutely beautiful. Looks like much of Alaska, except we don’t have train track or road there. Dog teams go a little slower, but with equal beauty. Thanks Lucille. Time to start getting ready for winter, it is almost October.

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Listening to a Puerto Rican official saying that getting suplis is not thst big of an issue, thry hsve thousands of containers in port. Problem is getting them out into the country, the roads and many bridges are out.
    That brings the question to mind: what’s the Puerto Rican National Guard doing? If you look at their structure they have an Engineer battalion and they should be able to clear roads and navigate rough terrain with their vehicles. They have a Quartermaster battalion that does supply work, a Combat Sustainment and a Forward Support Company. They have two Infantry battalions, an MP battalion, an Aviation battalion and other units, all of which are equipped to work in extremely bad conditions. What are they doing?

    That Guard capacity is supposed to be the state’s first line in a disaster, the Federal machine takes time to get in gear so the Guard’s trained and equipped to hold the line. They should preposition equipment and supplies, either ensuring the things needed are moved to secure locations or that they are safe where they are stored. They should have known this as the story of how the Louisiana Guard HQ left vital equipment at a site outside of NOLA that went over ren feet underwater was the topic of discussion at the Guard for years.

    Trump’s getting hammered for things that are not his fault here, not that that’s unusual, he really has little to do with the Guard, unless they are Federalized the belong to the PR governor. Trump’s getting blamed for supplies not getting there but they can’t distribute the supplies they have. What PR needs to at least hold the line should largely be there, including fuel bladders that can be flown to areas to support aerial operations…why aren’t we getting scoop on what’s happening?

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      You cheat.

      You are using

      common sense.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Col(R)Ken says:

      Hey Czar where are those guys?

      Liked by 3 people

      • czarowniczy says:

        Yeah, but the Guard and civilian government’s job is to monitor the storms and get a response ready ahead of time. Disaster response is the Guard’s bread and butter, the La Guard sorta dropped the ball….OK, thru bad planning drown all of the equipment they’d need to respond but that kesson was long learned.
        The Air National Guard has a wing of C-130s and someone should have been out clearing runways in the hinterland with military or civilian dozers…130s can land and take off on crap tarmac. They have an air control squadron too to do the runway control.
        Where are the fuel bladders and helicopters to carry them to where they’re needed? Should be setting up refueling points that would work with fuel for ground vehicles and aircraft, basic military stuff.
        Trimp can’t just grab the Guard but DoD should be independently rolling active duty troops, hsvingbthem ready and standing in the door waiting for Trump to say ‘go’, more badic stuff, they knew the scope of the storm and that they’d be ordered up and out. AF would put mobile, self-sufficient air traffic control on the ground, local Guard could clear the runway if needed and engineers from Army, Marines and AF could be flown in.
        It’s a big mess but that’s whst we were paid to do, clean up big messes.

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        • ImpeachEmAll says:

          Perhaps bulldoze the island,
          plant a tropical forest, and
          call it the USA’s contribution
          to help rid climate change
          and global warming; also
          reduce carbon emissions.
          Bonus: Nobody there and
          no need to pay the PR debts. πŸ˜‰


    • G-d&Country says:

      Good points. I agree. Mornin Czar πŸ™‚

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    • It sounds like you should be running the show, czar! πŸ˜‰

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    • stella says:

      In the press conference yesterday, he said that a lack of drivers is a problem.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Remember Katrina? Peopke bobbing in the water while the city’s transit bus and school bus flerts, all fueled and ready to go, sat flooded? Where’s THAT lesson gone?
        The Guard has drivers, I can bet that you can winnow the general,population and gobd dtivers…the niceties of normal daily life as they pertain to who drives whst where and when should not apply in a major disaster. When you mull the ‘don’t hsve enough drivers’ excuse around in your mind it bevones less and less viable. Who, if they’ve ever rented even a 5-ton U-Haul truck can’t drive a relief truck?
        We’ve had 16 years since 911 and Homeland Security offices at all levels from Federal to city. Through misson creep they’ve grown to encompass disaster response and allegedly trained and learned from disasters and screwups all the way…what’s going wrong? The excuses that ‘this was too big’ (you just planning for the small ones?), ‘this couldn’t have been foreseen’ (what did you do during the training/planning?), ‘this will provide a valuable reference during the next occurrence’ (see previous parenthetical remark) will flow and people will buy them. Ah well, maΓ±ana, maΓ±ana.

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    • stella says:

      The beginning of yesterday’s press conference has a lot of info.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Gave me flashbacks to the local and state pols spouting CYA press conferences during Katrina. What they were saying just didn’t jive with what was going on on the ground. Then again the workers with filthy, stinky clothes that hadn’t been changed in a week, who were eating things salvaged from grocery stores and wirking 20 or more hours a day were too close to the action and too involved to have a ckear and objective view of the big picture.
        Note the pols and talking heads sre shaven, coifed, neat and clean. To viewers this is their own natural condition and they tend to unconsciously accept that as the norm on the site yet the pols have been without water and power for how long?
        Our pressers in NOLA were frequently staged in a major hotel where the pols and military privileged were set up. Very early on they had power, A/C, water, clean bedding, great food…all of the necessities the power structure needed to ensure the little trash worker bees out doing the actual work and living-eating in the filth didn’t have. I remember the NOPD chief calling the rank in on a meeting when the city was dry, no utilities had been restored and cleanup hadn’t even begun and telling the rank they had to go back to wearing full, clean uniforms INCLUDING the white shirt. LEA were showering in FEMA shower trailers that arrived in October or November, before that they were showering on our side out in a courtyard with a garden hose, hanging their uniforms on a fence and washing them off with the same hose.
        That cured me of believing more than 10% of the stuff pols say during disaster pressers, their primary interest is limiting the splash-back from their miserable pre-disaster works. Would be more accepting if they offered the heads of a few of the Homeland Security officials whose job it was to be prepared for these kibds of disasters.

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    • stella says:

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    • I’ve been wondering about this myself. But I’ve been wondering because PR was Leftwing Moonbat Land prior to the hurricane.

      I’m getting the NOLA post-Katrina vibe: Do nothing to help ourselves, whine, scream, and blame the president! (Sorry Czar. I know you live down there.)


  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    That time of the morning;

    Sunrise will be happening… πŸ˜‰

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  6. 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! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Blueberry Scones

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  7. G-d&Country says:

    Good Morning everybody! πŸ™‚ Here are 2 paintings, illustration art, by NC Wyeth. Yesterday’s paintings only showed up as links on my computer, not pictures. I hope these come out. I’m doing the same thing as before. I’m still on my “tree” theme. πŸ™‚ Enjoy and have a great day, I can’t be back until tonight!

    P.S. If they only show as links on your computers, can someone give me any idea why? I’ll be back tonight. Thanks.

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Flashback to 2015, same librarian…….before Dr. Seuss got raycisssss…..

    Mornin’ kids!

    Liked by 5 people

  9. joshua says:

    an incredible commentary about the NFL from the perspective of a normal American middle class citizen…

    Liked by 3 people

  10. lovely says:

    Stella or any of the moderators at TCTH, can someone tell me how to block a poster on my blog? As most of you know I don’t really use it as a blog, the “Go to hell” post (thanks to Stella and Menageries promotion 😊) has attracted a lot of attention. I’m happy to have people there who are happy to have a voice. I don’t mind the few dissenters. But. There is a nut case who is commenting on every post saying some nonsense like “America is so racist it doesn’t even know that it is racist.” I figured out how to move her comments to spam and I think any future comments will go to spam but I was hoping to just block her.

    I tip my hat to you folks, there were normal people posts in spam and I didn’t even know I had to look there πŸ™„.

    Sand&Sea I found you in Spam! Sorry!

    Also I feel bad that I can’t respond to everyone who has posted on the article πŸ˜•.

    Kudos to you Stella, I can’t imagine how much work this board is let alone the cat herding at TCTH.

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  11. nyetneetot says:

    I’m traveling for my carnival barker business once again. So I may just be checking in infrequently after next week. I get another Christmas and New Years away from “she whom shall not be named”! HAPPY DANCE!

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  12. lovely says:

    James Woods is a national treasure πŸ™‚ .

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  13. ZurichMike says:

    Today is the feast day of the Archangel Michael, also known as Michaelmas. ZurichMike gets his baptismal name from the Archangel because ZurichMike’s mom’s due date for ZurichMike all those years ago was September 29th (OK, I missed it by a few days, but mom had already decided on Michael).

    Archangel Michael famously kicked disobedient Lucifer and his demons out of heaven and into hell, and is anticipated to defeat Satan’s armies at the end of all time. For now, Archangel Michael furiously battles to keep the line of separation bright and strong between good and evil spirits. Learn more about Archangel Michael:

    Although he is a spiritual enforcer, he is not the highest of angels in the traditional hierarchy of angels. That is reserved for seraphim. When we learn that all dominions and powers will be under Christ’s feet, it is not just temporal powers, but spiritual ones as well. Learn more about the hierarchy of angels (and demons):

    Catholics call him Saint Michael (saint in the sense of holy, not a special human being). The prayer to Saint Michael was said at the conclusion of Mass in Catholic churches until Vatican II decided, apparently, that it was too warlike and awful (much like Memorial Day celebrations at schools were cancelled in the 1960s). Learn more about the Saint Michael prayer:

    However, in the times we face, the prayer is powerful and direct. It is not as soaring at the Breastplate of St. Patrick, but it gets the job done. We are beset by evil – spiritual beings and incarnate beings that seek the ruin of souls and destruction of human dignity.

    Today, on the feast day of Archangel Michael, please do ZurichMike the favor of reciting the Saint Michael prayer:

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  14. lovely says:

    More follow up.

    Imagine how she would feel about doggity day 😊.

    No document was presented to show that she had any allergies whatsoever.

    Entitled Sharia adherent is my thought.

    Unclean? Muslim Prof ID’ed As Woman Who Demanded Dogs Be Removed From Plane

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  15. Doo Dah Daze says:

    Just for fun…

    Liked by 2 people

  16. czarowniczy says:

    Yo! Diabetics…tired of those finger pricks? Tired of that manual log? Check out Freestyle’s new monitor:

    Price for the meter should be around $70 (that’s average price in the 40+ countries already selling it) with the wearable sensor coming in at about $70 every two weeks. FDA’s approved it and Freestyle’s talking to insurance companies about covering it. Beats those pin pricks and it gives constant monitoring.

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Big print gives;
      little print takes away… πŸ˜‰

      The little print: Continue
      your normal testing routine
      while wearing the sensor.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yes, as a backup. Thing is you have a constant monitoring rather than a one or two hour set point. If you miss a regular pin prick check you have a backup and you have an idea of your blood sugar throughout the day as you go about your routine. Howzat trek thru the mall doing you? Howzat forbidden gnosh you partook of going? Getting too close to a bad sugar low and not noticing? Pkus you have that chart that shows your pattern through the day.
        I’m betting they’re saying that until you see how the monitor’s working for you and to give you confidence in the system. It’s already been proven in over 40 countries and the FDA’s given it an OK. I love the idea as I don’t have to carry my rig around when I’m working to see when my sugar’s getting too low, ditto when driving, I just get to look at the monitor. Should be super simple to compare the pin prick and bloodless monitors sgainst each other for accuracy, as it is I have three vampire units that I check against each other (emergency backups) and they vary by 5 or more points on the same blood drop.

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        • It really depends how well the sensor works for you. When Medtronic first came out with their sensor, some people went ahead and used their phone to make the pump and sensor a closed loop system that would treat their blood sugars automatically. I haven’t had that much luck with the sensor so I use it as a back up/sugar monitor (remember yesterday when I said I couldn’t eat fries anymore? The sensor is how I learned I couldn’t eat fries anymore.)

          Dexcom consistently gets high ratings for theirs. It should be interesting to see the feedback on the Freestyle one.

          Depending on how many test you do a day, czar, you may not need it. But if you want to have a security system for your blood sugar as you mentioned, or get a better picture of what your sugar does based on what you eat, you might want to give it a whirl and see what you think,.

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    • Looks like Freestyle is jumping on the bandwagon now too.

      I used to wear my Medtronic sensor on the back of my arm.

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  17. Sharon says:

    Well, that didn’t take long………………………………………..

    β€œI swear to God, any woman whose car breaks down – I will burn her and her car,” said a man wearing a traditional white robe who appeared in a short video distributed online earlier in the week.

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  18. Sharon says:


    “…..The woman who was kicked off of a southwest airlines flight after demanding service dogs be removed from the plane has just been identified as a Muslim professor from Maryland.”

    Who’d a thunk it.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Well, I figured the disability was fake when she alleged the deathly allergy but wouldn’t get off the plane. People with genuine disabilities will get off the plane because one’s health always comes first to those of us who struggle to keep it.

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  19. 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.

    And, Lord, we pray for all the people who have been affected by the earthquakes and hurricanes.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  20. jeans2nd says:

    Stella – some here may be Linux ppl (WC is, for one) – there is a 2 yo security flaw in Linux distros that has recently been id’d as high risk that needs attn.
    Every Linux distro prior to kernel flavor 3.10.77 is affected.
    One needs to set vm.legacy_va_layout to 1.
    Have a Blessed day.


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