General Discussion, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse (1791-1872) and other inventors, the telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication. It worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations. In addition to helping invent the telegraph, Samuel Morse developed a code (bearing his name) that assigned a set of dots and dashes to each letter of the English alphabet and allowed for the simple transmission of complex messages across telegraph lines.

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93 Responses to General Discussion, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  1. Lucille says:

    Morse Code Song

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Morning Lucille….. that’s Czar’s lane Morse code in songs, books, …….. I just barely made it through the testing…….

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      • Lucille says:

        Morning, Colonel! Didn’t mean to break Czar’s back…oh, that’s Mom and sidewalk cracks. Well, sorry anyway, Czar! LOL!

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Czar was 12B and 96B…never commo. I tinkered with ham radio back in the early 60s but Morse was Greek to me…You could have gotten the message back mo’ quickerer by pigeon that my keying it. Operators used to recognize me by my ‘fist’, they called me ‘ham’.
        I used the PRC-6, -8,-10 (I still have one), -25 and got comfy with the -77 before I was issued a desk. Note that every one had a mike, I was ordered not to get within 50 feet of a key.

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        • joshua says:

          why I never got beyond Novice ham license…could do 5 wpm morse, but 13 wpm for full ham license, plus the vacuum tube schematic diagrams were too complex for me as a 14 year old…but build my own transmitter, strung my own antenna, and bought a Hallicrafter receiver from odd job earnings…..became a devil at soldering stuff….

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  2. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Lights on, water slowly boiling, coffee dripping………..
    That was Andrew Carnegie’s second job in Pittsburgh. Telegraph message runner. Andrew worked for J. Edgar Thomson, later President of the Pennsylvania Rail Road………
    Good Morning Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Lucille says:

    Likely the only telegraph message runner in history who became a multi-millionaire (or was he a billionaire?).

    Thanks for the coffee offer, but I’ve been taken off caffeine for now. So if you’ve got it, just some caffeine-less tea, please.

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    • Lucille says:

      This is in reply to the Colonel, of course. I’m still feeling the effects of being put under today, apparently…brain fried…and probably more to come.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Sigh….I’m considering the possibility of a cut or two and that post-op (pre-op don’t make me feel too good either) brain fog keeps me cut-free.

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          Just started a book on Kindle, Black Thursday; The Schweinfurt Raid. MSN 115 of VIII Bomber Command. I’m just in shock. My Dad was 22-23 years when he enter the Army during WWII. Many times he would just say, β€œthose boys, those boys””…….
          Your thoughts………

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Mine was a waist gunner until he got inner ear damage and went to ground. 8th AF suffered the highest casualty rate of any unit in the war. They lost an average of 2.6 planes per mission; 47,000 casualties with 26,000 deaths, 21,000 POWs.

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  4. Lucille says:

    Dr. John & Eric Clapton – Right Place, Wrong Time 1996

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    • That’s why I come here. Thanks, Lucille!

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      • Lucille says:

        You’re welcome, Wooly! Love seeing the greats perform.

        While rummaging around on the Internet and at YouTube I found some terrific MeatLoaf articles and vids, too. I was surprised to find he’s still with us. Another thing that surprised me was his saying that he finds it immensely difficult to be around people in a social setting and usually stays home when he’s not performing. Obviously we can never know the traumas of others unless they mention them, but that was so startling it made me cry.

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        • When I was a kid, we got these ads in the junk mail for Columbia Record Club deals, which were a scam, but they got us a bunch of free records. I got my folks to let us get Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler and a few other albums. (Then we got pestered and harassed by them for the next decade or so.) I remember, to this day, looking at the album cover for Meat Loaf’s Bat out of Hell, and thinking, “WOAH! That must be some heavy, dark, heavy, angry hard-core stuff!”

          Us kids were only allowed to listen to Nice music. Christian or Hippie. Petra, Amy Grant or Lovin’ Spoonful. Not much else.

          But that album cover is the biggest lie I ever saw as a kid, when I finally heard it as a late teen. I bet the art on that cover sold more albums than the music did.

          Those two — the music itself, and the album art — go together like peanut butter and anchovies.

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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)
    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’ rheavolans! (aka “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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Ah, avocado toast, looks good. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. πŸ™‚

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Nye!!!!!!!!! I’m jumping in! Back away from the bacon Mom……….

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Nyet πŸ™‚ .

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      • michellc says:

        Good afternoon!

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        • lovely says:

          Good afternoon Michelle, I met a friend for breakfast/lunch and now I’ve been cleaning my car. I’m almost done so off to the carwash is next!

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          • michellc says:

            I’ve now started packing. I’m not too sure how I feel about traveling for four days living out of a camper with 4 other adults and 2 toddlers. lol

            It’s a 8 hour drive tomorrow without stops. Then racing Friday night and a 2 hour drive whenever it ends. Then racing Saturday night, then a 5 hour drive Sunday and then a late night 4 hour drive Sunday night home.

            My kids better be grateful that I love them. πŸ™‚

            Traveling is not my cup of tea. lol

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            • lovely says:

              Well you’ll have fun when you get there. Your experiences from the track are always interesting, Especially your grandson’s wit!

              When I first read “I’ve now started packing.” I thought you meant carrying a gun, I was like πŸ€” I thought you always carry but you literally meant packing for a trip !!!

              Have fun with your loved ones πŸ™‚ . I know what ya’ mean about loving them, Chicago becomes less appealing every day but my girls live there. Really sad since at one time Chicago was really terrific.

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              • michellc says:

                When they first started talking about traveling to race, I kept telling them 3 hours a way was my limit. Then they talked me into going to Waco.
                Then they started talking about buying a travel trailer so I’d go with them more often. I told them it wouldn’t be happening and we had too many animals to be gone that long, because with pigs you just can’t leave like that.
                We sold the pigs and it’s a little easier to leave the dogs, goats and chickens. Not many folks want to mess with huge pigs. lol

                The real reason though is if my son-in-law got into a wreck, I don’t want to be 8 hours away and my daughter have to deal with that and 2 kids by herself.
                I might be regretting it though, my daughter was warning us tonight Gracie usually 2 or 3 nights a week wakes up screaming and with it being a strange place she probably will be really bad.

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                • lovely says:

                  You’re a great mom Michelle. I hope you get some rest. Prayers for your son in laws safety.

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                  • michellc says:

                    Not always. lol

                    I know he’s probably right, he’s more safe on the track than driving to the track, he doesn’t have a 5 point seat belt harness, hahns device, helmet, fire retardant shoes, socks, suit and gloves or an automatic fire extinguisher in his truck. lol It doesn’t stop me from worrying though.

                    Plus, we’re not getting any younger and we’re never promised tomorrow and the grandbabies won’t be babies forever and my little man told me, “Nanny Iz so happy you and PaPa goin’ on a racin’ vacation, Iz would miss you so much and be really sad.”

                    He’s in hog heaven because even his uncle is going on his racin’ vacation.

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                  • lovely says:

                    he’s more safe on the track than driving to the track, he doesn’t have a 5 point seat belt harness, hahns device, helmet, fire retardant shoes, socks, suit and gloves or an automatic fire extinguisher in his truck.

                    And everyone on the track is paying attention and no one is texting, putting on make op, drunk or eating spaghetti and meatballs.

                    Such a special relationship, even though I don’t have any grandchildren I think part of what makes it so special is that we realize how fast their childhood slips away.

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                  • michellc says:

                    Yes, I want to put books on my grandbabies’ heads. lol

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    • Lucille says:

      Good day, Nyet! It’s lunchtime in my time zone, so everything will fit right in no matter the time of day. And you know I like avocado. Bought some the other day for 88 cents each and so were excellent–no stringy bit inside and the flavor was superb! Had to restrain myself from eating them all at once!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. stella says:

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  8. lovely says:

    Trump wipes ‘DANDRUFF’ off the shoulder of President Macron on camera telling the media ‘We have to make him perfect’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5652513/Trump-wipes-DANDRUFF-shoulder-President-Macron.html

    I can’t believe anyone reads The Onion anymore. President Trump is so outrageously funny.

    πŸ€”

    πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

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  9. michellc says:

    Last night I saw a woman commenting on a Governor candidate discussion that she was voting for a certain candidate. She stated she had been a life long democrat but switched to Republican for this election.
    Later someone commented that only one candidate was being endorsed by Right to Life groups and she commented, “Leave Roe V Wade alone.”

    I then asked her why she was voting Republican if she was for abortion, it is not part of the GOP platform. She said because this candidate said it was the law of the land, so he wouldn’t be trying to overturn Roe V Wade.

    Heck, if even Democrats can see Republicans are not serious about ending abortions, why do so many Republican voters bury their head in the sand?

    I am sick of getting played by Republicans who claim to be pro-life, but really are fine with abortions being legal. For 45 years we have heard we just need to get the right justices appointed to overturn Roe V Wade, well that hasn’t worked out too well.
    I am sick of getting played by Republicans who claim to be small government and then spend like they’re a kid in a candy store. Why even have a GOP platform if the GOP is going to continue supporting candidates that follow none of it?

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  10. Lucille says:

    “The Last Time I Saw Paris” from the film LADY BE GOOD (1941) starring Ann Sothern, Robert Young

    Ann Sothern (1909-2001) is actually singing her own songs in the film, though this clip seems to have film and audio not in sync.

    Paris 2012

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  11. stella says:

    Just received an email update on the Gosnell movie:

    Gosnell Movie Sneak Peek screenings in Ireland next week

    Dear Supporters,

    We wanted to let you know we are going to do two sneak peek screenings of the Gosnell Movie in Ireland next week.

    Ireland will hold a referendum at the end of May to lift the legal protection on the unborn from the constitution.

    All the major political parties in Ireland agree that lifting the ban on abortion is a good thing
    The “conservative” Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, a medical doctor has evolved from pro-life to “safe, legal and rare, we see here in the US how well that has worked out.
    All the major newspapers agree
    Amnesty International says not having abortion in Ireland is a human rights abuse ( we are old enough to remember when Amnesty International protected prisoners of conscience)
    The United Nations says Ireland is absolutely wrong and appalling to protect unborn babies

    The Gosnell story tells the truth about abortion. In Ireland there has been scant discussion of what an abortion actually is. The Gosnell jury had to be educated about abortion, about the difference between murder of a baby and legal abortion. The prosecution called two abortion doctors and a neonatologist to give evidence so that the distinction would be clear.

    Here is a reminder of just some of that testimony. We think this is useful information for Ireland to have, hope you think so too.


    thank you,

    Ann

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    • Thank you, Stella.

      As noted above, the NRA doesn’t sell arms or kill people. Abortionists do.

      Maranatha!*

      *When people end posts with MAGA, I pray that. But one follows the other. He, Our Lord, is going to come with a sword. And a host of angels, also armed. Clintonistas and pizza afficionados should be very afraid. So should the GOP. And the Media.

      And they are. Good.

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  12. lovely says:

    Former California cop arrested as Golden State Killer

    Finally !

    May he rot, he will die long before CA gets around to executing him.

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  13. stella says:

    President Trump will be on Fox & Friends tomorrow morning at 8 am.

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  14. 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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