General Discussion, Monday, July 2, 2018

Since we celebrate our Independence this week, it seems to me that it is a good time to enjoy the great marches of John Phillip Sousa. Today’s is “Semper Fidelis”, always faithful, the official march of the United States Marine Corps, played by the United States Marine Band.

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140 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, July 2, 2018

  1. Good morning! Today, I have spent time on a .gov learning about becoming a citizen. Finally, my DH has decided to become a citizen. It is definitely complicated business! However, I’m going to help him best I can.
    The website gives instructions and all, but I noticed some strange things. It says that the applicant must pass a civics test. It consists of a combination of American history, and government. They call it a civics test. There is a site to take practice tests to pass. Just out of curiosity, I took the test. I made 100% on the test, but I noticed a couple of strange questions. “Name one of the two longest rivers in the USA”, and “Name a bordering state with Canada”. What has this to do with History or government? I’m really smart when it comes to geography, but it seems out of place.
    I’m going to help him all that I can, but do any of you have any suggestions?
    He also has to pass an English exam. No worries, He’s from England, lol!

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Those questions are very hard. Hey good luck…..

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    • Morning Jacqueline! That’s terrific!

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    • lovely says:

      Congratulations to your husband and welcome aboard, how neat! I’m sure he’ll have no problem with all the hoops and hurdles πŸ™‚ !

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    • Lucille says:

      β€œName one of the two longest rivers in the USA”, and β€œName a bordering state with Canada”. What has this to do with History or government?

      It seems to me that they are after general knowledge which would indicate the applicant is serious about applying for citizenship and is interested enough in the U. S. to know things about the nation besides history and government. Make sure your husband also knows about our economic system. You never know whether or not they will have “surprise” questions.

      I wonder if anyone has ever been rejected for citizenship if he received a failing grade on the test.

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    • How wonderful JTR! πŸ™‚

      Geography has a lot to do with history and our country’s history. Many a war has been fought over a “patch of dirt”. For example, did you know there was a Revolutionary War naval battle fought on Lake Champlain in Vermont? British, Americans, and French had goods and men going in and out through Canada. Rivers were the super-highways of olden days, and a great amount of the wealth of a country moved on not only the seas, but the rivers.

      I’m sure your DH will do great on his test, and we welcome him to citizenry! πŸ™‚

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    My youngest sonm’s birthday is on the 4th – he was born on 4 July 1976. For all babies born on the 4th that year the hospital gave out o ne-time-only bicentennial birth certificates – you apply for a replacement now and all you get’s a plain old regular one – think I’m going to send it to him.

    Middle son’s b’day is in August – he’ll be 50. His wife wants me tosend her some pix of him so she can do a collage. She’s gonna be surprised, when his mom and I were divorced I kept all of the albums and most of the loose pictures. I’m sending him all of the pix of him saved from his birth on – neither of them suspect I have that many.
    Worst thing about going thru boxes of old pix is the memories they bring back. I have pix of my grandfather in his militia uniform, pix of my dad in England during WWII and thru his career until Vietnam, his return to England with the AF and hisr etirement. Have pix of him with my 52 year old son, 50 year old son and my 42 year old son.
    Pix of Zauber as a pup, pix of all of our cats through our almost 40 years together, our wedding pix (Kodak – told ya we was tight wads) we didn’t know we had and our marriage licence that has our wedding date we never remember.
    Found the pic of me prostrate (yeah, that’s the right word…) in the same place in Marcey Park
    where they found Vince Foster. Found pix of Czarina and I when we were much MUCH younger, before the dust started to settle. Found pix of me in grade school in the mid 50s. Woof! Sooooo many pix, sooooooo many memories.

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Looks like El Jefe Obrador has won the Mexican election, now the fun begins. El Jefe wants to work with the US but hates Trump…looks like the Rats have a new Communist-lite to cozy up to. This is going to be interesting to as El Jefe’s talking about nationalizing a lot of private business and deep frying the rich.
    Waiting to see how his election’s going to plasy with China, that’s going to be a whole nuther story.

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  4. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Coffee water is dripping, water for tea is hot…..and Nye is in the Kitchen!!!!!!!!!

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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!

    Blueberry Scones

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  6. Excellent post from American Spectator:

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  8. Lucille says:

    In keeping with the Marine theme…Making Marine Security Guards

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  9. Perhaps not the prettiest marine painting, it is important nonetheless, and I wanted to show this first. It is the painting of the first 5 ships of our Continental Navy. In John Adams autobiography he writes: ” The first was named Alfred, in honor of the greatest Navy that ever existed; the second, Columbus, after the discoverer of this quarter of the globe; the third, Cortez, after the discoverer of the northern part of the continent; the fourth, Andrew Doria, in honor of the great Genoese admiral; and the fifth, Providence, the name of the town where she was purchased and the residence of Governor Hopkins and his brother Esek, whom we appointed the first captain.” This is Continental Fleet at Sea:

    On land we have The Battle of Lexington, 19 April 1775. by William Barns Wollen 1910.

    And on a lighter note:

    Great music Stella – I love it! Oh and BTW I had that pic as one to post as part of a night time group as well! HAHAHA! Great minds think alike πŸ˜‰

    Have to run and get outside to water new lawn and wildflower bed before they (and I) bake in the heat!
    Have a great day everyone! πŸ™‚

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  10. stella says:

    Love this story.

    Da Nerve! Seattle Deports Homeless To Kansas

    https://sentinelksmo.org/da-nerve-seattle-deports-homeless-to-kansas/

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  11. stella says:

    Donald J. Trump β€” President of the United States
    3 hrs Β·

    President Donald J. Trump’s schedule for Monday, July 2nd:
    Β· Meeting with the Secretary of State
    Β· Meeting with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands
    Β· Expanded bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands

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  12. lovely says:

    Awesome Cat. He is shown in the opening scene but then the natural sequence of events is shown after the smack down clip.

    He takes down at least 3 Antifa Animals. He is seen at 3:03, POW ! 4:10 observing ready for action, 5:01, 7:30 POW! & the infamous round house @ 7:38. Dude is a Peace Enforcer. Note he doesn’t knock the Antifa bitch out.

    Other observations on Steel Sleeve Cat, he is giving orders watch him talk to the same people, Cat is wearing steel arm protectors. He always uses appropriate force. He is always aware of his surrounding. This is not his first rodeo there is footage of him at at least on other rally.

    This Cat IMO is not an independent actor he is tied to the Feds somehow, a Spook with carte blanche freedom.

    Portland police not only allowed this to turn into a street fight in my observation they facilitated and encouraged it by their inaction and school girl huddling.

    Hmmmm…

    About 575 people were arrested during the Capitol Hill protest against President Trump just a few days ago.

    Wictor says he has the reflexes of a cat and is a Superhero πŸ™‚ !

    Team Trump is winding up for a round house like Steel Sleeves Cat. Wait for it. We are taking names, histories, addresses, and preparing for the big blow.

    I have no doubt that we are on the road to victory in America. It may look like hell, imagine when you’re cleaning the kitchen cabinets and the whole kitchen looks like hell but it is a process of restoring order, now imagine all those spices, food stuffs and kitchenware with piranha teeth. Now imagine you have a stun gun, Yukon Cornelius and Hermie the Elf Dentist working for you.

    You have just put yourself in President Trump’s shoes.

    Our enemy is amongst us, we are at war, those who support Antifa hate us, it is as simple as that. Their leaders are calling for our deaths. they are not hiding their agenda, they are not ignorant of their agenda;

    It is time to tell them and show them that they will be civilized or they will be curbed.

    I drove through Chicago on Saturday. I informed the occupants of my car before we left, if we are surrounded by protestors we are not stopping. Period. No matter what. I will not sacrifice myself or loved ones at the altar of the deluded. I was armed. IL can kiss my ass.

    We are winning folks, beyond our wildest hopes.

    The Left has gone mad as mad as a rabid dog they have for the most part lost all pretense of civility.

    Stay locked loaded and safe the time to live is now.

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  13. Lucille says:

    What a fun shot…

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  14. stella says:

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  15. lovely says:

    More evidence that the Left is madly spirally down the hole of rabid delusion.

    They are downright orgasmic about the Cohen interview.

    😏

    The MSM is panting it’s new mantra “Cohen will put his family and country before President Trump”.

    What morons. Really? Is this the best you have? How irkingly (can I create a word πŸ™‚ ? ) dull. What did they expect Cohen to say, β€œI’d burn my family at the stake for President Trump and America can burn to the ground before I’ll betray to Trump” ? Who do they think Cohen and President Trump are ? Loretta Lynch and the unhinged, alcoholic, bitter angry loser Hillary Clinton? Or perhaps they are looking at the Trump Cohen relationship through their Obama Valerie Jarrett lens. The Left does not understand fidelity to family and country above their dear leaders that is a simple fact. that is why they celebrate. Because they are complacent Goose Steppers they are loyal to their power and money not their family or their country.

    Good grief.

    Utter fools.

    The Left whines “But, but, but, Cohen won’t answer questions about the $130,000 payment ! “

    Knock your socks off hanging your stinky sweaty out dated hopes on this non revelation you silly deluded twats.

    Again really?

    Cohen has been by President Trump’s side for a reason, if you are stupid enough to believe that citizen Trump, then President Trump entrusted someone untrustworthy monkey with the keys to the kingdom then you are unconnected to the reality that has been playing out over the last 3 years. In other words you are exactly who the MSM and the political elites have molded you to be.

    Think!

    Let’s pretend that Cohen is cooperating with the Swamp Denizens πŸ€”.

    Well wouldn’t that be something the denizens would like to be kept quiet?

    If there was real animosity between Cohen and President Trump why on earth would the filthy vile Leftists have to make up lies and try to convince people that there is animosity between the long time allies.

    he comedian Tom Arnold says he’s teaming up with President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, to take down the president. Arnold tweeted a photo with Cohen on Thursday night; Cohen retweeted it. The two met up at the Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan.

    Yee Haw!!! Shouts the Left.

    Except Michael Cohen calls BS and says he has nothing to do with the despicable Arnold and it was a just a photo op for the Arnold.

    Moronic desperate play Tom, aren’t you the disloyal scumbag who sold tabloids information on your wife? Despicable human being.

    If you are holding a royal flush there is no need to bluff. In fact you downplay it.

    Sheesh. You would think The Art of War and The Art of the Deal were unavailable to these folks.

    There is no animosity between Cohen and Trump. None.

    Whoops! The Left is too stupid stupid and complacent to understand that something far out of their understanding and fixing is afoot. Good.

    We are privileged to be not only watching but also honored to be bit players in the greatest sting ever carried out on American soil. The swamp is draining so slowly that most of the swamp critters won’t even have time to crawl out of their home and find a new habitat. They will simply go to sleep, arrogantly reassured that their flailing is going to save them. Again.

    The Left cannot find a new playbook. They will continue to lie, pander to identity politics, hatred and division.

    Meanwhile, the Left is going ballistic over President Trump’s retweet rather than understanding it is an ominous warning.

    Hey Letist American hating minions and the puppet masters someone once snottily said “Elections have consequences.” Suck it up buttercups or get the hell out of my America.

    πŸ™‚

    What a time to be alive πŸ™‚

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  16. lovely says:

    All 12 members and coach of Thailand youth soccer team found alive in caves after massive search, official says

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/07/02/all-12-members-and-coach-thailand-youth-soccer-team-found-alive-in-caves-after-massive-search-official-says.html

    Joy! Joy! Joy! Deep in my soul! All alive! Thank you God! Thank you rescue team workers! Thank you prayer warriors! Amen!

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  17. Lucille says:

    The Vice President Meets Families Affected by the Guatemala Volcano

    Vice President Mike Pence Visits the President of Ecuador

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  18. John Denney says:

    This is a very interesting read. I’m about 90 pages into this autobiographical piece.

    He says he’s an economist who has been colluding with big business with the aid of the government to provide glowing reports of how GDP of a target country would explode at 16% if they would get a loan and build up the infrastructure. Others would add requirement that the building all be done by American companies. If the country’s leaders went for it, the American companies would make lots of money, and the bankers, too. The forecasted growth would not materialize, though, and the country would be unable to repay the loan, putting them on the hook forever. The countries resources would be used as partial payment, thus plundering the country and making a select few incredibly rich.
    If the leader refused, the CIA would depose him.

    http://resistir.info/livros/john_perkins_confessions_of_an_economic_hit_man.pdf

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  19. Lucille says:

    From Thomas Wictor (16 hours ago)…

    QUOTE: “Q clearance” is a Department of Energy security clearance comparable to the federal Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance you need to work at the National Security Council, for example.

    The reason it’s being used here is because of a hilarious novel that Peter Benchely of Jaws fame wrote.

    If “Qanon” says that he has Q Clearance, that’s proof the whole thing is fake and was inspired by Benchley’s novel.

    Someone with Q clearance wouldn’t have access to the secrets allegedly being revealed. The problem with Qanon is that he says things that are liable to get people killed.

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  20. lovely says:

    Seven Antifa dregs arrested in Portland.

    One Patriot who took out at least 3 Antifa thugs without breaking a sweat.

    Who was always picked first for any team sport?

    Who was always picked last?

    Who looks clean and content?

    Who looks angry and dirty? I mean, come on 7 out of 7, what are the chances all of them look like they hate baths as much as they hate America?

    Rumor has it that after a video review there are no charges and no pending charges against the patriot. No word on whether or not his attacker survived the roundhouse. My guess is there is some type of brain damage or possibly a neck injury, I have never seen a body go stiff as a board after a blow.

    Tip for Antifa thugs don’t attack people you may suffer severe consequences.

    I’d challenge all 7 of those chimps to a fight 7 against one before I’d go one round with the man who calls himself Rufio Panman.

    I am very happy to be on the side that I am on.

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  21. Lucille says:

    I missed this four days ago; so I’m posting in case others did, too…love how the judge has no sympathy for the DOJ…perhaps if they are crying “not enough staff” they should bring in some of those sit-abouts from other governmental agencies…same union.

    Federal Court Orders DOJ to Begin Searching and Producing Fusion GPS Records in Response to Judicial Watch Lawsuit

    JUNE 28, 2018
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/federal-court-orders-doj-to-begin-searching-and-producing-fusion-gps-records-in-response-to-judicial-watch-lawsuit/

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    • Prayers answered!!!! Thank you, lovely.

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    • Lucille says:

      Poor little angels without food. It must be warm in the cave or they would have died from hypothermia. Brave little fellows.

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      • lovely says:

        Yes and the people on the ground said that the caves would provide fresh water, The 25 year old coach kept his wits about him, the boys kept their wits about them and they stuck together.

        I’m sure it was overwhelming and scary, imagine the darkness, you can see the beam of light hurts the boys eyes, What a joyful sight it must have been for the searcher who found them!

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          They seemed so calm.

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          • lovely says:

            I think they are likely in a dull stupor, I don’t know if they had any food with them and 10 days without food for boys age 11 – 16 would be pretty devastating. If that is truly a video of the initial discovery and from the verbal exchange it seems to be exactly that my guess is the boys aren’t even sure if they are dreaming or if they really are being rescued.

            “What day is it?”

            Imagine 10 days of darkness, no food, worrying about never being found or escaping the caves, worrying about the possibility of more flooding, not even knowing the passage of time because there isn’t even a sunrise or sunset. It could break a grown man.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I heard on the news this morning it is going to take a long time to get them all out.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I heard it was the British who got to them. Americans are on the way to help.

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              • lovely says:

                The Brits found them, americans (cave diving experts) are already there but I don’t know what capacity they are working in.

                A report has some of the boys with muscles beginning to atrophy. And they did not have food for ten days.

                The boys are too week for them to swim out but are being given nutrient rich meals. The boys will need to learn to scuba dive to get out or the will need to remain in the cave for 3 – 4 months until the water recedes. It sounds like their scuba diving out is a remote possibility. Doctors have volunteered to stay with the boys for 3-4 months if that is the decision that is made.

                Teen soccer team may be stuck in Thailand cave for months

                https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/07/03/Teen-soccer-team-may-be-stuck-in-Thailand-cave-for-months/2171530613582/

                they apparently went in the caves as some type of rite of passage initiation which many Thai boys do in the region. Apparently writing their names on one of the furthest in caves was the goal.

                SMH

                The boys being silly I could be talked into but the 25 year old coach?

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  A stupid thing to do.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  I just thought of something. I wonder how many of these young men have died in the past. Now there is a possibility of them being brought out alive one way or another. But, how many groups in the past have gone in there only to lose their lives because there was no way to get to them?

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                  • lovely says:

                    I wonder if the nearer the Monsoon season the tougher the boys are deemed?

                    No idea.

                    If it is a well known local tradition perhaps if the rescuers were informed of this tradition they could have started searching nearer to where the “signature cave” is located and the the boys could have been found sooner.

                    Pure speculation on my part.

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          • I have noticed that Indians are like that. I know Indians that came here with absolutely nothing but the clothes on their backs and are now very wealthy hotel owners and real estate magnates. I know Indians who also came here with nothing and now work, very calmly, in convenience stores and gas stations that they own, 14 hours a day.

            I love and respect both castes. And I mean that, without snark. They do have a sense of calm, no matter what happens, along with a great dose of wisdom. Singhs and Patels, they do what they do, without complaint: don’t cross them, and they’ll be the kindest people you ever meet. I’ve heard both cuss people out, though. Deservedly. πŸ™‚

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  22. 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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  23. Lucille says:

    Her words against non-leftist Christians are reprehensible…

    “Christian Author Claims to be Pro-Life, But Defends Roe v. Wade”
    By Ryan Bomberger July 2, 2018 | 4:47PM – WDC
    http://www.lifenews.com/2018/07/02/christian-author-claims-to-be-pro-life-but-defends-roe-v-wade/

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  24. Lucille says:

    Devin Nunes continues his fine work for America…

    Nunes tightens screws in his probe into surveillance abuses

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  25. Vox Day had a great post yesterday about how conservatives should NEVER, EVER talk to the MSM when they want to interview you. They say that “so-and-so said such-and-such about you, and we want to get your side of the story”. Which only implies what you already know about the MSM, that they have THEIR side of the story, the narrative. They’ve already written the article about you, and they’re just looking for your participation so they can get some kill quotes in the article.

    THIS is how you deal with the MSM when they want to interview you:

    https://www.socialmatter.net/2018/07/02/express-heartfelt-apology-rolling-stone-journalist-amanda-robb/

    “BOFA.” Funniest article I’ve read this month. In a perfect world, one with no SJWs, this person would be the one writing for Rolling Stone.

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