Open Thread, Sunday 24 March 2013



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32 Responses to Open Thread, Sunday 24 March 2013

  1. solaratov says:

    via Jimmy Kimmel…………

    “How does spring break work for people who get their degrees online? Do they go to websites about the beach?”


  2. In the Fifth Week of Lent, the Church stressed the eternal priesthood of Christ, the High Priest Who never dies. Today, we are reminded in a reading from the Letter to the
    Hebrews, we witness the other side also: Christ is also the eternal sacrifice. The New Covenant in Christ which totally replaces the Old Covenant. While the sacrifices of the Old Covenant had to be offered over and over and could not bring those who offered them to sanctity, Christ’s sacrifice is offered once for all, and only through Christ can we all reach perfection. Remember it was/is Christ who said “I Am the Light of the World. He who believes in Me shall have Life within Me”.

    Hebrews 10:1-18

    For the law having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things; by the selfsame sacrifices which they offer continually every year, can never make the comers thereunto perfect: For then they would have ceased to be offered: because the worshippers once cleansed should have no conscience of sin any longer: But in them there is made a commemoration of sins every year. For it is impossible that with the blood of oxen and goats sin should be taken away. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith: Sacrifice and oblation thou wouldest not: but a body thou hast fitted to me: Holocausts for sin did not please thee. Then said I: Behold I come: in the head of the book it is written of me: that I should do thy will, O God.

    In saying before, Sacrifices, and oblations, and holocausts for sin thou wouldest not, neither are they pleasing to thee, which are offered according to the law. Then said I: Behold, I come to do thy will, O God: he taketh away the first, that he may establish that which followeth.

    In the which will, we are sanctified by the oblation of the body of Jesus Christ once. And every priest indeed standeth daily ministering, and often offering the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this man offering one sacrifice for sins, for ever sitteth on the right hand of God, from henceforth expecting, until his enemies be made his footstool. For by one oblation he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

    And the Holy Ghost also doth testify this to us. For after that he said: And this is the testament which I will make unto them after those days, saith the Lord. I will give my laws in their hearts, and on their minds will I write them: And their sins and iniquities I will remember no more. Now where there is a remission of these, there is no more an oblation for sin.

    Source: Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition of the Bible (in the public domain)

  3. Speaking of the Son of David…

    Chrissy from PN put this together.

    • Coyote says:

      There is a special reservation in hell for that guy…

      • Well said. And as far as actions there are quite a few distinct actions that have taken place over many passed years that we Christians should be questioning and have the eyes to see. No different than this traitor in our white house’s actions. Ah but he gets voted in for a second term. It sickens my heart that so many are so blind with no eyes to see at all. The only reason for that can be because of sin which blinds us. Oh we “Hail Christ the King” today and go about our sinful ways tomorrow.
        I have to stop now and go sit back in my corner till it is time………

  4. Pope Decries “Tyranny of Relativism” in First Diplomatic Address.
    In his first address on the world’s affairs to diplomats accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis was very clear about one thing: no one should assume that because he is devoted to the poor and the goal of peace in the world, that he deviates from the substance of the message of his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

    Bunson added, “The chief message is that we have in Pope Francis somebody who will bring reform but who perceives as well that reform must always be tied to spiritual renewal.”

    • solaratov says:

      This is not the video that (I thought) I had copied to paste here.

      As much as I like Hickok45, his are the only ones that I’ve ever had that problem with (as fas as I recall).

      I’ll try again in a bit.


    • During any riot no one ever comes alone to steal, take, barrow or even rape. They come like a pack O’hyenas after their prey. For that you need an AR with clips!

      • solaratov says:

        Just go outside and fire a couple of shots into the air. That’ll take care of it.

        And, if they come onto your porch, just fire both barrels through the door.

        That advice is brought to you by the imminent legal scholar, Slo-Jo Biden. And you know Slo-Jo wouldn’t steer you wrong.

        😆 😆 😆


  5. Harvey says:

    Have to say, this warms the cockles of my heart on a snowy day:
    [from post at AceofSpades]

    Yes, I got the message and tried to return the call but got no answer. I appreciate your interest in our BFG-50A; I’m sure it would be an excellent addition to your department’s arsenal. Unfortunately, we have a policy of selling to state law enforcement agencies only what is allowed to be sold to private citizens in that state. Since the passage of the NY SAFE act, the BFG-50A is considered an assault weapon and as such is no longer available to private citizens in the state of New York. Therefore we have to respectfully decline to supply your department with BFG-50A rifles.

    Mark Serbu

  6. Knight4GFC says:

    “I might be joining politics soon,” the former commander admitted, noting that he was aware of “the prime minister’s right to make such a decision – to sacrifice support for the soldiers in order to advance national interests that mean nothing…”
    Navy commando: We did nothing wrong
    Soldiers involved in 2010 Marmara raid express ambivalence toward PM’s apology to Turkey, insist ‘we have nothing to apologize for’; Gantz backs decision to apologize,7340,L-4360511,00.html

    • Knight4GFC says:

      Hawaii’s rank is not surprising.

      “CCW/Open Carry: 2
      MSRs: 2
      Class 3/NFA: 0
      Castle Doctrine: 4
      Miscellaneous: 2
      TOTAL: 10

      Hawaii is technically a May-Issue CCW state, but good luck trying to get one. A state permit to purchase is required to buy a handgun—some of which are prohibited. There are restrictions on assault weapons and any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds, and no Class 3/NFA weapons are allowed. The state has a Castle Doctrine law, but retreat is required outside the home. Hawaii has the lowest percentage of gun owners—6.7 percent—of all the states.”

      Read more:

      Despite such hardships in trying to aquire a firearm here, firearm sales have jumped tremendously.
      “Hawaii law allows multiple long guns to be registered under one permit. That brought the total number of firearms registered in 2012 to 50,394, a 73 percent increase from the previous record high of 36,804 firearms registered in 2011.”

      Perhaps this has a hand in our “lowest gun related deaths in the nation”. And I will say that those who do own firearms, usually hold more than several. Also, firarms legally purchased before 1994, are not registered and so far are not required to be registered. The anti gun crowd would like to think that the strict laws here are the reasons for the low gun related death rate. I like to think its beyond that. It’s because of our culture here. We are one of the happiest states in America. And because we have the lowest percentage of gun owners, it’s easy for the state to pass restrictive laws in the first place. But don’t let the “study” fool you. Those who do own firearms, usually own multiple firearms and are very supportive for the second ammendment. You do not want to mess with us. Because of us, we have shot down other excessive restrictions including bans recently, even though there ar not many of us. There are many firarms owned out here.

    • zmalfoy says:

      Huh. 43. that’s about 5 places higher than I’d have thought . . .

      • barnslayer says:

        You guys aren’t even trying. NY #50.

        • zmalfoy says:

          I know. I’m so sorry about your place, but I expected to be at least at 47 or 48 . . .

        • Knight4GFC says:

          Ok, so we haven’t banned the AR platform rifles… yet! You cannot have fully automatic firearms, larger than 10 round capacity mags, and personal carry firearms (you cannot carry any firearms on you in public other than a shooting range and hunting land). All firearms must be registered. The lib progs here are still trying to ban AR’s though. Sorry about your place Barn.

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