Open Thread, Thursday 2 October 2014

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  1. Sigh, someone’s OT is being influenced by a certain Ebola……hey wait a minute. Is that a pinhole in that guys glove?

    • I think the correct answer is ‘B’. Israel will be lucky to exist in 6 months with a ‘friend’ like Obama.

      • And I hear from fishermen in Florida that there have been over 60 Africans have been caught on boats posing as Haitians that will fall under Obama’s protection status. just think how many are getting in undetected?

        • I don’t know, but it’s a lot. Me and the kid were watching “Act of Valor” the other night, and it was hard to take seriously, since the whole SHTF scenario was based on only 14 jihadis getting into the US through tunnels from Mexico. It’s hard to be scared of that when we know for a fact that we have thousands of actual jihadis here now, and some of them have ebola, probably.

          • While it could be possible the jihadists may have ebola we certainly know for a fact what they do have is just as deadly to Amerifcans if not more so. Since we can recognize some things that we can call “bad” while others we can not. I.e. islamacism!

      • tessa50 says:

        Israel will live on, it will be us that suffer.

        • You’re no doubt absolutely right.

        • @Tessa50. Can you explain what you mean by “we will suffer”? I understand that if we care about Israel we will always “share” in the suffering department because that is what happens when we share in each others burdens and delights. BUt I’m not so sure if that is what you meant?

          • tessa50 says:

            When I look at all the things going on here in our country, such as abortion, coupled with the fact that our president literally despises Israel, imo, not only have we turned against God but we have turned against his chosen people. I don’t think we will get off lightly for that. Israel has her own trials but I don’t see her turning from God and she seems strong to me.

            • John 14:6

              6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

              For the most part I totally agree with you! My whole hearted cry has been how America has turned from God and “allowed” the attrocities and shame into our once Great Nation. If you believe, as I do, that this Country was founded with Judeo Christian priciples? Was “guided” by the Holy Spirit through men who were determined to go above and beyond themselves to serve a “Greater” purpose and accomplished that purpose? Was Blessed with Freedom that has allowed this to be the greatest developing country the world has ever seen? Has been a Blessing to so (through our kindness and willingness to give) many countries around the world?
              But what happened?
              LIke history before us we have lost ourselves through sin. We have errored in our ways and sought out excusses to carry on with our sins, so we don’t have to change our lives we as Christians that we are confortable with, and yes because of Gods Great Love for Us we are going to suffer! “imo” of course. Maybe when things get bad for US we will finally fall on our knees and beg our good Lord to forgive us our trespasses, really change our lives and return to the Leaders we once were!
              The only problem I have with your staement, I may misunderstand you though, is that I will remind you that the Jews have yet to turn back to God and except Jesus as their saviour. They have broken their covenant with God, even though He Loves them, but someday will be restored when they except Christ. “Imo” as usual. Christ said He was the new Covenant, the Lamb sacrificed for our sins! Christ is the way, the Truth and the Light (not my opinion).

              • tessa50 says:

                You are right, I was wrong about Jews not accepting Christ yet. I hadn’t forgotten it but didn’t think of it. They do get another chance, more than us correct? I know I worded that badly, maybe I should say after us.

              • Of course they get another chance. 🙂 With Christ that Iis the beauty of Iit that throeugh Him we all have another chance when we turn to Him humbly. I think what you are saying is that being the “chosen people of God” that once they do come to except Christ as their Savior with their favor from God everyone else better watch out when they come up against them. I don’t know if that constitutes them having more of a chnce than anyone else. All are equal in God’s eyes.

            • 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
              17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
              18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
              7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God


    Wow all of them in central and South America. I wonder if they ever visited any cities in the middle east?

  3. Pulled this article from the ACLJ
    U.S. Soldiers in “War” with ISIS Not Eligible for Medals?

    By Matthew Clark yesterdayWith 1,600 military “advisers” on the ground in Iraq, 2,300 of our troops being deployed to the Middle East as a “special purpose marine air ground task force,” and ongoing airstrikes being conducted in Iraq and Syria against ISIS’s jihadist army, it is absolutely stunning that our military personnel are NOT eligible for certain military medals.Why?  Because the Obama Administration refuses to call our fight against ISIS terror a military campaign.It’s not only outrageous; it’s insulting to the brave men and women our Commander-in-Chief has put in harm’s way, has sent into a war zone, to defend freedom.Make no mistake; ISIS is at war with America.  They are slaughtering Christians.  They have amassed huge wealth and sophisticated weapons.  They are a jihadist army.To tell those who we’ve tasked with defeating them – and President Obama told the American people that’s what we are going to do – that they can’t receive commendation medals in this fight is preposterous.As The Hill reports:[Our service members in Iraq] cannot receive the Iraq Campaign Medal, which is reserved for troops deployed between March 19, 2003, and Dec. 31, 2011, defense officials say. Nor are they eligible for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary or Service medals, which are only awarded to troops supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, originating with the 2001 Afghanistan War.Veterans groups are infuriated.  John Bircher of the Military Order of the Purple Heart said, “If that’s not a terrorist organization, and this is not a war against ISIL, then I don’t know what this is.”He’s exactly right.  What’s unbelievable about all of this is that it all comes down to President Obama’s refusal to name this mission.“Should U.S. Service members be deployed to Iraq under a new named operation, DOD has policy in place that allows the U.S. Central Command Commander to request the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness approve the new operation for award of the GWOT-[Expeditionary Medal] and GWOT-[Service Medal],” Defense officials told The Hill on June 26.The ISIS campaign has not yet received an official designation, and one does not appear to be in the works.“I know of no plans at this point to name it,” Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said last week.If we don’t know our enemy, if we won’t name our enemy, if we can’t articulate our mission, how in the world can we possibly defeat this evil enemy?Our men and women sacrificing their lives for freedom deserve better.  The American people demand it.

  4. Muslim leaders urged to crush militants with an ‘iron hand’ Now this is a “true” statement and right now it is pointed at ISIS. Guess it just makes them look bad unless of course your progressive like some people I know.

    • I live in a very “progressive” state with many “progressive” Catholics and “progressive” Christians and “progressive” progressive liberals. Well nothing new I guess since they’ve been very progressive, openly, since the late 50’s and early sixties.

    • tessa50 says:

      “These criminals carry out rapes, bloodshed and looting,” he said, adding that “these vile crimes can be considered terrorism” and their perpetrators had nothing to do with Islam.

      Sounds like what all muslims do in their own countries, and what some have done here. I am not seeing a difference between so called moderate and radicals. Just makes me sad thinking about it, seems no way to stop what I would call this Islamic plague.


    Now they are suppose to “recognize” a Palestinian State to “coexist” in peace with their brother Israel??? That there is the funniest exclamation so give them the Nobel Peace Prize. 😉
    Now please bank with us?!

    • Only in America is right. Awesome post, thanks Sol. My father worked at Holloman AFB at White Sands New Mexico at that time on the “razors edge” developing instrumentation for tracking telescopes which were fixed with high speed cameras tracking many of these same types of flights and the rails that tested many different types of rockets affixed to these sleds in the desert. we literally grew up with the sonic boom in our back yard. 🙂
      Holloman is home to the world’s longest (50,788 feet, or almost 10 miles) and fastest (approaching 10,000 feet per second, or Mach 9) test track. The 846th Test Squadron set the world land speed record for a railed vehicle with a recent run of 6,453 mph, or Mach 8.5.

    • barnslayer says:

      Good stuff! Wave the flag…. those that don’t like it can go to blazes.

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