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I, having completed only the Eighth Grade find, in my Old Age, that I am a foolish Old Fossil.  Until this past week I had no idea that American Tanks, Personnel Carriers, F 35 and F 18 Fighter Planes, B 1 Bombers, ad yes, it must be that even the UH 1H I Crewed were Republican Voters!


The Social Democrats (once known to be Nazis and Leninist Communists) demanded that the Party, the all inclusive, National Freedom Celebration on 4 July 2019 lead by the President was a Partisan, Republican, Event.

I am very sorry that some people, residents of this nation, cling so tightly to a Man Made Label and are unable to view things beyond the end of their noses.ble

This Country is in trouble!

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7 minutes ago, th1bill said:

I, having completed only the Eighth Grade find, in my Old Age, that I am a foolish Old Fossil.  Until this past week I had no idea that American Tanks, Personnel Carriers, F 35 and F 18 Fighter Planes, B 1 Bombers, ad yes, it must be that even the UH 1H I Crewed were Republican Voters!


The Social Democrats (once known to be Nazis and Leninist Communists) demanded that the Party, the all inclusive, National Freedom Celebration on 4 July 2019 lead by the President was a Partisan, Republican, Event.

I am very sorry that some people, residents of this nation, cling so tightly to a Man Made Label and are unable to view things beyond the end of their noses.ble

This Country is in trouble!

Yes Bill The USA is a ship that is taking on more water than the bilge pumps can handle. There are some who are deliberately poking holes in its sides.

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I will not be sad to leave this place I loved enough to hang it all out.  I have grown, very, sad watching the people so many died for commit suicide.

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I agree but still enjoy a short time of disillusion 

 

 

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I wish this generation could get it.  The generation just before us was a grand example to learn from.

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On ‎7‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 12:31 PM, th1bill said:

I, having completed only the Eighth Grade find, in my Old Age, that I am a foolish Old Fossil.  Until this past week I had no idea that American Tanks, Personnel Carriers, F 35 and F 18 Fighter Planes, B 1 Bombers, ad yes, it must be that even the UH 1H I Crewed were Republican Voters!


The Social Democrats (once known to be Nazis and Leninist Communists) demanded that the Party, the all inclusive, National Freedom Celebration on 4 July 2019 lead by the President was a Partisan, Republican, Event.

I am very sorry that some people, residents of this nation, cling so tightly to a Man Made Label and are unable to view things beyond the end of their noses.ble

This Country is in trouble!

The liberals are going to find fault with the president no matter how much patriotism he shows. I thought the event  was a moving experience . The military performances were great. But as usual not only were the presidents supporters filling the two mile stretch leading up to the Lincoln Memorial ,but the communist enemies of truth and freedom were there too showing their sore displeasure and distaste for our flag and the military that made them free since the days of the Revolutionary War . A black attendee tore up the flag ,stomped on it and set it on fire. Has anyone told this dissatisfied soul that it was the  democrat plantation owners that were responsible for his forefathers being forced into slavery ? And what party seems to have their vote ? The democrats of course.  M

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18 hours ago, Matthew Duvall said:

The liberals are going to find fault with the president no matter how much patriotism he shows. I thought the event  was a moving experience . The military performances were great. But as usual not only were the presidents supporters filling the two mile stretch leading up to the Lincoln Memorial ,but the communist enemies of truth and freedom were there too showing their sore displeasure and distaste for our flag and the military that made them free since the days of the Revolutionary War . A black attendee tore up the flag ,stomped on it and set it on fire. Has anyone told this dissatisfied soul that it was the  democrat plantation owners that were responsible for his forefathers being forced into slavery ? And what party seems to have their vote ? The democrats of course.  M

No, as sad as it is, these unlearned still believe Lincoln was a Dem.

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On ‎7‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 5:44 PM, th1bill said:

I wish this generation could get it.  The generation just before us was a grand example to learn from.

Maybe that's what this country needs .Another WW II when people were devoted to the war effort and stood behind our fighting men in lands where they were complete strangers . But sad to say we now have the nuclear threat hanging over our heads . And we can honestly say that most of our enemies are either  insane or they just want to make unprovoked threats against us to test our military capabilities . Knowing that they would be wiped off the map if they even dared to come within a hair whit of our shores . I know that they are crazy ,but I don't think that they are that stupid .

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16 hours ago, Matthew Duvall said:

Maybe that's what this country needs .Another WW II when people were devoted to the war effort and stood behind our fighting men in lands where they were complete strangers . But sad to say we now have the nuclear threat hanging over our heads . And we can honestly say that most of our enemies are either  insane or they just want to make unprovoked threats against us to test our military capabilities . Knowing that they would be wiped off the map if they even dared to come within a hair whit of our shores . I know that they are crazy ,but I don't think that they are that stupid .

I can't express strong enough how much your statement of " Maybe that's what this country needs Another WWII...." makes me very upset. Do you have any idea how many men and some women died back then. Our country was fighting two wars at the same time with Germany and Japan, our resources were taxed to the max, People were rationed on gas, food, and travel was difficult due to limited supply of not only gas but tires and parts for vehicles. Women had to the work of the men who were fighting. The Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese killed about 3,000 men and some battle ships were destroyed with outer ships needed to fight the war.

 

Perhaps you did not consider how some of us had dads who fought in WWII and we lived with and watched effects the "shell shock". (which now is called PTSD) My Dad was a bombardier in a B-24 and flew so many missions over Italy, his plane was hit in so many missions.  He had nightmares, but refused to talk about his experiences, but my family watched his suffering.  So think before you say such things. God bless.  

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2Ch 7:14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 
 

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6 hours ago, Just Mike said:

I can't express strong enough how much your statement of " Maybe that's what this country needs Another WWII...." makes me very upset. Do you have any idea how many men and some women died back then. Our country was fighting two wars at the same time with Germany and Japan, our resources were taxed to the max, People were rationed on gas, food, and travel was difficult due to limited supply of not only gas but tires and parts for vehicles. Women had to the work of the men who were fighting. The Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese killed about 3,000 men and some battle ships were destroyed with outer ships needed to fight the war.

 

Perhaps you did not consider how some of us had dads who fought in WWII and we lived with and watched effects the "shell shock". (which now is called PTSD) My Dad was a bombardier in a B-24 and flew so many missions over Italy, his plane was hit in so many missions.  He had nightmares, but refused to talk about his experiences, but my family watched his suffering.  So think before you say such things. God bless.  

I reacted the very same way when first reading Mr. Duvall's response. Then I understood it from what I believe was his perspective. However, I too disagree. But I do agree with Mr. Duvall's methods. Sometimes "shock factor" the very absurd gets the attention of the desensitized and conscienceless.

 

We, we Christians should live up to our failures. We have allowed the culture to stray away from the secondary benefits of Christianity. By secondary benefits I mean morality, ethics, virtue etc. The primary being salvation. Regardless of salvation Christianity has secondary benefits. Sometimes that is positive and sometimes that is negative. Leading people to believe they are saved when not is a negative in modern day evangelism. The secondary benefits of providing a standard of morality and righteousness are secondary benefits which positively affects society as a whole but one that creates a miserable society. Whether the law of man or Law of God the natural man will always feel oppressed.

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On ‎7‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 11:19 AM, Becky said:

2Ch 7:14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 
 

Without question. But the problem is that "My people" only represent a very small number of the world's population. I have never been one to judge the religion of another , but the Spirit of Discernment tries the hearts and minds of those who are truly born again and have Him indwelling them . Many will be surprised on the Day of Judgment that their self righteousness has horribly deceived them into believing that they were doing the work of God when in truth they were doing nothing more than serving Satan and his ministers.     M  

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On ‎7‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 6:47 PM, th1bill said:

No, as sad as it is, these unlearned still believe Lincoln was a Dem.

I'm not a big fan of Jim Baker ,but happened to be surfacing the channels last night while he was promoting a new bible that highlights what many of our patriots in the past believed and compared it to scripture . ( I can't recall the name of the bible) He said that on the back cover   ;" The book included one paragraph about President Abraham Lincoln and two entire chapters about Bill Clinton." I'm wresting with whether I want to get the book or not.   :- (        M

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11 hours ago, Matthew Duvall said:

Without question. But the problem is that "My people" only represent a very small number of the world's population. I have never been one to judge the religion of another , but the Spirit of Discernment tries the hearts and minds of those who are truly born again and have Him indwelling them . Many will be surprised on the Day of Judgment that their self righteousness has horribly deceived them into believing that they were doing the work of God when in truth they were doing nothing more than serving Satan and his ministers.     M  

Shepherd boy David went up against the giant of his day . Full of faith in his God for victory. 

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A sobering statistic on WW2 is that they are finally using up the last of the Purple Hearts stockpiled in preparation for the losses predicted from the Invasion of Japan.  So if you served and received a purple heart, that medal was made for a GI that didn't die in WW2 because of a decision made by a US President.  You may be wearing a Purple Heart made for your Father or Grandfather.

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16 hours ago, Matthew Duvall said:

I'm not a big fan of Jim Baker ,but happened to be surfacing the channels last night while he was promoting a new bible that highlights what many of our patriots in the past believed and compared it to scripture . ( I can't recall the name of the bible) He said that on the back cover   ;" The book included one paragraph about President Abraham Lincoln and two entire chapters about Bill Clinton." I'm wresting with whether I want to get the book or not.   :- (        M

Brother,

I would not touch anything im Baker pushes, e has yet to establish that he has converted and has began to follow Yashuah.  Four times, beginning with Duet. 4:2 YHWH has commanded us to neither delete nor add to His recorded Word.  This ̉?Bible? is a polluted work of the enemy.

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4 hours ago, th1bill said:

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I would not touch anything im Baker pushes, e has yet to establish that he has converted and has began to follow Yashuah.  Four times, beginning with Duet. 4:2 YHWH has commanded us to neither delete nor add to His recorded Word.  This ̉?Bible? is a polluted work of the enemy.

Yes, you're right. Baker is nothing more than a "Survival Food Salesman ".  He  tunes up his audience by scaring them into believing that the last days are upon us and how they had better stock up on his "survival food " before it's too late . As if the Lord is going to wait until Baker's admirers are going to have a meal of dried noodles and bottled water to usher in the event. His deceitfulness landed him behind bars for four years.  And the only reason anyone ever watched him was when Tammy Sue Baker was still alive. Her make-up was the featured  event of the whole show.

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On ‎7‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 12:31 PM, th1bill said:

I, having completed only the Eighth Grade find, in my Old Age, that I am a foolish Old Fossil.  Until this past week I had no idea that American Tanks, Personnel Carriers, F 35 and F 18 Fighter Planes, B 1 Bombers, ad yes, it must be that even the UH 1H I Crewed were Republican Voters!


The Social Democrats (once known to be Nazis and Leninist Communists) demanded that the Party, the all inclusive, National Freedom Celebration on 4 July 2019 lead by the President was a Partisan, Republican, Event.

I am very sorry that some people, residents of this nation, cling so tightly to a Man Made Label and are unable to view things beyond the end of their noses.ble

This Country is in trouble!

I have to disagree you somewhat , bill . If we listen to the news we are led to believe that the majority of Americans are in favor of a socialist state . Obviously not fully knowing of the dangers associated with that form of government control . But we can't forget that there are many people who hold to conservative values and aren't so nieve as to believe that a socialist government would be in our best interest. Not everyone wants to believe that the surrender of private property while watching our freedoms and liberties  being drastically curtailed has to happen because certain individuals are promoting their Marxist views . The liberal news only focuses on sections of the U.S. where the majority of the populations are liberal democrats that have been led to believe the horrible lies and deceptions about our president. The name of the game is CONTROL ! That's what their aim is and it CAN be stopped ! I firmly believe that most Americans aren't so gullible as to give in to the false assumptions hurled at President Trump and the desire of the democrats for a one party government.    M

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Matthew,

You're not disagreeing with me so much as you are with the reporters of the FNC as I read your intent.  However, FNC is neither hard left nor hard right leaning but is the most Centrist news station reporting now to my knowledge and I trust their news more than most anyone else right now.  And their report coincides with my 74+ years of observing this mess.

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