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November 13th open thread: ‘Everybody Knows’

November 13, 2016

open-thread  Here is the open thread for Sunday, November 13th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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  Earlier this week Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82 so I thought I would share my favorite Leonard Cohen song. Here is “Everybody Knows” performed live in 1988.

  How about a bonus video? One of my favorite singer/songwriters is Nick Cave. Nick Cave has been compared as a songwriter by some to Leonard Cohen. During a documentary on the legendary songwriter Nick Cave performed Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” and I thought I would share this one with you as well.

frui diem

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  1. November 13, 2016 7:57 am


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    • lou222 permalink
      November 13, 2016 10:50 am

      Goodmorning SDL! Sun is shining here, cold and alot of leaves down, but all in all a GOOD day, I hope.

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      • November 13, 2016 6:53 pm

        Beautiful day here in NH as well! I was able to get some much needed yard work done.

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      • November 14, 2016 9:24 am

        Hello Lou ! 🙂 You describe like There Is A Bit Of Autumn Left…Here The Snow Make Its Work, And The Ski Season Make Its Way. When I See Place Like Aspen Colorado I Wonder What Are Our American Tourist Doing Here?
        Must Be The Chocolate..

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      • lou222 permalink
        November 14, 2016 6:15 pm

        Hey SDL, maybe they just like to travel and see new places. I was told the Farmers Almanac said we, here in the Midwest, were in store for a BAD winter, lots of snow and cold weather. I used to put the Miata in the garage over the winter and leave her there, other than one storm where it was too deep to drive (3-4 inches will bottom out the little girl), I have been driving her all winter for the past 4 or 5 years. Guess they are right that we are “due” some bad weather, we have just had mild ones for many years. I know things are changing, when I was little, I remember ALOT of snow. But, this is just the natural course of weather, I just cannot buy into the climate change because of what we are doing. We just now have the ability to track each year now. I bet had we been able to over many years, we would see that there is a big fluctuation naturally.
        I really am a winter person, love the snow. I am not as sure footed as I used to be, but loved to skate and of course snow mobile in Wisconsin the 4 years I lived there. Here in the middle of Illinois, not much goes on. Most people hibernate. I still like when the snow comes down in the middle of the night, to get out, bundled up and walk the streets in the neighborhood…it is quiet and new and clean. Then in the morning, all the trees sparkle, what is more beautiful than that?

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    • November 13, 2016 2:37 pm

      Hey Swiss. Yep, today I’m seeing the ‘evils that be’ using the brainwashed to riot to the point that there’s either a Civil War or that the Electoral reassesses and proclaims Helga the winner. One source states that’s too late now – Thank God!! Although it might take some nose punching and spanking (I’m not talking kids under 12 yrs) of the ‘stunted and immature’ youth (18-30) who are suppose to be adult and thinking for themselves, to come to reality that they’ve been fed the toxic koolaid w/out their knowing it – slaves of the establishment, thinking themselves SPECIAL and FREE.
      The ‘Special Moon’ coming up and the occults will be in full swing.
      Wikileaks Email Links Hillary Clinton To Bohemian Grove
      Blood sacrifices going on no doubt to the devils by the ‘elite’ for more power, more control …

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      • November 13, 2016 5:22 pm

        btw makes one wonder what was in his water, hmmm (more lying drugs), just like Rubio’s! “Oops, better have some of my courage (lie empowered) water, gulp, gulp … boy, just can’t get enough of this stuff, it’s like I’m addicted to it … hummm, good stuff! Lites me up! Whew!’

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      • November 13, 2016 6:55 pm

        I wonder what they did to that man after they took him away!

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      • November 13, 2016 7:46 pm

        Brings to mind:
        Obama’s ‘Dead Pool’

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      • November 13, 2016 6:56 pm

        Must have been spirit water…

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      • November 14, 2016 1:58 pm

        I Agree With You 100%. It Is Also The “NO” Problem. some People Can’t Stand A Fact That They Dislike So They Go “Over “It…Over The Right Of Other People In A “Me First” Kind Of Thinking. And It Is Very Troubling When This Appear In Someone Over 12 Years Old…Lack Of Education And May Be Even More…THE TV!
        God Bless You Zip …

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      • November 14, 2016 2:21 pm

        Thanks Swiss, the LORD bless and keep you as well!
        Hey, I’ve been to Aspen, but still would like to visit your neck of the woods and ski area!! Maybe when the Real Ruler Reigns! It’ll be nicely then anyway!! 😊

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      • November 15, 2016 3:53 pm

        Welcome Anytime! And Could Be Nice To Share A Meal Or Something…
        There Are 26 State In Switzerland and like the US, Own Car, Own Logo, Own Uniform…..But Also Own Food…own folkloric thing

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      • November 15, 2016 4:40 pm

        I LIKE THAT! What neat music Swiss, Thanks! Rich in culture ~ Nationalism is actually God’s idea – He didn’t want everyone being under the Nimrod mental of the 1 world order/religion (tower of Babel) back then, or now!~ and I agree! Well if things work out where I could take a trip there, I’d let you know for sure! 😊Thanks!


    • November 13, 2016 6:53 pm

      Thanks for sharing this SDL!


      • November 14, 2016 3:44 am

        Thanks, Joe Cocker Got A Voice For This L.Cohen Song, The Song Is a Bit Faster than The Original, Giving it a kind of new Dynamic…

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  2. petermac3 permalink
    November 13, 2016 8:05 am

    The first few notes of Suzanne transports one back to the good old days of hippydom when Stephen Still’s lovelust Judy Collins had a minor hit with this song. It reminds one of the innocence lost, of a time when our mantra was “make love not war” as opposed to today’s wanton hatred filled violence and words aimed at anyone who disagrees with the commie/socialist/progressive agenda, fueled and paid for by the most evil money changers since John D Rockefeller. The last time these leftist creatures had it right was in 1968 ioutside the democrat national convention in 1968 held in protest of the Vietnam war.
    R.I.P. Leonard Cohen.

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    • November 13, 2016 6:57 pm

      The used to fight the man but now they are the man!

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  3. November 13, 2016 8:53 am

    The Nick Cave rendition was terrific. We are on the same page today. Will surely miss Cohen.

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    • November 13, 2016 6:58 pm

      I love Nick Cave’s version as well!

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  4. lou222 permalink
    November 13, 2016 10:49 am

    Yep, loved Cohen. I doubt there will be another voice like his, some people just have so unique of a voice that you know immediately who it is. Leonard Cohen was one of them. There will be similar voices, but none such as his. RIP!

    Yep, Peter, there was a time….we are starting to sound so old. I wish for the times when things were simple. Now, everything is complicated and has to be “correct” this or that. It is a bunch of bull and people need to develop thicker skins and realize that not everything is going to be “just so” for them. I have hope that Trump will start healing this flaw in the Nation. We know it is being taught to them, so why would they believe otherwise. The solution is to replace the teaching…..hi Bunker!

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    • November 13, 2016 7:00 pm

      No there will never he another voice like Cohen’s, it was unique and easily identifiable. In this age with social media making it easy for these flash mobs and for pushing propaganda sadly things will never be as simple as they once were.

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  5. Deborah permalink
    November 13, 2016 11:15 am

    Since Steve has graciously allowed any topic today I would like to share a song very dear to me, especially today, when I go to gather with others who love the Lord Jesus.

    Thanks Steve!

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    • November 13, 2016 7:01 pm

      Fantastic, thanks for sharing it!


  6. November 13, 2016 12:51 pm

    Those who’ve been completely brainwashed and indoctrination by the evils that be – ruling satanist elite (luciferians) that have many sucked into the wormhole ‘…that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?’ God talking to Jonah about Nineveh
    Even those people were able to admit their wrong doing and show repentance – but today can they? Are their conscience even working? That’s largely by ‘choice’, they’re choosing darkness because it fulfills the lusts of their flesh, pride of life & lust of the eyes. And the Agenda Machine taking God out of the society, promoting fraud churches and leavened religions, if they know NOT God we are witnessing the result.

    In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. (1 John 3:10)

    I already posted these before but reposting for those who’ve didn’t see them.

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    • November 13, 2016 7:03 pm

      Thanks for sharing them again Zip!

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  7. November 13, 2016 5:49 pm

    This song came to mind recently and seems Sunday worthy!

    We’ll be fighting in the streets
    With our children at our feet
    And the morals that they worship will be gone
    And the men who spurred us on
    Sit in judgement of all wrong
    They decide and the shotgun sings the song

    I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
    Take a bow for the new revolution
    Smile and grin at the change all around me
    Pick up my guitar and play
    Just like yesterday
    Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
    We don’t get fooled again,
    No, no!

    I’ll move myself and my family aside
    If we happen to be left half alive
    I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky
    For I know that the hypnotized never lie


    There’s nothing in the street
    Looks any different to me
    And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
    And the parting on the left
    Is now the parting on the right
    And the beards have all grown longer overnight

    I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
    Take a bow for the new revolution
    Smile and grin at the change all around me
    Pick up my guitar and play
    Just like yesterday
    Then I’ll get on my knees and pray

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    • November 13, 2016 7:04 pm

      This song as been named the number 1 conservative song of all time. At least it was a few years ago, I don’t know if it still is.

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  8. November 13, 2016 7:57 pm


    Those are the Bari and Helga mindset thugs who want to take over the country too!

    The Purple Revolution Must Be Stopped Before It Really Gets Started

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    • November 14, 2016 3:38 am

      Hello. I put a like here, in Support For This Courageous Guy.. I may take this video on my side…if Zip don’t mind.

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      • November 14, 2016 12:21 pm

        👍👍 I was just thinking this morning Swiss of the RAGE in these people. What ‘kind of spirit would you categorize it as?
        The spirit behind Politics … beginning to show something, manifesting the hate, destruction, ill will, disrespect, covertness and self-righteousness.

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    • November 14, 2016 6:29 am

      I would like to think all this was going to die down after a few days but this is being organized and funded from the top and from behind the veil. I hope eventually this is going to stop but Soros has plenty of money to spend and he is angry at the results of the election.

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      • November 14, 2016 12:32 pm

        ‘Behind the veil’ or ‘Behind the Curtain’ is an entity, the spirit of iniquity the darkness that invades and pollutes living souls unless stopped.

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