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Sunday, April 23rd open thread: ‘Something to Remind You’

April 23, 2017

open-thread  Here is the open thread for Sunday, April 23rd. 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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  As you might have noticed by many of my musical selections, I love sad, depressing music for some reason. Not to get too philosophical but I think it might be a counter-balance to my sometimes overly-optimistic attitude in life. I heard this some earlier in the week and I was struck by the sadness and longing I felt in it so I have decided to share it. On the surface it sounds like a song about someone who is going to pick up and move out in order to start over however the line “so when the day comes and the sun won’t touch my face, tell the ones who cared enough that I’ve finally left this place” sounds to me as if the subject is contemplating suicide.

  Remember:When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” (Isaiah 43:2 KJV)

  Here is Staind performing “Something to Remind You” live from last year:

frui diem

22 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2017 6:52 am

    A Tribute To St George’s Day April 23rd


  2. April 23, 2017 7:11 am

    Jerusalem [“And did those feet in ancient time”] Related Poem Content Details
    By William Blake

    And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon Englands mountains green:
    And was the holy Lamb of God,
    On Englands pleasant pastures seen!

    And did the Countenance Divine,
    Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
    And was Jerusalem builded here,
    Among these dark Satanic Mills?

    Bring me my Bow of burning gold:
    Bring me my arrows of desire:
    Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
    Bring me my Chariot of fire!

    I will not cease from Mental Fight,
    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand:
    Till we have built Jerusalem,
    In Englands green & pleasant Land.

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    • April 23, 2017 12:26 pm for the lyrics! Interesting.
      Mankind has his view and Christ the Returning Lord His!

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    • April 23, 2017 12:30 pm

      Remembering some of the opening Olympic ceremony, I was reminded of all the strangeness and the darkness of it.
      Helps point out some of the symbolism:

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      • April 23, 2017 6:34 pm

        Thanks for sharing that, I had no idea about the symbolism of the bell! We are being indoctrinated subliminally through all of these ceremonies and it is pretty scary to think about.

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      • April 23, 2017 6:42 pm

        Hi Steve. Yes, and that’s why we don’t think about it! Actually, how are we suppose to know anything unless we’re told it (read it/see it). In this world we’re taught more of the lie system than God’s Truth. God didn’t create (nor does He make) junk! And He doesn’t raise up people to be dummies! Only the adversary does all that, because he wants to rule and reign and have people bow down to him (loving recognition and being held in high regard) – like Islam muslims do 3 (5) times a day at certain times … now that’s control (just like the corrupt world leaders desire).

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      • April 24, 2017 5:29 am

        And this is the reason why God is not allowed to even be mentioned in schools, they don’t want people to even know there is more than this or they will not be able to control them.

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      • April 24, 2017 11:46 am

        Yep. Just like the Jewish leaders who heard the disciples Jesus had educated: Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
        Those leaders appeared (in dress and going thru ritual motions – same as today) to be ‘serving God’ but their knew inside they weren’t – they served the god of their carnality. That’s why Jesus told them flat out, they served their spiritual father the devil. As the Native Indian use to say, “they speak w/ forked tongue!”

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      • April 24, 2017 7:22 pm

        One of the things that strikes me every time I read the NT is the way the leaders tried to trap Jesus but always ended up being trapped themselves. They were pushing their agenda while Jesus was speaking the truth and they could not handle him.

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      • April 24, 2017 10:51 pm

        Yep, the same ‘spirit behind that mindset’ is operating today in those very positions of leadership!
        What comes to mind from what you stated, shows those who ‘could handle the truth’!
        1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;


    • April 23, 2017 6:28 pm

      Thanks for sharing CJ!


  3. April 23, 2017 8:02 am

    The latest idiotic idea from the Fake News propagandists:

    “Eating clean, unprocessed foods is now a dangerous “cult,” declares idiotic mainstream media (with a little help from the dirty diary industry)”

    “…the National Osteoporosis Society, subsidized by the milk industry, has now declared clean eating to be a dangerous “cult” and “ticking time bomb” that could leave young people with weak bones.

    Though scientific research has linked milk consumption to cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, heart diseases, allergies, and a host of other diseases, governments and celebrity shills with thick milk mustaches keep telling us that milk is essential to our health. These celebrities, however, forget to tell you that they were paid to make these statements, hiding the dangers lurking behind these hip milk mustaches. “

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  4. April 23, 2017 10:25 am

    As they say the rest of the story on Rep. Chaffetz ….

    “Did Extortion 17 cover-up sink Rep. Chaffetz?”

    “And, this is not just about the Panetta-Obama Defense Department cover-up, but also the cover-up of Chairman Chaffetz in conducting a sham investigation and hearing about the causes of the crash.”

    Apparently there is a military whistleblower that has come forward to explain what happened that day.

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    • April 23, 2017 6:37 pm

      Extortion 17 simply disappeared from the face of the earth and if Chaffetz had anything to do with it it shows how deep the corruption in Washington really is.


  5. April 23, 2017 12:43 pm

    Turmoil in the world – goes w/ the symbolism of UK Olympic symbolism:

    Appreciation of God’s beautiful artwork:

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  6. April 23, 2017 9:36 pm

    “Please send more salmon”

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