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   Wrightwinger  Test post... I hope all are well! I have enjoyed the visit.
best wishes to all!
About an hour ago .

   Balogreene  WW. Hi! welcome! It might work yet.
About an hour ago .

   Lonestar Jack  I do not believe in coincidences where this administration is concerned so I don't trust the timing of the release of a "terrorist" threat on the Mall of America and the budget funding of HSA.

Where of where has the Bergdahl verdict gone?
What is his current ranks and pay grade?
Is he spending time in the stockade?

Question that need answers for this old 82nd Airborne sergeant.
Yesterday at 14:28 EST .

   Gerty  First of all, Mr.Lonestar, thank you for your service, Sir.

I fear both you and I will grow a lot older before we get the truth about the Bergdahl affair. It is a National disgrace!
Yesterday at 16:29 EST .

   Safetydude  Oooops, Gerty; I'll bet Sergeant Lonestar was born by parent joined in holy matrimony.

(Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes...go figure )
Yesterday at 20:40 EST .

   Safetydude  s/b 'parents' joined in holy matrimony.
Yesterday at 22:27 EST .

   Uno  Good stuff:
February 23 at 07:03 EST .

   BirdsNest  It seems Bettijo has not been posting recently....hope she is alright. Anybody??
February 22 at 08:55 EST .

   1 person like this.

   Balogreene  You're right. Bettijo, where are you? I thought I'd seen her recently, so went looking. It's been a while since we've seen her.
Monday at 20:07 EST .

   Escaped commieny  Had an email from her yesterday
Tuesday at 11:51 EST .

   Gerty  Thanks for checking in on that, Miss EC!
Yesterday at 16:30 EST .

   Papasparky  Quit chure frettin' folks . . . Zippy's gotta plan . . .
   February 20 at 09:37 EST .

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   Uno  Fun Facts to Know and Tell

A little know fact is that shortly after the mid-term elections, the GLØbamboozler was not feeling very well and went to consult a psychic about the date of his death.
Closing her eyes, consulting her glass globe, and silently reaching into the realm of the future, she finds the answer:
“You will die on a Jewish holiday.”
“Which one?” Obama asks nervously.
“It doesn’t matter,” replied the psychic.
“Whenever you die, it’ll be a Jewish holiday.”
   February 19 at 23:32 EST .

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   Uno  Here is a math trick that really works. It will only take you about ten seconds and
it's guaranteed to reveal your all-time favorite movie everytime!
You will be AMAZED at how scary true and accurate this test is.

Pick a number from 1-9.
Multiply that number by 3.
Add 3.
Multiply by 3 again.
Your total will be a two digit number.
Add the first and second digits together to find your favorite movie (of all time ) in the list of 17 movies below:

Movie List:
1.Gone With the Wind
3.Blazing Saddles
4.Star Wars
5.Forrest Gump
6.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
9.The Obama Farewell Speech After Impeachment
11.Jurassic Park
13.Pirates of the Caribbean
15.Raiders of the Lost Ark
16.Home Alone
17.Mrs. Doubtfire
   February 19 at 23:26 EST .

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   Gerty  I don't have to do the math, Mr.Uno---it's #9!!
February 21 at 18:30 EST .

   Alice  Funny! I had forgotten about the 9 'thing'...
Yesterday at 13:55 EST .

   Uno  The GLØbamboozler's Grand Strategy to defeat ISIS:
   February 19 at 23:23 EST .

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   Straitpath  Will you Catholics guide us through the Lent, Easter season again this year? I understand Tuesday was shrove day, or repentance, confession day? Ash Wednesday, today, is where one uses ash to make a cross on the forehead? What is the symbolism of the day? Why forty days before Easter? We learned some of this last year on this site and I, as a Mormon, thoroughly enjoyed it.
   February 19 at 00:40 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  The 40 days is symbolic of Jesus' 40 days fasting in the wilderness while being tempted by Satan. The ashes are supposed to be made from the burning of the previous year's leftover palm fronds. as the ashes are applied to the forehead, the priest says "Remember man that you are dust, and into dust you shall return." - at least in my parish. I am a Catholic, tho' not very knowledgeable.
February 19 at 14:15 EST .

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   Balogreene  I am and was raised Protestant. Sometimes the symbolic or Catholicism adds to the mysticism, making belief magical.
February 19 at 21:12 EST .

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   Timber Queen  As Lacta already shared, the forty days is in imitation of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert just before starting His public ministry. The 40 days begin on Ash Wednesday by observing a day of fasting and abstaining from meat, as well as receiving the ashes to remind us of our mortality. Sundays during Lent are excluded from the 40 days, as the Lord’s Day is a day for glory, worship and joy, not fasting and penance. Lent is a time to turn our weaknesses into strengths and our vices into virtues. Catholics are called to focus on three main spiritual exercises during Lent; prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (charity ). Fasting often takes the form of “giving up” something you either enjoy or is a bad habit. Besides something temporal it’s also good to fast from interior things like anger, frustration, or holding grudges. There are many devotional aids available with a daily Scriptural meditation, prayer, and a penance for the day to offer for personal sins or the sins of the whole world. A sample penance would be, “Do something kind for someone who does not like you.” As part of our fasting, on Fridays during Lent we abstain from meat. On Fridays most Catholic churches offer a devotion known as The Stations of the Cross where we follow Jesus through His persecution, passion, and death. Beginning with His condemnation to the cross by Pilot, we follow fourteen stations (episodes ) along the road to Calvary, His death and burial. We become intimate with the price He paid for our redemption. Lent ends on Holy Thursday night at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, which begins the Sacred Triduum (three days ) including Good Friday, Holy Saturday evening/Easter morning. I am a certified catechist. My email is available for more information. God bless and a happy Lent!
February 19 at 22:57 EST .

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   Straitpath  That is very beautiful, Timber Queen. Thank you.
February 20 at 23:27 EST .

 1 person like this.

   Gerty  And there you have it Miss Timber! Simple, to the point and factual--one doesn't have to be Catholic.
February 21 at 18:34 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Now I understand why "climate change" is such a threat!
   February 18 at 13:57 EST .

   1 person like this.

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