Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sun Jul 21st Todays News

Happy birthday and many happy returns Lyly MachMatt Bourke and Su Yin Tao. Born on the same day, across the years along with Cat Stevens (1948), Robin Williams (1951) and Ernest Hemmingway (1899). 365 – A large earthquake that occurred near Crete and its subsequent tsunami caused widespread destruction throughout the eastern Mediterranean region.
1645 – Qing Dynasty regent Dorgon issued an edict ordering all Han Chinese men to shave their forehead and braid the rest of their hair into a queue identical to those of the Manchus.
1865 – In one of the few recorded instances of a "quick draw" gun duel in the American Old West, Wild Bill Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt over a poker debt.
1973 – Mossad agents mistakenly assassinated a Moroccan waiter in Lillehammer, Norway, whom they believed had been involved in the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.
1977 – Libyan forces carried out a raid at Sallum, sparking a four-day war with Egypt.
What a statement for your day. The earth moves. You are leaders in fashion. If you make a mistake, you correct it. And finish it. Rock on.

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Rudd’s soggy boats plans

Piers Akerman – Sunday, July 21, 2013 (12:20am)

LABOR’S regurgitated Prime Minister, Kevvie ‘Lurch’ Rudd, should be condemned in the court of world opinion for his latest barbaric and simplistic approach to the illegal entrant crisis. 

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Kevin Rudd just created another boatload of humanitarian problems

Miranda Devine – Sunday, July 21, 2013 (12:22am)

KEVIN Rudd is calling the bluff of people smugglers with his breathtakingly ruthless PNG “solution” to the asylum seeker problem. But will they believe him?

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When “cultural safety” trumps child safety

Miranda Devine – Sunday, July 21, 2013 (12:22am)

KIESHA Weippeart’s little body bore the marks of a lifetime of abuse, fractures partially healed in her nose, her jaw, her skull.
Her upper arm showed trauma consistent with twisting.
These were injuries at the hands of her mother that received no medical attention, despite the fact police, social workers, neighbours, relatives, education and health authorities had all seen the telltale signs of abuse.
The pretty six-year-old girl with the blue eyes and tight smile might have melted Sydney’s heart after death, but in life no one cared.
Kristi Abrahams, 30, was sentenced in the NSW Supreme Court last week to at least 16 years in jail for the bashing murder of Kiesha.
She delivered the fatal blow but the collective guilt of the community could be heard in the anger of the baying mob outside the court.
The final time Kristi bashed Kiesha in 2010, she used such force she broke her teeth, striking her face, the forensic pathologist told the court, as many as five times.
Kiesha had gone to school just four days that year but enough for a teacher to notice bruises on her forehead.
Truant officers were on her mother’s tail, visiting seven times between February and July, but always finding a locked door. You’d think after the third time, they might have called police to find out what Kristi was hiding: a child covered with bruises and cigarette burns.
When Kiesha was three, the late drug addict father she so resembled, Chris Weippeart, reported Kristi to police for biting his daughter on the shoulder. Then he left.
“Mum did that,” Kiesha told police. “Mum” was charged with assault and received a 12-month good behaviour bond.
Kiesha was fostered out for 18 happy months. Her mother often didn’t show up to access meetings.
Inexplicably, in 2006, Kiesha was returned home, despite the strong recommendation of a case worker that she stay with her foster family till she was 18.
The court knew better. Kiesha was reunited with her mother, who had a new boyfriend, the gormless Robert Smith, since jailed for burning Kiesha’s body to hide the evidence.
Why was the case worker’s recommendation of permanent removal over-ruled by the court?
The NSW Family and Community Services department responded to inquiries last week with motherhood statements, and children’s court decisions across the country are shrouded in secrecy, ostensibly for privacy reasons.
But a police officer who has worked in child protection, and spent a lot of his working life in the Children’s Court at Parramatta, defends frontline case workers. He has never seen them make a decision lightly to remove a child from an abusive home but too often their recommendations are overhauled.
Magistrates “don’t operate on community expectations. They are operating on pieces of paper, and the mother getting into court all clean and tidy in a suit”. Removals are “always vigorously defended”, and no one opposes removals more vigorously than the Aboriginal Legal Service.
Of Kiesha, he says: “If she wasn’t Aboriginal I think she probably would have been removed” permanently from her mother.
So was it the fact that Kristi was half-Aboriginal, and therefore her daughter classed as indigenous, that influenced the court’s decision to return the child to her mother, against the best advice?
Another child sacrificed on the altar of the Stolen Generations?
The court was complying with the Aboriginal Placement Principles of the Children and Young Persons Act which effectively requires welfare authorities in NSW to keep a child with its family or place the child with “culturally appropriate” carers, even though Aboriginal foster carers are thin on the ground.
Similarly, in Victoria, “cultural safety” is the mantra.
The National Framework for the Protection of Australia’s Children, instituted under the Rudd government in 2009, after the Prime Minister’s apology to the Stolen Generations, has the same aims.
We can blame the Bringing Them Home report of 1997, which set out to ensure there never would be another “stolen generation”, for hobbling state welfare services’ ability to care as well for indigenous children as they do for white.
This is despite the fact indigenous children are eight times more likely to be at risk of harm.
The irony is that Kiesha’s mother rejected her own Aboriginality because of the “extreme violence” she suffered as a child.
When she was 11, after her mother died, welfare workers recommended Kristi be placed with a non-Aboriginal family “despite statutory provisions to the effect that Aboriginal children should be placed in Aboriginal care. This was because the offender’s experiences with her Aboriginal father caused her to reject her Aboriginality,” said the sentencing judge.
“Despite the recommendation, the offender was placed in an Aboriginal children’s group home - the emotional support (she) so greatly needed was not provided.”
Kristi was growing up as the hysteria over stolen children was reaching a crescendo. She was put into care a year before the inquiry that would lead to the Bringing Them Home report with its urgings to keep Aboriginal families intact at all costs.
The consequences of her loveless childhood were disastrous. She could not have been better set up to fail as a parent. By 2010, she was stuck in a small dark flat in Mt Druitt with no family support.
Most women would find such circumstances trying. Let alone someone with an IQ of 68 and a childhood of abuse.
That is not to excuse her but to explain why the judge found Keisha’s death was “the foreseeable and preventable consequence of equally foreseeable and preventable causes”.
Kristi Abrahams had been on the case workers’ books since she was a child. It should have been obvious she was a ticking time bomb, and a new baby would be the last straw. 

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THIS ISN’T OVER

Tim Blair – Sunday, July 21, 2013 (8:04pm)

I look forward to editing Andrew Bolt’s Daily Telegraph column this week. Readers – and Andrew himself – may be surprised by his new vegan diet , his sudden concern over global warming and his condemnation of what Andrew will describe as “the capitalist depravity of international tulip cartels”.
Also, in a special Russian language section featuring Bolt’s home address, Andrew will declare war on Chechen drug lords.

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MEL SMITH

Tim Blair – Sunday, July 21, 2013 (1:50am)

Brilliant British comedian Mel Smith has died at 60 following a heart attack. Smith’s finest work was produced in the 1980s with long-time screen and writing partner Griff Rhys Jones.

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Two scientists testify to US Senate hearings on warming

Andrew Bolt July 21 2013 (4:06pm)

Why does our own Parliament not give sceptical or luke-warmist scientists at least a hearing before spending billions we don’t have on programs that don’t make a difference to a warming that’s actually paused and which probably wouldn’t be a problem anyway?

As Labor and the Greens say, without actually doing it: listen to the science. 

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Some bloggers are having a better weekend than others

Andrew Bolt July 21 2013 (3:56pm)

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Some cheap shots I never forget. 

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The Bolt Report today

Andrew Bolt July 21 2013 (6:06am)

On Channel 10 at 10am and 4pm.
Kevin Rudd says he’s fixing the boats and has fixed the carbon tax.  True?
On the show: shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey, former Finance Minister and warming sceptic Nick Minchin and former Labor MP Belinda Neal.
The twitter feed.
The place the videos appear

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Where are the detainees actually going to stay in PNG?

Andrew Bolt July 21 2013 (5:43am)

How many boat people can PNG actually accept?
The detention centre at Manus Island, last year promised to hold 600 people, has just 145 detainees. Family groups were evacuated because it was allegedly too bad and unhealthy.
A contract for an expansion of the centre to 600 - about six days’ worth of boat arrivals - was announced only last week, for completion next year.
Where are boat people actually going to stay in the meantime?
UPDATE
But signs the threat is working:

KEVIN Rudd’s Papua New Guinea solution has bit savagely in west Java, where Afghan asylum seekers have immediately begun telling people smugglers they are cancelling their planned boat trips to Christmas Island.
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Now to pay for it:

But the government is still calculating the immediate costs of the scheme, casting doubt on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s assurances on Friday the policy would be ‘’budget neutral’’.
The longer-term costs of the proposal are unquantifiable, because it is not clear how many people will eventually be housed at detention facilities in PNG.
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A few extra asylum seekers to house:

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Meanwhile, refugee processing has been halted on Nauru, where riots on Friday caused an estimated $60 million damage and left six asylum seekers in hospital. On Saturday, 125 asylum seekers were being held at the Nauru jail and 24 at the police watchhouse.
So:

All 550 asylum seekers will now have to sleep in tents and marquees until replacement facilities can be built.

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A fine border policy, as long as it’s the Left’s

Andrew Bolt July 21 2013 (5:27am)

Miranda Devine wonders where the Left went, now that Kevin Rudd has promised a boat people fix harsher than John Howard’s:
What happened to the Flotillas of Hope, Free the Refugees Campaign and North-West Friends of Refugees who used to march on Kirribilli House to attack John Howard? “Blood on your hands little Johnny.”
A Just Australia, the lobby group which hounded the Howard government over asylum seekers, has only issued two press releases this year, and nothing about the new Prime Minister’s sabre rattling and hundreds of deaths at sea.

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In love with Gillard

Andrew Bolt July 21 2013 (5:20am)

John McTernan, communications director for Julia Gillard as Prime Minister:

Some politicians think Tony Blair or Barack Obama are television gold. Some - you supply the names - have great faces for radio. Gillard was the best I have seen one on one, and in meetings. Relaxed, witty and generous with her time and attention…
Julia Gillard left office revealing in public the grace and the steel that was her character, and showing in private the wit, charm and lightness of touch that all who met her knew.
This is the Gillard I know, love and am loyal to, the one I wish more of the country could have encountered, the woman who won over everyone who was ever in the room with her.
Before she became Prime Minister I also noted her charm in person. I just wonder why she chose instead to project anger and trade on division. 

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( Guy ) : camellia japonica 'brushfield's yellow'...
( Photo de : Secret language of flower )
 
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Ever wonder what Dorothy's ruby slippers would look like with real rubies? A few years ago Harry Winston created real ruby slippers set with 4,600 rubies to commemorate The Wizard of Oz's 50th anniversary! 

Image courtesy Harry Winston Official Page
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Father, I listen to you and serve you. Others tell me that I worship a prosperity god, one that only does things beneficial for me. But you and I know that our relationship is deeper. You have been good to me, and I am here and I have much but want more. Your answer to my latest request is clear and traditional. I will do it. But I must say, without any disrespect, .. cold showers. Really? - ed
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WHAT HAS RUDD BEEN UP TO? ...it’s not pretty, as a staffer explains:

As predicted here, the Opposition is now crab-walking away from “welcoming” PM Kevin Rudd’s PNG plan now the detail, or lack of it, is becoming apparent.

“This man’s naked opportunism and stupidity is breathtaking and I’m only here until the election is called and them I’m off”, said a member of the PM’s staff who was formerly with Julia Gillard.

It was exclusively reported here yesterday that PM, Kevin Rudd, had agreed with Indonesia that we accept a parcel of 7,000 refugees by August 31st in return for an increase of 25,000 head in live cattle exports.

It was reported that Rudd intends to house those 7,000 on PNG’s Manus Is. (An unrelated source says the number is 5,000.) Regardless, a ridiculous proposition. And Manus Is. has already been lambasted by the UN as wholly inadequate.

[It is more likely they will be flown here as genuine refugees avoiding the PNG connection. Rudd's edict only applies to boat people.]

Rudd intends to use this as yet unannounced increase in live cattle exports during his election campaign.

These 7,000 people are real refugees who have been in Indonesian camps for some time and cannot afford the smugglers’ boat trip to Australia. The Indonesians want to be rid of them. They have no value.

But there was no mention of Indonesia agreeing to stem the flow of boats. Why would they? The corrupt Government, military and police force profit from it.

“We have never been able to get any account of what, where and how Indonesia spends our aid. When we ask, we just get fobbed off and it’s been like that at least since Howard”, said Rudd’s staffer.

In fact our source, who was there in Jakarta at the same time as Rudd, has said that Rudd’s request that Indonesia open processing centres there was rejected out of hand.

It was only then that Rudd made his rushed trip to PNG with a bucket load of borrowed money sufficient enough to get O’Neill to sign up to a ridiculous two-page agreement. The Indonesians were shocked.

This crazy PNG agreement would never have had the confidence of either House of Parliament but Parliament is in recess and that’s exactly where Rudd wants it.

Our source was scathing of Rudd’s methods but he did say the PNG agreement, which was mostly verbal because O’Neill was not impressed with Rudd’s haste and was initially reticent to sign, amounted to $100 per head, per week.

“Rudd had kept putting more money on the table until O’Neill said okay.”

I asked him what this $100 a head business was. “Oh that was an afterthought of O’Neill’s. It was basically as Kevin was about to leave that Peter suggested it. Kevin agreed immediately. But it was on top of everything else including normal aid. O’Neill is on a huge win with this.”

The only cost to O’Neill is that his country will now be known as a worse hell-hole than the world’s worst hell holes.

The ABC and Fairfax have heralded Rudd’s PNG solution as a masterstroke. The truth is that it's a time bomb that will not explode until after the election, which again will be Abbott’s problem.

PNG is a nation of violent savages whose religion is black magic and voodoo with a sprinkling of bastardised Christianity.

It has a currency in pigs. Pigs are an indicator of wealth. As nearly all boat people are Muslim, settlement there is an inconceivable proposition.

PNG’s cities are known as the most dangerous in the world and anyone even considering building a mosque would find themselves on the menu at the next kukim long paia.

The short swim to the north of Australia (hundreds of Papua-New Guineans already make the swim) would become a torrent of Islamic refugees that PNG would not lift a finger to stop. Why would they? They will have already received their payola.

Then we have a worse problem because if the smugglers don’t already know this they soon will, the flood will escalate, and then we can’t fix it because now we have an invasion on two fronts and Kev has already spent all our money.

Kev’s kiddy-bandaid on this gangrenous wound is designed to last until we go to the polls. The solution lies in Indonesia and until we grow some balls and confront it, the trade will continue.

Uncle Kev started this mess and his ill-conceived solution to fix it will be a bigger mess... but that’s our Kev.

I never thought Gillard would start to look competent.

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Pretty - ed
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Here's how a previous US President responded to an attack on our consulate in Libya. This from PBS before it joined the enemy. (thanks to Armaros)
This is an amazing news segment for the MacNeil Lehrer Report. Absolutely stunning, considering the harsh silence on this issue and the blacklisting of those of us who speak of it. Watch the whole thing.

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Judge Jeanine gave a barn-burner of a monologue tonight, blasting Rolling Stone for putting the Boston jihadi bomber on the front cover and for making excuses for his terrorism. Pirro said she doesn’t give a damn why he became a terrorist and he doesn’t deserve our sympathies.
Watch:

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Plenty of land available in Egypt, Jordan and Iran if they choose to work for a living. - ed
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.. Democrat supporter .. just married? - ed
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( Guy ) : Vigna Caracalla, fleur tire-bouchon...
( Photo de : Memories )
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My Friend EJ spinning some wool under the golden gate bridge on the fort baker side. Had to do some trespassing to get to this spot.
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You would think a highly respected journalist who covered many Presidents of the US would earn kudos and blessings for her life's works. But she was a hater and a bigot, as seen from this exchange rm, Thomas reacted to then-Press Secretary Ari Fleischer's statements about arms shipments to the terrorists by asking: "Where do the Israelis get their arms?" He responded "There's a difference Helen, and that is --". "What is the difference?", she asked. He responded: "The targeting of innocents through the use of terror, which is a common enemy for Yasir Arafat and for the people of Israel, as well as --". She interrupted him, saying: "Palestinian people are fighting for their land." He responded: "I think that the killing of innocents is a category entirely different. Justifying killing of innocents for land is an argument in support of terrorism.">
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"Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong." - Zoroaster‪#‎kindness‬
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Roma Downey
"You have said, Lord: pardon and you will be pardoned; grant us the grace to forgive as you have forgiven us." -- Fr. Wilfred "Willie" Raymond

"...and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you." -- Ephesians 4:32 (KJ21) 21st Century King James Version

“Pardon, and you will be pardoned.” Luke 6:37b (NASB) New American Standard Bible 

"And when you stand and pray, forgive anything you may have against anyone, so that your Father in heaven will forgive the wrongs you have done.” - Mark 11:25 (GNT) Good News Translation

"For if you forgive people their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins] leaving them, letting them go, and [giving up resentment], your heavenly Father will also forgive you." - Matthew 6:14 (AMP) Amplified Bible

"It is in pardoning that we are pardoned." - Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

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Complete Classic Movie: Cattle Queen of Montana

http://independentfilmnewsandmedia.com/complete-classic-movie-cattle-queen-of-montana/

The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief’s son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones (Barbara Stanwyck) must fight for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains. Can she gain the help of McCord’s hired gun, Farrell (Ronald Reagan)
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Quick Pix: Humphrey Bogart w/Video

http://independentfilmnewsandmedia.com/quick-pix-humphrey-bogart-wvideo/

Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American actor and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema.
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All set for Run Melbourne. There's still time to donate to the charity I'm running for, Team Little Learners, an autism centre in Melbourne's west. It's a great cause. They do terrific work http://runmelbourne.everydayhero.com.au/tony_abbott
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A good man .. a German, not a Nazi .. and a brilliant show of strength, compassion and honour.
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DETROIT – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BIG UNIONS & BIG GOVT TAKE CONTROL – A timely warning for those considering giving control to Rudd, Labor & the Unions for another 3 years.

Oped by Douglas A. McIntyre, from USA Today

If the residents of Detroit want to blame any person or organization, they only need to look as far as the unions that controlled labor there and the politicians who ran it the past four decades. …

Unions will have parts of pension obligations voided. City workers will lose their jobs. The two largest employers in Detroit are the school system and the city itself……..

Detroit is a city where the employee base is tilted away from private enterprise …….

The city's population did not start to fall sharply until after 1970. The 1973 oil crisis that rocketed gas prices up and the deep recession of the early 1970s dealt Detroit's car industry a blow that made the size of the city's government unsustainable….
Detroit's tax base began to tumble……But the city kept spending.

Unions wanted to keep their power as well as preserve jobs.

Politicians did not want to admit they were running a dying city, say as much to voters and begin a battle with unions to lower labor costs…….

Detroit's elected officials have lost all of their power.

All of them knew a long time ago that the city was beginning to founder and each party tried to hang on to as much money, and privilege, as possible.

Now, each gets to suffer the consequences.

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You can't LEAD without the willingness to be different, to do what's difficult, and to be misunderstood. It's called courage.

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Madu Odiokwu Pastorvin
Your Time Of Harvest is Coming.
The Scripture says,I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase and the trees of the field yield their fruit.(Leviticus 26:4, AMP)

God has set up seasons in our lives. It’s easy to get frustrated when our dreams aren’t coming to pass on our timetable, but every season is not harvest season. There are plowing seasons. There are planting seasons. There are watering seasons. Sure, we would love for every season to be a time of increase left and right, good breaks here and there. But without the other seasons, we wouldn’t be prepared. For example, it’s during the plowing seasons that God brings issues to light that we need to deal with. He’s getting us prepared for promotion.

If you’re not making as much progress as you would like, the key is to not lose any ground. Don’t go backwards. Hold your position and your dream. Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it’s hard. When you do that, you are passing the test and your harvest is assured.God bless you.

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The Lord Is Good To me And There is Peace In My Heart,And I Sing....
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on...

Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the lord,
He is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He hath loosed his fateful lightning
of His terrible swift sword,
His truth is marching on ...........Happy weekend.

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  • Lord, on this day let me remember all that I have is yours. It is a loan that I can not pay back. I can only thank you for the opportunity to use it.

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Wild Bill Hickok

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