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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 16 hours ago. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason 5 hours ago

I had a vascectomy 20 years ago. It had side-effects. I must have had a high sperm count because my body couldn't remove all the sperm cells that were going nowhere. The result was I grew an extra 'pair'. Harmless cysts, but I had them removed for the sake of comfort.

Comment by Chris 7 hours ago
Comment by Chris 8 hours ago

An Ectopic pregnancy is dangerous.

I wonder if the anti-abortion crowd think about all the possible complications that can occur during pregnancy.  The binary thinking in their brain may not allow room to comprehend how complex childbearing and birth is.

The stork brought it may be their simple mindset.

Comment by Chris 8 hours ago

I take lot of antihistamines and other medicine that drys my mouth out. My dentist told me to use the artificial sweetener stevia (xylitol) lozenges, or gum in the daytime and Salese or denteva at night to prevent dry mouth. He says bacteria feeds off the sugar rather than the teeth. He said using too much of it such as in cooking, or baking will cause an upset stomach.


I find fresh or dried fruit satisfies my sweet tooth. Dates and blueberries are a couple of my favorites.  I often put apples, mandarin oranges an other fruit in a salad. Even pickled beets are sweet.


Japanese cooking with different sauces is healthful and satisfies the sweet tooth. Eating fruit after dinner is more healthful than sweetened baked  goods. Candied, or pickled ginger is good and cleanses the palette. I visited China on vacation. Watermellon was often served after dinner.


Chris, On dates as Joan says, I use Year/Month/Day to sort records. That seems the best way to sort chronologically.  Day/month/Year, or Month/Day/Year doesn’t sort chronologically. I wonder why those two dating methods are used and the history behind them.


Enjoy your trip to Italy Randall. My parents said that when walking around Italy follow Nuns because traffic will stop for them allowing followers to walk across the street safely.

I had a girlfriend who had her tubes tied - then a tubal ligation revesal after getting married to another guy. She though she couldn't get pregnant. Low and behold she got pregnant. Thankfully the child wasn't mine.  I almost fainted when she told me she was pregnant. Her former husband must have be sterile.

When I had my vacectomy the doctor lost the vas deferens going inside my body. After taking numerous breaks out of frustration it took him about an hour to grab it to cotterize. It felt like he was pulling my kidney out.  The doctor said I have a high pain tollerance. Cotterizing was shocking. I could feel the electricity running through my body. There must have been some arching.

Men endure this under local anastesia. For me it was somewhat painful.

I've read various accounts of men who had vacectomies and women who had tubal ligation that didn't take, or the tubes reconnected over time.   I can only imagine how much distress that would cause a marriage.

Comment by k.h. ky 11 hours ago
Chris, being clipped is no guarantee. I speak from experience. Nine years after a tubal ligation I found myself pregnant. Talk about a shock. Ectopic pregnancy but still pregnant. When I was talking to the nurse prepping me for emergency surgery she told me the same had happened to her sister even if both she and her husband had been fixed years prior. The odds of that must be astronomical.
Comment by tom sarbeck 16 hours ago
Joan, in the 1940s I saw glass blowers in the Sterling glass works in Cincinnati.
Older workplace pix remind me of the American government's near-hatred of working people.
Comment by Joan Denoo 17 hours ago

If I don't know the year I use xxxx/01/21

Comment by Joan Denoo 17 hours ago

Tom, I prefer the year/month/date with the year being four digits and the month and date two digits. Genealogy records use this style. 

1936/01/21

Comment by Joan Denoo 17 hours ago

The Philadelphia Glassworks rattles memories for me, my paternal aunt's husband was from Philadelphia and a glass blower. 

Comment by Joan Denoo 17 hours ago

For our Philadelphia friends:

Letter from Philadelphia Email Empire of Glass

Letter From Philadelphia Dyottville Illustration

(Courtesy AECOM, Digging I-95)

The Dyottville Glass Works

 

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