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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia (NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 23 hours ago. 5 Replies

WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against…Continue

Tags: Russia, Putin, investigation, FBI, James Comey

Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Thursday. 10 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

exposing abuse | Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial | part 1 (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jan 4. 31 Replies

There really is no other way to say it: prepare to be revolted, disgusted, and made sick to your stomach.  Our good friend, TheraminTrees has had a considerable look at a recent commission executed by the government of Australia, digging into…Continue

Tags: Jehovah's Witnesses, child abuse, TheraminTrees

The Stanford Prison Experiment,

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 22, 2018. 3 Replies

the Zimbardo experiment: The experiment was conducted from August 14 to 20,1971 by a team of researchers led by…Continue

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Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 9, 2018. 10 Replies

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

Canada Not a Loud Nation

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2, 2018. 11 Replies

Canada is a proud nation but not a loud nation.British newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday…Continue

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Comment by Patricia on September 6, 2017 at 2:16pm

I don't like ''chatting'' particularly, & don't know anyone who does.

Comment by Patricia on September 6, 2017 at 2:14pm

I do not like to travel, but the Orient has always fascinated me. A guided tour seems to be the way to go when you're doing something very different. Daniel's posts were always so interesting when I was on a/n before.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 6, 2017 at 1:41pm
Daniel, love the cartoon. And my family and I did see it rain frogs once. I never thought it was gawd but it puzzled me for years. Until I read in the farmers almanac that they get swept up by rain clouds and dropped miles away. It's also been known to rain fish.
Comment by Ian Mason on September 6, 2017 at 1:23pm

Randy, that sounds like a great trip. The people I know who have been there have loved it. Good luck with your preparations.

I used the chat room a few times but found it to be populated with those who like puerile 'jokes' so I stopped.

Comment by Gwaithmir on September 6, 2017 at 7:32am

What's going on over in the chat room? I used to come in here on a nightly basis a couple of years ago and there were always three to six people chatting. Nowadays, the chat room is pretty much deserted all the time. Have people lost interest or is there a better atheist website to go to now?

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2017 at 6:58am

Luck Randy.

I'm too chicken to go to most countries.  Mostly fear of doing something that will land me in jail.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 6, 2017 at 6:51am

Well, it never really struck me as a destination I wanted to visit in my lifetime, but after reading Road Scholar's trip catalog description of "The Best of China", I called them about an opening for this coming Fall trip. Surprisingly, there was one. So guess what I did? Yep, I took the plunge and signed up to go!

I'm having a little "buyer's remorse", thinking about the impulsiveness of my action and all the anxiety associated with traveling to someplace "exotic". But, what the heck. You only live once, right? I leave 6 weeks from today (Oct 18).

The itinerary includes all over China, from Beijing to Lhasa to Shanghai and points in between--three weeks total. Once I'm there, I'm sure I'll enjoy it. In the meantime, I have to get a visa, book flights, read up, etc. Wish me luck!

Comment by Plinius on September 5, 2017 at 11:37pm

I love that one Daniel!

Comment by Patricia on September 5, 2017 at 3:05pm

Pretty damn obvious the gawd/jeezuzz/praying thing ain't workin'!!!!!

Comment by Patricia on September 5, 2017 at 2:42pm

We keep the windows/doors closed & run the a/c. I only go out when I must during the bad days, wear a mask, & keep the trip as short as possible.

The large Elephant Hill fire is still going strong with more evacs, but that is south of us. Many schools did not start today.

We don't hear much about our local fires now, but we still have plenty of aircraft going over all the time so they're not done.

Chemo left me with some breathing issues, so I have to avoid what I can.

 

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