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the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on October 20, 2017 at 11:34pm

Yes, there are a lot of 'dos' and 'don'ts' with that, Patricia. I've experienced people with dementia making the quickest recovery simply because they didn't understand the 'don'ts' and forged ahead. I wouldn't advise that, though. Slow and steady is the most reliable. And most people are pleased with the results, not least because of the relief from grinding pain.

Comment by Plinius on October 20, 2017 at 11:28pm

Heavy work, Patricia! Can you live on one floor for as long as necessary? The dislocation thing must be taken very seriously, I know. Downstairs lives a very impatient woman with a similar hip problem, she has dislocated it four times now. Every time the ambulance comes with the fire department and a lifting platform to get her from her flat... 

Not an operation to look forward to, but I hope you'll be better because of it! 

Comment by Patricia on October 20, 2017 at 10:24pm

Update for my hip replacement surgery....
Its a lot more involved than I ever thought. I have to start physio the day after surgery, I cannot bend any more than 90*, cannot twist, have to sit on something where my knees are lower than my hips, need a toilet riser which I have, a bath bench which I have, need household help for a minimum of 3 months with recovery taking a year. When I get to start using stairs it can only be once a day. They dislocate the hip during replacement so dislocating it for months after surgery is a very real possibility. I will get a spinal so will be awake through the operation......YIKES!!!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 19, 2017 at 2:50pm

That's a great move by the brewery. I hope it works.

I've been out and about looking at art. An exhibition of photos by Cindy Sherman and one of paintings by 'Bacon, Freud and the London Painters'. Both shows are very good.

Comment by Patricia on October 19, 2017 at 2:16pm

Not that I've seen, & its been a long time now. Have been wondering & some concerned for days.

Comment by Plinius on October 19, 2017 at 1:10pm

Has no one news about Chris from California?

Comment by Patricia on October 18, 2017 at 8:05pm

Not back.....still here in Prince George. Started at 7:30 this morning for blood work & just got back to the hotel 20 minutes ago with only a breakfast break from 9 until appointments started at noon & its now after 6 pm. We are exhausted!

Comment by Plinius on October 18, 2017 at 12:41pm

You're back already, Patricia? How was your trip?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 18, 2017 at 12:15pm

Here's one rather creative approach.

Local brewery offers free beer to customers who help ruin neo-Nazi Richard Spencer’s upcoming speech


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Comment by Patricia on October 18, 2017 at 12:01pm

No news is good these days it seems. Its a bit overwhelming to try to help with trying to do something.


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