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Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is anything less than up to date with the state of the art as it comes to the modern household.  However, as a discriminating conservative Christian, Betty would never tolerate…Continue

Tags: digital assistant, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 30. 6 Replies

Bill Maher is an atheist [whoa, shock and amazement!].  He is also a dedicated opponent of Donald Trump and anyone who would support the man or his goals ... and that includes ol' Yahweh, himself!  As it turns out, there is a substantial correlation…Continue

Tags: Stalin, Mao, Hitler, New Rules, Donald Trump

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23. 3 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2017 at 7:08pm

Patricia, good news that you are doing your exercises, faithfully. It won't be long before you will be taking that route on your scooter to town, as you shared with us some time ago. You are one brave and determined person. 

Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2017 at 6:28pm

Chris, how many times do I have to say that I AM doing my physio, I AM doing my walking, & I AM doing what the doctors have told me.....SHEESH!

Comment by Chris on November 14, 2017 at 6:20pm

I'm glad your had your staples taken  out Patricia.

Again I would urge you to follow  Mary Ann Wilsons excercise routine. My underatanding is that you have to get the implant set through through walking - as painfull as it is.

 

Comment by Chris on November 14, 2017 at 5:52pm

Hi Randal,

Were you attempting to do a documentary series about China?

The reason I ask is because of the following post from you.

"World view of the Chinese government running roughshod over the people in order to modernize, etc., was negative. Eminent domain is a priority over there. But, it works. The people are heavily compensated for being forced to move. New homes/apartments are built and lots of money is given to those relocated. They grumbled at first, but now seem happy with their lives much improved. Below is a photo of a 60 yr old grandmother who we "interviewed" about her life then and now.

 I think the key word was "interviewed".

Beg the question.  No wonder no one wanted to look (or even talk with) at you.

On you next trip you may want to disect grasshoppers, or locusts.

Sorry for picking on you.

Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2017 at 5:41pm

Blood thinner side effects are bad & 15 mores days to finish.

Yes, I have to limit myself but the biggest thing is not to bend any more than 90 degrees for 6 months. I am doing my physio on my own.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2017 at 5:38pm

Patricia, very good news! How do you feel now? Are you going to have to pace yourself?

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 14, 2017 at 5:34pm

Yay!  Glad to hear things are going well.

Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2017 at 5:25pm

Just got back from having my staples removed & in another 10 days, I can drive my scooter! Yay!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2017 at 5:23pm

Chris, 

Over 9,000 Years Later, Kennewick Man Will Be Given a Native Americ...

"Five Native American nations will join together to bury his remains."

"Yakama, Wanapum, Umatilla, Colville and Nez Perce nations who claimed ownership of the skeleton."

Kennewick Man was found in 1996; The burial date was 2017. The burial site is known only to the tribal members. 

The Ancient One, also known as Kennewick Man, was reburied early Sa...

"Originally published February 19, 2017"

Comment by Chris on November 14, 2017 at 4:44pm

Qufu China  The hometown of Confousis is an interesting place to visit.  There is a tree there that's - I don't remember - thousands of years old.

On Eminent domain.

With the vast industrialisation of China and the Three River Gorge dam project China leaped over oppertunites to research it's past.

The Columbia gorge river dam buliding project [between Oregon, Washington, Idaho, (U.S.A.) and into Canada] also flooded archeolocical artifacts that may have provided information about human history.

Kennewich man is an example.

I worked for the Army Corps of Engineers while that research was going on.    It would have been easy for the ACOE to allow sandbaging along the research site - but they chose not to allow it.

I don't know where the court battle is now about Kenneweck man.

 

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