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concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 22 hours ago. 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 on Friday. 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

CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 25. 1 Reply

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Ian Mason on November 15, 2017 at 1:57pm

Glad to hear that things are going well, Patricia. Modern medicine and surgery can do great things, even if there are some 'buts' like the negative side-effects of some medication. It sounds like the good weighs up the bad for you, though. As you say, a severe blood clot is not a complication you want to experience. 

Comment by Ian Mason on November 15, 2017 at 1:50pm

Thanks for the photos and comments, Randall. I can sense your wonder at it all. One of my family visited China a few years ago and was disappointed with the terra cotta warriors but I think at that point a lot of them were out on loan to museums around the world. The Wall looks great and now I understand why it's home to the world's hardest marathon. Did you walk along part of it?

Comment by Patricia on November 15, 2017 at 12:16pm

I have several friends here, Chris, & you are definitely not one of them, here or on any other site!

Comment by Randall Smith on November 15, 2017 at 7:31am

I'm almost afraid to continue commenting about my impressions of China for fear I'll be attacked by a certain individual in this group. WTF?

I did want to say that despite the overwhelming crowds, visits to the major tourist attractions in China were a once in a lifetime thrill. Much money has been poured into places like the Great Wall and Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit(s). They ARE spectacular! I tried to put myself back in time while walking on and through history. Pretty amazing. And, I'd never seen a live panda, either. She was busily eating bamboo, minding her own business. (No photo because it was a dark, rainy day.)

No words can express the wonderment in seeing the marvels of the world. No person can throw mud on that.

Comment by Chris on November 14, 2017 at 8:35pm
Hi Patricia,
Sorry for barking.
What have you learned about degenerative bone disease?
What do your docters suggest to minimise further damage?
My cousin (~age 68)  takes a supplement for bone health.  She has one child
She takes some kind of supplement once a year.  My thought and pea brain thinks that taking a supplement once a year won't provide feedback to know how the bones are doing.
I read that some supplements may cause bones to grow to fast and fracture.
I don't know scat though.
Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2017 at 8:14pm

Then don't read it.

Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2017 at 7:38pm

Yeah Chris, but I don't need constant repetition of the same thing. I have had surgeries by the dozen, so I'm not new at this!

Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2017 at 7:32pm

I don't mind Joan, & yes, that's what I had done, so its a major deal, but pain afterwards is quite low.....for me anyway.

The blood thinner side effects are far worse for me, but I do react badly to many drugs. This just happens to be another. But.....risking clots in the deep veins or lungs, is not something I care to experience.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2017 at 7:25pm

Patricia, I do not mean to intrude upon your experience, however, I am curious about what occurs to replace the hip joint? I found this video and wonder if it is what you had done?

Hip Replacement Surgery Video

Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2017 at 7:10pm

Hahaha.....I call it bull-headed stubbornness.

 

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