Hang With Friends

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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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Discussion Forum

Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 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

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 3. 2 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

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 Joan Denoo on January 22, 2018 at 2:15am

Thank you, Patricia, for the lovely flowers and birthday greeting, and Chris (Plinius) thank you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2018 at 2:08am

Randy, 82 years old and delighted to reach this age and see this incredibly interesting period of human evolution. I see remarkable things happening on the individual level as well as in economics; I just wish the government would grow up in a noble endeavor. If democracy delivered this kind of leadership we have today, I want no part of it. Yet, of course, we have never had a democracy, not when Jefferson wrote his honorable words, not when corporations became persons. 

Am I feeling hopeless? Not in a million years. I just wish I could live to see a real democracy put into place. 

My Colorado grandchildren receive the kind of education that has the potential to do great things. They receive training in system theory, in how to build strong teams, how to solve problems without the use of violence, and how to be a positive contributor to joint activities, and how to be an effective and efficient leader. 

Craig prepared my celebration dinner tonight\, a Thai beef, onion, noodle dinner; delicious 

Comment by Patricia on January 21, 2018 at 6:34pm

After my hip replacement, I'm absolutely paranoid about falling on the snow or of the main reasons I purchased a manual treadmill to ''walk'' in the house.

Comment by kathy: ky on January 21, 2018 at 6:19pm

Daniel is going to get more rest than he ever wanted. I hope he doesn't get up to soon. 

My family physician had a double heart valve replacement and started walking around his farm a few days later. Of course he promptly fell down. Dr's are probably the worst patients. 

Comment by Patricia on January 21, 2018 at 2:11pm

Great to hear that Bertold! Thanks.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 21, 2018 at 2:09pm

Daniel's surgery went well, and his vision should be completely restored. He has to lie on his side for 90% of the time for probably 2 - 4 weeks. (Probably more relaxation than he's ever wanted!)

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2018 at 1:59pm

I missed that.

Comment by Patricia on January 21, 2018 at 1:17pm


Kathy did mention it in the godless in the garden group, early Dec.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2018 at 12:43pm

That is a very big job to clear everything, but at least you can work on steadily - I know the long discussions with a packrat - my partner is one but she is learning. You'll feel much lighter without all that stuff and the move will be easier. You could also stack everything and have it carted away by a recycling company, or is that impossible? 

Comment by kathy: ky on January 21, 2018 at 11:49am

Chris, not much help. We only have one daughter and she works a crazy rotating split shift. With over a two hour drive roundtrip. But I can find someone to move me. The first thing I have to do is clear this place out and clean it up. My husband kept everything. And I mean everything.  Everything our gdaughters did. Every check stub, insurance info on every vehicle we've ever owned, every health insurance we've had. Warranties. I've been sorting papers, shredding and burning for six weeks  now and I've barely put a dent in it. 


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