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Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Oct 9. 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

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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 Patricia on July 15, 2018 at 12:56am

We've had quite a few rainy days so far, but we're still in a drought. I heard last year that it would have to rain all day every day for 3 years to repair our forests.....& we all know that ain't gonna happen. Then there's the lighting strikes that are very dangerous for all of it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 15, 2018 at 12:49am

The forest is verdant green from all the rain and the grass looks like normal Ireland's hillsides. The heat has set in and things quickly dry out because of the sandy soil. We all keep watchful eyes on burning because the drying grasses make an excellent tender for the surrounding forests. Even with all the rain, the forests look stressed from an earlier drought. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 15, 2018 at 12:45am

We had terrible downpours a week or so ago. I thought the sand and gravel would end up in the creek in the valley. This glaciated soil does not hold water. The garden plots that I enriched last year in raised beds grow healthy weeds; I haven't planted them. Just have not been up to it. The greenhouse is all I can manage. 

Comment by Patricia on July 15, 2018 at 12:24am

Do you have to worry about fires?

Comment by Plinius on July 14, 2018 at 11:50pm

The same here. Anyone join me in a raindance?

Comment by Ian Mason on July 14, 2018 at 11:14pm

The predicted rain hasn't turned up yet except for the island of Bornholm so now there's a ban on almost everything including barbecues, a summer favourite for many. Drinking water in DK comes direct from the ground but hasn't been affected although there's a ban on watering crops near large cities. There might be some isolated, heavy showers in the coming week but we'll have to wait and see. It will take a lot of water to get things back to normal.

I do similar things, Kathy. Water shouldn't be wasted.

Comment by kathy: ky on July 14, 2018 at 3:27pm

Water rations or not I use water that I've washed vegetbles in,  for example,  to water the compost or plants. 

Comment by Patricia on July 10, 2018 at 10:49pm

I found it surprising as well. The surgeon figured I'd need the left one done within a year, & I'd thought I'd have more than the 6 months from December's x-ray, but the hip & June's x-ray had other ideas I guess.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 10, 2018 at 10:15pm

Wow, Patricia, I didn't even know hips could deteriorate that fast.

Plinius, your apartment sounds quite interesting. Surely from that location you get a good view and lots of light.

Drought in Denmark and flooding in Japan. <head spinning>

Comment by Plinius on July 9, 2018 at 11:52pm

Joan, our apartment is built on the roof of an old bank building. Our space consists of two floors and a piece of the old roof where we made our garden in big tubs. We use tap water or grey water - if possible - to water the plants and carrying water is only from the kitchen to the garden on the same floor. Water is not yet rationed here but we were asked not to spray gardens or wash cars.

 

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