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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

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 July 8, 2018 at 9:24am

Ian, do you get your water from a well? If so, is your water table still refreshing your aquifer? Are you rationing water?

Hopefully, those expected clouds and drops of rain will be generous!

We had a cold spell that broke yesterday, I think it was. Anyway, we are now in the 80-90°F daytime and cool nights. 

Comment by Ian Mason on July 8, 2018 at 8:43am

Indeed, Joan. The forecast is for a few clouds and drops of rain in the coming week but not much. There's a ban on bonfires etc. too. It reminds me of the big drought of '76 that hit a lot of Europe and even killed trees because the water table dropped so much.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2018 at 3:05am

Ian, your drought does not seem to be easing. 

Denmark's farmers fear huge drought losses

Comment by Patricia on July 8, 2018 at 2:25am

Well it is what it is, & we now have a good, caring family dr. & the surgeon I have is terrific. Now its up to the hospital to get me booked, & I have to say, the sooner, the better.

Rick is flying home tomorrow, & he sounded really good on the phone today.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2018 at 2:06am

Patricia, I hate the thought of you having a misdiagnosis that prolonged your pain. So sorry to learn of the increased deterioration of your second hop. I hope the next procedure will bring you relief. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2018 at 1:57am

Plinius, I wish you could get a source of water to the roof and your garden. I don't suppose the landlord would be up to the task. It is worth a try, especially since your heat wave. 

According to my conversion chart, 100 litres is equal to more than 26 gallons. My gosh! How do you get all that water to your plants? 

Comment by Patricia on July 8, 2018 at 1:45am

Both hips have been trouble for over 20 years, & I spent 5 years in agony with the right one because of a mis-diagnosis. After that doctor left for another town, we got a new one who got it right.

After that replacement the surgeon thought it may help my left one settle a bit with taking some pressure off......it didn't work that way, & went the opposite instead.

Comment by Plinius on July 8, 2018 at 1:15am

You had to revalidate the first hip and probably hurt the second hip in the process. Revalidating after the next operation should be more easy...

Comment by Patricia on July 7, 2018 at 10:19pm

Thanks Ruth. My family dr saw the x-rays & told me it is now worse than the first hip. Just hard to believe how quickly it deteriorated since my first replacement 8 months ago.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 7, 2018 at 10:14pm

Sorry to hear of your hip pain, Patricia. I look forward to your surgery to fix it.

 

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