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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 kathy: ky on August 14, 2018 at 8:24pm

Patricia,  you can get a good free standing machine for about $90. with a permanent filter.  You have to vacuum it once a month.  Or with the smoke probably weekly.  But they work very well.  I'd suggest using it in your bedroom at night.  I liked the first one so much I bought a second. 

Comment by Patricia on August 12, 2018 at 10:09pm

How? We have the doors & windows closed & use a/c. I have hepa on the vacuums, & furnace, but I don't know how else to use them. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 12, 2018 at 9:47pm

Patricia, can't you use a HEPA filter in your house? That smoke sounds quite dangerous.

Comment by Patricia on August 12, 2018 at 7:48pm
Comment by Patricia on August 12, 2018 at 7:46pm

As of the news on now....5:30 p.m.

globalnews.ca - B.C. Wildfire Sunday: Lightning strikes lead to more than 140 new fires across B.C.

B.C. Wildfire Sunday: Lightning strikes lead to more than 140 new fires across B.C.
More than 140 new fires are burning across B.C. on Sunday, most of them sparked by lightning strikes.

The southern parts of the province saw the most new blazes with 33 new fires in the Coastal Fire Centre, 41 in the Kamloops Fire Centre and 60 in the Southeast Fire Centre.

BC Wildfire Service chief fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek said there are around 600 fires burning in the province on Sunday. Of those, more than 40 are considered wildfires of note.
B.C. Wildfire Sunday: Lightning strikes lead to more than 140 new fires across B.C.
B.C. Wildfire Sunday: Lightning strikes lead to more than 140 new fires across B.C.
globalnews.ca

Comment by Patricia on August 12, 2018 at 5:49pm

The wind has picked up so the forest is beginning to show up behind the people's yard trees....

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

Joan, thanks for remembering my B-day.  I'm 77 and 1 week old today.

Thanks to the rest of you for your birthday wishes.

I've been doing so much on Quora, that I've just caught-up here today.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2018 at 1:44pm

Randy, a weather/climate groups is a good idea. Go for it!

Comment by Patricia on August 12, 2018 at 1:38pm

The trees behind the houses in the second photo are in their yards, the forest is beyond that.

Comment by Patricia on August 12, 2018 at 1:36pm

Yes, Kathy, we were gone for 18 days. 

So far today its not raining, but the smoke is still bad. Last night's sprinkle didn't do much.

The forestry surrounding us behind the houses has disappeared. 

 

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