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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.

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Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 8 hours ago. 10 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia (NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Sunday. 4 Replies

WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against…Continue

Tags: Russia, Putin, investigation, FBI, James Comey

exposing abuse | Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial | part 1 (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jan 4. 31 Replies

There really is no other way to say it: prepare to be revolted, disgusted, and made sick to your stomach.  Our good friend, TheraminTrees has had a considerable look at a recent commission executed by the government of Australia, digging into…Continue

Tags: Jehovah's Witnesses, child abuse, TheraminTrees

The Stanford Prison Experiment,

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 22, 2018. 3 Replies

the Zimbardo experiment: The experiment was conducted from August 14 to 20,1971 by a team of researchers led by…Continue

Tags: change, Experiment, Prison, Stanford, Zimbardo

Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 9, 2018. 10 Replies

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

Canada Not a Loud Nation

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2, 2018. 11 Replies

Canada is a proud nation but not a loud nation.British newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on September 10, 2018 at 11:18am

And I'm glad not to have a smartphone anymore; the stupid thing wanted attention all the time. How I hated that!

Comment by Loren Miller on September 10, 2018 at 7:10am

More truth than fiction there, Chris ... and one more reason why I am VERY glad I am NOT on Facebook!

Comment by Plinius on September 10, 2018 at 7:07am

Comment by Randall Smith on September 10, 2018 at 7:04am

I should mention that "they" combined birthday parties, all into one.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 10, 2018 at 7:02am

Am I permitted to vent a little anger here? First, the good:

At the birthday party last night, the food was delicious. Of course, I ate too much. And, I enjoyed conversing with family members.

However, I almost lost my temper at my one son-in-law and his two teenagers--the ones living in Honduras, recently moved back. They were glued to their "smart phones" all evening, virtually ignoring everybody and everything else going on. I said something once, but saw that it didn't make any difference in their rude behavior. My daughter simply accepts that that's the way they are. Grrrrr. I'm still steaming over their behavior.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 8, 2018 at 11:57am

Have a great time with the grandkids, Randall. A little sugar doesn't hurt.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 8, 2018 at 7:24am

Gloomy morning with lots of rain--4 to 5 inches in some areas. We're getting the aftermath of "Gordon".

I have two birthday "parties" to attend today and tomorrow from different families: a 14 yr old grandson and 6 yr old granddaughter. I reckon I'll have to go off my self imposed sugar-free "diet". I don't want to be a party pooper!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 30, 2018 at 12:42am

Ian & Grinning Cat, thanks for the videos! They remind me of the great songs of resistance during the Viet Nam war. 

Comment by Patricia on August 29, 2018 at 6:44pm

Noooooooo!!!!!

2018 now worst fire season on record as B.C. extends state of emergency
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:23:53 EDT
The B.C. government has extended the provincial state of emergency because of wildfires that have now burned more area than any other season on record.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/state-emergency-bc-...

The B.C. government has extended the provincial state of emergency because of wildfires that have now burned more area than any other season on record.
As of Tuesday, more than 12,984 square kilometres of the province had burned, pushing past the previous record set just one year earlier.
'Lied to and let down': Emotions running high in areas ravaged by B.C. wildfires
Drought worsens as fires continue to burn throughout B.C.
As 534 fires continued to burn on Wednesday morning, the province announced that it has extended the state of emergency through to the end of the day on Sept. 12. About 3,200 people have been removed because of the wildfires, and another 21,800 are on alert.

Comment by Patricia on August 29, 2018 at 5:59pm

YAAAAY!!!!! It is absolutely pouring rain!!!!! Hopefully it'll last more than 5 minutes!

 

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