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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.

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 Idaho Spud on September 14, 2018 at 12:15pm

I don't have a smartphone because of the expense, but even if I did, I doubt I'd use it more than a minute a day.  I prefer a big screen.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 14, 2018 at 10:19am

Patricia, you reminded me of a friend who makes a point of not holding doors for people so absorbed in their phones that they're not paying attention to their surroundings.

(He's also a reluctant late adopter of a smartphone; his carrier supposedly stopped supporting the simple cell phone he had for many years.)

Definitely sharing the "prisoners of their phones" graphic!

Comment by kathy: ky on September 14, 2018 at 9:26am

Only me. 

Comment by Plinius on September 13, 2018 at 12:14am

then who talks to the dog?

Comment by kathy: ky on September 12, 2018 at 7:22pm

When I'm walking the dog nobody speaks.  Everyone has ear bds on. 

Comment by kathy: ky on September 12, 2018 at 7:21pm

When I take my gkids out to eat they have to put phones away.  Or when we'r eating at home.  I rarely use mine unless it's a call. 

Comment by Patricia on September 10, 2018 at 1:42pm

My phone stays on the table face down when we have anyone here. If a notice comes in, I clear it without reading anything.

It stays in my purse when we go out, until I need to call a taxi to get home. My grocery store has an app for coupons etc., so I use it there.

I never take it out of my purse when on my scooter, but when I see people walking toward me texting or whatever, I stop the scooter, take my hands off the controls, & wait for them to walk into the scooter. Then its their fault!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 10, 2018 at 12:29pm

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Comment by Ian Mason on September 10, 2018 at 12:28pm

Good one, Chris. I'm tired of people walking into me on the pavement, Randall so I understand how annoyed you are.

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!

 

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