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Web slang

Started by Roswatheist. Last reply by The Shinedowness Apr 11. 119 Replies

Is it me, or can most people on social networking sites not spell? I get acronyms, but actual misspelling, really? I'm not that old, either-not even thirty.Does this make anyone else crazy or is it just me?Continue

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 11. 6 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

Kitbull | Pixar SparkShorts

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Feb 23. 10 Replies

The following showed up this morning in my YouTube daily feed, and I have to say, it just charmed the socks off of me.  This is what animation really can do in the hands of a creative and skilled team.  Really, it's what animation has done for darn…Continue

Tags: Kitbull, Pixar, Disney

The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 15. 3 Replies

The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud"Scientists and organizations across the world spent a great deal of time and…Continue

Tags: fraud, scientific, rate, incident, measles

exposing abuse | Jehovah's Witnesses on trial | part 2 (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Feb 1. 0 Replies

We need to focus on the institution, not the individual priests. Practice and policy; show me the church manipulated the system so that these guys wouldn't have to face charges, show me they put those same priests back into parishes time and time…Continue

Tags: child abuse, TheraminTrees, Jehovah's Witnesses

Introduce yourself

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 28. 207 Replies

So we can picture you sitting at the table with us, how about telling us your favorite food and drink?I'm Ruth and you'll find me eating a cup of vanilla Greek yogurt, constantly refilling my teacup from a gigantic pot of hot green tea. (I share,…Continue

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Comment by Randall Smith on September 21, 2018 at 7:10am

I had a nice two day visit from one of my "trip mates" when we went to China a year ago. Sarah was driving through the midwest and asked to make a stop here in Indiana. As friends do, we caught up on our lives. There's not much to see or do here, but I showed her around the "neighborhood". I think she was more impressed by the quantity of corn and soybean fields! She was really impressed by my family's organic vegetable farm. It's nice to keep in touch with old friends.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2018 at 3:41am

Patricia, I'm glad to have the information about the Sistine Chapel crimes. Thanks.

Comment by Patricia on September 18, 2018 at 2:42am

Thanks Joan, I had nothing but trouble with that link.....everywhere I posted.

Yours is a different link, but same story.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2018 at 2:38am

Patricia, the lead didn't work for "Financial misdeeds at the Sistine Chapel" so this is what I found:

" the administrative director and the musical director of the choir are suspected of money laundering, aggravated fraud and embezzlement.
The two men – Michelangelo Nardella and Monsignor Massimo Palombella – allegedly pilfered proceeds from concerts to fund personal expenses, according to La Stampa.
The Sistine Chapel Choir was founded in 1471, and considers itself the oldest choir still active in the world today.
It is made up of 20 adult singers and 35 boys aged 9 to 13.

https://theeagleonline.com.ng/vatican-investigating-financial-misde...

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2018 at 1:38am

Patricia, thanks for sharing Alex Blue's comment with us. 

Comment by Patricia on September 17, 2018 at 9:42pm


I don’t believe in a deity or deities
I find belief in a deity or deities to be an utter nonsense; and religion to be nothing more then a place for charlatans to con people out of their hard earned money by using fear tactics and brainwashing people to believe in nonsense.
Just because you believe in a deity or deities, doesn’t mean that you are more moral then me.
If you are moral only because of reward and the fear of punishment by a deity or deities; then you’re just a person who lacks empathy, not religion.
Morals have no deity or deities.
Morals have no religion.
No one, no religion and no philosophy has a monopoly on morals, right or wrong, just or unjust, bad or good.
It is better to be morally empathetic and an atheist, then to lack empathy and be a theist.

------Alex Blue

Comment by kathy: ky on September 16, 2018 at 11:30am

I don't do fakebook either.  Or alerts other than reminders I set up. 

Comment by Plinius on September 16, 2018 at 9:30am

So you live in an area without light pollution, Randall. Great! I love astronomy shows, but there's nothing near here so I make do with internet.

I am on facebook using another name, and I use it to read some self help groups and do games when I'm tired. The cell phone only for emergencies. Quiet and silence are of great value to me and very rare around here, so I don't allow noisy gadgets.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 16, 2018 at 7:21am

Speaking of which:

I went with my daughter and her family (husband, 2 teens) last night to an astronomy show with 4 telescopes directed to the big display of the moon and 4 planets. People were lined up to see them all up close--craters, rings, moons, etc. (This observatory is only 5 miles from my house--out in the country--"Camp Cullum" by name if you want to look in up--Clinton Co, Indiana.)

Anyway, my son-in-law and his kids are addicted to their cell phones. He had an app that could tell us where a passing airplane was headed. He obnoxiously told us about every one. I was tempted to grab and stomp on his device.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 15, 2018 at 12:33am

Ditto with my Samsung. The best advice I read was that you have control over apps interrupting you with notifications (or not). You don't need to be beeped or buzzed whenever you can make another move in that addictive game, or whenever one of the people you follow posts a tweet, or whenever your carrier is promoting a great new app you absolutely have to have, or whenever your favorite news site has an ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT BREAKING NEWS STORY YOU SIMPLY MUST READ RIGHT NOW!

You might choose to keep reminders to exercise, or to learn another vocabulary word, or whatever... but the vast majority of notifications are intrusive and not really necessary. Would you want a robot calling you on the phone to tell you whatever it is? (Ring... ring... "Hello?" "You've got mail!") If not, it can wait, and you can check it yourself, at your own convenience.

I've kept sound and vibration notifications on only from a chat program I use with a handful of people I know face-to-face. (In addition to the usual alerts for phone calls and texts, and utilities like calendar reminders or alarm clocks that I've initiated.)

And Loren, like you, I am not on Facebook, and feel like I'm better off for it!

 

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