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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 October 10, 2018 at 12:48pm

Patricia, you and Rick are still waiting for your surgeries? Did the fires have anything to do with the delays? What is the fire situation now? 

Autumn rains started here and temperatures drop quickly. The trip to the greenhouse requires a brisk walk or run and the temperature inside remains about 60°F. It is warm enough to take a thermos of coffee and a bread and homemade grape jelly sandwich. 

Comment by Plinius on October 10, 2018 at 5:18am

Officials and their paperwork! Sigh...

Comment by Patricia on October 10, 2018 at 1:44am

Our new provincial Premier has been in office for over a year, & he SAID he was going to make changes in the wait lists for hip & knee surgeries…….we have seen no difference.

Comment by Plinius on October 10, 2018 at 12:54am

That's horrible, Patricia! It has been 'any moment' for a long time now !

Comment by Patricia on October 9, 2018 at 1:26pm

Still waiting Plinius, & so is Rick.....no idea when...….

Comment by Plinius on October 9, 2018 at 11:30am

Thanks all! We're looking forward happily! First a new passport for Mrs. van B, then notifying a load of companies and organizations - long lists..

Comment by Ian Mason on October 9, 2018 at 10:43am

That's good news, Chris. Good luck to you and Luca.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 9, 2018 at 7:25am

Glad to hear it, Plinius!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 9, 2018 at 3:14am

Plinius, you bring some good news into our bleak week!   

Comment by Plinius on October 9, 2018 at 2:44am

Thanks! It is great! The waiting lists are appalling, I noticed; over TWO YEARS for the first intake now.. so we were very lucky that Luca had to wait no more than eighteen months. How's your waiting list?

 

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