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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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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

Web slang

Started by Roswatheist. Last reply by Craigart14 Jan 29. 115 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

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

Tags: food, favorite

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 21. 5 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

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Comment by Randall Smith on January 24, 2019 at 8:00am

Grandson sitting all day today at my house. He's 3 years old and a handful. I'm glad I kept all my own children's toys and games. My grandkids love playing with them. Heck, I even have stuff left from my own childhood. Last week I posted a photo of another grandson building a house with my plastic "bricks", a precursor to Lego's perhaps.

Unfortunately, it's too cold to play outside today. I may be pulling my hair out by noon--3 hours from now. I'm tired already.

Comment by Patricia on January 23, 2019 at 1:49pm

A marvelous photo.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 23, 2019 at 1:48pm

A historic and very influential image. I think it started to change a lot of narrow-minded attitudes.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2019 at 1:42pm

December 24, 1968, the very first view of the Earth occurred when astronaut William Anders, part of the crew of Apollo 8, took this grainy photo of the rise of the Earth over the Moon. The sight gave me a shiver and I have never felt the same about myself in relation to the Earth as I did that day. Seven months later, Apollo 11 astronauts land on it.

Using modern technology, this remastered scene produced "Earthrise". Once again, I feel a shiver and a commitment to walk softly on Earth’s surface. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 22, 2019 at 2:26pm

I like the moon and windmill photo.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

That looks promising, Ian!

Comment by Patricia on January 21, 2019 at 12:38pm

It was good here, but I didn't think of the camera.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 21, 2019 at 12:18pm

I saw the blood moon, then the dark gray total eclipse, then most of the reemergence. Glad I stayed up! (No pictures; figured I'd let the pros do it.)

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2019 at 10:24am

I went to the cinema yesterday to see a theatre streaming. A great production with some fine performances. Well worth it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZEYgjhhQU0

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2019 at 10:22am

Good photos, Chris. 

 

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