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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat 19 hours ago. 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jan 17. 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

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Comment by Ian Mason on Thursday

Enjoy yourself, Randall.

Joan, winter in Denmark is mild, grey and dull. The worst part is the continuous wind.

Comment by Plinius on Thursday

Have a good time, Randall!

Comment by Randall Smith on Thursday

If you don't hear from me in the next 2  weeks, don't fret. (Ha) I'll be in sunny (hopefully) Florida checking out the damage and rebuilding of Mexico Beach (from Hurricane Michael last Oct.).

Hold down the fort.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Hi Ian! Are you surviving this STRANGE winter? This year is like nothing I have experienced. The wind patterns change and predictors don't seem to have any more wisdom than the caterpillars that the oldtimers relied upon. 

Comment by Ian Mason on Thursday

It's always a pleasure when you pop up,Joan. You're a splendid source of common sense and an inspiration.

Comment by Ian Mason on Thursday

One of the hardest things in life, Kathy but you've had the courage to pull through. May there be more sunshine in your life.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Wednesday

Kathy, it is wonderful to read your posts! The adjustments you just experienced is one of the hardest of all changes in one's life, according to research. Good for you for making such a fine recovery. 

My foggy thinking and lousy behavior resulted in a diagnosis of dementia. Well, at least I have a name for what happens to me. I am in safe arms of my family, have a lovely room that is now filled will boxes whittled down to things from my huge 3-story home. I live with my daughter and son-in-law. My granddaughter and her partner and their 5 kids live on L&Ls property but at the bottom of a huge Ice Age sand dune. We live at the top and the old forest grows between us. The clan keeps me active.

We just had a huge snow dump and everyone is out clearing our drive and all the walks to wood sheds, to Larry's shop, and keeping the generators working and ready for the loss of power. So far, so good. 

Today, the sun shines through partly cloudy skies and 34°F. Being on a gigantic sand dune means we have no problems with flooding. The house at the bottom of the dune has some flooding. The good news, there are soils down there that makes it easier to grow flowers and vegetables. 

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on Wednesday

The formatting issue/s didn’t seem to erupt. They stopped me on a dime and left nine cents.

Thanks  to whomever resolved them.

Comment by Plinius on Wednesday

I'm back in!

Comment by Loren Miller on Wednesday

FYI for anyone who didn't get my note: Brother Richard is aware of the formatting issues that seem to have erupted this morning on A|N.  There has been some improvement, but the fix is still a work in progress.

 

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