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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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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

Tags: food, favorite

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday

Interesting that installing internet fiber for the road project can be a side project of extending broadband service to rural communities, Joan. Sounds like win-win.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

Speaking of "Close Encounters" seeing the technology develop to make engineering to reduce highway deaths is exciting, goose-bump making. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

Colorado’s internet of roads is a go. Soon cars will “talk” to sign...

This is the project upon which Craig is working. "work starts in 2019 to use technology to reduce number of wrecks, fatalities."

~ Colorado Sun

Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

blancolirio, a seasoned pilot reviews the report on the two recent Boeing aircraft crashes and the consequences to the automotive industry. The last sentence attracted me because my son, Craig, is a network engineer for Panasonic designing the computer network system for the highway. 

Comment by Randall Smith on April 14, 2019 at 7:36am

So, after 40 years, it's time to revisit "Close Encounters" ,eh? Good idea.

And, Loren, you beat me to mentioning the "religious" poll results with a virtual tie among 3 groups. (See AN News group) Great news for us non-believers.

I have to say, however, when I attended a J.P. Morgan dinner program 3 days ago, a prayer was given. As I looked over the crowd (of 75), EVERYONE had their head bowed, eyes closed. And the prayer ended with the usual, "In Jesus Christ we pray, amen". What can I say? Sad.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 14, 2019 at 7:31am"/>

Comment by Patricia on April 13, 2019 at 10:37pm

Yes, we've watched it several times ourselves.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 13, 2019 at 10:21pm

Pardon my changing the subject, but...

Forty years ago, I watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind, not long after returning to the Cleveland area after a three-year stint in upstate New York.  I just watched it again tonight ... and it hasn't lost a damned thing.  The energy, the amazement, the wonder which Steven Spielberg intended is still very much there, even after four decades.  There aren't a lot of current day films which can match up to it – Arrival comes to mind, and I think it qualifies – but CEotTK still represents and damned well.

Comment by Patricia on April 13, 2019 at 6:25pm

They don't want you on pain meds for very long, & I found it unnecessary anyway. My threshold is very high.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 13, 2019 at 6:21pm

Sorry to hear about your pain, Patricia. But "Horray!", it's over. And the doctor is happy with your progress. What a relief. <sigh> Yeah, no clog dancing. Already off of pain killers, Wow!

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