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Short Future Coronavirus World

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 1 Reply

Recent Climate Models predict an equilibrium climate sensitivity as much as 40% higher, which means that we significantly less than a decade to avoid locking in catastrophic climate change.But who has the emotional resources to discuss our…Continue

Tags: existential threats, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 30. 44 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 30. 10 Replies

Hilarious Must Read Letter To The Citizens Of The United States Of America From Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Published by BhaviniA MESSAGE FROM THE QUEENTo all the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen…Continue

GRIFTERS: The New Evangelical Con Game Organization (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Dec 6, 2019. 2 Replies

Betty Bowers is BACK!!!  She's just uncovered the latest in Evangelical Christian money-grubbing-I-mean MAKING schemes:  GRIFTERS!  Get Rich Instantly Following Trump's Evangelical Republican Supporters!  Hook up with Donnie and his Religious Reich…Continue

Tags: GRIFTERS, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 4, 2019. 95 Replies

This is supposed to be lifeless, just dissolved salts in hyperacidic water.…Continue

Tags: surreal

Betty Bowers Reviews "When Christians Break Bad" by Bonnie Weinstein

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 17, 2019. 5 Replies

This is new!  Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, reading a book other than the bible???  True enough!  Seems as though some shiksa by the name of Bonnie Weinstein has recently penned a tome with the title: When Christians Break Bad: Letters…Continue

Tags: MRFF, When Christians Break Bad, Military Religious Freedom Foundation, Bonnie Weinstein, America's Best Christian

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Comment by Grinning Cat on August 14, 2019 at 1:30am

Spud, I remember hearing about how dairy farmers pushed for those regulations that margarine couldn't be sold with a "butterlike" yellow color, hence the dye packet. Even in this decade, the dairy industry is protecting its turf, pushing against calling soymilk and other plant-based "milks" by that name ("Soy, Almond, Coconut: If It's Not From A Cow, Can You Legally Call It Milk?", NPR).

And a number of states are being sued on free-speech grounds over laws restricting plant-based products from being called "meat", "sausage", "jerky", "burger", or "hot dog". (How else can you label a veggie burger? Here too, the livestock industry is attempting to protect its turf. "What Gets To Be A 'Burger'? States Restrict Labels On Plant-Based Meat", NPR)

Comment by Plinius on August 13, 2019 at 11:45pm

Great!

Comment by Patricia on August 13, 2019 at 11:38pm

One of the funniest things I've seen in ages....

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 11, 2019 at 12:30pm

That may have been after the war because sugar was rationed duding the war, wasn't it?

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 11, 2019 at 12:29pm

I seem to remember the unappetizing margarine or lard on toast being unlikable, but mom put lots of sugar on top and that made it OK.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2019 at 12:20pm

Spud, I remember those food rationings, too. The package of white goo with a ball of the yellow die is a memorable one. I also remember eating lard on toast; never developed a liking for that.

Hope you had a memorable day! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 11, 2019 at 11:31am

Thanks for the happy birthdays.  I've not checked this site for a few days.  Been too busy in the garden.

Joan, my father was not taken in the draft because of a religious exemption.  He was a member of the bishopric in the Mormon church at the time.

When my time came, I applied for a religious exemption because I was slated to go on a mission for the church.  It was denied, but when examined, I was given a 4F rating because of bad vision, so I never went either.

During the war in the 40s, I remember we had no butter because of rationing, and the margarine was just an unappetizing white mess with a packet of die to color it yellow.  That helped a little.

Comment by Plinius on August 8, 2019 at 12:16am

Congratulations, Spud!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 7, 2019 at 11:36pm

Happy birthday, Spud.

Comment by Patricia on August 7, 2019 at 4:28pm

 

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