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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 30. 42 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 Patricia Jul 13. 9 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

Consumers do not see this coming

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Meri Weathers Jul 11. 5 Replies

GRAIN & FOOD PRICES TO SOAR! China Trade, Farmers, Weather, and GSMWhat can I do to be more self-sufficient? 1. grow more of my food,2. eat lower on the food chain,3. find simple, less expensive pleasures, 4. build support community, 5. prepare…Continue

Tags: community, farmers, poverty

Evangelicals Breaking Up with Jesus (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 28. 10 Replies

Has evangelical Christianity lost sight of Christ?  Seems to me that there are a whole lot of evangelical Christians who are presuming to represent Jesus by not representing him or misrepresenting him or – let's be honest here – talking out of their…Continue

Tags: Franklin, Graham, Trump, Jesus, America's Best Christian

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 27. 15 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

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 24. 21 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 Chris on Wednesday

Bayer and Monsanto -   Kind of curious how much Round Up killed microorginisms in the soril.

Butterflies, and bees as well.

Comment by Chris on Wednesday

Even worse is what Monsanto did with Bovine Groth Hormone.

Comment by Chris on Wednesday

Interesting that hydrionaged oil AKA Margerine is  still produce.

Most people by now must know that hydrogenated oil is unhelathy.

Comment by Chris on Wednesday

Comment by Patricia 8 hours ago

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

I think the horse knew the rubber  chicken was a squekey toy.

I rode a horse one time without a saddle that just had rope reigns - not bit - no saddle.  That horse charged across a pasture then put the breaks on and turned 90 degrees.   I slid off the horse and landed under it.  The horse backed up looked at me and laughed in my face. 

Neat horse.  I got to know it and rode it again.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on Wednesday

Re white margarine colored yellow.

I was ten when WW2 started and my dad wouldn’t use margarine. One day my mom shaped colored margarine like a quarter pound of butter and didn’t tell anyone.

He used it and she later teased him. He had a sense of humor and didn’t get angry.

Comment by Grinning Cat on Wednesday

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 Wednesday

Great!

Comment by Patricia on Wednesday

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

Comment by Idaho Spud on Sunday

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

Comment by Idaho Spud on Sunday

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.

 

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