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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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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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 30, 2019. 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, 2019. 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, 2019. 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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 3, 2019 at 1:42am

Oh! Yes! Patricia, however, there is something about keeping track of family, those who came before us, and those who come after us. It is drama, at times, and other times comedy. Some family members lift us up and some tear us down. Not all families perform the same functions, however, I observed violence over many generations as if we inherited that factor in our blood. I have to keep reminding myself that violence is a learned behavior. 

For you, meeting your scion for the first time, you will find some interesting and exciting similarities and differences. Was your birth family a quiet, gentle one or a loud and raucous one and how does it compare with your new-found off-spring? Do both of you with red hair have the same or different temperament? 

Your adventure in discovery will surely keep you interested and occupied in your retirement years. 

My very best wishes go with you and your new-found offspring. 

Comment by Patricia on November 3, 2019 at 1:06am

Feels a bit like a soap opera at times, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 3, 2019 at 1:05am

Ian, the profound problem of getting 27 nations to agree on forward, backward, or maintain a steady flow of time when time is a construct of man's making and crazy-making, at that. After all, we could have time measured in a system of 10-hour days with 144 minutes each, or 240 hours with 6 minutes each. It is all relative!

Humans observe time zones just as skillfully as we observe political boundaries. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 3, 2019 at 12:49am

Patricia, your story is a page-turner! Thank you for sharing it with us. I appreciate your feelings of stress/enjoyment! The physical and personality similarities must be exciting to learn!   

Comment by Patricia on November 3, 2019 at 12:48am

Debates going on everywhere by the sounds of it.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 3, 2019 at 12:45am

The EU is debating the issue of clocks going forward and back. The problem is getting 27 governments to agree on things.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 3, 2019 at 12:43am

For  those following the saga:

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Comment by Patricia on November 3, 2019 at 12:25am

It feels strange, Plinius, a bit stressful, but at the same time its also quite enjoyable. I'm finding out she has some of my traits as well as some of the same physical issues....lousy teeth for one. She's a night person, prefers her own company, didn't fit in easily, reads in bed, played flute in school band, loves animals.

Comment by Plinius on November 3, 2019 at 12:14am

I thought so, Patricia, you need a lot of time catching up. Enjoy yourself!

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 2, 2019 at 4:48pm

Randy, I agree it's madness.  Especially for a morning person like me.

 

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