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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Dec 6. 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. 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. 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. 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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2019 at 3:07pm

"The Lady in Purple" rides again!

Comment by Patricia on November 11, 2019 at 2:03pm

Thank you, Joan.

If its purple, its mine, & I am known all over town because of it.

They may not know my name, but I'm known as the purple lady everywhere here.

Don't know where they get ''lady'' from though.....hahahahaha.........

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2019 at 1:45pm

Gratefully, you have feelings of belonging with atheists, Patricia, and I certainly gain pleasure from counting you as my friend. I love your "purple" with the imaginative ways you express yourself through color. The amazing things you can do while in your purple motorized chair undoubtedly makes an impression on the neighbors. I remember you taking me on the terrifying trip with you via video, going about your shopping, crossing busy intersections, and cruizing along, fearlessly. Your pluck impresses the hardiest of observers. 

My life is richer for having you as my friend!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2019 at 1:02pm

Randy, how are you feeling? Ready to take on the Middle East? 

Comment by Randall Smith on November 11, 2019 at 7:02am

Oh, Joan, you're such a hoot!

And thanks, everybody, for your well wishes. I feel better already!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 10, 2019 at 8:02pm

Ian, while looking for the Antamapantahou group, I ran across this toe-tapper:

"Téir Abhaile Riú"

The instruments are typically Irish/Celtic and the rhythms jar my body out of my seat. 

Irish musical instruments I saw used: 

Stringed instrument: ”tiompán”

Drum: ”Bodhrán”

Drum stick: ”tippers” or ”cipin”

Spoons: ”Bones”

Irish dancers 

Flute: a simple ”conical-bore” wooden instrument used by common folk 

Hammered dulcimer: téadchlár

Irish Penny Whistles

Ian, come dance with me!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 10, 2019 at 4:56pm

Ian, the group from Greece that put on the puppet show are fantastic. I looked them up and found this jewel of Greek humor. 

I searched by Duck Duck Go and found this treasure: 

Antamapantahou "The loony circus" Official Trailer

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 10, 2019 at 4:52pm

Randy, I suppose you know all the treatments that moms and grandmoms have used over the decades and are trying them all. 

Do get well, really fast, and have a great trip. I look forward to reading your adventure story when you return from the Middle East. 

Comment by Patricia on November 10, 2019 at 2:26pm

I meant ''feeling'' as if I belong....I just don't, & never have.

Yes, I've changed things up, over the years, but the ''feelings'' are just not there.

The closest I have come, is in atheism, but I'm still very uncomfortable around most people.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 10, 2019 at 2:24pm

Wise and positive thoughts, Joan as so often from you.

 

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