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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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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 Plinius on February 5, 2020 at 11:46pm

I'm glad you're still ok, Joan!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 5, 2020 at 11:35pm

A great and pricipled actor has left the set. I didn't know until recently that he took on the blacklist by hiring Trumbo to write 'Spartacus' and giving him full screen credits.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/feb/06/kirk-douglas-hollywood...

Comment by Ian Mason on February 5, 2020 at 11:27pm

You're right, Joan about being differently impaired and the drifting in and out of the fog is very typical of early dementia. I've often seen that while working in elderly care. It's clear that there are hiatuses in how often you post and I presume they happen when things are less clear for you. Many people succumb to depression at this point but it seems that your determination is stronger than that. Long may it stay so!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 5, 2020 at 11:19pm

It's been the same in DK, Ruth. The bulbs (crocus and daffodils) started showing late last year and the first flowers have now appeared. There are snowdrops everywhere, in gardens, verges etc.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 5, 2020 at 10:50pm

Pandemic lighter side comments

PeteBootySnitch: The virus could be traveling on the microscopic feces particles in fart clouds. Nobody is really talking about that.

tallwheel: Wouldn't one's undergarments/pants stop any moisture from getting very far? Everyone is already wearing a mask on their ass.

PeteBootySnitch: Depends whether your underwear is N95. If not, it could be escaping through pores.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2020 at 6:56pm

Thank you, Ian and Randy, in saying that you see no trace of cognitive impairment in my posts.

The family, my physician, and I agree that I am impaired in different ways. We all agree that I continue to write in coherent terms; that is because I hold back on a piece until it makes sense. There are times when I am in a fog. Others can see it in me by my confusion, not being able to solve problems, the different physical appearance that includes a slump to my shoulders and back, and blurred eyes. It seems I continue to have my cranky side. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 5, 2020 at 6:47pm

Snowdrops were in full bloom in our back garden today. We've had an unusually mild Winter so far. Most of the time the ground isn't frozen.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2020 at 6:31pm

Well, I am surprised to learn, "As Coronavirus Spreads To Wisconsin, Media Says 'Shoot The Messenger!'"

I am with Chris Martenson when it comes to access to information. I can reject it or pay attention to it; I have the right to make that decision. As always, the truth will appear, not as a "right" or "wrong" process but as a decision making process. Too many times in life we have to make decisions without enough information. So ... we rely on the Psubscript3: what is the Probability? what is the Possibility? What is the Preferability of an event happening?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 5, 2020 at 1:38pm

Since there's limited community 2019 nCoV transmission in California, Randall, I'd recommend avoiding large crowds, and wash hands often.

Comment by Patricia on February 5, 2020 at 1:31pm

Safe trip.

 

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