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Hang With Friends

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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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Do As You're Told!

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Plinius 6 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Spreading this around......As someone with a Masters in disease control, you can only imagine the sheer hell on earth that Facebook is for me at the moment.From Chantelle who has impressively made the leap from bath bomb retailer to consultant…Continue

Stay at home order

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 3 hours ago. 2 Replies

Not only should the Federal government issue the "Stay at home" order, but all medications should be negotiated through the nation and health care should be provided to all inhabitants, citizens or not. From where will the funding come? From those…Continue

Tags: socialist, profits, capitalist, free, speech.

AOC Flips the Religious Freedom Argument on Its Head (NowThis)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not be an atheist, but as it comes to the issue of State / Church separation, she has just surprised the daylights out of me (most pleasantly!) with a very powerful statement she has recently made regarding the behavior…Continue

Tags: separation, religious freedom, church, State, AOC

Viruses Don't Watch FoxNews (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 12. 5 Replies

The above is the kind of headline which would likely send the Orange Nightmare into a royal hissy-fit ... but then, in addition to all the line-items outlined in the following video, viruses don't read, either!  Yes, I'm afraid that, once again,…Continue

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

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 3. 43 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

#FakeChristians (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 22. 1 Reply

Once again, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers finds it necessary to saddle up and call the soi-disant Christians of the current era on their apparent lack of anything resembling behavior that the carpenter-turned-rabbi would find even remotely…Continue

Tags: Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Jr., Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Loren Miller on March 19, 2020 at 7:57am

And the other shoe has dropped here.  As of Monday, my social worker wife will be working from home and by phone, rather than seeing clients in person at her office.  We both will be curious to see how THIS works out!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 19, 2020 at 7:08am

True, Chris! However, it isn't easy. I worry about my children, 3 of which are affected, job-wise, by this catastrophe. My dental hygienist daughter is now at home waiting for the dentist to reopen. No paycheck. At least she gets to spend "quality time" with her three youngsters. And her husband, a vegetable/hemp farmer, has nothing this time of year. Tough times.

Comment by Plinius on March 18, 2020 at 11:50pm

Don't sigh Ruth, there's always something to be happy about!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 18, 2020 at 11:24pm

Happy Spring, Northern Hemisphere people! <sigh> Happy Fall, Southern Hemisphere people! 

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Comment by Patricia on March 18, 2020 at 3:38pm

Lots of things to find to do. We don't always need people to be doing things with.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 18, 2020 at 2:52pm
Comment by Plinius on March 17, 2020 at 3:37am

Most of the time we cut each other's hair.

Comment by Patricia on March 17, 2020 at 3:32am

I spent 30 years cutting my own hair....I can certainly do it again.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2020 at 2:26am

Coronavirus Pandemic World Map/Count

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgylp3Td1Bw

I agree, it made no sense to get a hair cut with the risk high and growing exponentially. So, my hair grows on, uncut!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2020 at 1:51am

The reason I like Chris Martenson's information about the coronavirus is that he could see it coming based on the available information coming out of China, which was virtually non-existent. He could tell the numbers weren't making sense and so he looked harder and deeper only to discover the world was in for an epidemic if not a pandemic. 

In 1918, an estimated 675,000 Americans died of the flu. There were no vaccines. 

I was born in 1936 during a scarlet fever epidemic. There were no vaccines; treatment now involves antibiotics. 

While I was in high school, parents and children were terrified of polio. I and my cohorts were not permitted to go to swimming pools or lakes for fear of the disease. In 1841, the "first documented outbreak of polio describes a cluster of eight to 10 cases of infantile paralysis in West Feliciana, Louisiana." The crippling disease and fear spread across the nation and around the world. Polio: 3300 dead, over 57,000 cases reported.

 

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