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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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Stay at home order

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 2 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.

Do As You're Told!

Started by Patricia 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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 Ian Mason on March 23, 2020 at 4:17am

There was an early cluster of cases in a local town here but it was stamped on very quickly. That seems to have worked. Nationally, as more extreme precautions have come into force the contagion seems to spread slowly with no mass outbreaks. C19 is still spreading but there has been no sudden spike. Oddly, there no figures for people who have recovered. 

The newest 'scandal' is that there's a shortage of testing equipment although South Korea offered DK a large batch weeks ago but health authorities replied 'no thanks'. There's not even testing available for front-line health workers!

Comment by Patricia on March 23, 2020 at 3:36am

At least W.L. is 3 hours by car away from the nearest larger center, so I hope that helps as long as people from here stay away from going to Vancouver, bringing it back, etc. Of course we have no idea if anything UNCONFIRMED is here, but we're not taking any chances with our health issues.

Comment by Plinius on March 23, 2020 at 3:18am

8 in this town so far..

Comment by Patricia on March 23, 2020 at 2:51am

I know that, it's all over the news constantly. It's not here in town....yet, but I am taking no chances, & have been hibernating since last pension day over 3 weeks ago, with the one exception when we had our taxes done. Nobody was in that office then.

Comment by Plinius on March 23, 2020 at 2:04am

Be very careful, it's astonishing how the numbers go up.

Comment by Patricia on March 23, 2020 at 12:47am

B.C. has confirmed a total of 424 cases of COVID-19, including 76 new cases on Saturday.
Ten people have died, including nine connected to the outbreak at the Lynn Valley Care Centre.

Comment by Plinius on March 23, 2020 at 12:34am

Then I'll send more, Ruth, I think you need them. Any chance of glueing your glasses for the time being?

This week they hope the peak of infected people will flatten out, so everyone is watching the numbers. Rules are a bit more painful; we're not allowed to visit people in care homes anymore. Sensible rule, but we worry a bit about Aunt and brother-in-law, both in care homes.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 22, 2020 at 6:53pm

$6.89 each for two 6 oz boxes of blueberries! That's my first Instacart shopping at the local Acme experience. I asked for pints, they charged for pints, but produced 6 oz boxes. Today has been stressful. My eyeglasses snapped in half, and I don't understand the prescription well enough. Couldn't order replacements online. There were only 3 numbers on the prescription, but 5 numbers were asked for on the only site that seemed to work. <sigh>

Plinius, your experience seems far better than mine so far. Thanks for your well wishes.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 22, 2020 at 1:41pm

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is making it official even as I type here: the state of Ohio is instituting a Shelter In Place order for the state, to be put in force on Monday, 23 March at 11:59 PM through Monday, 6 April, I presume at the same time.

It just got real for the Buckeye State, peeps.

Comment by Patricia on March 22, 2020 at 12:50pm

Yes, lots of cute owl videos.

 

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