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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27, 2017. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26, 2017. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

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

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Comment by Ian Mason yesterday

I've been to see the film 'The Death of Stalin'. While the state terror of the Soviet system is no laughing matter, the film's presentation of the Politbureau as a bunch of clowns and buffoons is comic. Really good performances and direction by all concerned.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Stalin

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In September 2017, the head of the Public Council of the Russian Ministry of Culture said the Russian authorities were considering a ban on the film, which, he alleged, could be part of a "western plot to destabilise Russia by causing rifts in society".[8]

Nikolai Starikov, head of the Russian Great Fatherland Party, said the film was an "unfriendly act by the British intellectual class", and said it was very clear that the film was part of an "anti-Russian information war" aimed at discrediting the figure of Stalin'

Comment by Chris on Saturday

Some may fall into metronome synchronization.

Comment by Chris on Saturday
Comment by Patricia on Saturday

Good stuff, Thomas.

Another I liked was showing prisoners can do something with their energy besides riot.....

Comment by Ian Mason on Saturday

Removed from the building, Thomas.

Comment by Thomas Murray on Saturday

Patricia,

Here is a wonderful flash mob involving kids! This is a wonderful way to teach kids harmony instead of denunciation.

Historic flash mob in Antwerp train station, do re mi

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=flash+mob+antwerp+station

Comment by Patricia on Friday

Love flash mobs!

Anyone In The Mood for a dance?

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 12, 2018 at 11:19am

Ian,

What happen to her afterwards? Was she incarcerated or just booted out of the mall?

Comment by Ian Mason on January 12, 2018 at 10:27am

Here's the daughter of a friend of mine as a one-woman flash mob, with added security guards. It starts slowly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc6zpe7YRP0

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 12, 2018 at 9:28am

Patricia,

I just learned about this thing "Flash Mob" yesterday. Here's another good one done in Denver. It's better to watch it on T.V. screen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P99p6l8v0FQ

 

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