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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

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The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

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Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

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Comment by Randall Smith on September 1, 2014 at 7:29am

Pat, too. Mindy, also.

You all have a good Labor Day. Remember, no hot dogs (cancer producing).

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 31, 2014 at 7:27am

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 30, 2014 at 8:06am

I also put a lot in the recycle bin that the city picks-up at the curb every other week.

Idaho power gives us $30 for old operational refrigerators between 10 and 30 cubic feet.  My very old one I had in the garage only had 8.8 cubic feet so I missed-out on that money.  I took it to Pacific Steel & Recycling (where I sold the batteries), and they took it without any money changing hands either way.

The landfill wanted me to pay them $10 to take it, and it's also further to drive.  They recycle them also.

I have an another old refrigerator in the house that I'm using as a third fridge , but it's not frost-free, which is a pain, and it probably costs me more in electricity than it's worth, so I think I'll sell it to Idaho Power for $30.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 30, 2014 at 7:30am

Yeah, I'm the only person in the neighborhood that doesn't have trash pickup. I recycle virtually everything. And conveniently (and cheaply), the recycling center has a big "others" receptacle. I save over $100 a year in fees and help the environment. So smug. I don't make any money, however. 

Comment by k.h. ky on August 29, 2014 at 7:43pm
Excellent Spud. I recycle anything for free. But if I can earn a few bucks doing it that's even better.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 29, 2014 at 2:51pm

Just sold 18 old car batteries I had laying around and got $136.  Nice!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 29, 2014 at 2:47pm

Love the reason for not going to church Mindy.

Comment by k.h. ky on August 29, 2014 at 1:29pm
I'm not free :( they added two more days.
Comment by Plinius on August 29, 2014 at 10:42am

And glad to go back to teaching again! I love the unicorn, Mindy!

Comment by Plinius on August 29, 2014 at 10:20am

Tomorrow one more job for brother-in-law and then his life should be rather well organized. And next week I'm back in the classroom! Huh? Where's my holiday?

 

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