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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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Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by kathy: ky Aug 9. 4 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Jonathan Simeone Aug 5. 29 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 3. 3 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 31. 3 Replies

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory InstituteI have followed the Justin Rhodes family for many months and each videa is unique. this one is about their adventures in Colorado, and…Continue

Tags: restore, water, soils, bison, Rhodes

Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by kathy: ky on January 25, 2017 at 1:46pm
Randall, dish is a poor provider and even worse about fixing problems. I'm sure you remember what I wrote a few weeks ago about dish trying to charge me for their worn out equipment. Anytime we have a storm, or even heavy rain, we loose signal. If it's not to late I would suggest you change providers now. Only a suggestion.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2017 at 11:20am

I heard inklings Verizon was interested in purchasing Comcast.  What a disaster that would be.  I have Verizon cellular service fifteen years or more and I've been extremely happy with the coverage and service.  

Although I despise how all these huge telecoms gouge you of money, you have to pick your poison.  I've never been a customer of Comcast but have heard nothing but horror stories about them.  And they consistently rank at the bottom or near bottom for customer service ratings and at the top of lists for the most hated companies in the US.  

I've been thinking about getting rid of my AT&T landline to save money but have been hesitant to do so.  The voice quality is superb but I don't use it much.  I'm not a big telephone talker to begin with.  I also like the fact that in an emergency 911 call, dispatchers can trace your location immediately without you saying anything.  Perhaps I'm letting fear override my decision.

I don't have cable TV and don't want it.  I have AT&T for my home wireless internet.  It would be nice to only pay for AT&T internet and Verizon cellular.  If i got rid of my landline my cellular bill would definately increase.  Hmmm.  Decisions.  Any suggestions?

Comment by Loren Miller on January 25, 2017 at 9:21am

We have Spectrum cable here (formerly Time-Warner) and just negotiated an upgrade to our service which will save us a TON of bread.  The only casualty is our old landline phone, which we kept around mostly just-in-case.

Times change, I guess.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 25, 2017 at 8:54am

Big bummer Randall.  

Comment by Plinius on January 25, 2017 at 7:31am

Dire straits, Randall! They could go on forever like that.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 25, 2017 at 7:14am

A fourth DISH technician is to arrive in about 30 minutes. This is beginning to get silly. To refresh your memory, my screen comes on with a pink picture, then freezes. I have to unplug everything and wait 15 minutes for it to download. Very aggravating. I keep calling and they keep sending out someone new. This could be the final straw.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 24, 2017 at 11:19am

Spud, yes, I switched my avatars to black-bordered upside-down flags for President* Don the Con Trumputin's inauguration, since I don't have a house front from which to fly a physical one.

I'll switch to a filtered version of my usual one now.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 23, 2017 at 2:06pm

Grinning Cat, is your upside-down flag because of Trump?

I was thinking about flying a flag at half mast, but don't want to get any hate from the mormons here.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 23, 2017 at 1:27pm

Daniel, I'm so sorry to hear that Baigou is gone! Irving Townsend was so right about the furry friends in his life succeeding, not replacing, one another.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 22, 2017 at 9:13pm

Daniel, sorry to hear about Baigou. The loss of a beloved pet is always difficult.  

I've never ingested marijuana through a food source, but I've been told that you have much lesser control over dosing amounts using that method.  It's much easier to regulate it by smoking, but of course the act of smoking in itself is a drawback for your lungs.  Personally, I think the frequency of use probably matters more.

I recently read that regular marijuana use can be detrimental to teenagers because their brains are not fully developed, which occurs around age 25.  

I like alcohol now and then.  I really love wine and gin and tonics.  I'm very conscious of babying my new kidney, as you could imagine, so my alcohol intake is extremely limited.  When I was a flight attendant I was subjected to surprise random drug and alcohol testing, so not much has changed.  I guess I could start smoking pot now if I wanted.

 

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