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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 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. 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. 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. 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

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 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 Idaho Spud on August 10, 2017 at 9:25am

Bertold, I went to that site to see if it was real or satire.  I can't tell for sure, but it appears to be satire.  The site has a lot of satire, but it's so close to the way the religious think, that I had to stop reading.

Comment by Chris on August 10, 2017 at 8:16am

I'd like to see more house holds have chickens and ducks.

Roosters can be a nuisance in the 'burbs.'

Chickens and ducks  are a lot of fun to have around  especially when raised from hatchlings.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 10, 2017 at 8:02am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 10, 2017 at 7:23am

I've begun eating a lot more eggs recently.  It's a cost effective way of getting needed protein.  I still eat meat, mostly chicken and a little bit of beef.  But with eggs priced at 89-cents per dozen at Aldi, you can't go wrong at that price.  I'll make a four-egg cheese omelet with a side of potatoes.  It's a very filling meal I'll make about two or three times a week.

Now I'm seeing articles and videos saying it's better to eat beef instead of chicken if you care about the issue of animal cruelty.

On the other hand, there is debate as to which animals, chickens or cows, cause the most environmental problems.  Whichever side you take, you have two options:  bad or worse.

Comment by Plinius on August 10, 2017 at 3:10am

I stopped eating that one-a-month egg some time ago, not for the fipronilscandal, but for the animals. What they have to endure takes my appetite away. I can accept that every animal on this planet eats other animals, so I'm not really against eating animals, but I want nothing to do with that disgusting and cruel industry we fatten other animals in. 

Comment by Ian Mason on August 9, 2017 at 11:44pm

Chris (Plinius): I hope you're not eating too many eggs. The same thing is creeping into DK now, despite official assurances that there was no problem.


Comment by Chris on August 9, 2017 at 11:18pm

Thanks for the  links Carl.

I recall seeing shadows like this during the  Transit of Venus. It might have been viewable with the small blockage of the sun from Venus because the sunlight was filtered throuth leaves of tall trees in the later part of the day. I should have take photos as evidence.

Comment by Chris on August 9, 2017 at 9:26pm


I can't drive nine miles up there road to a tiny town called Central City. Totality is 100%. Or I can stay home and have over 99% totality. I don't know if the few extra seconds would be worth the crowd.

The crowds are why I was hoping to find an accurate map. There are many places along the route  where totality would be viewable without the crowds. 

Unfortunately, it was too late for me to get a flight into Harrison AK. He doesn't want to deal with the crowds and traffic either. I'll try to visit him within the next few months. I'd like to be able to point him to an area without crowds. He has a cousin that has a telescope.

I was going to bring my telescope with me. Without a telescope so you could watch  solar flairs seeing totality doesn't matter much.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2017 at 8:44pm
@Carl, you are correct. Matt continued to live and work in ky while his husband did the same in Az. But they both took jobs in Ca in May. They were married a year ago in AZ and had a bicoastal marriage until this year. I miss Matt but I'm happy that they finally get to live in the same state : )
Comment by Ian Mason on August 9, 2017 at 2:26pm

Things change quickly when there's money involved, Thomas.


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