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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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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

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

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

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

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

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 27, 2013 at 12:02am

Ian Mason, allow me to introduce you to the late great Molly Ivins! Here is her take on V.P. Cheney shooting a Texas liberal. Posted on Feb 13, 2006

Cheney Shoots a Texas Liberal

Comment by Steph S. on January 26, 2013 at 11:30pm
Ruth congrats on your car. Hooray!
Love that Lolcat! Very funny!
Patricia that's a great cartoon. Booklover the dog and baby are funny.
Thanks. Have a good night everyone. Sleep well.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 26, 2013 at 11:26pm

I just watched the SPCA pet adoption video again before bed. It's uplifting. Thanks again, Joan. Sweet dreams all.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2013 at 11:23pm

Ruth, that is funny!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 26, 2013 at 10:56pm

We finally got the C-Max we ordered in Nov, by settling for a slightly used one (driven for test drives). Had we waited for the car to be built as planned, it would have been delivered by late Feb or even March. We rushed out to the dealer so fast I forgot to do the litter box.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 26, 2013 at 5:46pm

Joseph, congratulations on your new feline family member!

sk8eycat, I hardly drink, but wonder if anyone has tried blind tastings of shaken vs. stirred martinis, just to set that myth to rest. (As if the gin wouldn't be plenty "bruised" in transport to the liquor stores!)

Speaking of liquid myths, if homeopathy worked, plain drinking water would be the most effective drug of all, since it would "remember" all kinds of things it had been in contact with.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2013 at 5:44pm

Penn & Teller get 2 thumbs up from me also.

Comment by Steph S. on January 26, 2013 at 5:42pm

I love Penn and Teller too sk8eycat. Oh sorry about getting the glass wrong I must have missed the title. I am a member of Alley Cat Allies. I gladly give them my money. : )

Comment by sk8eycat on January 26, 2013 at 4:21pm

I LOVE Penn Jillette...AND Penn & Teller, AND their short "Bullsh*t!" videos about the buybull.  I would like to be as effectively outspoken about the ridiculous aspects of ALL religions, but I'm not nearly as clever.

Steph...Ummmm....I think that's a Martini glass...the caption was "I like them shaken, not stirred," which is the opposite of the way James Bond (and my father) always ordered his Martinis. They were supposed to be gently stirred so as not to "bruise" the gin.  As IF!

I thought of a drink name for cat charity (Alley Cat Allies or the Stray Cat Club...both local feral cat caretaker orgs) fundraisers... "Alley Brandexander." A bass-ackward Brandy Alexander...useta be one of my faves.   A cat couldn't drink it 'cause it has Creme de Cacao in it...AND brandy.  But I would still like a small sip...more than a tbsp of anything stronger than wine gives me a migraine...

 

Comment by Steph S. on January 26, 2013 at 10:52am

Congrats for your new kitty Joseph. Sounds like a beautiful cat - maybe you can share a picture of your new kitty. sk8eycat I love the kitty drinking from the wine glass.

 

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