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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 November 29, 2012 at 11:30pm

A Tribute to Blacklisted Lyricist Yip Harburg: The Man Who Put the ...

Yip Harburg, the Broadway lyricist who wrote "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" and "The Wizard of Oz" and many others with memorable tunes and lyrics.

He put a strong social and political component to his work, fighting racism and poverty. Harburg was blacklisted and hounded throughout much of his life unable to get a job for eleven years.

Lives of great men all remind us
Greatness takes no easy way, 
All the heroes of tomorrow
Are the heretics of today.


Socrates and Galileo,
John Brown, Thoreau, Christ and Debs
Heard the night cry "Down with traitors!"
And the dawn shout "Up the rebs!"


Nothing ever seems to bust them — 
Gallows, crosses, prison bars;
Tho’ we try to readjust them
There they are among the stars.


Lives of great men all remind us
We can write our names on high
and departing leave behind us
Thumbprints in the FBI.

~ Yip Harburg 

Judy Garland Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2012 at 6:06pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 29, 2012 at 5:54pm

Thanks Tony.  The dip-shit bit is hilarious, and so true.  And, I also agree with you about it Joan.

Booklover, the Grinch-cat is also very funny.  Saved it, as I do with most of the things you guys show us.

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Great photo of those minuscule men hanging from that amazing tree Joan.

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2012 at 5:51pm

Hi Tony - nice you could stop by. 

I love the Grinch booklover - wonderful story. 

Those ornaments are pretty Joan.

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2012 at 5:48pm

How cool Ian! Love that graphic with the cats.

Love the Radiohead song you posted Loren. Beautiful.

What a cute cat booklover. I'm glad that you enjoyed the movie.

I like you Joan - feel free to voice your opinion. We are all friends here.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 29, 2012 at 5:37pm

Tree huggers/tree ornaments 

from National Geographic 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 29, 2012 at 5:29pm

Melinda, another treasure trove of cat photos. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 29, 2012 at 5:27pm

Philosophy of misogyny, homophobia, intolerance of others' religions, judgment of non-conformity, dominionism, oppression, subjugation, manipulation  exploitation, and hypocrisy. Who cares whether it is a religion or a philosophy, the hate mongering is still there. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 29, 2012 at 5:00pm

In for a couple minutes, then heading back out. Just enoigh time for this. Billo strikes again, saying christianity is a philosophy, not a religion. Huh.

The shit flows in, he shit flows out. No one can explain it.

Catch you guys later.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 29, 2012 at 3:04pm

Ian, I still am not able to open the link you sent and so went searching and this is what I found ... well worth the search. 

OH, DIDN'T HE RAMBLE - Jelly Roll Morton - Sidney Bechet - 1939

 

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