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bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 7 hours ago. 3 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The End of the World ... Again?!?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 7 hours ago. 12 Replies

Uh, guys and gals?  Hate to tell you, but the world ended the other day.  And the hell of it is, I MISSED IT!  Yeah, too busy with other stuff, mowing the lawn, enjoying the company of my wife, and taking care of puddy-cats, and I just MISSED it!One…Continue

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Sam Harris The Case Against Christianity

Started by dudaboli yev. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 30. 1 Reply

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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2012 at 12:31am

I drink coffee and tea, but not very much as I have to mind my heartrate. A wonderful tea is Lapsang Souchong, a real pick-me-up I  think they call it.

Comment by Natalie A Sera on June 1, 2012 at 11:24pm

I'm a fellow tea-lover! I like all kinds of real tea, but not tisanes, and a lot of people don't seem to know the difference. If it's made from herbs, it's NOT tea! My favorites are chai (and the Stash brand is pretty good), and genmaicha, which is a Japanese tea made with popped rice. And as far as the tea you find in supermarkets, nothing can compare with Red Rose tea -- Lipton sucks, bigtime, and I've never actually seen any other brands in my store except for Tetley, which is OK, but not spectacular. I might just look up the Stash site, because I'm quite willing to be experimental with tea! :-)

Comment by sk8eycat on June 1, 2012 at 11:12pm

@Write4U: I think there are slight differences in where the tea plants are grown, and what season the leaves are picked, etc & so forth.  Soil and altitude seem to affect the flavor...slightly.  Another difference is which leaves are picked...the tiny tender tips, or the larger leaves ("White" teas are a big deal now, but I think they are flavorless.  Might as well drink a cup of hot water.)

I have learned a lot by reading the articles on the Stash Tea web site,  and by trying different types..I've found like bold, or "hearty" flavors like malty Assam.  But my all-time favorite is the Stash House Blend (loose leaf tea only)...a little bit of everything, including a hint of jasmine.  I'm not crazy about "straight" jasmine-flavored teas, but in a blend, it's kinda nice.  Beats the *bleep!* out of supermarket tea bags, which contain the crumbly leftovers after loose leaf processing.

So, brew a cuppa, grab a good book, and a warm cat, curl up and relax.

I think I'll take my own advice...BRB

Comment by sk8eycat on June 1, 2012 at 8:45pm

Why is it that I love the aroma of coffee brewing (makes me hungry...for breakfast), and enjoy coffee ice cream and frozen yogurt, but I don't like coffee as a drink...not even the chilled, sweet, creamy stuff?

I love tea, all sorts, and I grit my teeth (or say something rude) when certain hyper-conservatives refer to themselves as the Tea Party.  I call them the Pee Tarts.  And I hope they fail so badly this November that they just fade away...or implode.

Comment by Steph S. on June 1, 2012 at 6:41pm
You guys should be a member of the "Useless Without Coffee" group here on the site. I'm a member and I have a discussion on different coffee roasts and the flavors they yield. Dark Roast and Expresso are my favorites. But I love all types of coffee.
Comment by Tammy S on June 1, 2012 at 5:18pm

I am looking for a place to buy different brands in sample sizes, any ideas guys? I haven't yet met a coffee I didn't like!

Comment by Steph S. on June 1, 2012 at 5:02pm
Sounds like a great cup of coffee Write4U I will have to try that. I love trying new coffee.
Comment by Tammy S on June 1, 2012 at 2:15pm

Warning: It will make you crave sweets!

Comment by Steph S. on June 1, 2012 at 2:08pm
Hey Tammy I haven't tried Macadamia Nut Creme but now I think I will. Sounds delicious.
Comment by Tammy S on June 1, 2012 at 12:56pm

LOL my mom has started to have that problem with coffee and switched up to mixing it half and half they seem to think she was getting too much caffeine so she drinks decaf tea and mixes her coffee, seems to be working a little better.

As for the Kona coffees Ohhh Mai... Steph have you tried the Macadamia Nut Creme? So fabulous!

Some people have a dangerous blood/alcohol level, I have a high strung blood/coffee level! 


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