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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 Tony Carroll on November 4, 2012 at 11:25am

Good morning my friends. Off to take care of stuff that's been neglected past couple of weeks, will be home later. Until then, how about some Harry Chapin? 'Sunay Morning Sunshine'.

http://youtu.be/QITfWttuxzg

Comment by sk8eycat on November 4, 2012 at 11:21am

Ian, thank you, THANK you!  I desperately needed some graphic reminders that everything is NOT always sukky!  (That's why I haven't been posting much...learned something I didn't want to know about a friend, and I've been hiding from the world, not getting anything done, reading fantasy fiction, and so forth and so on. "Hallmarks of FELAINE-ity"))

Thanks again!

Felaine

Comment by Ian Mason on November 4, 2012 at 10:56am

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Comment by Steph S. on November 4, 2012 at 10:17am

Booklover I just love that Kitty in the teapot LOL. Fantastic way to start a new day.

Comment by Steph S. on November 4, 2012 at 10:17am

Oh cool another fan of They Might Be Giants and Queen.

Oh how sweet - thanks so much Melinda (booklover) - that's the best compliment I could ever have. Really made my day. You are the best Melinda.

Tony I am so glad to see you back -we were truly worried about you.

Comment by Steph S. on November 4, 2012 at 1:19am
Hey Tony! Thanks for posting the Queen video! You like them as I do!
Many thanks!
Well cool! I can't wait to see all the wonderful stuff you will post.
Wow you have been working really hard! I hope you get some much needed rest.
Comment by Tony Carroll on November 4, 2012 at 12:42am

Hey Steph. Got a day off tomorrow, so am trying to catch up and unwinding. Worked 132 hrs in last two weeks! Whoo. Music helps, and wanted to share some with my friends. I haven't forgotten you guys, just been so freaking busy.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 4, 2012 at 12:37am

Bombastic? Yes. Cheesetastic? Yes. Over the top? Of course. It is rock 'n roll. QUEEN!!! 'One Vision'.

http://youtu.be/r4UNoECibYk

Comment by Steph S. on November 4, 2012 at 12:31am
Tony so glad to see you here!
 

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