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The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W 6 hours ago. 10 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

Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud 10 hours ago. 8 Replies

Any of you remember that Hollywood musical dance number mashup that Nerd Fest UK created put together some months back?  Well, someone by the name of Lindsey McCutcheon has…Continue

Tags: Lindsey McCutcheon, animation, Disney

The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G on Wednesday. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on February 7, 2012 at 10:58pm

Good luck, Charlene. Sometimes it's easier just to smile, nod and enjoy the food and drink. Or come down with the 'flu the day before.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 6, 2012 at 11:12pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 5, 2012 at 3:05pm

ROFL, thanks for that Ian Mason!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 5, 2012 at 1:29pm

*snort!*  *cackle!*

The hypothesis that cracks me up is the possibility that the word that has been translated as "virgins" is/was actually Aramaic for "white raisins."  Can you see it?

"Thanks for killing that infidel and yourself.  Here's your raisins. Next!"

Comment by Ian Mason on February 5, 2012 at 4:11am

Something I found. Just for fun.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 4, 2012 at 9:03pm

I've never met a rail attendant who didn't love his/her job, and I started travelling in 1957!  Back then all the car attendants and waiters had to be men, and most of them were black, at least in the USA. Now gender and color don't matter, but I havenever met anyone who worked the trains who wasn't cheerful, hospitable, helpful, just plain nice.  (Well, one conductor threatened to disconnect our car one night, but we were being pretty wild...trying to see how many of us could cram into an upper berth...if you've ever seen "Some Like it Hot."  It was kinda drunk out that night.  Heh!)

Comment by sk8eycat on February 4, 2012 at 8:13pm

Patricia, about 5 years ago I had a pile of illustrated brochures from Canada Rail, or whatever it's called, and the Jasper trip was one that appealed to me (I'd like to walk on a real glacier), but I really, really want to go to Churchill.  I've wanted to see the Northern Lights since I was about 4 or 5 years old...it's a hunger...and I absolutely love riding trains.  I've taken the Coast Starlight to visit friends in Oregon and Washington about 5 times, and I'm always a little sad when I arrive at my destination.  I want to stay on the train forever.

I wish that, when I was younger, women had been allowed to work as car attendants, etc.  We weren't until the passenger service was taken over by Amtrak, but I would gladly have jumped at the chance to work on a passenger train when I was still physically able to do so.

One of my many ideas of "Heaven." 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 4, 2012 at 6:43pm

O, wow!  I love it!  But then I've wished I could afford to move to Canada for a long time.  And since I can't do that, my next fantasy is to take a long, long train trip from Los Angeles to Seattle, take the ferry from Seattle to Vancouver...get on another train in Vancouver and go to Winnipeg.  And then...my biggest dream...Go by rail, of course, from Winnipeg to Churchill, spend enough time in Churchill to see the bears and the Aurora and freeze my...ummm, yes, well...off.  Then do the whole trip in reverse.  With my face glued to the windows the entire time.  (I might take a few thousand pictures, too.)

It would be even more wonderful to do it with a group of friends.

*sigh*

Comment by Natalie A Sera on February 3, 2012 at 2:24pm

But Steve, you left out the Jutes and the Vikings -- don't you think they'd be feeling sad about their cultures being neglected by their descendant, that is, if they were still ABLE to think?????

Comment by sk8eycat on February 3, 2012 at 1:33pm

@dr kellie: By Bastet!  I knew they were out there! And that techies were being paid by some secret agency to delete them!

 

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