Hang With Friends

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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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Discussion Forum

the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 7:29pm

The link between hurricanes and climate change

“astounding and astonishing.” “I’ve never seen consistent model output forecasting rainfall amounts of over 30 inches before,” 

~ Dan Satterfield, chief meteorologist with WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Md.

“It’s hard, if not impossible, to compare this to any other storm.” “It may stand alone when all is said and done in terms of rainfall.”

~ Eric Fisher, chief meteorologist at WBZ-TV in Boston.

“The environment in which all events occur these days is different, so in fact every storm is different, every event is actually different. It has to be.” “The air, being warmer, means it can also hold more moisture. There’s more moisture in the air, especially coming off of the oceans.”

Kevin Trenberth, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 5:11pm

Kathy, thanks for "Prayers are like masturbation." Most appropriate!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 4:56pm

Bertold, thanks for the heads-up. I am one of those " irony-impaired"!  I like the idea!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 4:54pm

Ian, that is great news! I would love to see your face when you meet him for the first time. Do you suppose your daughter or son-in-law could have a camera ready for the encounter when it occurs?

Being a grandparent is a great honor and pleasure; welcome to th club!

Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2017 at 3:51pm

So you'll be a grandpa instead of a grandma....hahaha!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 4, 2017 at 3:50pm

The latest scan shows - a boy. I've got a grandson on the way.

Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2017 at 3:40pm

Hahaha...sounds like a plan!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 4, 2017 at 3:32pm

Sentiment Building to Deport Nation’s Billionaires

Andy Borowitz - New Yorker

[A note to the irony-impaired: this is satire.]

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 2:38pm

How The Oil And Gas Industry Awakened Oklahoma’s Sleeping Fault Lin...

"On our map, you can see an estimation of the known faults that crack the surface of Oklahoma like an overbaked cheesecake. “Any part of the crust has a bunch of faults in it that are old faults. They were created in past geologic times. Oklahoma’s faults are tens or even hundreds of millions of years old, dating to times when the boundaries between tectonic plates were in very different places." “There’s a mountain range in southeastern Oklahoma, called the Ouachita, that was actually the remnants of an old collision zone,”  ~ Susan Hough, a seismologist with the United States Geological Survey

Plate-scale stress fields driving the tectonic evolution of the cen....

My goodness, this takes me back to my undergraduate days (1977) and my minor in geology. 

Many earthquakes were recorded before fracking, after fracking, the quakes are stronger and more frequent. Wherever there is a fault zone, regardless of how ancient the fault zone is, the cracks and crevasses hold oil and gas now being drilled and fracked.


Comment by kathy: ky on September 4, 2017 at 2:35pm
Something I read concerning prayers going out to the flood victims.

Prayers are like masturbation. It feels good to the one who's doing it but does nothing for the one ​you're thinking of.

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