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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 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

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

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Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on February 1, 2017 at 11:33am

Spud, thanks for that tip about phone scams that try to get you to say "yes" to some question, then use that out of context as "proof" you ordered something or authorized charges.

Another article about it:

"Beware new 'Can you hear me?' scam" (CBS News)

The question doesn’t have to be “can you hear me?” It could be “are you the lady of the house?”; “do you pay the household telephone bills?”; “are you the homeowner?”; or any number of similar yes/no questions. A reasonable response to any of these questions is: “Who are you, and why do you want to know?”

If the caller maintains they are with a government agency -- Social Security, the IRS, the Department of Motor Vehicles or the court system -- hang up immediately. Government officials communicate by mail, not phone (unless you initiate the call).

Which prompts the question -- how do we distinguish a legitimate phone survey or poll from a scam pretending to be one?

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 11:06am
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 11:05am

When this company ran out of shovel sized boxes, it got creative:

Comment by Plinius on February 1, 2017 at 11:04am

Those companies are disgusting!

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 10:51am

Better yet, hang up without saying anything.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 10:49am

Never say yes.

If a telemarketer asks a question, such as "Can you hear me?"

https://consumerist.com/2017/01/27/if-a-telemarketer-or-robocall-as...

Comment by Randall Smith on January 30, 2017 at 7:48am

Bertold, cute play on words.

Thanks Chris and Carl. I think both commercials used the "try it, you'll like it" phrase. Hundreds of ads pop up in daily conversations (i.e. Wendy's "Where's the beef?"). We had better not get started!

Comment by Chris on January 29, 2017 at 8:57pm

Thanks for the microwave tips. I'll look for one that contains a convection oven so I can get rid of the toaster oven to clean up some of the kitchen clutter.

I purchased a referigerator from Sears. I don't remember the brand name. I understand that there are a few referigerator manufactures in the U.S. that sell under different brand names. It only lasted about five years.

My dentist told me to brush my teeth with baking soda. He said that neutralized the acid in the mouth which decreases cavaties. It also helps with acid reflux. He also said to sleep with a sativa soft lozenge between my cheek and gum. That prevents dry mouth and bacteria eats the sativa rather than attacking the teeth. I use Salese brand. An additional benifit is no morning breath.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 29, 2017 at 6:23pm

I thought of Speedy Alkaseltzer not long ago. Belief is just, a swallow away.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 29, 2017 at 1:48pm

My old microwave oven is Whirlpool, and has been running for many years.  Of course that's only a sample of one.

 

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