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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 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 The Flying Atheist on January 22, 2017 at 9:13pm

Daniel, sorry to hear about Baigou. The loss of a beloved pet is always difficult.  

I've never ingested marijuana through a food source, but I've been told that you have much lesser control over dosing amounts using that method.  It's much easier to regulate it by smoking, but of course the act of smoking in itself is a drawback for your lungs.  Personally, I think the frequency of use probably matters more.

I recently read that regular marijuana use can be detrimental to teenagers because their brains are not fully developed, which occurs around age 25.  

I like alcohol now and then.  I really love wine and gin and tonics.  I'm very conscious of babying my new kidney, as you could imagine, so my alcohol intake is extremely limited.  When I was a flight attendant I was subjected to surprise random drug and alcohol testing, so not much has changed.  I guess I could start smoking pot now if I wanted.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 22, 2017 at 7:15am
Daniel, a real bummer losing your dog. When I lost my dog, I rushed right to the humane society and got another. It helped a lot. Your decision.
Comment by Chris on January 22, 2017 at 12:56am

Yoga, or Tai Chi  excercise is a good way to help improve balance and  muscle tone.

There is a TV show here in the San Francisco bay area produced by a nurse called Sit and Be Fit that is excelent for people with limited mobility.

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 3:25pm

I've had trouble posting lately so I have to catch up.

Ning is troublesome.

On Ginger ail

Vernors is good. for helping with stomach problems.

I haven't seen Vernors in the supermarket here lately.

Manybe because it's condidered a "drug,"

Or because Pepsico hasn't been able to by them out.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2017 at 1:08pm

I've had trouble posting lately so I have to catch up.

Chris (P) Sorry to hear about your knees. They're a week point that developed when humans took to bipedal motion. Those I know that have had replacements have been happy with them.

Randy, it sound like your daily glass does you good so keep on enjoying it.

Daniel, the loss of a loved pet is hard. Let the sorrow and the tears flow and know that it's a natural process.

I've tried the 'lighter' drugs like cannabis and speed. They make me very depressed. I was always a natural alcoholic and therefore haven't touched anything stronger than ginger ale for quite a few years. There does seem to be evidence that there's something in cannabis that helps certain problems, for example relief from the side-effects of chemo but it's not a panecea. Every time I read claims that it 'cures' cancer I ask the question 'why is Bob Marley dead.' He was a daily user and still died of bone cancer.

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:52pm

I hate to sound like an atheist preacher,

Generally people are kind and compasionate.

Religion is immeterial to that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 12:25pm

That's what I was wondering Chris.

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:16pm

I wonder if atheists are more apt to offer a sholder to cry on and listen without judging or gawd forbid bringing up Abrahamic religionious stuff............

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:01pm

As Atheists how do we grieve.

Just like everyone else does.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 21, 2017 at 11:27am

That is positively lousy news, Daniel.  For all the pix I saw of him, I can't escape the feeling that Baigou was a neat dog and doubtless a great friend to you.  Condolences, bro.

 

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