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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 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. 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

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on April 12, 2017 at 3:41pm

I did notice that the poppies in Attica and Boetia have a deeper hue than in other places. The soil is very red so that might be why.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 12, 2017 at 3:38pm

Nice one, Chris/Plinius.

A proper health service would be the better option, Carl but believe me people have their battles with that too.

For Joan, some 'Greek' flora:

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 12, 2017 at 2:21pm

Well said, Chris and Loren!

Comment by Loren Miller on April 12, 2017 at 1:37pm

VERY well put, GC, and I like your commentary on that, Chris.  It's as though too many people see generosity as an evil, depending on its usage, and that's the kind of attitude which could tear a society to ribbons.

Comment by Plinius on April 12, 2017 at 1:08pm

And what do you get when you prevent every possibility of freeloading? A country full of people who are scared that someone else is better off, and you destroy all the chances of solidarity and generosity. Brrrr! 

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 12, 2017 at 12:53pm

Some people don't want to risk the "moral hazard" of people "freeloading" and receiving healthcare that they didn't themselves pay for or insure for. Many of those people are Christians... whose entire religion is based on the "ultimate moral hazard" of a rescuer/savior who gives people entirely unearned salvation out of his kindness and goodness!

Comment by kathy: ky on April 12, 2017 at 12:03pm
Loren lol!!!
You've nailed it again.
Comment by Loren Miller on April 12, 2017 at 9:18am

Because that would be SOCIALISM, Carl ... and we CAN'T have THAT!  That would make us like them godless commies!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 12, 2017 at 9:12am

Struggling with the ins and outs of Social Security, Medicare, supplemental insurance, non-covered insurance thresholds, non-covered prescription deductibles...Ugh!!  Why the F*CK can't we be a civilized and sane country with single payer health care?!   

Comment by Loren Miller on April 12, 2017 at 8:55am

So Jesus is all bent out of shape that us atheists don't go for the ridiculous and convoluted story that he / his dad cooked up and tried to lay on us ... and somehow, I can't even work up a good boo-hoo about that.

I do have a suggestion, though.  He's got a beer in front of him.  I suggest he drink it ... and another one after that and another one after that....


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